Jun 6 – 8, 2011
Caffè Pedrocchi
Europe/Rome timezone

General Info


International Workshop on The Dynamical Casimir Effect  will take place in Padova from June 6th until June 8th, 2011.
The aim of the workshop is to gather together scientists working in this field, for discussions on theoretical and on experimental aspects. The workshop will be organized with single sessions with long time dedicated for discussion at the end of each talk. Oral presentation are reserved to invited speakers. Since a few slots are still available, those wishing to contribute should write to the organizing committee. Though there will not be a Poster Session, panels will be available at the conference site for young researchers wishing to present their work.
The registration Fee is Euros 180,00  and includes  conference sessions,
coffee breaks, lunches and dinner for the three days of the workshop.
Those wishing to attend should send a letter of request to casimir2011@pd.infn.it before registering, since the participation will be limited at about 40 people.

Workshop Location
The workshop will take place at Sala Rossini -  Caffè Pedrocchi, Piazzetta Pedrocchi, Padova.

Caffè Pedrocchi is a complex building in neo-classic style with a flourish of ornate Gothic, designed by Arch. Giuseppe Jappelli (1831). Original and rare example of a multipurpose premises, designed to be a cafè on the ground floor while the upstairs rooms, decorated in various styles, were intended as meeting and concert halls. Famous meeting place for scholars, it was the scene of student uprising in 1848.

Padova is one of the largest cities in the North-Est of Italy. The city is located 40 km west of Venice and is known for its dinamical economy, artistic buildings and famous University.
The "Università degli Studi di Padova" is the second oldest University in Italy and is one of the most ancient in Europe. Juridical, theological, philosophical and medical studies were fostered in the mediaeval town before the ground was prepared for the official birth of a permanent university, which took place on September 29, 1222. The first graduated woman in the world, achieved her degree at the University of Padova.

Both morning and afternoon sessions will undergo to a pause of about 30 minutes for a coffee break.  We have reserved for all participants to the workshop a restaurant very closed to the center for a short lunch and a relaxed dinner.    Lunches or refreshments can also be taken individually in the several bars, restaurants and pizzerias spread in and around the workshop area. Click here to see a list of places close to Caffè Pedrocchi.

Those wishing to participate should make their own hotel reservation. See page Hotels in Padova of this site.

June in Padova is generally rather hot. Temperatures may reach  28° - 30° during the day and are cooler in the evening.