Venue and Travel
Embracing 123 Schools, covering all branches of Science, the Centre is situated in the old pre-mediaeval city of Erice where four 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 is now 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. The Ciclope is now the Victor F. Weisskopf Institute with the Richard H. Dalitz Lecture Hall. There are living quarters in all four Institutes for people attending the Courses at the Centre. The Polo Sismico, the first worldwide Network of Seismological Detectors (1981), is located in the I.I. Rabi Institute. The Daniel Chalonge and the Paul A.M. Dirac Museums are situated at the Patrick M.S. Blackett Institute.
How to reach Erice
The easiest way to reach Erice from abroad is by plane. Two international airports serve Erice, the airport of Palermo (the most important one) and the airport of Trapani. The Centre organizes free shuttles to and from both airports. For more information please click here.
How to reach conference venue
Conference hall is located at the Ettore Majorana centre which is itself within walking distance from Erice centre. Please see the map for further information.