A new MaX is starting


Let us meet on February 21 and 22 in Modena (IT) to officially start working on the new phase of MaX. MaX is the Centre of Excellence funded by the EuroHPC JU. It continues the tradition and strenghts of previous MaX taking materials design to the exascale and beyond.

The meeting will be held in AGO Modena Fabbriche Culturali and FEM - Future Education Modena premises, an historical building devoted to new generations and their education (Largo di Porta Sant’Agostino 228).




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Get Together @ Major Tom | Monday February 20 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm | Via Francesco Selmi 67, inside Complesso San Paolo  

The San Paolo Complex, which dates back to 1192, was made up of two churches, a nuns’ convent run by the Augustinian Order, and one of the most charming inner courtyard of Modena: Cortile del Leccio. In the east wing of the complex, which stands around the amazing Cortile del Leccio, are university spaces dedicated to the Law Faculty library and the Centre for Documentation and EU Research.

A smaller courtyard, called "Cortile del Banano", hosts Major Tom.




Social Dinner @ Caffè Concerto | Tuesday February 21 at 8:00 pm  Piazza Grande 26 | UNESCO Heritage Site 

In 1997 the Modena Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande have been declared UNESCO World Heritage.

The joint creation of Lanfranco and Wiligelmo is a masterpiece of human creative genius in which a new dialectical relationship between architecture and sculpture was created in Romanesque art. The Modena complex bears exceptional witness to the cultural traditions of the 12th century and is one of the best examples of an architectural complex where religious and civic values are combined in a medieval Christian town”.





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How to reach Modena

By Plane

The closest airport to Modena is Bologna’s Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).

The “Aerbus” service connects the Bologna Airport with the center of Modena (a fifty-minute ride). Aerbus timetable from Bologna Airport to Modena. 

The Marconi Express monorail connects Bologna Airport to the Bologna train station in seven minutes. Frequent trains for Modena depart from there.

Tipically a taxi fare from Bologna airport to Modena costs €100.

By Train

The Modena train station is in Piazza Dante Alighieri and serves the Milan-Bologna line.

Information about train schedules and tickets is available on the TrenItalia site: www.trenitalia.it.

Getting to the historical center from the train station

The train station is only a few minutes walk from the historical center. Alternatively, the Number 7 bus (marked Policlinico/Gottardi) reaches the Cathedral in nine minutes (get off at the Piazza Mazzini stop) and the Number 11 bus (marked Zodiaco) arrives at the Cathedral in seven minutes (Piazza Mazzini stop).

As you leave the station, a taxi stand is located on the right side of Piazza Dante.

There are two luggage-storage offices nearby the station.

By Car

Modena is easily reached via two exits on the A1 Highway: the Modena Nord exit (five kilometers from the city center) and the Modena Sud exit (ten kilometers from the city center). The A22 Brennero Highway also ends in Modena.

Parkings Map

Parking Modena

1 and 1.1 Novi Park | two entrances: via Achille Fontanelli 18 and viale Monte Kosica | Day price h. 6:00 - 20:00 € 1,10 | Night price h. 20:00 - 6:00 € 0,40 | Max daily price h. 7:00 - 20:00 € 8,00 | Max 24h price € 12,00

2 Palazzo Europa parking | Via Emilia Ovest, 145 - for free

3 Piazzale Sant'Agostino parking | Piazzale Sant'Agostino - payment needed from Monday to Saturday 8.00/13.00 and 14.30/20.00 | first hour € 2,00 | second hour € 2,50 | third hour € 3,00


(Selection of hotels in the historical city centre with discounted reates for MaX Kick-off meeting)

Hotel Cervetta 5*** (no lift) | Via Cervetta 5

single room (economy) € 80 | single room (standard) € 95 | double room (single use) € 110 | double room € 145

Prices are nightly rates and include: breakfast buffet, taxes and 10% IVA tax. Extra: tourist tax - 2 € per person per night.

Discount code: MAXMO23


Hotel Estense***s | Via Berengario 11

single room (economy) € 75 | single room (standard) 87 € | doble room (single use) 102 €

Prices are nightly rates and include: breakfast buffet, taxes and 10% IVA tax. Extra: tourist tax - 2 € per person per night.

Discount code: MaX 2023


Hotel Central Park**** | Viale Vittorio Veneto 10

single room € 98 | double room (single use) € 125,00 | double room € 150,00

To access the dicount rates reported above: please inform the hotel that you are attending the "MaX - Unimore event 20-22/02/23” while booking.


Phi Hotel Canalgrande**** | Corso Canalgrande 6

single business room € 92 | double room (single use) € 106,00 | double room € 121,00

Discount code: MaX 2023


More options are available at visit modena


Tips for the meeting's days

The building is under restoration and appears like this at the moment.

The entrance is on the front (where you see the red circle)