Jun 22 – 24, 2015
Europe/Zurich timezone
26th RD50 Workshop on Radiation hard semiconductor devices for very high luminosity colliders.

Practical information

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Map with most important places for the workshop


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Meeting venue
Registration fees and payment
How to reach Santander
Info on Santander and Cantabria

Meeting venue:

The meeting will take place in the "Edificio de Caballerizas" at the Peninsula de la Magdalena, in Santander (Spain), from 22nd to 24th of June. Please note that the conference room is not inside the Palace. See the map provided for orientation.



The palace, a landmark in the coastline of the city, is located in a small peninsula, linked to the city (few hundred meters away from the recommended hotels, beaches, reachable by public transport or by foot).

The palace is also a host for the Summer Courses of the International University Menendez Pelayo (UIMP). UIMP sponsors the Menendez Pelayo International Award, an annual prize which aims to recognise outstanding people in the fields of literary or scientific creation.

Registration fees and payment

There are 2 steps for registration:

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the registration banner
  2. Online payment: The registration fee for the meeting is payed online, either using a credit card or a wire transfer. The basic fee includes access to the meeting venue and coffee breaks. If you want to attend the dinner (includes a welcome cocktail as well), a supplement of 45 has to be added. The registration fees are:

                     125 €: registration only
                     170 €: registration + dinner 

     Register online here



  1. The payment site becomes secure "https" after payment method selection
  2. "Step 2" of the registration process shows 4 payment options. Options 1 and 2 correspond to online payment. These are the ones you should use. Please disregard button "I pay with inscription". Options 3 and 4 are only for late payment at the meeting venue. A +15 € extra cost is added for options 3 and 4.
  3. Dinner will be served at restaurant Deluz, also within walking distance from the meeting place. 

Do not forget to submit an abstract in indico if you wish to give a talk


Hotels in Santander

The university has an agreement with hotels in the area surrounding the palace. Both proposed hotels are reachable by foot from the meeting venue. The walk is a pleasant stroll by the seaside. The area is very much alive all year long, restaurants, bars, ice-cream shops are scattered along the way.

 The price per night, including buffet breakfast, is 65.97 Euros. Rooms are booked with arrival date 21st and departure 24th o 25th of June. On the afternoon of the 24th of June we have scheduled a TCAD tutorial event, open to everybody (see timetable). This event is expected to end in the evening. Let us know if you wish to extend your reservation to the night of 24th of June during online registration in indico.

Hotel Silken Rio (4*, recommended by the organization) FULLY BOOKED NOW

Located in front of the beach, this hotel is the closest to the meeting venue (1.6 km away) and one of the best hotel choices in Santander. The beach is just across the street. Half of the rooms have view to the sea. Reference "RD50 meeting". To book a room, please write an email to: jrecepcion.rio@hoteles-silken.com.

20 rooms blocked for the conference [once this number is exceeded, standard price applies]

To reach this hotel by bus you can take bus 1 direction "Odriozola" (displayed at the front panel of the bus). See the map for find out best place to take it

Bus 1 (direction displayed "Odriozola"): stop at "Plaza de Italia"

Hotel Chiqui Santander (4*, second recommendation)

Another hotel with direct access to the sea, and competing views of the beach and palace. Located at the end of the so-called "second beach of El Sardinero" (3 km away from the Palace). Send email to: hotelchiqui@hotelchiqui.com with your name and the reference "RD50 meeting".

50 rooms blocked for the conference [once this number is exceeded, standard price applies]

Bus 1 stop (direction Consuelo Berges): Stop at Gregorio Maranon



Hotel booking:                            7th of June
Abstract submission deadline:   14th of June


How to reach Santander

Santander is a city in the north of Spain, main city of the Cantabria region. It is placed between the Vasc Country (limiting to the east) and Asturias (west). The north of Spain is known for mild temperatures all year long with weak but frequent rains. Summer temperatures can range between 20-30º C in summer. Despite all our efforts, sunny weather is not granted, but if present, will make your stay in Santander a time to remember.

By plane

Option 1: arrival to Santander by plane

The city is served by a small international airport. Direct international connections from: London, Paris, Milan, Rome, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Dublin, Brussels via Ryanair). Domestic flights to Santander can be expensive if booked short in advance. Please keep this point in mind if you need a connection.

There is a public bus (30 min frequency, 10 min trip,7 am- 11 pm) connecting the airport to the central bus station, located conveniently by the city center. The ride is 2.5 Euros, one way. For the way back, you pick it in the same place as it leaves you. Timetables are displayed at the stops.

Taxis to the city center are about 20 Euros, and maximum 30 Euros to the hotels. Taxi drivers will add extra 0.65 Euro by piece of luggage. Radio taxi telephone: +34 942 33 33 33

Option 2: arrivial to Bilbao by plane

Bilbao (100 km away from Santander) is the busiest and biggest hub in the north of Spain, well served from a number of countries (besides culinary delicacies there, the Guggenheim museum is a must-see in the city). Once in Bilbao, there are 3 possibilities:
1) rent a car at the airport
2) rent a taxi (~120 Euro to Santander, one way)
3) public bus to city center (leave at the last stop, the bus terminal, 30 min trip) and pick there a regular (inter-regional) bus ALSA (6 Euro approx) to Santander (1h ride). See: http://www.alsa.es

By train

Train station located in the city center. Visit RENFE webpage:


By bus

Most cities and villages in Spain are connected by a bus network. The main player is ALSA, which owns a fleet of comfortable buses. Internet connection for free in most of the cars. More information:


More info on Santander and Cantabria

Cantabria tourism website: https://www.turismodecantabria.com/inicio

Brochures about Cantabria (english, french, german)

Beaches in Santander

Typical food from Cantabria