MLSB09 will be held in Ljubljana on September 5-6 2009 in the main lecture hall of the Jožef Stefan Institute.

The Jožef Stefan Institute was founded in 1949. It is the biggest public research institute for basic and applied research in natural sciences and technology in Slovenia. About 800 people are employed by the Institute; about 400 employed are Ph.D. scientists. The main research areas are physics, chemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology, information technologies, reactor physics and technology, energy and the environment. In view of its activities and status, J. Stefan Institute plays the role of a national institute, complementing the role of the universities and bridging the gap between science and industry.

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a lively Central European city lying in a basin at the confluence of the Sava and Ljubljanica rivers, between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, at 298 meters above sea level. It covers 273 square kilometers and has a population of 276,000. Its climate is basically continental, with January temperatures averaging - 0.3 and July temperatures 20.7 degrees Celsius.

How to reach Slovenia

By car
  • from Villach (Austria) along the E 651
  • from Klagenfurt (Austria) along the E 652 or E 61
  • from Graz (Austria) along the E 57 or E 59
  • from Trieste (Italy) along the E 61 or E 70
  • from Zagreb (Croatia) along the E 70
  • from Budapest (Hungary) along the E 57 or E 71
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By train
  • Slovenia is located at the intersection of main railway lines, connecting it to the whole Europe.
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By air
  • An international airport called Ljubljana Airport (LJU) is located 23 km outside of Ljubljana.
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From the airport to Ljubljana
  • The taxi rank is right in front of the terminal. Taxis are available according to the actual arrivals of flights. A fare from the airport to Ljubljana City costs approximately 33 EUR (depending on the desired destination of the trip).
  • It is also possible to order a shuttle in advance:Orbita; Markun
  • There are frequent bus connections between Ljubljana Airport and the City of Ljubljana (main bus station). The journey time is approx. 30-40 minutes. Tickets are purchased on the bus or at the bus station.
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How to reach Jožef Stefan Institute

  • In Ljubljana the bus is the only means of public transport (Ljubljanski potniski promet). The fee (EUR 1.00, no change returned) can be paid by cash on entering the bus (no change given) or with tokens (EUR 0.80), which can be bought in tobacco shops, in post offices or at other locations.
  • The buses no. 1 (direction Mestni Log) or bus no. 6 (direction Dolgi most) both travel to JSI. We recommend taking bus no. 1, because it stops in front of the side entrance to the Jozef Stefan Institute on Jadranska cesta. Bus no.6 stops on Trzaska Street about 5 minutes walking distance from the Institute (cross the main street at the traffic lights and walk along the Jadranska Street).

Map of bus lines

Slovenia info

  • Slovenia adopted the euro in 2007. Credit cards are accepted everywhere except in taxis (check beforehand). There are several money exchange offices ("menjalnica") and ATM machines.
  • Slovenia has special reciprocal conventions concerning health insurance with many countries. Slovenia has European standard medical facilities in all cities.
  • Speed limits: urban areas 50 km/h, regional roads 90 km/h, highways 130 km/h.
  • Electricity 220V 50Hz; electrical plug details: European plug with two circular metal pins.