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German Federal President awards Novaled’s founders team for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011

Novaled AG, a leading company in OLED and organic electronics technology and materials, is pleased to announce that three of Novaled’s founders have been rewarded with the prize “Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011” for Innovation and Technology by the Federal President Christian Wulff.

The  team of Prof. Karl Leo (Technical University of Dresden and Fraunhofer IPMS  Dresden), Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth (Novaled AG) and Dr. Martin Pfeiffer (now  Heliatek GmbH) received in Berlin the Deutscher Zukunftspreis – the German  federal president’s prize for Innovations in Science and Technology. This  annual prize honours creative teams of people realizing breakthrough achievements  in science and the subsequent industrial exploitation of these new scientific  results. “I am very glad that this team won the award”, said German Federal  President Wulff. “…the topic of this team is particularly promising  because it really can make happen the energy turnaround (towards green  energy).” 

„We are very happy about this precious award which is an honor and great recognition of the work of the Novaled team and our partners”, says Dr. Blochwitz-Nimoth, Chief Scientific Officer of Novaled. “At the same time the award is motivating us, to make our vision become reality to significantly improve our life in the 21st century with the help of organic electronics.”

The winners team made remarkable developments in the field of Organic Electronics. At the Technical University Dresden they developed unique OLED technologies able to radically reduce the energy consumption of an OLED product. These technologies find their application in new generations of flat panel display, low power lighting and efficient and flexible solar cells. 

Karl, Jan, and Martin are at the origin of a strong Organic Electronics cluster in Saxony; especially with the creation of Novaled AG and Heliatek GmbH (a producer of organic solar cell products).

The spin-off Novaled has meanwhile successfully commercialised its OLED technologies and materials. Both are used for mass production and can be found in products like new generation flat panel displays (e.g. mobile phone displays) and in energy efficient OLED lightings and Organic Solar Cells. 

About Novaled
Novaled AG is a world leader in the OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) field and specializes in high efficiency long lifetime OLED structures and is an expert in organic electronics. The company is known for its Novaled PIN OLED® technology, its proprietary OLED materials and the customized OLED products and services. Novaled has developed long term partnerships with major OLED producers throughout the world. Based on more than 500 patents granted or pending, Novaled has a strong IP position in the field of OLED technology. Since 2003 the spin off of Technical University (IAPP) and Fraunhofer (IPMS) Dresden is active in the market. Novaled has some 120 staff worldwide with headquarters in Dresden and offices in Korea and Japan. The company was named No. 1 in a list of ‘up and coming’ world market leaders by the German newspapers Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche. Its main investors include eCAPITAL, Crédit Agricole Private Equity, TechnoStart, TechFund and CDC Innovation. For further details please visit www.novaled.com.
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About OLEDs
OLEDs (organic light-emitting diode) are semiconductors made of thin organic material layers of only a few nanometers thickness. They emit light in a diffuse way to form an area light source. In a fast growing display market OLEDs are key part of a revolution: the dream of paper-thin, highly efficient displays with brilliant colors and great flexibility in design. OLEDs represent the future of a vast array of completely new lighting applications. By combining color with shape, organic LEDs will create a new way of decorating and personalizing personal surroundings with light.

Better access for SMEs to silicon photonics technology · ESSenTIAL

ESSenTIAL is a new EU FP7 project that was recently launched with the goal to allow a better industrial access to silicon photonics technology. This will be realized by expanding the services of the ePIXfab-service, taking care to build a more complete technology chain from idea to product.

Since 2006, Europe has invested in facilitating industrial access to silicon photonics. A most notable initiative is ePIXfab, a collaboration between imec and CEA-LETI. ePIXfab has provided setup training, design kits, and access to multiproject wafer runs.

ESSenTIAL will expand the services of ePIXfab. The partners involved are IHP GmbH (Germany), VTT (Finland), TNO (Netherlands), Tyndall Institute (Ireland) and CMC (Canada). The project will expand the services that ePIXfab currently offers:

• First evaluation (feasibility) studies will be supported.
• A new cost-sharing fiber attachment and integration service will be set up, so that R&D engineers have more facilities to test their chips.
• The technology accessible with the ePIXfab multiproject wafers will include standardized modulators, thermo-optics and Ge photodiodes.
• There will be agreements with several fabs on wafer test and process benchmarking.
• ePIXfab will organize training for these new activities.

The project runs from October 2011 to September 2014 and has a budget of 1.65 million euro. For more information, go to www.epixfab.eu

The European Commission today adopted a Green Paper and launched a public consultation on the future of LED-based lightin

The European Commission today adopted a Green Paper and launched a public consultation on the future of LED-based lighting

as part of the Digital Agenda for Europe the European Commission today adopted a Green Paper and launched a public consultation on the future of LED-based lighting. In its Green Paper "Lighting the Future" the Commission proposes measures to speed up the deployment of this innovative and eco-friendly lighting that saves energy and money while offering a good quality of light, and to foster the global leadership position of the European lighting industry.

European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes invites you to share your views on how to overcome existing challenges for wider market uptake of LED-based lighting solutions. Answers from the public consultation will help the Commission to further develop a European strategy in this field. The public consultation is open till 29 February 2012. The consultation is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/digital-agenda/actions/ssl-consultation/index_en.htm

European Commission
Information Society and Media DG
Photonics

Links:
Neelie Kroes' website
Follow Neelie Kroes on Twitter

N4E ERICE Workshop

54TH WORKSHOP: NANOPHOTONICS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE
ERICE-SICILY:  NOVEMBER 8-13 2011
erice

Please see at the bottom important details for applicants

Purpose of the Workshop
The purpose of the course is to give participants a broad and up-to-date introduction to nanophotonics for energy efficiency – from theory and concepts to applications in photovoltaics and lightning. The invited speakers will have ample of time, making it possible for them to deliver coherent and in-depth tutorial lectures. Besides pure nanophotonics, participants will also be familiarized with important related aspects, from the science of solar energy conversion and nanofabrication in general, to industrial challenges, and patent aspects. A second, but equally important aim is to bring active scientists together to establish new links and stimulate new developments. This five-day course is primarily for PhD students, post-docs and junior researchers.

Location
The workshop will be held in the outstanding city of Erice in Sicily, Italy. The course is held in the framework of the "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, see www.ccsem.infn.it

Organization
This workshop is organized by members in the N4E network. Researchers involved in planning the school are primarily This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (LENS, Italy). Do not hesitate to contact any of them for further information or suggestions.
 

Confirmed speakers and topics

 Alex Beattie (Forresters, UK) - Intellectual Property
Magnus Borgström (Lund University, Sweden)
- Semiconductor nanowire structures for efficient solar energy harvesting
Elizabeth Cooper-Rolfe (Opoly IP)
- IP issues in a nanophotonics context
Jean-Luc Doumont (Principae)
- Scientific communication (conveying messages with graphs)
Giuseppe Gigli (National Nanotech Lab, Italy)
- Hybrid solar cells based on colloidal nanocrystals
Romain Quidant (ICFO, Spain)
- Controlling light at the nanoscale using plasmonics
Christian Seassal (CNRS, France)
- Nanophotonic light trapping and photonic crystals
Villy Sundström (Lund University, Sweden)
- Solar energy conversion
Ioanna Zergioti (University of Athens, Greece)
- Laser printing technologies for organic electronics and biosensors

Poster session

In order to stimulate discussions and allow participants to interact, a poster session will be arranged

Applications
Persons wishing to attend this workshop should fill up the application form and forward it via email to:

Mireia Casanovas
European Projects Manager
ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Please note
Participants should arrive in Erice on 8 November not later than 7 pm.

More information about the «Ettore Majorana» Foundation and Centre
for Scientific Culture can be found on the WWW at the following address:
http://www.ccsem.infn.it


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you should need futher details, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Details for applicants

 v  How to reach Erice. A limousine or a bus of the Ettore Majorana Centre (EMCSC) will be available at your arrival place, provided you have properly filled and returned the Travel Form no later than October 24th. On your arrival at the airport or railway station you shall look for the driver of the EMCSC who is waiting for you and shall carry you to Erice. He will be there showing around the poster of the International School of Solid State Physics.

 v  Missing driver. In case the driver is not there within half an hour after your exit from the arrival area, you should call the Secretariat of the EMCSC (phone no.: 0923 869133) for instructions. Phone cards may be purchased at the news-stand. NB: the cost of a trip to Erice by taxi is rather expensive and may not be reimbursed by the organizers unless the trip has been authorized by the EMCSC.

 v  Check-in.  On your arrival at the reception desk you shall fill the registration form, receive your room, your folder and your EMCSC badge. The reception desk is located at the EMCSC main building (San Rocco).

