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“Ettore Majorana” Foundation and Centre
Monastero San Rocco (Isidor I. Rabi Institute)
Via Guarnotta, 26
91016 ERICE, Italy

Erice is located in Sicily, one hour’s drive west of Palermo.

The “Ettore Majorana” Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture (EMFCSC) is named after the outstanding Italian physicist Ettore Majorana, born in Sicily in 1906.

Embracing 110 Schools, covering all branches of Science, the Centre is situated in the old pre-mediaeval city of Erice, where three restored monasteries (one of which was the residence of the Viceroy of Sicily during the XIV and XV Centuries) provide an appropriate setting for high intellectual endeavour. These ancient buildings are now named after great scientists and strong supporters of the “Ettore Majorana” Centre.

The San Francesco Monastery (former Viceroy’s residence) is now the Eugene P. Wigner Institute with the “Enrico Fermi” Lecture Hall. The San Domenico Monastery has become the Patrick M.S. Blackett Institute with the “Paul A.M. Dirac” Lecture Hall. The San Rocco Monastery is now the Isidor I. Rabi Institute with the “Richard P. Feynman” Lecture Hall, the Directorate and the main Secretariat of the Centre. There are living quarters in all three Institutes for people attending the courses of the Centre. The Erice Station of the World Laboratory Seismological Network is located in the I.I. Rabi Institute. The “Daniel Chalonge” and the “Paul A.M. Dirac” Museums are located at the Patrick M.S. Blackett Institute.

Check-in. On your arrival at the reception desk you shall fill the registration form, receive your room, your folder and your EMCSC badge. The reception desk is located at the EMCSC main building (San Rocco). schoolSite_big
Badge. You are requested to have always your badge on, inside the EMCSC as well as outside, especially at restaurants, during excursions, social events and shopping (see below)
Technical facilities. Moderate Xerox-copying is free. A limited number of PC’s and internet terminals are available to participants at San Rocco (room of the 16th Century Madonna). Free wireless connection is available in various areas of the Majorana Centre.