QIPC 2013 Social Events

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Welcome reception

June 30, 18.00-20.00
Place: "Garbasso", Largo E. Fermi 2, Florence (Arcetri)

The welcome reception will take place on Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 18.00 to 20:00, in the headquarters of the old Institute of Physics, which is located in Largo E. Fermi 2, and hosts nowadays the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Florence. The building was built in 1921 thanks to Antonio Garbasso. A group of brilliant physicists such as Gilberto Bernardini, Enrico Fermi, Joseph Loupe, Giulio Racah, Franco Rasetti and Bruno Rossi worked there and it was in that place that Enrico Fermi wrote his fundamental work on the statistics of the electrons in 1926.

This building, usually called "Garbasso", is one of the main buildings located on the hill of Arcetri, which has recently been celebrated as a historic site by the European Physical Society (EPS), as it is rich in historical and scientific interest. Going up the hill you will see also the National Institute of Optics, founded in 1927 by Vasco Ronchi, protagonist of the rebirth of optics in Italy, and the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, built in 1872 on the initiative of Giovan Battista Amici and Giovan Battista Donati. Higher up, on the edge of the area, there is "The Jewel", a Villa where Galileo spent the last years of his life (1631-1642). There Galileo completed the writing of the fundamental work “Dialogues of the New Sciences” (1638).

Shuttle service to Largo Enrico Fermi 2 (see map)

Invited speakers Shuttle bus
h 17.30            Speakers meeting at Cellai Hotel hall, departure with shuttle bus
h 20:30            Return to the hotel with shuttle bus

Participants Shuttle bus
h 17:30            Shuttle busses every 15 minutes from Porta Romana to Largo Enrico Fermi 2 (see map)
h 19:00-20:30 Shuttle busses from Largo Enrico Fermi 2 to Porta Romana

To reach “Porta Romana” from Florence Central station, you can either walk through Florence city centre (see map) or take bus number 36 (TO CASCINE DEL RICCIO), 37 (to TAVERNUZZE PRIMO MAGGIO), D (to FERRUCCI), 36A (TO CASCINE DEL RICCIO) and get off at  bus station “CALZA”. The meeting point for the shuttle bus is in Porta Romana square, in front of the pharmacy (Farmacia Scilla).


Conference dinner

Thursday, July 4, at 20.00
Place: Villa La Quiete
Via di Boldrone 2, 50134 Firenze

The social dinner will take place on Thurday, July 4, 2013, at 20.00, at Villa La Quiete, one of the most important monumental buildings outside Florence, between Careggi and Castello, at the foot of Mt. Morello. The Villa is named after the fresco of "Quiet Calming the Winds", painted in 1632 by Giovanni da San Giovanni. In 1724 Anna Maria Luisa dei Medici, the last descendant of the famous family, moved into La Quiete, and furnished it with items from Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. During her stay, the fine Italian-style garden was created, which will host our social dinner.

Shuttle service to Villa La Quiete

Speakers Shuttle bus
19.30   Speakers meeting at Cellai Hotel hall, departure with shuttle bus for “Villa La Quiete”
22:30   Return to the hotel with shuttle bus

Participants Shuttle bus (see map)
19:30   Meeting point in front of Florence Central Station (Piazza Adua), departure with a shuttle bus for “Villa La Quiete”. The shuttle bus will make a short stop at the Conference venue at about 19:45.
22:30   Return to Florence Central Station (Piazza Adua) with the shuttle bus (with short stop at the Conference venue).