A seminar to mark the 40th anniversary of the discovery of the phenomenon of persistent spectral hole burning in 1974 will take place at the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia on August 26th, preceded by the opening of the new Physics Building (Physicum) on August 25. The topics include overviews on the fundamentals and applications of high-resolution optikal spectroscopy of solids (zero-phonon lines, spectral hole burning, single-molecule spectroscopy) as well as reports on new developments in the field.

Official opening ceremony of the new building of the Institute of Physics will take place on  25. August 2014.