Bullettin n. 1

1. Place and date

The conference will take place from 7th to 11th of April 2003, in INFN Frascati National Laboratories (LNF). The Laboratories are located 30 Km South East of Rome, amid vineyards and olive groves, 3 Km downhill from the small town of Frascati, a very interesting old town spread on the hills leading to ancient Tusculum, with a beautiful view on the city of Rome.

2. Scientific Organization

The conference consists only of plenary sessions, with selected contributions and summary talks.

Proceedings will be published.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for presentation by e-mail to photon03@lnf.infn.it


The deadline for abstract submission has been fixed for March 1st, 2003.

All talks are grouped in the following sessions :


Structure of the photon


Jets and inclusive reactions


Total cross-sections and diffraction


Vacuum polarization


Charm and beauty production


Resonances and exclusive processes


Future Programs


Related Topics : hot photons, etc.


3.Conference Information

Train schedules, maps and further information can be obtained from the conference Web Site 




In addition to the usual computing facilities, network access for laptop computers may be made available. In order to access it, conference participants are urged to include the MAC address of their network card on the registration form.


Conference fee 

The conference fee of 250 Euros is to be paid in cash upon arrival. It will include lunches, coffee breaks, conference dinner, transportation between LNF and the town of Frascati, social activies and a copy of the conference proceedings.



Interested participants are urged to register before February 15, 2003 at the conference website. Because of high pressure of the tourist season in April, it may be difficult to secure hotel accommodations beyond this date.

4. Accommodation

Participants will be housed in hotels in the town of Frascati. Hotels vary in price and facilities, their description can be found in the conference web page. To reach LNF from Frascati town during the conference, there will be a conference bus whose schedule will be published on the web page. The bus will display a copy of the poster and will take the participants back and forth from the town to LNF every morning and in the evening, at the end of sessions.

5. Travel Information

Airplane connections

From Leonardo da Vinci airport in Fiumcino (FCO), you can reach LNF either by train or by car. The fastest way is to take a taxi, which will take you to LNF in about 40 minutes, at a cost of about 60Euros. Taxis are available at the airport or could be reserved from the secretariat upon request. If you plan to rent a car, instructions to reach LNF can be found on the laboratory web page http://www.lnf.infn.it/.


Train connections

From Fiumicino airport you can reach Frascati through Rome Termini railroad station. Trains for Termini leave the airport every half an hour, starting at 6:37 and up to 23:37. Once in Termini station you can reach the town of Frascati, where hotels are located, using the Rome-Frascati line. From Frascati train station, most of the hotels can be reached on foot or by a short taxi ride. An exception is Hotel Villa Campitelli, which is some 20 minutes walking downhill from the Frascati railroad station.


If you wish to arrive directly to LNF from Rome, you can take the Roma-Frosinone-Cassino line and get off at Tor Vergata station. The laboratories are located 200 meters uphill, on the left hand side along Via Enrico Fermi. Notice that LNF are not within walking distance to the hotels.

5. Local Organizing Committee and Secretariat

The local organizing committee consists of Fabio Anulli, Rinaldo Baldini, Saverio Braccini, Giorgio Capon, Giulia Pancheri, Yogendra Srivastava. Members of the Committee can reached through the conference e-mail address photon03@lnf.infn.it

The conference secretaries are Angela Mantella and Donatella Pierluigi. Before the conference, they can be reached by phone at 0039-06-94032743 or 2317, respectively.

International Advisory Committee



S. J. Brodsky (SLAC)

A. Chen (Taiwan)

M. Erdmann (Karlsruhe)

F. Erné (NIKHEF)

V. Fadin (Novosibirsk)

J. H. Field (Geneva)

A. Finch (Lancaster)

D. Hitlin (CALTECH)

S. Iwata (Tsukuba)

F. Kapusta (Paris)

U. Karshon (Weizmann)

M. N. Kienzle-Focacci (Geneva)


R. Klanner (DESY)

M. Krawczyk (Warsaw)

E. Laenen (NIKHEF)

D. Miller (UC London)

T. Nozalki (KEK)

H. Paar (UCSD)

G. Pancheri (Frascati)

S. Soldner-Rembold (FNAL)

V. Telnov (Novosibirsk)

A. Wagner (DESY)

P. Zerwas (DESY)


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