The Surface Science Forum has closed down on June 2000

We thank all of those who have supported the site and worked at it. We believe that for its life span the site has served a useful purpose and has been a test for new ways to exchange scientific information which may become commonplace in the future. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to find sufficient financial support and so for the time being we are forced to close down. In the future, we may appear on line again. The site information as it was on June 2000 can still be accessed downloading the file  ssf.zip

  For some thoughts about on-line publication of scientific information, you may give a look to Ugo Bardi's paper "new wine in old bottles: the experience of free on-line publishing" presented at the 1999 IIASA workshop "Building the virtual house of Solomon"

Ugo Bardi
July 5th 2000

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