Welcome to the “18th International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements”, which will be held at the Faculty of Sciences of the Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal, from March 31 to April 5, 2012.

Following the success of the previous SCTE Conference that took place in Annecy, France, in 2010, this meeting will be a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss about the recent advances on  Solid State Chemistry and Solid State Physics of transition element compounds. It will include Invited Plenary sessions and Keynote Lectures on different hot topics related to this Conference.SCTE1012 will have a Special Session Dedicated to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011.Professor Walter Steurer (ETH Zürich Switzerland) will be the Speaker of this session. SCTE2012 will be also the perfect occasion to interact with the finest experts on the different fields of solid state from all over the world.

Lisbon, the beautiful Portuguese capital, is rich  of historical monuments and has a variety of stimulating cultural activities. Among the attractive places around Lisbon is the romantic Sintra, an UNESCO World Heritage Centre with castles and fine residences, and  rich history that dates back to the prehistoric days, wich will be visited by the Conference excursion.

We sincerely hope that you will join us and look forward to welcome you at SCTE2012.

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Conference Program  Updated

List of Oral Presentations  Updated

List of Poster Presentations  Updated

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Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place on Wednesday April 4 at the restaurant "Pátio de Alfama", in the ancient part of Lisbon. This Dinner will include a Fado show, featuring  the diva Cidália Moreira and another younger promising fado singer. Bus transport from the conference venue to the restaurant (one way only) is included. The price will be €45/person, for those who register by email until March 17 and the payment will be made in cash at the Conference Desk in Lisbon (upon registration). We kindly ask all the participants and accompanying persons interested in attending this Conference Dinner to register by mail to e-mail:SCTE2012@itn.pt, for logistic reasons we need to know how many people will attend this dinner. For those who only communicate this intention later, during the Conference, the price will be € 50/person and we cannot guarantee the availability of places at this time.

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Excursion to Sintra

On Tuesday April 3 there will be an excursion to Sintra, after lunch. The trip will take around 5 hours and we will go to Sintra (a visit to the Royal Palace, from the 13th and 14th Centuries, is included), Cabo da Roca (the westernmost point of Continental Europe) and will return along the Atlantic coast, passing Guincho, Cascais and Estoril. The price should be €  30/person, for those who register by email until March 17 and the payment will be made in cash to the Conference Desk in Lisbon (upon registration). We kindly ask all the participants and accompanying persons interested in attending this Excursion to Sintra to register by mail to e-mail:SCTE2012@itn.pt. For those who only communicate this intention later, during the Conference, the price will be € 35/person and we cannot guarantee the availability of places at this time. You can use the same e-mail to register for both activities (Dinner+Excursion) if that is the case.

 

Student Grants

We are pleased to inform that the limited number of grants to support students have already been attributed. Students that have applied will be contacted. Please do not send any more applications.

Previous conferences:

Paris (1965)
Enschede-Twente (1967)
Oslo (1969)
Geneva (1973)
Uppsala (1976)
Stuttgart (1979)
Grenoble (1982)
Vienna (1985)
Oxford (1988)
Münster (1991)
Wrocław (1994)
Saint Malo (1997)
Stresa (2000)
Linz (2003)
Kraków (2006)
Dresden (2008)
Annecy (2010)

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