X-IFU overview presentation at the SPIE 2018

Here you will find the overview X-IFU presentation at the SPIE meeting in Austin, on June 13th, 2018.

Upcoming X-IFU Consortium meeting (CM8) in Geneva

The meeting will be held in the Faculty of Science of the University of Geneva, specifically the “École de Physique” building:  https://www.unige.ch/sciences/physique/physics-section/practical-information/ The plenary session will take place in the “Grand Auditoire” (hosting up to 250 people), and a few additional meeting rooms have been reserved for the splinter meetings (Salle Stueckelberg, Salle MaNEP, Blibliothèque du DPNC, salle du DPT). Information for the directions to the different rooms will be available on site. Coffee breaks will be served on site. A large number of restaurant and fast food places are also available around.  The venue is conveniently located close to the city center, at a distance of about 20 minutes from the central station “Cornavin” with the tram (or roughly 30 minutes walking).   The international airport of Geneva is located quite close to the city and it is conveniently connected with trains and buses (it takes about 15-20 minutes with the bus from the central station to go to the airport, and about 10 minutes with the train).  It is recommended to book your hotel using any available internet website as soon as possible. Geneva gets very busy at any period of the year and the price of the hotels might increase significantly if other events are running in the city.  The usage of rented/personal cars in the city is discouraged. The number of parkings available around the meeting place are very limited and the cost could be not-negligible. Public transportation in Geneva is very convenient and effective. The Hotels will give you a free transportation card for each day of your stay, such that you do not have to pay for public transportation. Please remember to explicitly ask to your hotel at arrival.  Please note that free public transportation from the airport to Geneva city center are made...