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ISPM Meeting and Tutorial

Dijon 2013 is the 15th meeting in a continuing series of international meetings featuring research on scanning probe microscopy (SPM), sensors, and nanostructures that began in Seattle in 1999. The goal of this meeting is to communicate the latest developments and applications of scanning probe microscopy methods. This meeting attracts researchers working in academia, government, and industry. It rotates around the world (USA, Germany, Japan, UK, China, Mexico, France, Korea, Spain, Canda) and this year, it is coming to France!
In the last 30 years, SPM techniques have revolutionized research and technology developments, furthering progress in materials research, nanotechnology and bionanotechnology. This meeting is dedicated to the discussion of the latest developments in SPM techniques and their applications at the interface of physics, biology, materials sciences and engineering. This year, the emphasis is on bio- and nano-technologies.
The symposium presents an opportunity for the discussion of novel developments and application of SPM methods, providing excellent opportunities to meet leading researchers during formal lectures and informal discussions from June 30-July 3 accompanied by a 3-day exhibit from leading AFM suppliers.
This year, we offer a one-day tutorial for students, academia, and industry researchers who are interested in learning about AFM from the beginning. The tutorial will be held on July 4th and will include introductory lectures, demonstrations, and discussions with experts in this field.


About Dijon

dijonpalaisdesducsDijon, a city of all ages : this formula is a good illustration of the architectural diversity of a city that mazes its appearance in history at the time of the Gallo-Romans: in the 3rd century, the town is withdrawn behind its walls, a castrum with thirty-three towers, only one of which is still visible.
The town grew round this historical centre. In 1137, after a terrible fire, new fortifications were built, enclosing the castrum, the "bourgs" which had gradually been built and vast plots of unbuilt land where the monasteries could establish vast enclosures. 
Widely plotted, these fortifications were sufficient for the expansion of the town until the beginning of the 19th century but the deep socio-economic transformations of the time had difficulty in adapting to this wall, considered as a hindrance. The demolished fortifications were replaced by boulevards which continue to delimit the old city centre, the 97 hectare "conservation area", rich in old houses and buildings that represents the whole of the city’s prestige.
Dijon owes this exceptional architectural heritage to two major periods: its first golden age corresponds to the reign of the Great Dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Bold, Jean the Fearless, Philip the Good and Charles the Bold who succeeded each other between 1363 and 1477. The ducal dwelling, a simple fortress until the 11th century, became a sumptuous palace with impressive reception rooms and kitchens, the tower of which dominates the city.
Round the Palais des Ducs et des Etats and under the influence of the Dukes, noblemen and rich burghers built dwelling houses, sometimes sumptuous like the Hôtel Chambellan where the flamboyant architecture reached summits. This Mediaeval Dijon lived under religious influence, parishes and places of worship–Saint-Philibert, Notre-Dame, Saint-Bénigne, Saint-Jean, Saint-Michel – marked the urban landscape for centuries.
In 1480, the Burgundy Parliament was transferred to Dijon. This event was decisive for the city and resulted in a second golden age that was to last for three centuries. Magistrates and gens d'office built houses and mansions that were to give the town its special physiognomy. Out of the hundred or so mansions built until the French Revolution, often on the model between courtyard and garden, over half of them are listed or classified historic monuments. 
A number of public, civil and religious buildings were also built at the same time as this private construction. During the 17th century, the revival of religious life due to the counter reform favoured the setting up of new religious orders: the large quadrangles of the convents strongly marked the town, fashioning a certain configuration of the urban space for centuries.
Dijon has given priority to the conservation of this many-faceted heritage. A city of stone, it is also a green city. A number of private or public gardens, most of them very old, can be found scattered all over the town. Most of them are linked with the establishment of the religious communities in Dijon from the 17th century and the building of the town mansions.
More than any other, this alliance of architecture and parks and gardens wonderfully illustrates that art of living of which Dijon, over the centuries, has made a tradition.


About Burgundy



Our religious heritage

Cradle of both Cistercian and Cluniac orders, Burgundy also played an important part in their development. Its rich heritage, featuring styles from many different periods, boasts a number of great sites, of course, but also many quiet little places which are equally enchanting. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the great centres of Christianity at the spiritual heart of Burgundy. Get into the minds of monks at the abbeys of Cluny and Citeaux, travel through the region to see lovely Romanesque churches and impressive Hôtels-Dieu.

Castles and historic buildings

From North to South, Burgundy is your gateway to the past. Middle Age building site, medieval castles, Renaissance châteaux, civil engineering structures ... Take an historical and educational trip through time as you explore these unforgettable buildings. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, explore the history of Burgundian buildings. Travel back in time at the medieval site of Guédelon, along the Châteaux tourist route in Saône-et-Loire or in the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy.

Natural sites

If you are a nature lover then Burgundy is for you. Singing rivers, hidden caves at Arcy, unspoilt Morvan countryside, wild forests – come and explore our stunning scenery. Make your holiday an amazing adventure. The Morvan National Park in all its beauty is the green lung of Burgundy. Discover the region's unspoilt countryside criss-crossed by singing rivers, large and small. Walk around parks, explore caves and secret places, along the Seine and the Loire, Europe's last wild river.

