Information for Participants

International School of Nuclear Physics
30th Course
Heavy-Ion Collisions from the Coulomb Barrier to the Quark-Gluon Plasma
September 16-24, 2008


The fee of 800 EURO covers the local costs in Erice including full board and lodging. Lunch and dinner will be provided at local restaurants. Drinks, beverages, and after-dinner coffee at the restaurants, telephone calls, personal laundry, etc. are not covered. Note that each accompanying person has to pay the fee as well.

The fee can be paid by bank transfer or in cash. No credit cards are accepted!

Arrival and Accommodation

In order to arrange the transportation from the airport in Palermo to Erice and to reserve the rooms in Erice, the "Centro Ettore Majorana" needs the following information:

Please, send this information by fax to

The fax should be send in the middle of August 2008. The center is not reading e-mails and does not confirm faxes. Therefore do not send an e-mail and do not expect an answer to your fax.

The bus will leave Palermo airport on July 16th at 15:00. We will have a car or a bus also later on this day. This bus will be arranged according to your fax.

If you arrive on a day other than September 16 you must come from the airport in Palermo to Erice ( 100 km) at your own cost. A taxi costs about 110 to 120 Euros. (Ask for the price!)

Registration and room allocation is upon your arrival on September 16th at the secretariat of the School ("San Rocco", Via Guarnotta 26, Erice, see Map of Erice) not later than 5 p.m. Please, do not try to make reservations directly in hotels in Erice. Participants will be accommodated in rooms with one or two beds, the majority with shower or bath.

Transportation to the airport on September 24 will be organized during your stay in Erice. You can catch the planes departing after 7 a.m. on September 24. Transportation on other days is in your own responsibility.

Local Information

Operations in Erice are managed by Mrs. Fiorella Ruggiu (telephone: 00390/923/869107) to whom you should refer for any specific needs.

Internet Access

Several personal computers as well as WLAN access are available at the Centro Ettore Majorana.

Scientific Program

The scientific program of the school is now online:

If you want to correct the title of your talk, please contact us via e-mail to

If you are not among the speakers listed in the program, you can give a short presentation in one of the three afternoon workshops (see program). These workshops are organized by the lecturers listed in the program. If you want to give a talk, you should contact the lecturer closest to your topic, before the school/workshop starts.


Stand-alone capabilities for projecting powerpoint or pdf talks are available at the lecture hall. The presentations should preferentially be uploaded via memory stick. It is also possible to use personal laptops.


On Friday, September 19, we will have an excursion to the Greec temples of Selinunte and Segesta and to the quarry (Cave di Cusa), where about 2500 years ago the stones for the three temples in the east temple district and for the many temples on the Akropolis of Selinunte were broken. We will have lunch in the restaurant "Lido Azzuro" at a sand beach, where there is also the possibility to swim. In Segesta we will visit also the Greec theater.

On Sunday afternoon we will go the nicest sand beach of Sicily in San Vito lo Capo. Umbrellas and beach chairs will be available at no cost.


The proceedings of the School will be published as volume 63, issue 1 of "Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics" (by Elsevier). The manuscripts have to be prepared as a LaTeX file with EPS figures inserted according to the template file style.tex (please, download and use it). The ps or pdf file of the contribution along with LaTeX source file and EPS figures should be sent to

Length of the contributions:

Deadline: November 20th, 2008

How to reach Erice

By car there are two possibilities:

  1. drive along the Autostrada del Sole from Milan-Bologna-Florence-Rome-Naples-Villa San Giovanni (Reggio Calabria). Then take the ferry-boat from Villa San Giovanni to Messina and drive on to Erice (350 km from Messina);
  2. take the ferry-boat either from Genova or from Naples to Palermo, and then drive on to Erice (about 120 km from Palermo). The places on the ferry-boats from Genova or Naples should be booked in advance.

By train:

From Milan-Rome via Messina you can reach Trapani directly.

By plane:

To Palermo. For arrival and departure at normal times (September 16th and September 24th) the School will make local transport arrangements (until about 15:00 h on September 16th) from the airport in Palermo (100 km to Erice), but not if someone arrives or leaves at different times.

Map of Erice

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