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Quantum Transport and Nanophysics
8th - March 15th 2008
March 8th - March 15th 2008
New : Information bulletin N°2
I - PLACE AND DATE
The VIth. Rencontres de Moriond session in Mesoscopic Physics will be held in La Thuile from Saturday, March 8th to Saturday, March 15th 2008. La Thuile is a pleasant winter sport resort located in the Italian Alps, at 1450 m alt., about 120 km from Geneva . The nearest international airport are Geneva (Switzerland)and Milan (Italy). If you arrive in Geneva International Airport, do not forget that you (especially citizens from Russia) may need a transit visa, coming through Switzerland to Italy.
Postal address of the meeting :
II - PURPOSE
The 2008 session will focus on the rapidly developing fields of charge and spin transport in graphene and two-dimensionnal systems, quantum dots, quantum wires, carbon nanotubes, molecules, superconducting and ferromagnetic hybrid structures and dots. Special emphasize will be put on the dynamical properties in relation with quantum-preparation, -manipulation, -coherence and -detection of simple systems.
III - CONTRIBUTIONS
Due to limited format of the meeting, only a restricted number of oral contributions have been accepted. A large time will be devoted to poster sessions as it was the tradition in former meetings. Poster dimension is portrait-A0 (120x80cm)
There will no proceedings of the conference, but the speakers are kindly asked to bring a pdf copy of their slides to be posted on the web site after the conference.
IV - PRACTICAL ORGANIZATION
1. Conference Dates :
The meeting will begin on Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at 18 h 00 and will end on Saturday, March 15th, at 12 h 30.
2. Conference Facilities :
The following equipment will be available : a laptop
computer, a video-projector for computer and an overhead projector for
presentations. Speakers can bring their presentation on their laptop or
(preferably) on an USB key.
Electric plug : bring your adaptator to the italian format with 2 pins : 4mm diameter and 19mm inter-pin distance.
3. Conference Fee :
The conference fee for participants is 350 Euros. It will cover the cost of all social events and organizing matters.
On the conference site : by personal checks or travellers' checks in Euros or US dollars to "Rencontres de Moriond", handed to the conference secretary upon your arrival or within the first 2 days of the workshop. Please avoid cash payment if possible. Credit cards are not accepted to pay for the fees, but they are accepted to pay for the hotel bill (see below).
4. Accommodations :
Housing will be in Hotel Planibel, La Thuile and surrounding Hotels. Meals will
be served in this hotel
for all participants.
V - TRAVEL
1. From Paris to Geneva by TGV :
March 8th 2008
If you arrive by train at Geneva Central Station,
please take the train to the airport (Swiss currency required).
2. From Geneva Airport to La Thuile :
a) Conference buses :
Departure from Geneva International airport on Saturday March 8th is scheduled
at ** NEW ** 12:30, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30 and 15:30 .
UPDATE : download the rendezvous point map.
Return Conference buses are scheduled to leave La Thuile on Saturday, March 15th at 12:30 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva airport and then CERN (if requested) around 17:00, depending on the traffic.
3. From Turin or Milan Malpensa Airport to La ThuileIt is possible to reach La Thuile with public transport (train and bus) from Torino and Milano, but in practice this is quite cumbersome.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, a shuttle service operates; on the other days, the same company runs essentially taxis.
In past experience, the service is quite smooth and fast, but depends on local contractors. It may happen that one demand is initially accepted, and after a couple of days canceled because no local contractor could be found. Please make sure that you get a final and firm confirmation (if possible with a local contact info) before counting on it.
4. By car
La Thuile can be reached by car, by the A40 highway to St Gervais, then
by E25 to Chamonix, Courmayeur and Pré Saint Didier and then turn
to the right in the direction of La Thuile via Strata Stratale Valle d'Aosta