 v  Badge. You are requested to have always your badge on, inside the EMCSC as well as outside, especially at restaurants, during excursions, social events and shopping (see below)

 v  Fee Unless you have been awarded a full grant, you are kindly requested to pay the all- inclusive fee of ____ Euro, plus 100 Euro per day for each accompanying person (if any), by bank transfer to the account of the Ettore Majorana Foundation (see below). The participation fee is unbreakable, independently of the number of days you stay at the Conference, whereas the accompanying persons are charged on a daily basis. Please, do not forget bring with you a copy of the bank receipt proving the payment. You will receive the receipt from EMCSC secretariat. In case you have difficulties to perform the payment in this way please inform the School Scientific Secretary, Giorgio Benedek ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) , for instructions.

 v  Payment by bank transfer should be made to:

 Accont holder: FEMCCS
Unicredit Private Banking S.p.A.
Filiale di Trapani, Italy
Account number: 000600000655
Bank code: ABI: 03223 - CAB: 16400 - CIN: W
IBAN: IT 04 W 03223 16400 000600000655
SWIFT: UNCRIT2VTPW
Reference:  International School of Solid State Physics Nth Workshop
(dates of the Workshop)
 

 v  Accompanying persons Rooms in Erice are limited. Each person accompanying an applicant may mean one participant less accepted. For this reason persons accompanying accepted applicants are in general considered as regular participants with the same benefits and duties: they are requested to pay a fee of 100 Euro/day and to have the EMCSC badge.  Please indicate the name(s) of the accompanying person(s) in the Travel Form. Special cases (persons accompanying senior participants, children, accompanying nurse, etc.) and requests should be indicated in the Travel Form and negotiated with the School Director, Prof. Giorgio Benedek ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), for instructions.

 v  Accommodation of participants is organized by the Ettore Majorana Foundation either in their premises or in local hotels on the basis of the indications provided by the Organizing Committee and by participants in the Travel Form. Special requests should be addressed to the Conference Scientific Secretary. In case of large participation, students paying a reduced fee may be requested to share the room with another student. They may indicate in the Travel Form the name of another participant, with whom they wish to share the room in case of need. Under the rare circumstance that also single rooms available in Erice are not sufficient to accommodate all participants, rooms will be reserved in the (good) Hotel Erice in Erice downtown, connected to the top Erice village by a cable-way (breathtaking view!). The limousine to/from the downtown cableway station and the cableway ticket are offered by EMCSC.

 v  General information After registration you should carefully read: (1) the material in the folder concerning the regulations of the EMCSC, meals, the location of restaurants working for EMCSC, etc.; (2) the specific information about your course posted in the entrance hall of San Rocco (location and starting time of lectures, program, social events, etc.).

 v  Conference sites, time tables, programme and any other information: shall be posted at the entrance of the main ENSFSC building (San Rocco) and in the folders provided a the registration desk

 v  Technical facilities Moderate xerox-copying is free. A limited number of PC’s and internet terminals are available to participants at San Rocco (room of the 16th Century Madonna). Wireless connection is available in many areas of the Centre. The EMCSC is equipped with power-point facilities as well as all traditional projectors.

 v  Restaurants At the restaurants associated with EMSCS meals are free – you just have to show your badge and sign a list provided by the restaurant. Beverages and meals not included in the EMCSC menu are extras and should be paid for. The choice among the associated restaurants is absolutely free. Thus, if you need a special food (vegetarian, kosher, etc.) you should negotiate directly with the restaurant (the EMSCS secretary will be glad to offer his assistance). Coffee, tea, sandwiches, fresh fruits, mineral water and Sicilian sweets are freely available 24 hours in the San Rocco coffee area and in the coffee-break area at San Domenico.

 v  Breakfast is served at San Rocco coffee area to all participants accommodated in the EMCSC premises, whereas participants in hotels may have their breakfast there or at San Rocco.

 v  Banking A bank service (Banco di Sicilia) is available for cash, money transfer and exchange operations, at two-minute walk from EMCSC (please, show your EMCSC badge at the bank counter to avoid bureaucracy)

 v  Get-together You should not miss the after-dinner get-together which is due at 9.30 p.m. on the arrival day at the Marsala Room in San Rocco. You should do your best to reach Erice before 5. p.m. in order to have enough time to get in touch with the environment and to have a quiet dinner. No problem, however, if you cannot reach Erice but late at night: somebody will be waiting for you at the arrival place anyway. Participants from remote areas may ask to arrive one day earlier or/and leave one day later, with no extra-charge, provided rooms are available in Erice.

