Tools for Condensed Phase Computational Chemistry

WELCOME 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.

Tenative Schedule and Themes of Workshp

How to Get to Newark:

Extensive information for visitors to Newark and the University can be found here. 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.

Conference Facilities:

The conference will take place in the Clayton Hall 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 Parkway, see: 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.
Conference Format:

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.