The curtain has now fallen on the 26th
edition of the European Conference on Surface Science and I think it can be said that Ecoss 26 has been a great success.
Thus, I would like to thank all the people who contributed to it: the 4 plenary and 54
invited speakers, the organizers, the Institutions who gave their patronage, the 19 exhibitors
the 5 sponsors, and, naturally, the partecipants.
The conference was attended by 661 participants coming from 36 countries (455 established scientists and 204 students; 495 male and 166 female). They contributed to a rich and wide programme composed of 58 invited talks, 342 oral presentation and 211 poster contributions, divided into 17 topics and 6 dedicated symposia.
This conference was dedicated to Prof. Andrea Levi in the occasion of his 70-th birthday, and has
commemorated two great scientists: Victoria Buch and Giovanni Boato.
I am very glad to say that we had a hard competition for the Ecoss prize and for the Best Poster
prize, which were awarded to Christian Schwalb (Switzerland) and to Mao Ye (Japan), respectively.
Finally, a particular thank must go to dr. Mariachiara Lupi who was in charge of the scientific secretariat.
The next appointment will be in Groningen in the Netherlands (www.ecoss27.eu
). I wish the next organizers a great success and hope to meet you all there for learning about the new and exciting developments of our research field.