Tools for Condensed Phase
to the "Tools for Condensed Phase Computational Chemistry" workshop
web pages. This 3-day workshop will bring together researchers
working on computational chemistry of molecular solids.
The workshop will take place at the University of Delaware
in the period 5/27-30/03.
How to Get to Newark:
Extensive information for visitors to Newark and the University can be
In a nutshell, to get to Newark follow these directions. The closest
airport is Philadelphia (PHL). There are
dozens direct flights from US and abroad to Philadelphia. From there, one
can either rent a car and drive on I-95 South for about 45 minutes to UD's
campus (exit 1-B into Route 896 North)
or use a Shuttle which typically takes 1.5 hour since it stops in a few
places to discharge other passengers. The
Delaware Express Shuttle
can be reserved on line or by calling them from a special phone near the
baggage pickup area. It costs about $40 one way and will take you directly
to the hotel.
Plan to arrive in Philadelphia early afternoon
which should give you enough time to check into the hotel and make
it to the May 27th dinner.
Another fairly close airport is the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI),
with driving time to Newark of slightly more than one hour.
Flights from some regions are much cheaper to BWI than to PHL. The best
option for travel from BWI to Newark is to rent a car and follow signs
to route 295 North (Baltimore/Washington Parkway). From 295 turn into I-95
North and follow it to exit 1 into Route 896 North in Delaware.
Other options are to use
Delaware Express Shuttle
or the Amtrak train to Wilmington. There is an Amtrak train station at BWI
with a free shuttle taking you from each terminal to the station.
The Amtrak ticket is about $40 one way.
After arriving at the Wilmington train station, take a cab to the hotel. The
cab should cost about $20.
Participants will stay at Embassy Suites
Embassy Suites: 654 South College Avenue, Newark, DE.
This hotel is on the southern edge of UD's campus. The hotel is
about quarter of a mile from exit 1-B of I-95 into Route 896 North
(896 is here the South College Avenue), on your left.
The conference will take place in the
on the University of Delaware Campus. All meals will be served there except
for breakfasts which are included with lodging. Since Clayton Hall is about
half an hour walk from the Embassy Suites, there will be a van transportation
available in the morning and evening of each day. The van will depart
from the hotel 20 minutes before the start of the workshop (also on
Tuesday evening for the dinner). The main number for Clayton Hall is
(302) 831 2214. It can be used as a contact number, at least a message
can be left.
Here are the directions from the
Embassy Suites to the Clayton Hall for those who wish to drive a car or walk:
From the hotel follow South College Avenue (Route 896 North) going North
(the hotel is at the intersection of this avenue and Route 4, Christina
the map of campus
and click on the "interactive map" for more details) for about a mile.
You will drive through the campus until
you come to a T-shape intersection. Turn left there and after less than
100 meters right at a Y-shape intersection. Go through the railway tracks
and Clayton Hall will be on your right after about 200 meters (within Laird
Campus). All the time you will be on Route 896.
Conference parking is free of charge in the Gold lot located up the
hill from Clayton Hall, no permit needed.
The workshop will be intense, with sessions from mornings
through evenings. The workshop will begin with dinner on the first day,
Tuesday May 27th. It will consist of a second day of presentations and
discussion, a third day of discussion and development of a report by
sub-groups, and departure after breakfast on the fourth day,
Friday May 30th.