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Detailed logistics for the Caltech workshop. Consult the Logistics and Registration page for information about getting to Pasadena etc. Contact the workshop organizer with any queries.

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Detailed workshop arrangements

Getting to and from the workshop

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Sloan Laboratory (now Linde Hall)

The workshop will be held in Room 387 on the third floor of the Ronald and Maxine Linde Hall of Mathematics and Physics (formerly the Sloan Laboratory), which is building 37 on the Caltech campus map. The closest convenient drop off point is the Arms Circle (1201 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125). Walk east on California Blvd. When you see the pedestrian crossing turn left/north, away from the crossing; Linde Hall will be in front, to your right, up a few steps (see photo).

Bechtel Mall

Wilson and San Pasqual is another option for drop off. This is one of the stops from which SuperShuttle offers a discounted service to local airports. A mushroom-shaped campus map is located just east of the intersection. Walk into campus via Bechtel Mall, which is the entrance between the two distinctive turquoise domes. Linde Hall will be on the right, past the Millikan Library (the tall '60s style tower), and just before the 'Turtle Pond'.

If you are driving to campus, the California Parking (Structure 3) is the most convenient for the Linde Hall building; the entrance to this underground parking is at the southern end of the structure, just before the Brown Gym. Cross the street (California Blvd.) at the lights, and Linde Hall will be in front, to your right, up a few steps. Alternatively use the South Wilson Parking Structure (Structure 2 on the Interactive Parking Map) and follow directions from the Wilson and San Pasqual intersection.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, or are driving from elsewhere, we can arrange a parking permit for you. You can park in the Arms Circle for up to 15 mins to come into the Arms Laboratory, and pick up the first day's permit; then repark in one of the parking structures. Permits for subsequent days will be available at the workshop.


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Each workshop attendee will need to bring a laptop. There will be power sockets available for all. Wi-Fi connection details will be added nearer the time.


To allow some flexibility with return travel, Friday afternoon will be given over individual participants' questions and examples (e.g. bring a bulk composition and conditions that you are interested in trying to model). We encourage you to stay for this session, even if you don't have a particular problem that you want to work on, but understand that some people will need to leave after lunch to catch flights. We also plan to have a visitor from MATLAB for some of the workshop; day and time TBD so details may change. In the meantime, this tentative indication of what we intend to cover, even if the ordering of the sessions may be adjusted nearer the time:

*Note that having access to MATLAB is encouraged, but is not requirement for participation. The data visualization part of the exercises will be possible in MATLAB Online, which we hope to have a workshop license for. Python alternatives for each exercise will be available, if needed.

Travel and subsistence


Outside Room 387 Linde Hall

Lunch will be served in the Buwalda Room, on the ground floor of the Arms Laboratory (building 25). Refreshments will be provided during the workshop, just outside Room 387 in Linde Hall. We regret that dietary restrictions, such as dairy- and gluten-free cannot be accommodated for the refreshments (they will be for lunch), but the Red Door Marketplace is just a couple of minutes away and has a wide selection of snacks.

Most meals will be provided or will be prepaid, so that dinner should be the only meal for which you need to pay. Hotel costs will be billed directly to Caltech, but you may be liable for incidentals on checkout. In particular, please ensure that no alcholic drinks are charged to the room!

Disbursement / reimbursement

If you have already sent a flight confirmation that includes a receipt for the amount paid then there is no need to supply this information again. If you did not send your flight details, or if you did but the cost was not included in the e-mail, then give one of us a printout at the workshop or send it by e-mail. Likewise, if you incur travel costs after leaving the workshop (e.g. payment for train or bus) then please e-mail the receipt later.