Date: 24 September - 2 October - 2005 - Erice ITALY

12th Course
1st Summer School on:

Nanoscale self-organizing multifunctional organic materials

Fabio Biscarini, Yves Geerts, Paolo Pasini, Claudio Zannoni

School INFO

NEW Closing date for application: July 31th, 2005.

Communication (letter or email) will be sent to
successful applicants.


The ERICE 2005 Course, the  first  NAIMO Summer School on Nanoscale self-organizing multifunctional organic materials, 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 School 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 School will consist of 6 effective full working days + 1 day discussions and excursion, with 20-22 lecturers.

Abstract submission

NEW Deadline July 31th, 2005


Arrival September 24th, 2005.
Departure October 2nd, 2005.


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

NEW Closing date for application: July 31th, 2005.


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 800.


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.

Travel: How to Reach Erice


Dr. Paolo Pasini
INFN Sezione di Bologna
Via Irnerio 46
40126 Bologna, Italy
Fax: +39 051 244101
Dr. Silvia Orlandi di Chimica Fisica e Inorganica
Università di Bologna
Viale Risorgimento 4
40136 Bologna, Italy

Information Bulletin for Participants
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