The first course of the Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy was successfully held in Varenna, Italy, in the 2012 summer.
The course, centred on “New Strategies for Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage”, gathered a vigorous team of over 15 lecturers who all provided in due time their valuable lecture notes. These have been collected in a volume edited by L. Cifarelli, F. Wagner and D.S. Wiersma, and produced in print by Società Italiana di Fisica [SIF]. The hope is that this volume will serve as a reference textbook concerning energy.
The online version of the Lecture Notes of the Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy will also shortly appear in EPJ Web of Conferences, where the proceedings of the European Energy Conference [E2C], jointly organized by the European Societies of Physics, Chemistry and Material Science, have been published so far.
Schools and conferences alternate on even and odd years. The 3rd European Energy Conference will take place on October 27-30, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary, while the 2nd course of the Energy School is scheduled on July 2014 again in Varenna, the official venue of the School.