The International Quantum Structure Association is pleased to announce that the next Biennial IQSA Conference Quantum Structures 2020 will take place in Tropea, Calabria (Italy), on June 29-July 03, 2020. The proposed arrival date is Sunday, the 28th of June, and the date of departure is Saturday, the 4th of July.
The IQSA hymn
Quantum Structures 2020 Tropea is a major international conference integrating all fields of quantum mechanics and its applications. It provides an important opportunity for young researchers to disseminate their results and to obtain feedback both from their peers and from senior members of the community. Owing to its interdisciplinary and foundational character, the objective of the conference is to encourage communication between researchers throughout the world whose research is related to
- quantum structures and their applications in physics, mathematics and philosophy
- logico-algebraic structures, orthomodular structures, quantum logics, empirical logics, operational structures
- quantum mechanics
- quantum measurements
- quantum computation, quantum information, quantum communication
- philosophy of quantum mechanics
- quantum probability
- quantum mechanics on phase space
- fuzzy sets theory
- quantum structures in cognitive and social science
- interdisciplinary applications of quantum structures
- Arriving day: June 28th, 2020
- First official day: June 29th, 2020
- Last official day: July 03th, 2020
- Leaving day: July 04th, 2020
The conference continues the successful meetings held in:
- Gdansk 1990;
- Castiglioncello 1992;
- Prague 1994;
- Berlin 1996;
- Liptovsky Jan 1998;
- Cesenatico 2001;
- Vienna 2002;
- Denver 2004;
- Malta 2006;
- Brussels-Gdansk 2008;
- Boston 2010.
- Cagliari, Italy, 2012
- Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2014
- Leicester, United Kingdom, 2016
- Kazan, Russian Federation, 2018
The Tropis Hotel (https://www.tropis.it/meeting-eventi/) can provide accommodation for the full conference attendees. Here is a table with the special prices they offer to the conference attendees:
Double room (1 person): 100 euros per night, Lunch and Breakfast included. Drinks not included
Double room (2 persons): 180 euros per night, Lunch and Breakfast included. Drinks not included
Double room (1 person): 78 euros per night, Breakfast included.
Double room (2 persons): 136 euros per night, Breakfast included.
Moreover, in Tropea there is a huge amount of Hotels and B&B that can be booked on the website www.booking.com. By booking in advance (also 9-10 months earlier) one can get very convenient prices and, in some cases, the option to cancel the reservation for free until one week before the date of the stay.
The closest airport is the Lamezia Terme airport which is at about 60 km from Tropea. A bus service from the airport to the Hotel will be available. Further information will be provided.
A cheaper connection is by train from Lamezia Terme to Tropea. There is a train from Lamezia Terme railway station to Tropea every hour (it takes about 1 hour to get to Tropea and costs about 4,20 euros). There is a bus service from Lamezia Terme airport to Lamezia Terme railway station (1,50 euros). You can find the timetable at the following link:
Hotel Tropis is at about 350 meters from the railway station.
An alternative option to get to Tropea is to arrive by flight to Naples (which is cheaper than the flight to Lamezia terme) and then to Tropea by train (usually one or two changes). Naples airport is well connected to the railway station by bus (5 euros) which takes 20 minutes. The train from Naples to Tropea will take about 4,5-6,5 hours at variance with the time and the day. Look at the Trenitalia website for information www.trenitalia.it
Once you are in Tropea you can use the Tropea Express to move along the Tyrrhenian coast for very cheap prices.
Location: Tropea, Calabria Italy
Tropea is a lovely town situated on the Tyrrhenian coast in the south of Italy in the Vibo Valentia province. That part of Calabria’s coast is called Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Deities). Tropea is known as the pearl of the Tyrrhenian coast. It is the most important touristic place in Calabria and one of the most important in Italy. It has been often classified among the first three most beautiful beaches in Italy. Calabria as well as Campania, Puglia and Basilicata are the Italian regions where Magna Graecia has been founded in the VIII century b.c.. The places where Magna Graecia was founded were Greek colonies. The same happened in Sicily but in this case the historians speak of Greek Sicily. Magna Graecia and Greek Sicily have been very important from the cultural and social viewpoint. Pitagora moved to Calabria from Greece and founded his school in Crotone (about 158 km from Tropea). Several very important philosophers and mathematicians were born in Magna Grecia. Here is a partial list: Pitagora (Calabria), Parmenide (Campania), Zenone (Campania), Empedocle (Sicily), Timeo (Calabria), Archimede (Sicily).
Santuario Santa maria dell'Isola (Tropea)
The legend says that Tropea was founded by Ercules when, back from the Ercules columns (in Spain), he stopped on the coast in the south of Italy. Tombs of the Magna Graecia period have been found close to Tropea.
