Hosted by the University of Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland

USI Location

The conference talks will be held in building no. 1, first floor ‘Auditorium’. See the campus map: English, Italian.

Getting to Lugano

Nearest hub: The airport Milano Malpensa (code MXP). From there to Lugano is 75 min. Travel via taxi and two shuttle buses is available, leaving straight from the airport. (GoogleTranslate.)
Local airport: Lugano Airport, which has flights from Zurich and other cities.
Extra (English) help: Lugano Tourism.

Switzerland, by Juergen Schmidhuber

Switzerland is a good place for scientists. It is the origin of special relativity (1905) and the World Wide Web (1990), is associated with 105 Nobel laureates, and boasts far more Nobel prizes per capita than any other nation. It also has the world’s highest number of publications per capita, the highest number of patents per capita, the highest citation impact factor, the most cited single-author paper, the biggest and most expensive machine ever, etc. As of 2009/2010, Switzerland is again the most competitive country, according to the World Economic Forum. It also got 2 of the 3 most livable cities (source: Mercer Consulting 2009) and the highest ranking in the list of happiest countries (1990s average), according to the Happiness Foundation.

Lugano pictures


Pictures above by/suggested by Juergen Schmidhuber