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11th European Symposium on
Martensitic Transformations

August 27 - 31, 2018
Metz, France
News & Events

  • First flyer: October 2017
  • Start on-ligne abstract submission:
    October 24, 2017
  • Abstract submission extended:
    March 16, 2018
  • Plenary speakers confirmed:
    May 7, 2018
  • Abstract acceptance extended:
    April 25, 2018
  • Invited speakers confirmed:
    July 17, 2018
  • Scientific program:
    June 15, 2018
  • Open registration and payment:
    May 15, 2018
  • Extended abstract submission:
    Deadline extended: July 13, 2018
  • Conference excursion:
    July 2018
  • Extended abstract review:
    Deadline extended: July 15, 2018
  • Accompanying program: August 2018
  • Program: Spring 2018

Conference excursion: Thursday August 30
Option 1: Centre Pompidou (60 persons)

Group support: 02:10 pm at home ESOMAT2018 (by Mettis)
03:00 pm: Guided tour in English of the Centre Pompidou

The Center Pompidou-Metz is the first decentralization of a national public cultural institution.
The Pompidou Center brings its model to the region and provides its know-how and collections, in an unprecedented partnership with the local authorities that provide funding while ensuring the autonomy of scientific and cultural choices.
True to the Pompidou Center's values of generosity, openness to all audiences and to all forms of contemporary creation, the Center Pompidou-Metz illustrates, through its societal and cultural dimension, the renewal of the Center Pompidou's strategy. refocus on its primary vocation: to be a platform for exchanges between French society and creation.

Option 2: Visit of the Historical center of Nancy (50 persons)

A bus will take the participants to visit Nancy located 60 km south from Metz.
Group support: 01:45 pm at home ESOMAT2018 (by bus)
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm: Guided tour in English of the Historical centre of Nancy

A pedestrian guided tour of 2h is proposed to introduce the historical center of Nancy. Is included the visit of Place Stanislas and Place Carrière, which allows to highlight the mark that the last Duke of Lorraine let on the town, the old medieval and renaissance city (Palais Ducal, Basilique Saint Epvre, Porte de la Craffe, Hôtel d'Haussonville...).

Option 3: Cour d'Or Museum (25 persons)

Group support: 01:50 pm at home ESOMAT2018 (walk)
02:30 pm to 04:30 pm: Guided tour in English of Cour d'Or Museum

Located in the centre of town, the golden court museum is one of the city's cultural jewels.
Gallo-Roman treasures, mediaeval painted ceilings, paintings from the Metz school and abstract art form the basis of the wealth of our Gallo-Roman, mediaeval and Fine Art collections.
It doesn't matter how old you are - come and be surprised by our 5000 square meters of exhibition space, and set off on a journey of discovery through 2000 years of history of the city of Metz...

Option 4: Quartier Impérial (30 persons)

Group support: 01:50 pm at home ESOMAT2018 (by Mettis)
02:30 pm to 04:30 pm: Guided tour in English of the Quartier Impérial

This picturesque district, built around the station, is a remarkable illustration of early 20th century Germanic urbanism. William II took the decision to destroy the walls and build "a new city", south of the historic heart on a free zone of any construction. The station, inaugurated in 1908, modern and monumental, looks like a Romanesque church with its massive belfry. The water tower, next to the station, looks like a dungeon and once powered the steam engines. The post office, in pink sandstone and neo-Romanesque style, looks like an imposing castle reminiscent of the monuments of Western Prussia. Avenue Foch is built on the embankment of the old medieval ramparts of which remains only remnant, the Camoufle tower. This prestigious avenue is surrounded by public buildings, private and immovable villas, offering an extraordinary encyclopaedia of historical and new styles.

Option 5: Cathedral, Place de la comédie, Metz (30 persons)

Group support: 01:50 pm at home ESOMAT2018 (walk)
02:30 pm to 04:30 pm: Guided tour in English of the Cathedral and Place de la Comédie

St Stephen's Cathedral, a pure gem of Gothic art, was built between 1220 and 1520, and resulted from the meeting under one roof of two churches. We owe the architect messin, Pierre Perrat, this fusion and the slender vault rising to 42 m in height. The imposing silhouette of St Etienne Cathedral dominates the city and offers magnificent stained glass windows, executed between the 13th and 20th centuries by renowned artists (including Chagall). With its 6500m² of stained glass, it is aptly named "Lantern of the God". Continuation to the Place de Chambre, the Place de la Comédie (where the Opera-Theater is located, the oldest theater in France still in activity, and the Neuf Temple, built during the German annexation, neo-Romanesque and in gray sandstone).