Beaune - The capital of burgundy wines

beaune01Situated in the heart of prestigious vineyards, like Pommard, Corton-Charlemagne, La Romanée-Conti whose names make wine lovers' eyes sparkle, Beaune is also a city of art with the master element of the town's heritage: the Hôtel-Dieu (Hospices de Beaune) and its multicoloured roofs.

Tasting, Heritage, Discovery, Gastronomy and Leisure activities: the numerous charms of Beaune will attract you.
Visit Beaune, Capital of Burgundy Wines and city of art, and wander through its typical cobblestone streets. Within its ramparts the charming town of Beaune reveals its historical mansions, medieval half-timbered houses, flowered squares and gardens… Beaune is a city where strolling is a pleasure!
Beaune offers an exceptional heritage and invites you to discover its monuments and museums. Don’t miss the Collegiale Notre Dame Basilica, the Wine Museum and last but not least the Hôtel-Dieu (Beaune Hospices), that still bears witness to the past when the power of the Duke of Burgundy stretched from Flanders to the Netherlands.
Beneath the cobblestone streets lies a treasure that every visitor has to visit! Since the Middle-Ages Beaune is deeply involved in wine culture and trade, and became centre of international wine trade in the 18th century. Thus, Beaune has been designated Capital of Burgundy Wines where wine growers and merchants invite you to discover their wine cellars and taste their best wines.

 The visits of ISPM 2013 conference will take place in Beaune.   

Beaune Hospices

hospices1hospices2Walking around the town of Beaune you might well ask, where is this famous building with the multi-coloured roof? You can pass by the exterior of the Hôtel-Dieu housing the Hospices de Beaune thinking it just another imposing, rather austere building in a very regal town. But the jewel is within. The two wings of this ancient hospital have been built around a central courtyard with deep roofs covered in glazed multicoloured tiles arranged in geometric patterns. Inset in the roofs are gable windows with carvings and decoration which are an art form in themselves.
The Hôtel-Dieu was built in the golden age of Burgundy in 1443 by Nicholas Rolin, the Chancellor of Duke Philippe-le-Bon. Beaune at the time was suffering from poverty and famine after the Hundred Years’ War and so as a sweetener, Rolin and his wife, founded the Hospice for the Poor, giving it an annual income and its own resources, vines and salt works. Right up until the 20th century, the sick were cared for by the Sisters of the Hospices de Beaune in the magnificent building. Its reputation spread far and wide and it became known as the ‘Palace of the Poor’. Donations were received, new rooms added with works of art included. Hospitals in other communes, Pommard, Volnay and Meursault joined forces to make up the Hospices, bringing with them donations of vineyards, which today total 53 hectares.
The famous wine auction, a charity sale, held each November at the Hospices is still reaping the rewards. Down each side of the Great Hall with its wooden vaulted roof, built like the hull of a ship, the curtained four-poster beds are aligned. The chapel at the end of the room is an intricate part of it. Here the polyptych painted by the Flemish artist Roger Van de Weyden representing the Last Judgement used to hang, seen by the sick only on Sundays and feast days. Today this is now on display in a room of its own. You can visit the kitchen which has recently been restored, the pharmacy and dispensary which used many herbs grown in the ‘jardins des simples’ behind. This medieval building is a fine example of Burgundian-Flemish art and the ironwork and carvings, the tapestries and polyptych are works of art in themselves.
As a merchant and producer of wines, Patriarche has established itself, vintage after vintage, as the ambassador for the wealth and diversity of Burgundy's wines. 
The art of winemaking as developed by Patriarche over the years plays a central role. 
Bottle ageing takes place in the vaulted cellars of the Visitandines convent in Beaune which date back to the 17th century. 
Our know-how and ageing bring out the characteristics of each wine and allow them to reach their peak.
Ageing in tuns, barrels or tanks is selected depending on the appellation and the vintage. 

The Tuesday visit of ISPM 2013 conference will take place in Beaune Hospices 


caves 1Patriarche has long experience as a négociant-éleveur (wine merchant and producer) and produces a wide range of wines suited for all occasions. 
Patriarche is able to offer wines from all of Burgundy's appellations thanks to sourcing through reliable, quality-oriented winegrowers with whom close partnerships have been in place for many years. 
As a merchant and producer of wines, Patriarche has established itself, vintage after vintage, as the ambassador for the wealth and diversity of Burgundy's wines. 
The art of winemaking as developed by Patriarche over the years plays a central role. 
Bottle ageing takes place in the vaulted cellars of the Visitandines convent in Beaune which date back to the 17th century. 
Our know-how and ageing bring out the characteristics of each wine and allow them to reach their peak.
Ageing in tuns, barrels or tanks is selected depending on the appellation and the vintage. 

The authenticity of the terroir is sought after in each wine in order to give it a specific identity. .

- A 5 km labyrinth of vaulted galleries dating as far back as the XIII century, holding millions of bottles.
- A magical place & an intense experience, expressing the union of wine & culture
- A unique itinerary interspersed with interactive video terminals (French, English, German, 
Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese).
The gala diner of ISPM 2013 conference will take place in the Visitandines convent in Beaune after a wine tasting in the Patriarche's cellars 







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