The school will be held in Erice (Italy), an ancient town located at around 750 metres above sea level, on top of a mount overlooking the city of Trapani, on Sicily’s north-western coast. Funded by the Elymians, Erice was later Hellenised by the Phoenicians and flourished under the Romans until his destruction by the Carthaginians in the First Punic War. During the early and high middle ages, Erice was conquered first by the Arabs and then by Normans, whose magnificent buildings give Erice the stunning medieval character that survived until today.
The summer school will be hosted by the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture (EMFCSC). Formally established in 1962 by Antonino Zichichi, John Bell, Patrick M.S. Blackett, Isidor I. Rabi, and Victor F. Weisskopf, the Foundation is home to 128 international schools on various branches of science. The Foundation is home to 128 international schools on various branches of science. It occupies three restored ancient monasteries known today as the Wigner Institute with the “Enrico Fermi” Lecture Hall, the Blackett Institute with the “Paul A.M. Dirac” Lecture Hall, and the Rabi Institute with the “Richard P. Feynman” Lecture Hall. There are living quarters in all three Institutes for people attending the courses of the Centre.
How to reach Erice
The International airport of Palermo (PMO) is served by national and international connections. The airport of Trapani (TPS) is offering connections to several European cities, mainly by low-cost air companies.