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The Nature of Time: Geometry, Physics & Perception
May 21-24, 2002 / Tatranská Lomnica / Slovak Republic
co-sponsored by
Astronomical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranská Lomnica, Slovak Republic
Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica - Sezione di Palermo, CNR, Palermo, Italy
Venue & Vicinity:

The workshop will take place in a lecture theatre of the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. The theatre is spacious enough to host as many as 50 people, and it is equipped with an over-head projector, slide projector and a screen. In exceptional cases, we can also provide an MP 8020 Multimedia Projector (requiring a VGA 640x480 256 colours set-up) for PowerPoint presentations: please, bring along your own laptop, for no computer will be available for this kind of presentation. A second, smaller room with a few PC terminals will also be available for the participants: these computers will offer direct on-line access to the Internet and should exclusively be used for e-mailing - this service will be provided free of charge.

The Institute itself is situated at the very border of the Tatra National Park - the biggest state-protected area in the country. From the one side, the Institute faces steep and high rocky hills, The High Tatras, and old, mostly coniferous forests. From the other, it is surrounded by flat meadows and a shallow valley, the site of two major towns in the region - Kezmarok and Poprad. The Institute lies only 1km (a fifteen-minute leisurely walk) apart from the village of Tatranská Lomnica - one of the most popular tourist and sports resorts in Slovakia. This resort is famous for its biggest all-the-year-round attraction: a cable car, whose uppermost station is right at the top of Lomnický peak - some 2,600 metres above sea level. We have enclosed a detailed map of the area, on which the location of the Institute is represented by a full  circle of orange colour:  the scale of the map is such that the diameter of the circle corresponds to 100 meters, and the Institute lies almost in the centre of the map.

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