 v  Smoking is forbidden inside all the facilities of the EMCSC (San Rocco, San Domenico, San Francesco), including rooms. In Italy smoking is also forbidden in restaurants, unless equipped with special smoking rooms. Restaurants in Erice are all no-smoking.

 v  Dress Erice is at about 800 m above sea level, on top of a mountain next to the sea. Even in Summer evenings in Erice may be chill and, occasionally, foggy or/and windy. Do not forget to bring a good pull-over. Lecture rooms are inside old buildings and are agreeably fresh. On the other hand temperature at the archeological sites as well as at the beach can be blistering hot. Take all possible precaution: light stuff, good jogging shoes (to walk on the stones of the archeological sites as well as on the rough pavement of Erice streets), swimming suite (beach towels are provided by the EMCSC), sun-glasses, a good hat, etc. No formal dress is requested in any event, banquet included.

Excursion and Banquet: an afternoon excursion will be offered by EMCSC to all participants and accompanying persons. The Banquet, also offered by EMCSC, will take place in the evening of the last working day (june 2nd). Informal dress.

Shopping Celebrated wines, cookies, ceramics, coral jewels and other Erice souvenirs may be purchased in some (not all) shops with a 10% discount (just show the EMCSC badge).

Music EMCSC facilities host two old (normally in tune at 440 Hz) pianos. Participants playing portable instruments are encouraged to bring them along (with the scores). Classic or folk music sessions are often organized in San Rocco, especially after some glasses of Marsala (free supply). All evening parties in the piano room must end at midnight.

EMCSC Personnel The EMCSC relies on a local staff, reduced in number but very efficient, ready to solve all difficult problems which may arise (travel ticket & reservation changes, PC facilities, visa, medical care, police, etc.). The reference person is Mr. Pino Aceto. For all technicalities concerning the course (travel grants, posters, transparencies, etc.) there is a School Secretariat office at San Rocco next to the Marsala Room.

 v  CM vs. EMCSC.: The EMCSC is not a village of Club Mediterraneé®. Besides planning one excursion to the archeological sites, a reasonably long break is scheduled between morning and afternoon sessions to allow for contacts and discussions in the inspiring environment of Erice. The School discourages trips to the beach during the full working days and it should not be requested to organize excursions besides the planned ones. The success of the School relies on the full attendance of ALL participants to ALL sessions.

 The Director of the International School of Solid State Physics · Giorgio Benedek ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

N4E Workshop

54TH WORKSHOP: NANOPHOTONICS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE
ERICE-SICILY:  NOVEMBER 8-13 2011
erice

Please see at the bottom important details for applicants

Purpose of the Workshop
The purpose of the course is to give participants a broad and up-to-date introduction to nanophotonics for energy efficiency – from theory and concepts to applications in photovoltaics and lightning. The invited speakers will have ample of time, making it possible for them to deliver coherent and in-depth tutorial lectures. Besides pure nanophotonics, participants will also be familiarized with important related aspects, from the science of solar energy conversion and nanofabrication in general, to industrial challenges, and patent aspects. A second, but equally important aim is to bring active scientists together to establish new links and stimulate new developments. This five-day course is primarily for PhD students, post-docs and junior researchers.

Location
The workshop will be held in the outstanding city of Erice in Sicily, Italy. The course is held in the framework of the "E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, see www.ccsem.infn.it

Organization
This workshop is organized by members in the N4E network. Researchers involved in planning the school are primarily This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (LENS, Italy). Do not hesitate to contact any of them for further information or suggestions.
 

