The aim of the Course is to bring together world leaders in the manifold subjects and fields related to Granular Materials, Complexity, Friction and Faults. The goal is to provide researchers with a rare opportunity to build unifying perspectives and tools for addressing emerging problems in these areas. The program and the venue of the School will promote free exchange of ideas and stimulate new insights into physical phenomena from atomic to plate tectonic scales.

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The ETTORE MAJORANA FOUNDATION AND CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC CULTURE is in the hill-top medieval city of Erice. The setting is remarkable offering an incredible view of western Sicily and its islands.

A shuttle service connecting the venue with the Falcone Borsellino Airport near Palermo, about 90 km away, will be available for the participants.

The nearby Trapani airport is served by low cost flights.

Registration details

Participants to the school are expected to arrive at the venue on Sunday 19th of July leaving on the morning of Sunday 26th. Classes will begin on Monday morning, with the last class being held on Saturday afternoon.

Fee 700 euro

to be paid on arrival at the venue. Fee includes: