It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the fourth Joint Conference of the Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC) and the Italian Synchrotron Radiation Society (SILS), which will be held in Trieste from 12 to 15 September 2022.
The event returns to take place in Trieste nineteen years after the first one, held in July 2003.
Let us restart after the COVID-19 pandemic !
It will be a unique event, full of high-profile scientific content and for all a pleasant opportunity to meet, in presence, friends, colleagues and collaborators.
The Conference will be organized in 4 plenary lectures, thirteen micro-symposia with 26 keynote presentations, 39 oral communications and 39 flash talks and will host the Round Table "Horizon-Europe and the Future of Research Infrastructures: Next Generation of Scientific Instrumentation, Tools and Methods". Four E-poster sessions will also allow the presentation and discussion of scientific contributions.
Trieste, "suspended in time and history", a hub of relations and a crossroads in the circulation of knowledge, has gained international prestige over the years for the excellence of its scientific system, thanks to its University and more than 30 research and higher education centers in the area.
Trieste is the European city with the highest density of researchers (37.1 research workers per 1.000 workers) and hosted the Euro Science Open Forum in July 2020. It became part of UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities in 2020.
The destiny of Trieste, which has in the bora wind one of its identity traits, has always been linked to its strategic geographical position, between the Mediterranean and Central Europe, crossroads of trade, people and cultures from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Trieste, declared free port in the Habsburg Empire, is the Italian city where the memory of the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, better known as Sissi, is more alive and tangible.
In Trieste, Central European, Mediterranean and Balkan traditions come together to create a cosmopolitan and international atmosphere.
On behalf of the AIC and SILS community, I look forward to welcoming you in Trieste.
Dr. Doriano Lamba
Chair of the Organizing Committee