Confirmed speakers and topics

 Alex Beattie (Forresters, UK) - Intellectual Property
Magnus Borgström (Lund University, Sweden)
- Semiconductor nanowire structures for efficient solar energy harvesting
Elizabeth Cooper-Rolfe (Opoly IP)
- IP issues in a nanophotonics context
Jean-Luc Doumont (Principae)
- Scientific communication (conveying messages with graphs)
Giuseppe Gigli (National Nanotech Lab, Italy)
- Hybrid solar cells based on colloidal nanocrystals
Romain Quidant (ICFO, Spain)
- Controlling light at the nanoscale using plasmonics
Christian Seassal (CNRS, France)
- Nanophotonic light trapping and photonic crystals
Villy Sundström (Lund University, Sweden)
- Solar energy conversion
Ioanna Zergioti (University of Athens, Greece)
- Laser printing technologies for organic electronics and biosensors

Poster session

In order to stimulate discussions and allow participants to interact, a poster session will be arranged

Applications
Persons wishing to attend this workshop should fill up the application form and forward it via email to:

Mireia Casanovas
European Projects Manager
ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Please note
Participants should arrive in Erice on 8 November not later than 7 pm.

More information about the «Ettore Majorana» Foundation and Centre
for Scientific Culture can be found on the WWW at the following address:
http://www.ccsem.infn.it


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you should need futher details, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Details for applicants

 v  How to reach Erice. A limousine or a bus of the Ettore Majorana Centre (EMCSC) will be available at your arrival place, provided you have properly filled and returned the Travel Form no later than October 24th. On your arrival at the airport or railway station you shall look for the driver of the EMCSC who is waiting for you and shall carry you to Erice. He will be there showing around the poster of the International School of Solid State Physics.

 v  Missing driver. In case the driver is not there within half an hour after your exit from the arrival area, you should call the Secretariat of the EMCSC (phone no.: 0923 869133) for instructions. Phone cards may be purchased at the news-stand. NB: the cost of a trip to Erice by taxi is rather expensive and may not be reimbursed by the organizers unless the trip has been authorized by the EMCSC.

 v  Check-in.  On your arrival at the reception desk you shall fill the registration form, receive your room, your folder and your EMCSC badge. The reception desk is located at the EMCSC main building (San Rocco).

 v  Badge. You are requested to have always your badge on, inside the EMCSC as well as outside, especially at restaurants, during excursions, social events and shopping (see below)

 v  Fee Unless you have been awarded a full grant, you are kindly requested to pay the all- inclusive fee of ____ Euro, plus 100 Euro per day for each accompanying person (if any), by bank transfer to the account of the Ettore Majorana Foundation (see below). The participation fee is unbreakable, independently of the number of days you stay at the Conference, whereas the accompanying persons are charged on a daily basis. Please, do not forget bring with you a copy of the bank receipt proving the payment. You will receive the receipt from EMCSC secretariat. In case you have difficulties to perform the payment in this way please inform the School Scientific Secretary, Giorgio Benedek ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) , for instructions.

 v  Payment by bank transfer should be made to:

 Accont holder: FEMCCS
Unicredit Private Banking S.p.A.
Filiale di Trapani, Italy
Account number: 000600000655
Bank code: ABI: 03223 - CAB: 16400 - CIN: W
IBAN: IT 04 W 03223 16400 000600000655
SWIFT: UNCRIT2VTPW
Reference:  International School of Solid State Physics Nth Workshop
(dates of the Workshop)
 

 v  Accompanying persons Rooms in Erice are limited. Each person accompanying an applicant may mean one participant less accepted. For this reason persons accompanying accepted applicants are in general considered as regular participants with the same benefits and duties: they are requested to pay a fee of 100 Euro/day and to have the EMCSC badge.  Please indicate the name(s) of the accompanying person(s) in the Travel Form. Special cases (persons accompanying senior participants, children, accompanying nurse, etc.) and requests should be indicated in the Travel Form and negotiated with the School Director, Prof. Giorgio Benedek ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), for instructions.

 v  Accommodation of participants is organized by the Ettore Majorana Foundation either in their premises or in local hotels on the basis of the indications provided by the Organizing Committee and by participants in the Travel Form. Special requests should be addressed to the Conference Scientific Secretary. In case of large participation, students paying a reduced fee may be requested to share the room with another student. They may indicate in the Travel Form the name of another participant, with whom they wish to share the room in case of need. Under the rare circumstance that also single rooms available in Erice are not sufficient to accommodate all participants, rooms will be reserved in the (good) Hotel Erice in Erice downtown, connected to the top Erice village by a cable-way (breathtaking view!). The limousine to/from the downtown cableway station and the cableway ticket are offered by EMCSC.

 v  General information After registration you should carefully read: (1) the material in the folder concerning the regulations of the EMCSC, meals, the location of restaurants working for EMCSC, etc.; (2) the specific information about your course posted in the entrance hall of San Rocco (location and starting time of lectures, program, social events, etc.).

