General Information about the conference


Universität Basel, Kollegienhaus, Petersplatz 1, 4003 Basel

Registration Desk

The registration desk ist situated in front of the Aula, just beside the entrance Spalengraben.

Opening hours:

    Sunday June 20        16:00 - 19:00
    Monday - Tuesday June 21 - 22      08:00 - 18:00

All participants please report at the registration desk before visiting any session. You will receive your name badge, conference program, and can pay the conference fee.
Important: Without badge entry to the lecture rooms will be refused.

We recommend to register already on Sunday afternoon, if possible. So you will avoid any delay on Monday and may proceed directly to the talks.

Lecture rooms

All rooms are equipped with beamer and transparencies projector. Please bring your own laptop and, if need be, adapter, USB-key/CD.


The postersession will take place on Monday evening and during lunchbreak on Tuesday. Please bring your own fixing material (drawing-pins, adhesive tape). The poster boards are numbered according to the program, so every participant will find "his" board easily. All posters are expected to be presented on both days.
Maximum poster size: A0 portrait

Conference Fees, Registration and Payment

The conference fees cover the participation to all sessions, including coffee breaks (both days), apéro and grillparty on Monday and the lunchbuffet on Tuesday (exception see table below). There are no "one-day tickets".

Pay your conference fee in time and save money !

The regular prices, as shown in the table below, are valid for payments reaching us before June 1st, 2010. Please make sure that your name and the purpose of the payment are indicated.

Payments can be made to the following account:
    Swiss Post - Postfinance, Account 80-8738-5, for Swiss Physical Society, 4056 Basel

For payments made later than June 1st you have to add a surcharge of CHF 20.-. This applies also for participants paying cash at the conference. Credit cards are not accepted.
Attention: Fees are not refundable in case of cancellation.


Category (all prices in CHF)RegularAfter June 1st
SPS Members110.-130.-
Students / Ph.D. Students (*)80.-100.-
Plenary / invited speakers, awardees0.-0.-
Other persons130.-150.-
"Not yet" members special offer (see below)140.-160.-
Teachers (**)50.-70.-


(*) Students licence required
(**) only for the session "Schülernachmittag" (apéro / grillparty NOT included), otherwise regular fees apply.




Coffee Breaks, Lunch and Grillparty

The coffee breaks, the apéro accompagnying the poster session on Monday evening and the lunchbuffet on Tuesday will take place in the hallway near the posters and exhibition. The grillparty on Monday evening, just after the poster session, will take place in the garden in case of nice weather, otherwise inside the building.
Those items are covered by the conference fee.
On Monday you can use one of the nearby restaurants for lunch.


Special offer for non-members
Do you plan to participate in our meeting and want also to become a member of the SPS ? You can do so now for a very reduced price of only CHF 140.- (CHF 160.- after June 1st) ! This amount covers the conference fee and your new SPS membership for 2010. Do not miss this offer ! Just fill out the online-registration form, choose the option "Special offer", then download, print, fill and sign the admission form for new members, and return it as soon as possible by fax or ordinary mail.

(This offer does not apply for students and Ph.D. students. They still profit from the free first-year-membership and have only to pay the conference fee shown above.)


Hotel reservations can be made directly on the Basel Tourismus website.

Arrival by train

From the "Swiss railway station" as well as from the "German railway station" take a bus no. 30 until stop „Spalentor“. Follow the signs to the conference place (ca. 70 m).

Arrival by areoplane

From Euro Airport take a bus no. 50 until "Swiss railway station". Change to bus no. 30 until stop "Spalentor".

From Euro Airport take a bus no. 50 until "Kannenfeldplatz", change to tram no. 1 direction "Bahnhof SBB" and change again after one stop (Burgfelderplatz) to tram no. 3 direction "Birsfelden", until stop "Spalentor".
Follow the signs to the conference place (ca. 70 m).

Arrival by car

Take highway exit „Basel Süd / SBB“, follow the traffic signs „City / Universitätsspital“. Use the „City-Parking“, then take the exit for pedestrians „Petersgraben / Spital-Haupteingang“, walk about 200 m uphill to the Kollegienhaus.