Conference "Inverse Problems and Spectral Theory", Oct 17-19, 2014

at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Getting here

College Station has an airport (code: CLL) with flights to Houston (United) and Dallas (American Airlines). It may or may not be much more expensive than flying to Houston and taking a shuttle (see below), it's better to compare the prices. A taxi from CLL to a local hotel would be $15-$20. However, there will be local organizers meeting flights at CLL on Thursday, Oct 16.

A more frequent and reliable option is to fly to Houston and take a shuttle bus which will take you directly to your hotel. Shuttles by GroundShuttle run from/to both Houston Bush Intercontinental (code: IAH) and Houston Hobby (code: HOU) and cost $40 and $50, respectively. There are 8 shuttles per day on a weekday and 5 on Sunday.

There is also a new entrant to the shuttle market, ShuttleMe. At this time their prices (with hotel delivery / pickup) are $33 for IAH and $41 for HOU. There are 4 shuttles on a weekday and 2 per day on weekend.

One can also fly to Austin (AUS, 1:45 hrs, 100 mi) and Dallas (DFW, 3:10 hrs, 200 mi) where a car can be rented. There is no public transportation to/from these airports at this time.

Despite the name, there is no train station in College Station.

Getting around

We have prepared a map of conference location, parking and main hotels. There is also a more detailed parking-specific map, see below.

Conference Location

Main events are being held in Blocker Building. Registration in room 142, lectures in room 149 on Friday and room 166 on Saturday-Sunday. Refreshments will be served near opposite the registration room.

Wireless Access

Parking

Drivers! If driving from either Vineyard Court or Quality Inn, please make yourself available to other participants at the shuttle departure times!

For parking, we have a variety of options. They are described in detail in this parking map.

You can submit parking receipts for reimbursement, but funds are limited. Priority will be given to drivers who gave rides to other conference participants!

Shuttles

Shuttles will operate between two main hotels (Vineyard Court and Quality Inn Bryan) and Blocker building.

Banquet

We will hold a banquet to celebrate Peter Kuchment's 65th birthday on Saturday at 7pm in Cafe Eccell (drinks start at 6:30pm). If you wish to attend, please sign up on Friday at registration. Tickets are subsidized and cost $10 to students (graduate or undergraduate), $15 to postdocs and similar and $20 to tenure-track faculty and guests.

Please communicate your dietary restrictions when signing up!

Places to Eat

Close to the Math Department (Blocker Building), we have Jin's Asian Cafe, Potato Shack, Freebirds Burritos, Chipotle, Schlotzky's Deli and many other places. More detailed list will be provided at the time of conference.