The meeting is taking place at the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI), Zagreb, Croatia. The Institute is located in the vicinity of the city center.

The RBI is regarded as Croatia’s leading scientific institute in the natural and biomedical sciences as well as marine and environmental research, owing to its size, scientific productivity, international reputation in research, and the quality of its scientific personnel and research facilities.

Moreover, the RBI is the leading and internationally most competitive Croatian institute by virtue of its participation in international research projects, such as the IAEA and EC FP5-7 programs funded by the European Commission, NATO, NSF, UKF, SNSF, DAAD and other international scientific foundations.

There are nearly 900 persons employed at the Institute today. Over 500 of them are scientists and researchers that pursue research in more than 80 laboratories in theoretical and experimental physics, material physics and chemistry, electronics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry, molecular biology and medicine, marine science and the environment, information and computer sciences, laser and nuclear research and development.

Due to its manpower and well-organized infrastructure, including a large number of valuable experimental instruments, which comprise 50% of all scientific equipment in Croatia, the Institute is able to maintain its activities at the highest level.


Zagreb is a charming city with a romantic medieval upper town, lively Downtown, picturesque open-air markets, squares, coffee shop terraces and beautiful green parks. In recent years, Zagreb has finally been discovered as a popular city-break destination.

Throughout centuries of foreign rule the importance of the city has been recognised for its cultural, religious and commercial influence within the region and much of this is still reflecting on Zagreb today.

Visually, Zagreb is a combination of ornate, picturesque straight-laced Austro-Hungarian architecture and raw-geometric modern socialist structures.

It is best captured on foot, strolling through the streets, stopping in a museum or galleries, drinking coffee in always full cafes, and enjoying the theatres, concerts and cinema.

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