The coast at the south of Tropea, in the Vibo Valentia province, is very beautiful as well and is connected to Tropea by a regional train (Tropea Express) that starts every hour.
Tropea is also famous for the special onion produced locally that is very mild and appreciated and exported all over the world. It is also easily digestible. The Tropea district is famous for the ‘nduia which is a kind of cream made of pork fat, pork, and a lot of red pepper.
- Places of interest to visit.
Here is a partial list of attractions the visitors can find in Calabria (close to Tropea):
- In Tropea: the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Romania, the Diocesan Museum, the Sanctuary of Santa maria dell'isola. The Cathedral was built by the Normans in the XII century. The structure was built entirely in tuff and pale yellow lava stone. The Cathedral hosts the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Romania which was painted by a pupil of Giotto. The Diocesan Museum hosts valuable works from the XIV to XIX century and a picture gallery. Later, in the 11th century it was passed to the Benedictines who still own it under the Abbey of Montecassino. The sanctuary was probably build in the 6th and the 9th century. It towers on a promontory hosted a community of Basilian monks. Later, in the 11th century it was passed to the Benedictines who still own it under the Abbey of Montecassino.
- PIZZO: Pizzo Calabro, is a town (and a seaport) the province of Vibo Valentia (Calabria, southern Italy), situated on a steep cliff overlooking the Gulf of Saint Euphemia. Pizzo is famous for the tuna fish, the ice-scream (tartufo di pizzo), the castle and the Piedigrotta church carved into the tuff. The former King of Naples Joachim Murat, who was the brother-in-law of Napoleon, was imprisoned for several days in the town's Aragonese castle and then sentenced to death. He was executed by firing squad on October 13, 1815, in the main hall of the castle and was possibly buried in the church of San Giorgio. Paradoxically, the castle is now called Castello Murat. The castle hosts the Provincial Museum Murat. In 1783 the town was almost destroyed by an earthquake, and it suffered some damage from the same cause in 1905.
- Riace Bronzes – are two full-size Greek bronzes of naked bearded warriors, cast about 460–450 BC that were found in the sea near Riace in 1972. The bronzes are currently located at the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in the southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria, Italy (about 80 km from Tropea, 2 hours by train).
They are two of the few surviving full-size ancient Greek bronzes (which were usually melted down in later times), and as such demonstrate the superb technical craftsmanship and exquisite artistic features that were achieved at this time. (from wikipedia).
- Vibo Valentia (Hipponion) Castle (35 km from Tropea) – Norman-Hohenstaufen Castle, located most likely on the site of Hipponion acropolis, and built around 1000. For its construction materials from the Greek temples nearby were used. It was damaged by an earthquake in 1783. Today the castle is home to a state museum where you can find the gold leaflet from the Necropolis of Hipponion Ca. 400 BCE,
- Greak Walls of Hipponion, including about 350 metres (1,150 ft) of remains and foundations of eight towers, each with an estimated height of 10 metres (33 ft).
- Cattolica di Stilo is a Byzantine church in Stilo, Calabria, southern Italy. It is a national monument. The Cattolica was built in the 9th century, when Calabria was part of the Byzantine Empire.
- Epizephyrian Locris (Greek Ἐπιζεφύριοι Λοκροί; from ἐπί epi, "on", Ζέφυρος (Zephyros), West Wind, and the plural of Λοκρός, Lokros, "a Locrian," thus "The Western Locrians") was founded about 680 BC on the Italian shore of the Ionian Sea. Plato called it "The flower of Italy", due to the local peoples' characteristics. Locris was the site of two great sanctuaries, that of Persephone — here worshipped as the protector of fertile marriage — and of Aphrodite. In the early centuries Locris was allied with Sparta, and later with Syracuse. It founded two colonies of its own, Hipponion and Medma.
- From Tropea to the Aeolian Islands by ferry or hydrofoil: The Aeolian Islands (/iːˈoʊliən/) (Italian: Isole Eolie, pronounced [ˈiːzole eˈɔːlje] Greek: Αιολίδες Νήσοι, Aiolides Nisoi) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea (Sicily). The Aeolian Islands (/iːˈoʊliən/) (Italian: Isole Eolie, pronounced [ˈiːzole eˈɔːlje], Sicilian: Ìsuli Eoli, Greek: Αιολίδες Νήσοι, Aiolides Nisoi) are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are two active volcanoes – Stromboli and Vulcano. The volcanic activity of steaming fumaroles and thermal waters are on most of the islands. See Wikipedia for more details. There are ferries and hydrofoils from Tropea to the islands for 40-50 euros. The trip takes about 1,5 hours from Tropea to the Islands.