9-13 January 2019
Texas A&M University
US/Central timezone
The Winter School will be held January 9 through the morning of January 11, followed by the Workshop from the afternoon of January 11 through January 13. For more information click "Announcement".

Dining, Directions and Speaker Instructions

Here is some additional information for the upcoming workshop and school.

Winter school students: Please remember to take a look at the school materials posted and sent by email.

Winter school lecturers: Please post slides on indico before your lecture for students to access. A black board is available in addition to a projector.

Workshop speakers: Please upload your talk to indico before your session. A PC and a Mac are available and are preferred to ensure quick transitions between speakers. The default display mode of the projector in the auditorium is widescreen.

Weather: Forecasts show it is going to be not bad but not too nice either. Temperatures averaged over the 5 days are expected to be around 58 F / 14 C for high and 45 F / 7 C for lows. Rain showers are forecast for Thursday through Saturday so bring an umbrella.

Social event/dinner: There is no official workshop dinner (and no conference fee) but we are considering getting a few tables in an affordable restaurant for a self-payed dinner. We need an approximate head count before making a reservation. Please go to the registration page where you can find a new survey at the bottom of the page. Please indicate if you are interested or not interested in attending. Please take the survey by Tuesday morning.

Here is an area map that shows the walk from the hotels to the venue. All events will be in the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy. Most likely you will not find free parking on campus. If you have a car, we recommend you keep it at the hotel and walk to the venue.

The hotel area, Century Square, has several food places within a few minutes walk.

  • Blaze Pizza
  • Hopdoddys (burgers and beer)
  • Zoe's Kitchen (American Mediterranean)
  • Piada (Italian inspired street food)
  • Minuti Coffee
  • World of Beer (the name says it all)
  • Moe's Irish Pub
  • ...
  • There are also three restaurants in The George and Cavalry Court Hotel

Northgate is a popular student area with cheap food and drinks. It is about a 10 minute walk west on University Drive. Try Dixie Chicken for a Texas bar experience.

Walk about 10 minutes east on University Drive and you find more dining options. If you like Tex-Mex try two casual Taco restaurants in that area: Fuego, and the more upscale Mad Taco.

There is a large Starbucks in the Zachry Engineering Education Bldg. on the way from the hotels to the workshop venue.