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
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"
July 5th 2000
has been hosted by the Department
of Chemistry of the Universita' di Firenze, Italy.