Workshop on:

Computational Methods
for Polymers and
Liquid Crystalline Polymers

16-22 July 2003 - Erice ITALY

"E. Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture ERICE (TP)

Workshop INFO

A number of grants will be available for successful applicants from NATO member or associated countries.
Additional help may be available for participants from Greece, Portugal and Turkey.

General Information on the structure of NATO ARW can be found at the NATO site

Closing date for application: May 15th, 2003.

Communication (letter or email) will be sent to
successful applicants by May 30th, 2003.


The ERICE 2003 Workshop will be held at the Center for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana" in Erice, a small town of Sicily in the South of Italy with a great tradition of hosting high quality scientific meetings ( . The meeting will be part of the annual programme of the permanent International School on Liquid Crystals, directed by Prof. C. Zannoni, established at this Center in 1998 to host national and international courses and workshops in the field of anisotropic fluids (

Scientific programme

The Workshop will consist of 5 working days with 13-15 lecturers and the number of participants will be limited to about 50 to allow ample chances to take part in full to the proceedings and discussions of the meeting.

Abstract submission

Deadline 15 May 2003


Arrival July 16th, 2003.
Departure July 22nd, 2003.


We suggest completing the registration form You can find in this site and sending it, preferably via e-mail, to or
or via FAX to Dr. P.Pasini at the no. +39 051 244101.

Young persons with only a few years of experience should enclose a letter of recommendation from their research group leader or from another senior scientist active in the field.

Closing date for application: May 15th, 2003.


The lodgings will be spread in rooms of ancient monasteries and in some hotels in Erice.
Each room is with shower and WC.

The total fee, which includes full board and lodging (arranged by the School) is Euro 600.


Breakfast will be in the dining room of the Centre. Lunch and dinner will be at restaurants which work in connection with the center. Details will be given at your arrival.


Erice is a village sited at the top of a small mountain (750 meters above sea level) and there the climate is a bit different from the other parts of Sicily. Even in summer it is not really hot and in the evening it is a bit windy.


Dr. P.Pasini
INFN Sezione di Bologna
Via Irnerio 46
40126 Bologna, Italy
Fax: +39 051 244101
Prof. C.Zannoni
Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica
ed Inorganica, Universita`
Viale Risorgimento 4
40126 Bologna, Italy
Prof. S.Zumer
Physics Department
University of Ljubljana
Jadransca 19,
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia