2015 PHISCC Workshop: HI Surveys Get Real
March 16-18, 2015
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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The workshop will take place on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, which is conveniently located along the New York/Philadelphia transportation corridor.


Prospective participants who need letters of invitation to secure visas for entry into the United States should contact the organizers as soon as possible at phiscc[at]physics.rutgers.edu.


Please contact the LOC at phiscc[at]physics.rutgers.edu if you have questions about any of the following transportation options:


A room block for the nights of Sunday, March 15th through Wednesday, March 18th (with a smaller number of rooms for the night of Thursday, March 19th) has been arranged at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. Electronic access to the room block is available HERE, where the workshop is listed as "Physics and Astronomy." The Hyatt is a three-block walk from the New Brunswick train station (on the main New Jersey Transit line from Newark Liberty International Airport), minimizing ground transportation costs for participants travelling by plane or train, and is a short and safe walk from a wide variety of restaurants. For single or double occupancy, the nightly rate per room is $159 plus 15% in state and local taxes; free internet access is included. A majority of the rooms in the block feature two double beds, making it convenient to share rooms at a cost of $79.50 plus tax per person per night. If you would like help identifying another participant with whom to share a room, or if you have any other questions concerning the rooms in the block, please contact the organizers at phiscc[at]physics.rutgers.edu.

Ground transportation

Charter bus service between the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick and the Rutgers campus in Piscataway will be provided in the morning and afternoon each day of the workshop, according to the following schedule:

Monday, March 16

Tuesday, March 17 Wednesday, March 18

Please note that the bus has a maximum capacity of 40 passengers and there are well over 40 workshop participants staying at the hotel, so the 8:15 AM pickup may be worth aiming for.

If you miss the workshop bus, need to get to the train station in the middle of the day, or are staying through March 19-20 to attend a splinter meeting, it will be possible to get from the hotel to campus locations and vice versa using the free but infrequent campus bus service. In particular, according to the schedule HERE, you can catch the "Spring Break 1" bus at the New Brunswick Station at Somerset Street stop (a 5 minute walk from the hotel) and get off at the Hill Center stop (a 5 minute walk from the Fiber Optic Materials Research Building, and directly next to Serin Physics Laboratory). The "Spring Break 2" bus traverses the same route in reverse.


Monday through Wednesday, non-Rutgers workshop participants will be able to park without penalty in lots 51, 59, 60B, and 67; we recommend lot 51 as the largest and easiest to find. These parking lots will also be available for parking on Thursday and Friday, but if you are staying for a splinter session and would like a permit to park in lot 53A, which is a shorter walk to the Serin Physics Laboratory, please contact the LOC chair.

On campus

The workshop's oral and poster sessions will take place in the Fiber Optic Materials Research Building, which is a short walk from the facilities of the Busch Student Center in Piscataway.

Off campus

There are a variety of bars and restaurants along George Street and Easton Avenue within a short walk of the Hyatt. Here are a few recommended by the more au courant members of the LOC (in no particular order; all addresses are New Brunswick, NJ 08901):

  1. Destination Dogs (gourmet hot dog restaraunt with beer and cocktails; address = 101 Paterson Street)
  2. Clydz (great martini bar/restarant; address = 55 Paterson Street)
  3. Harvest Moon (local brewery/restaraunt; address = 392 George Street)
  4. Tumulty's (American food, sometimes has live music; address = 361 George Street)
  5. World of Beer (bar and grill with many types of beer; address = 335 George Street)
  6. George Street Ale House (variety of food with a selection of beer; address = 378 George Street)
  7. Panico's (pizza and beer; address: 103 Church Street)
  8. Evelyn's (serves Middle Eastern food and has an outdoor bar; address = 45 Easton Avenue)
  9. Stuff Yer Face (Strombolis and a large selection of beer; address = 49 Easton Avenue)

Last updated March 15, 2015.