Galyna Puchkovska International School-Seminar
Spectroscopy of Molecules and Crystals
25 - 30 August 2019, Odesa, Ukraine

Professor Galyna Puchkovska

Professor Galyna Oleksandrivna Puchkovska (June 22, 1934- September 29, 2010) was a famous Ukrainian scientists, physicist, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, member of European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

In 1973, G.A. Puchkovska initiated the all-Ukrainian School-Seminars and continued to hold them every two years in different cities of Ukraine, even in the years of most severe crisis in our country. Since 1991, the School-Seminar is named International, and it has become a world-wide meeting of spectroscopists from various research fields. After the death of the professor in 2010, the School-Seminar was named in her honor and acquired its current title - Galyna Puchkovska International School-Seminar “Spectroscopy of Molecules and Crystals”.

...“I do remember very well Galyna, her nice and gentle face; penetrating eyes and warm voice. Her life was scientific research. She loved science and people. She enjoyed talking with them. She had many friends in different countries. She also enjoyed traveling. We had a very pleasant time in Paris and Tunis where we participated in the European Academy`s conference. She was interested in everything in each new place, in particular museums, churches, history, and literature. She was very well educated (like most Ukrainian people). I enjoyed talking and discussing with her the development of science and our society. She had a good influence on my research and activity. I am full of admiration of her for enthusiasm in research and life. She did many good things for her country, for her friends and for her co-workers. Professor Galyna Oleksandrivna Puchkovska was one of the Europe`s leading molecular physicists. Her contributions to the field of molecular systems, molecular interactions and molecular spectroscopy are remarkable for their enormous diversity and their originality” - Henryk Ratajczak, Poland

...”Galyna was the Great Lady of Physics. Her delicacy, her modesty and her ability to sacrifice and, in particular, her lively spirit, her ongoing concern to understand and interpret correctly all the phenomena, as well as her erudition had a special charm, turning every person she met into a passionate admirer and a faithful disciple”- Dana Dorohoi, Romania


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Institute of Physics of NASU



Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University

Representative Office of Polish Academy of Sciences in Kyiv

Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

The Ukrainian Physical Society
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