 v  Conference sites, time tables, programme and any other information: shall be posted at the entrance of the main ENSFSC building (San Rocco) and in the folders provided a the registration desk

 v  Technical facilities Moderate xerox-copying is free. A limited number of PC’s and internet terminals are available to participants at San Rocco (room of the 16th Century Madonna). Wireless connection is available in many areas of the Centre. The EMCSC is equipped with power-point facilities as well as all traditional projectors.

 v  Restaurants At the restaurants associated with EMSCS meals are free – you just have to show your badge and sign a list provided by the restaurant. Beverages and meals not included in the EMCSC menu are extras and should be paid for. The choice among the associated restaurants is absolutely free. Thus, if you need a special food (vegetarian, kosher, etc.) you should negotiate directly with the restaurant (the EMSCS secretary will be glad to offer his assistance). Coffee, tea, sandwiches, fresh fruits, mineral water and Sicilian sweets are freely available 24 hours in the San Rocco coffee area and in the coffee-break area at San Domenico.

 v  Breakfast is served at San Rocco coffee area to all participants accommodated in the EMCSC premises, whereas participants in hotels may have their breakfast there or at San Rocco.

 v  Banking A bank service (Banco di Sicilia) is available for cash, money transfer and exchange operations, at two-minute walk from EMCSC (please, show your EMCSC badge at the bank counter to avoid bureaucracy)

 v  Get-together You should not miss the after-dinner get-together which is due at 9.30 p.m. on the arrival day at the Marsala Room in San Rocco. You should do your best to reach Erice before 5. p.m. in order to have enough time to get in touch with the environment and to have a quiet dinner. No problem, however, if you cannot reach Erice but late at night: somebody will be waiting for you at the arrival place anyway. Participants from remote areas may ask to arrive one day earlier or/and leave one day later, with no extra-charge, provided rooms are available in Erice.

 v  Smoking is forbidden inside all the facilities of the EMCSC (San Rocco, San Domenico, San Francesco), including rooms. In Italy smoking is also forbidden in restaurants, unless equipped with special smoking rooms. Restaurants in Erice are all no-smoking.

 v  Dress Erice is at about 800 m above sea level, on top of a mountain next to the sea. Even in Summer evenings in Erice may be chill and, occasionally, foggy or/and windy. Do not forget to bring a good pull-over. Lecture rooms are inside old buildings and are agreeably fresh. On the other hand temperature at the archeological sites as well as at the beach can be blistering hot. Take all possible precaution: light stuff, good jogging shoes (to walk on the stones of the archeological sites as well as on the rough pavement of Erice streets), swimming suite (beach towels are provided by the EMCSC), sun-glasses, a good hat, etc. No formal dress is requested in any event, banquet included.

Excursion and Banquet: an afternoon excursion will be offered by EMCSC to all participants and accompanying persons. The Banquet, also offered by EMCSC, will take place in the evening of the last working day (june 2nd). Informal dress.

Shopping Celebrated wines, cookies, ceramics, coral jewels and other Erice souvenirs may be purchased in some (not all) shops with a 10% discount (just show the EMCSC badge).

Music EMCSC facilities host two old (normally in tune at 440 Hz) pianos. Participants playing portable instruments are encouraged to bring them along (with the scores). Classic or folk music sessions are often organized in San Rocco, especially after some glasses of Marsala (free supply). All evening parties in the piano room must end at midnight.

EMCSC Personnel The EMCSC relies on a local staff, reduced in number but very efficient, ready to solve all difficult problems which may arise (travel ticket & reservation changes, PC facilities, visa, medical care, police, etc.). The reference person is Mr. Pino Aceto. For all technicalities concerning the course (travel grants, posters, transparencies, etc.) there is a School Secretariat office at San Rocco next to the Marsala Room.

 v  CM vs. EMCSC.: The EMCSC is not a village of Club Mediterraneé®. Besides planning one excursion to the archeological sites, a reasonably long break is scheduled between morning and afternoon sessions to allow for contacts and discussions in the inspiring environment of Erice. The School discourages trips to the beach during the full working days and it should not be requested to organize excursions besides the planned ones. The success of the School relies on the full attendance of ALL participants to ALL sessions.

 The Director of the International School of Solid State Physics · Giorgio Benedek ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


 
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