All talks will be held in 472 Willamette in the
Institute of Theoretical Science conference room unless otherwise noted.
Graham Kribs is organizing the workshop.
Motivation and Style
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together a very small
number of exceptionally active physicists for a
week of talks, collaboration, and stimulated discussion
with each other and with physicists within ITS.
By bringing several visiting physicists together at the same time,
we expect everyone to benefit from more lively, productive,
and extended interactions that are not often possible with
regular seminars (and the typical "jet in, jet out" style that
has become all so common).
We will arrange accommodation for everyone in the
Best Western Greentree Inn that is a couple of blocks from
The Institute of Theoretical Science is located on the
south side of the fourth floor of Willamette Hall.
A campus map can be found
which also shows the location of the hotel.
The University of Oregon is located in the beautiful city of
Eugene, about 100 miles
south of Portland. Here is a
Google Map showing Eugene in Oregon relative to its neighboring
west coast states of Washington and California.
Graham's General Recommendations
You can either
* Fly directly into Eugene airport,
and take the Omni Shuttle (which Jan can arrange) or a taxi over to the
* Fly into Portland airport, rent a car, and drive to Eugene.
UO Travel Regulations are exceedingly complicated. In fact,
recent travel policy has been crafted, apparently due in part
to reimbursements for travelers of past UltraMinis, to maximize my
difficulty in providing reimbursement for your legitimate expenses.
So, here goes:
You should arrive on Sunday, May 21 and leave no later than
Saturday, May 27. If you fly into Portland and rent a car,
do the following:
(1) Rent a compact car.
(2) Print the top few pages of comparison flights to Eugene,
with the same dates. This should show an economy class set of flights
(Orbitz "matrix") that ideally shows that any flight to Eugene exceeds
the integrated cost of Portland flight + car rental. If you don't do
this, I'll have trouble getting you a full reimbursement.
The Department of Physics has its own set of directions found
Driving Directions from Interstate Highway 5
that shows I-5 in relation to the University and your hotel.
The Greentree Inn is at the northeast corner of Agate and what
is listed as Highway 99.
You want to exit I-5 going west on I-105, then take the first exit
right onto "Coburg" road towards downtown/University. Follow
Coburg over a bridge, and keep to far left lane to merge onto Broadway
that becomes Franklin Blvd/Highway 99. Follow Franklin for
about 1 mile and you will see the University on your right, and
just past Agate, two Best Western hotels on your left, the
New Oregon Motel and the Greentree Inn. Pass your
destination, take the next left, do a U-turn, and you're there!
Eugene has its own small
with commuter flights from the major western hubs:
(from Denver and San Francisco)
(from Salt Lake City)
(from Portland and Seattle, also code-shared with Northwest and
America West/US Airways
(from Phoenix and Las Vegas)
Portland is a major airport serviced by most airlines
and has several on-site car rental companies. I have
found Dollar to be the
cheapest on-site company (and rented from them many times
without any problems).
Driving directions from Portland airport: First, get a map from
the rental agency.
Head out of the airport, get on I-205 south, merge with I-5 south
after about 30 miles, follow I-5 south to Eugene, and then follow
the Driving Directions above. The drive will take you a bit under
2 hours one-way.
To secure funding for future workshops, please
acknowledge the workshop for work begun, done, or completed here or
simply for nice discussions.
(And send us the preprint numbers, thanks!)