We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 18th International Summer School on Crystal Growth that will be held in Parma, Italy, during July 23-29, 2023 in conjunction with 20th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy in Naples, July 30-August 4, 2023.

Parma is located in the region Emilia-Romagna, approximately 1 hour from Bologna and 1.5 hour from Milan by train. Both cities have international airports with many direct intercontinental connections. Parma also has an airport, mostly for domestic destinations and few international flights.

The School’s programme will include lectures covering theoretical and experimental aspects of the growth and characterization of different types of crystalline materials, in form of single crystals, thin films and nanocrystals. Leading experts will lead participants into the fascinating world of “crystal fabrication”, providing an overview of recent advancements and updated concepts.

The format of the school is designed to encourage interaction between lecturers and attendees, with informal discussions at coffee breaks, meals and social events. Special sessions will be organised to give participants the opportunity to present their own work and discuss it with peers.


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