JdA-2019 will be held in Erice (Italy), an ancient town located at around 750 metres above sea level, on top of a mount overlooking the city of Trapani, on Sicily’s north-western coast. Funded by the Elymians, Erice was later Hellenised by the Phoenicians and flourished under the Romans until his destruction by the Carthaginians in the First Punic War. During the early and high middle ages, Erice was conquered first by the Arabs and then by the Normans, whose magnificent buildings give to Erice the stunning medieval character that survived until today.
The conference will be hosted by the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture (EMFCSC). Formally established in 1962 by John Bell, Patrick Blackett, Victor Weisskopf, Isidor Rabi and Antonino Zichichi (its president), the Foundation is home to 128 international schools on various branches of science. It occupies three restored ancient monasteries, known today as the Wigner Institute with the “Enrico Fermi” Lecture Hall, the Blackett Institute with the “Paul A.M. Dirac” Lecture Hall, and the Rabi Institute with the “Richard P. Feynman” Lecture Hall. There are living quarters in all three Institutes for people attending the courses of the Centre.
How to reach Erice
The International airport of Palermo (PMO) is served by national and international connections. The airport of Trapani (TPS) is offering connections to several European cities, mainly by low-cost air companies.
Transport from Airport. Participants must communicate their arrival and departure times, together with the number of their arrival flight in the Travel Form by March 1st, 2019.
Transfer from Palermo or Trapani airports to Erice will be provided by the EMFCSC on the official arrival and departure days. A limousine or a bus will be available, provided you have properly filled and returned the Travel Form no later than March 1st, 2019. On your arrival at the airport you shall look for the driver of the EMFCSC who is waiting for you.
Missing driver. In case the driver is not present within half an hour after your exit from the arrival area, you should call the secretariat of the EMFCSC (phone no.: (+39) 0923 869133) for instructions. NB: the cost of a trip to Erice by taxi is rather expensive and will not be reimbursed by the organizers unless the trip has been authorized by the EMFCSC. Participants arriving at Palermo airport should look for the “Ettore Majorana” meeting point inside the arrival exit where the EMFCSC driver will be waiting.
Participants should register upon arrival at the Centre Secretariat (I.I. Rabi Institute).
Transportation to Palermo or Trapani airports will be provided by the EMFCSC on the official day of departure.