Conference Venue

The Conference on September 7-11 takes place in the Kursaal of Donostia located at the mouth of the Urumea river on the Zurriola Beach in Donostia / San Sebastian. The address reads:

  • Kursaal,
    Zurriola Hiribidea, 1,
    20002 Donostia / San Sebastian,
    Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain
  • www.kursaal.eus
  • (+34) 943 00 30 00
  • (43.324322° N, 1.978684° W)
  • link to map

School Venue

The School on September 6, i.e. on the Sunday preceeding the Conference, takes place in the Centro de Física de Materiales (CFM) on the university campus in Donostia / San Sebastian. The address reads:

  • Centro de Física de Materiales (CFM),
    Paseo de Manuel Lardizabal, 5,
    20018 Donostia / San Sebastian,
    Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain
  • cfm.ehu.es
  • (+34) 943 01 87 86 (will not be answered on Sunday)
  • (43.305655° N, 2.009540° W)
  • link to map

Kursaal of Donostia

  • Donostia at sunset
  • Kursaal from close
  • Appreciate the size
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  • Mouth of the river Urumea
  • Chamber Hall
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The Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium (or simply Kursaal) is a complex comprising several spaces: a great auditorium, many-use halls, and exhibition halls. It was designed by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, and is located on the Zurriola Beach in Donostia-San Sebastián.

Kursaal consists of two large prismatic volumes that emerge from a platform. Each "cube" (as they are known) is formed by an inner prismatic structure, surrounded by double translucent glass panels, which are supported by a metallic structure. Between the cubes there is a big walkable surface with sights to the Zurriola Beach and the mouth of the Urumea river. It is said that the author designed these cubes as if they were “two beached rocks”, with the aim of perpetuating the geography and emphasizing the harmony between the natural and the artificial. The Kursaal of Donostia is the result of an ambitious project to equip the city with a modern and innovative infrastructure to house congresses and cultural events.

(Sources: Wikipedia and Kursaal website.)

Centro de Física de Materiales (CFM)

  • CFM building
  • entrance to CFM
  • view from the sky
  • CFM auditorium
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CFM headquarters are located in Donostia-San Sebastián, and offers a well configured, high quality working environment with modern facilities (building is operational since 2010), both for experimentalist and theoreticians.

CFM is a research centre devoted to promote cutting-edge fundamental research on advanced materials, as well as to create new cohorts of highly skilled scientists who can face the challenges of excellence in research of materials science. The overall aim of CFM is to create a scientific and human environment of high quality devoted to excellence in the area of Material Physics research.

(Source: CFM Webpage.)