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Update on CPR 2020 in relation to Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. Based on information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the German government and the Robert-Koch-Institute, we have decided to cancel this year’s event.

We would like to thank you all for your great support for CPR 2020. We are really sorry about this decision, but we think it is the best that we can do in this unexpected and uncertain situation. Let’s hope that we recover from this situation soon and that we are able to welcome you all in an future CPR conference in Nuremberg, Germany.

We look forward to seeing you next year at CPR 2021. Stay healthy!

Sven Laumer, Jeria Quesenberry, and Damien Joseph

Conference Co-Chairs                  

Christian Maier, Daniel Beimborn, and Shirish C. Srivastava

Program Co-Chairs

Nuremberg is an early center of humanism and science. For example, the city contributed much to the science of astronomy. In 1471 an astronomical observatory was built in Nuremberg, in 1515, Albrecht Dürer, a native of Nuremberg, created woodcuts of the first maps of the stars of the northern and southern hemispheres and the main part of Nicolaus Copernicus’s work was published in Nuremberg in 1543. Moreover, sculptors such as Veit Stoss, Adam Kraft and Peter Vischer are also associated with Nuremberg. Richard Wagner made Nuremburg’s most famous native, Hans Sachs, the hero of his opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

The first documented mention of the city was in 1050, noting Nuremberg as the location of an Imperial castle, which is still today one of the main tourist attraction. Beyond its main attractions, there are 54 different museums for arts and culture, history, science and technology, toys, family and children, where visitors can see the world’s oldest globe (built in 1492), a 500-year-old Madonna, and Renaissance-era German art. After World War II, the town was rebuilt with the charm of a medieval Bavarian village. It has since been dubbed the “most German of German cities”.

Nuremberg is also famous for its Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market), which draws well over a million shoppers each year. The market is famous for its handmade ornaments and delicacies, which can also be bought in the summer.

Nuremberg held great significance during the Nazi Germany era. The Nazi Party chose the city to be the site of huge Nazi Party conventions — the Nuremberg rallies. Therefore, the city provided the site for the Nuremberg trials, which held to account many major Nazi officials. Both sites can still be visited and there is a visitors center that explains Nurembergs role during Nazi Germany.

There are many institutions of higher education in the city, most notably the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), with 39,780 students (2017) Bavaria’s third and Germany’s 11th largest university with campuses in Erlangen and Nuremberg and a university hospital in Erlangen (Universitätsklinikum Erlangen). FAU is Germany’s most innovative university and 2nd in Europe.

Nuremberg is also a destination for food lovers. Culinary tourists can taste the city’s famous lebkuchen, gingerbread, local beer, and Nürnberger Rostbratwürstche, or Nuremberg sausages. The social event of the conference will provide an opportunity to taste typical local food.

Nuremberg Airport (Flughafen Nürnberg „Albrecht Dürer“) is the second-busiest airport of Bavaria after Munich Airport, and the tenth-busiest airport of Germany. It provides connections to all major airport hubs in Europe (e.g. Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, Istanbul) and is easily reached from all over the world.

Some impressions:

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