Conference Informationen

Besides the scientific program (see left menu) the conference will include the joint award ceremony, the general assemblies of all three societies and the conference dinner. An exhibition of scientific apparatus, equipment and books will complete the range of the meeting.

Conference Secretariat

The conference secretariat will be placed near the main entrance of the V.-F. Hess building.

Office hours:

   Tuesday 1. Sept. 16:00 - 19:00
   Wednesday - Friday 2. - 4. Sept. 08:00 - 18:00

All participants have to register before visiting any sessions. You will receive your name badge, program booklet and dinner voucher (if registered) and can pay the conference fee.

Important: Without name badge access to the sessions will be refused.

We recommend the possibility to register already on Tuesday afternoon. Thus you can visit the sessions on Wednesday directly without any delay.

Lecture rooms

All lecture rooms are equipped with beamer, notebook and projectors for transparencies. You can bring your presentation on USB-stick or CD. By way of an exception you can use your own mobile computer (don't forget any necessary adapters).


The postersession will take place in the halls during lunch breaks from Wednesday to Friday. Please bring your own fixing material (drawing pins, adhesive tape). The poster boards will be numbered according to this program so any participant will easily find "his" board. All posters are expected to be presented on all three days.
Maximum dimensions: A0 portrait

Coffee breaks and lunch

The coffee tables and lunch buffets are placed in the halls near the postersession (included in the conference fee).

Conference Dinner

The dinner will be held on Thursday evening, Sept. 3, at the "Villa Blanka" in Innsbruck. A bus tranfer from the conference to the restaurant and back to the city will be organised. The price is CHF 60.- / EUR 40.- per person (including one meal, drinks and bus transfer). Upon registration you can choose between 3 different meals (one of them vegetarian).

Gathering at the conference secretariat: 18:45h, departure of the bus: 19:00h


Hotel reservations can be made directly on the conference website ( -> Accomodation). The organising team pre-reserved a contingent of rooms in different hotels. We recommend to book early.

Conference Fees, Registration and Payment

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 August 1st, 2009. Please make sure that your name and the purpose of the payment are transmitted.

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 you have to add a surcharge of CHF 15.-. 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 August 1st
SPS Members90.-105.-
Ph.D. Students (*)45.-60.-
Students BEFORE Master/Diploma degree (*)0.-0.-
Plenary speakers, awardees0.-0.-
Other persons120.-135.-
"Not yet" members special offer (see below)150.-165.-
Conference Dinner60.-60.-


(*) Students licence required




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 150.- (CHF 165.- after August 1st) ! This amount covers the conference fee and your new SPS membership for at least the second half of 2009 (depending on your entry date) and full 2010. Do not miss this offer ! You save at least one year's membership fees. 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.)