Adelaide, SA, Australia
    31 January - 3 February 2011
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    SPIE Nanomaterials, Nanofabrication, and Organic Electronics is being held at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.

    On this page you'll find information on:

    • Flinders University
    • Adelaide, Australia
    • Climate
    • Recreation
    • Transportation
    Flinders University

    Founded in 1966, the University enjoys a well-justified reputation for its excellence in teaching and research, attracting undergraduate and post graduate students from over 100 countries.

    Named for English navigator Matthew Flinders, who surveyed much of the coast of the southern coast of Australia in 1802, Flinders University continues the legacy of exploration in both teaching and research.

    Adelaide, Australia
    Adelaide is the capital of the State of South Australia with a population of more than 1.28 million. It is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St Vincent between Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges. Today, Adelaide is noted for its wine, culture, long beachfronts, and large defense and manufacturing sectors. It has ranked as  Top 10 in The Economist's World's Most Livable Cities index.

    The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with cool wet winters and dry hot summers.

    Beyond the Conference
    South Australia is also the wine capital of Australia with three internationally renowned wine regions within 2 hour drive of Adelaide with extensive vineyards and (free) tastings to enjoy.

    Adelaide is also the gateway to the Australian outback with such iconic locations as the Flinders Ranges, Uluru and underground towns like Coober Pedy and Kangaroo Island.

    Visit the beaches or check out the native birds around the Flinders Campus—and see if you can find the koalas.

    Shopping and entertainment facilities of world class are available and a range of cultural institutions is situated along North Terrace, with the botanical and zoological gardens nearby.

    Adelaide has two airports: Adelaide International Airport and Parafield Airport. The city also has a metropolitan-wide public transport system called Adelaide Metro.

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