The Seventh International Conference on

Radioactive Nuclear Beams (RNB7)

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

July 3 - 7, 2006


University of Padova
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This Conference is the seventh of this series, started in 1989 in Berkeley and continued in Louvain la Neuve (1991), East Lansing (1993), Ohmiya (1996), Divonne (2000) and Argonne (2003). They have provided an international forum for presenting and discussing the continuous development of the physics and of the technology associated with radioactive nuclear beams. Many first generation facilities became in the mean time operational and are now providing new exciting physics results. Great progresses have been also made towards the construction of powerful second generation facilities that will allow access to the extreme regions of the nuclear chart. This is a research field growing rapidly in all its technological, experimental and theoretical aspects.

The program of RNB7 will cover the most recent advances in all these fields and the prospects for future studies with invited talks, oral contributions selected from the submitted abstracts and poster presentations. Very short oral presentations to highlight the best posters are also foreseen.

Conference Location and Travel Information
The Conference will be held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Situated 160 km north of Venice, Cortina is also known as the "Regina delle Dolomiti" - Queen of the Dolomites - since it is in the heart of the wonderful Dolomite mountains. Located at 1224 m. a.s.l., it is surrounded by forests and wide ski slopes, below the towering craggy red rock mountains, which are higher than 3000 m. The village, boasting a thousand-year old remarkable historical background, has nearly 7,000 inhabitants. It attracts visitors from all over the world for its lively international atmosphere, its fashionable shops, and excellent restaurants.

Lectures will be given at the PalaVolkswagen, located in the town centre, a modern tent structure for concerts, presentations, congresses, serving as the hall for Cortina d'Ampezzo since a few years. Its elegant shape - a large white tent with graceful lines - matches very well with the surrounding environment.

The Conference will start on Monday morning, July 3 and will end on Friday afternoon, July 7.

A registration desk will be opened at the conference site (PalaVolkswagen) on Sunday, July 2, from 17:00 to 20:00 and on Monday, July 3 from 8:30.

Sunday, July 2 (PalaVolkswagen) 17:00 - 20:00 Reception, Registration and Welcome cocktail
Monday, July 3 9:00 Begin Formal Sessions
Tuesday, July 4 12:30 and 16:00 Oral Poster presentation
Tuesday, July 4 17:50 - 19:30 Poster session
Wednesday, July 5 afternoon Excursion
Thursday, July 6 20:00 Conference dinner
Friday, July 7 11:30 Lise Meitner prize award
Friday, July 7 16:40 End Formal Sessions

Cortina d'Ampezzo is located about 160 km from Venice, 430 km from Milan, and 160 km from Innsbruck in Austria. The nearest airports are Venice, Treviso, Verona, and Innsbruck. The main international airport is the "Marco Polo" in Venice. Cortina can then be easily reached from there, by train or by bus.

The Conference will organize bus transportation to and from Cortina for participants arriving and departing at the Venice "Marco Polo" international airport on Sunday, July 2, at the end of the Conference on Friday, July 7 and on Saturday, July 8 in the morning. Those who want to profit of this transportation should send in due time to the travel agency and/or Conference address their flight number and time of arrival. The meeting point will be at the airport Arrival Hall (look for the Conference LOGO).

Bus transfer Timetable
Venice Airport - Cortina Sunday, July 2 12:00, 16:00, 20:00
Cortina - Venice Airport Friday, July 7 end of the Conference
Cortina - Venice Airport Saturday, July 8 morning

If you prefer travelling by train (see Trenitalia timetable), the main railway line is Venezia S.Lucia - Mestre - Calalzo di Cadore, then transfer to Cortina by a connected bus service. The departure railway stations closest to the Venice airport are Venezia Mestre and Venezia S.Lucia: they can be reached, from the airport, by a regular bus connection. The final destination of the train is Calalzo, 35 km away from Cortina. The Dolomitibus service (see timetable) provides transportation from Calalzo railway station to Cortina in about one hour.

The through journey from Venice to Cortina takes about 3.5 hours (train+bus).

Detailed travel information can be found at the Cortina d'Ampezzo's Tourism Board.

