Javier Jiménez turns 70 this year 2015. We think that this is a great occasion for friends and collaborators to celebrate his influence in our lifes, and our work. JJ70 is a two-day long conference that will take place the 3rd and the 4rd of September in Salamanca, Spain, featuring a series of invited talks. The format and the schedule is not closed yet, and any suggestion or contribution will be welcome. A publication with the talks presented during the conference is also being planned.
It is situated approximately 200 kilometres (124 miles) west of the Spanish capital Madrid and 80 km (50 mi) east of the Portuguese border. The University of Salamanca, which was founded in 1134, is the oldest university in Spain and the fourth oldest western university. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. The conference will take place at the Parador de Turismo de Salamanca.Visit Hotel page
Madrid Barajas is the nearest major international airport, and the one with easier connection to Salamanca. From the Airport, there are regular buses to Salamanca every two hours. Tickets can be bought online or directly on the bus. Schedules can also be checked in the previous link. The bus trip takes about two and a half hours.
From Madrid, take the A-6/AP-6 towards A Coruña. Near Villacastín take the AP-51 towards Ávila. At Ávila, take the A-50 towards Salamanca. The trip takes about two hours. From Northern and Southern Spain, Salamanca can be reached via the A-66, and from Portugal via the A-62, which connects with the Portugese A25.
Salamanca can be easily reached by train from Madrid, Lisbon and Oporto. From Madrid, there are several daily trains departing from the Chamartín Station. You can find the timetables and buy tickets in the RENFE website . The Salamanca-La Alamedilla train station is 5-10 minutes away from the Parador by taxi or local bus.
There are regular buses throughout the day between Madrid and Salamanca, with the journey taking two hours and a half. Buses depart from the Mendez Alvaro bus station in Madrid. For schedules and tickets, check the Avanzabus website.
Salamanca is a quiet, small city, and the best way to get around the historic center and the Parador area is by foot. From the Parador, walking to the historic center takes 15-20 minutes. There are also several city bus lines covering the route. More information here and here.
The weather in Salamnca in early September is mostly sunny and dry, with daytime highs of 25-30°C and nightime lows of 10-15°C. Days are fairly long, with the sunrise at 08:00 and the sunset at 20:45.
The invited speakers will give a 20-minute plenary talk.
Regular talks will be 10 minutes long, with a short period for questions afterwards. The full program will be published shortly after the abstract submission deadline.
You can download the book of abstracts here