This Conference has served to celebrate the 50th birthday of CECAM.

This has been a very successful  event, shaped by CECAM’s  mission:  enabling scientists to meet in an atmosphere that combines excellence and open discussions and paves the way for new scientific perspectives and collaborations.

The conference has brought together old and new friends to discuss state of the art methods and current challenges, celebrate 50 remarkable years of activities, and reflect on the future of CECAM and of our scientific field.

I thank  all the speakers and participants who have contributed to ensure outmost scientific quality of this event, which has served to analyze and discuss the scientific challenges ahead of us, and to  recognize oursleves as part of the broad CECAM community.

Ignacio Pagonabarraga
CECAM Director

A special birthday message from Berni Alder