International School on Hadrontherapy «Edwin
Workshop on Hadron Beam Therapy of Cancer
Erice, Sicily, Italy
April 24, 2009 - May 1, 2009
Location and Structures
The "Ettore Majorana" International
Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture takes its inspiration from the outstanding Italian physicist, after
whom the Centre was named. Born in Sicily in 1906, his breadth of
vision and the excellence of his contributions to theoretical
nuclear physics moved Enrico Fermi to the following comment: "There
are many categories of scientists, people of second and third rank,
who do their best, but do not go very far. There are also people of
first class, who make great discoveries, fundamental for the
development of science. But then there are the geniuses, like
Galilei and Newton. Well, Ettore Majorana was one of them".
Embracing 123 Schools, covering all branches of Science, the Centre
is situated in the old pre-mediaeval city of
Erice where three
restored monasteries provide an appropriate setting for high
intellectual endeavour. These monasteries are now named after great
Scientists and strong supporters of the "Ettore Majorana" Centre.
The San Francesco Monastery is now the Eugene P. Wigner Institute
where there is the "Enrico Fermi" Lecture Hall.
The San Domenico Monastery is now the Patrick M.S. Blackett
Institute where there is the "Paul A.M. Dirac" Lecture Hall.
The San Rocco Monastery is now the Isidor I. Rabi Institute where
there is 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.
Computer facilities and wireless connection to Internet