Lise Meitner Prize for Nuclear Science - Year 2006
LISE MEITNER Prize 2006 for Nuclear Science of the European Physical Society is given to Prof. David Brink and Prof. Heinz-Jürgen Kluge.

The Prize will be awarded with a brief ceremony on Friday, July 7 at 11:30.

Contributions and Proceedings   
The book of abstracts, with all received contributions, will be distributed to all participants at the beginning of the Conference.

All original contributions, including posters, presented at the Conference will be published on a special issue of The European Physical Journal A and registered participants will receive a copy of the reprint after the Conference.

The contributions, written in good English, should be limited to a maximum of 6 pages (article format) for invited talks, 4 pages for selected oral presentations and 2 pages for posters.

Instructions for the preparation of manuscripts can be found at the web site of the European Physical Journal A. The format for all contributions should be LaTeX according to the Springer's guidelines for EPJ A (check links below for required LaTeX style files).

Important: ALL contributions should be submitted before August 31, 2006 to the Conference organizers, not to Springer Publishing !

Please note that each contribution will be refereed according to the high standards of EPJ A. If accepted for publication each author will be asked to upload his manuscript on a Springer FTP server (further instructions will be sent at due time).

Any questions regarding submission of contributed papers should be directed to the RNB7 Secretariat.

European Physics Journal A LaTeX style files
ZIP archive download directory

The poster session is planned on Tuesday afternoon, July 4 at 17.50. All posters may be displayed already on Monday, July 3. The poster layout is 84 x 119 cm (i.e. portrait A0 format). All participants presenting a poster will find a panel with the title, first author and number of their poster. Posters can be mounted on the posters boards using only double sided adhesive tape that will be provided by the conference.
Registration and fee payment
All participants to RNB7 Coference must register at the web page of the adhoc travel agency. Conference fee amounts to 380 Euro. For students a reduced fee of 250 Euro is foreseen.

Fees have to be paid via bank transfer (the relevant information is given at the adhoc agency web-page). Late registration fees can be paid at the conference desk by cash or by credit card (only VISA and AMERICAN EXPRESS). The fee will cover a printed copy of the Conference Proceedings, the conference bag and booklet of abstracts, welcome cocktail on Sunday, July 2, Conference banquet on Thursday, July 6, an half-day excursion on the Dolomites on Wednesday, July 5 and all coffee-break buffets.

The accompanying persons are welcome to join the reception on Sunday evening as well as the half-day excursion on Wednesday. For the Conference banquet a fee of 50 Euro per person is requested. The accompanying persons program includes also a one-day tour to Venice (for a cost of 30 Euro). Both these events can be booked through the registration form.

Important: All participants that paid the fee by bank transfer are kindly requested to take the bank receipt to the registration desk.

Participants in the Conference will be accommodated in various hotels in the centre of Cortina at a walking distance from the place of the meeting. On the web page of the adhoc travel agency you will find the accommodation form with the list and prices of the hotels reserved for the Conference participants.
Excursion and Social evening
In the afternoon of Wednesday, July 5 an excursion will be organized for all participants to Rifugio Auronzo (2320 m a.s.l.) lying at the base of the splendid and imposing Tre Cime di Lavaredo (2999 m). Situated northeast of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo are three enormous freestanding limestone towers. This trio of peaks are amongst the most beautiful and recognizable mountains in the Dolomites and in the Alps. Along the way we will stop at the Misurina Lake (1754 m) the largest lake in the Dolomites.

The Conference dinner, with typical mountain specialties, will be held on Thursday evening, July 6 at Rifugio Faloria (2123 m), a mountain hut located at the terminal of the Faloria cable car with a magnificent view of Cortina and surrounding mountains.

Important: For both activities we suggest to wear confortable shoes and warm clothes.

For accompanying persons, a full day excursion to Venice will be organized on Tuesday, July 4.

Internet access
At the PalaVolkswagen both wired and wireless internet connections will be available during the Conference. All participants, upon request at the registration desk, will receive an individual account name to be used on the two Conference desktop computers. The use of wired and wireless connections from private laptops require the User Identification (copy of ID card or Passport) and the MAC address Registration on the Conference database.
Important deadlines   
Deadline to submit Conference proceedings August 31, 2006

For any further information contact us at: rnb7@pd.infn.it