Venue

FisMat 2015  will take place at the Conference and Didactic Centre of University of Palermo, inside the University Campus, located in viale delle Scienze, ed. 19. The University was founded in 1806 by Ferdinand III of Bourbon, King of Naples and the Two Sicilies, who transformed the Palermo Academy of Studies into a real university. This was the beginning of the process by which UNIPA became what it is today, a mega-university which developed not only in Palermo, but also in central-western Sicily, as a response to specific needs of training and economic, social and cultural development.

Important scientists worked at the University of Palermo; among these, the astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1826), who discovered the first asteroid - Ceres, the chemist Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826-1910), who gave a decisive contribution to the modern atomic system, the great architect Giuseppe Venanzio Marvuglia (1729-1814), the Nobel Prize for Physics Emilio Segre (1905-1989), one of the "via Panisperna boys".

The University of Palermo always takes on a social as well as cultural, educational mission, which is typical of a public university, and even more important given the particular geographical and social context in which it operates.

The Conference is held at the Conference and Didactic Centre of the University of Palermo, inside the University Campus, located in Viale delle Scienze. 

All the conference activities will take place in building  n.19, with the exception of the opening ceremony and of the plenary lectures which will take place in building n. 7. The two buildings are one in front of the other. The conference area in building 19 is located at the first floor where a long corridor brings to the twelve rooms where the parallel sections will be held. The reception desk is located in the middle of this corridor whereas the exhibitor and poster areas are located close to rooms 9-12. Also the coffee breaks will take place in this part of the building.
 
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The social dinner will take place on september 30, startin from 08:30 PM, in the magnificent Villa Chiaramonte Bordonaro, located downtown Palermo at walking distance from most of the city hotels. 

Ho to reach the Conference Site

Reaching the conference site from the centre of the city where most of the hotels are located will offer a unique opportunity to walk through the most pictorial parts of Palermo.
 
In alternative, the University Campus can be reached by using the AMAT urban busses.
 
Bus n. 108 (every 20 minutes).
 
Bus n. 104 (every 10 minutes).
 
Bus n. 109 (every 20 minutes).
 
Bus n. 234 (every 20 minutes).
 

Tickets for the bus can be bought in all tobacconist's and newsstands and in the AMAT kiosks in Piazza Ruggero Settimo/Piazza Politeama, Piazza Massimo and at the Central Railway Station. They cost 1,40 Euro and are valid for 90 minutes after the validation performed in the automatic machines located in each bus. 

Ho to reach downtown Palermo from the airpot

The most conveniente way is to take a bus. Buses leave every 30 minutes and make several stops in the centre of Palermo. For more details click here.