The conference will be held in Southampton, which is a university city of about 200,000 people, on the South coast of England.
Southampton is an important port city and is well-known as a centre for sailing and cruising. It is surrounded by attractive countryside including the New Forest and the South Downs National Park. It is near the beautiful coastline of the Jurassic Coast which is famous for its cliffs, coves and fossils. The beautiful and historic island of the Isle of Wight is opposite Southampton, and easily accessible by a short boat ride from the ferry terminal just opposite the conference venue. The cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, and the ancient site of Stonehenge, are nearby. The Southampton Boat Show is a major nautical event which starts ten days after our conference.
The main campus of the University of Southampton is in the district of Highfield which is a few km north of the city centre, easily accessible by the Unilink bus service. The magnetic resonance research section, MagRes@Soton, is very appropriately located in Highfield.