Posted by: wcoas2010 | September 7, 2010

Group Picture

Here is the group picture taken on the last day of WCOAS 2010, Pachuca.

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Posted by: wcoas2010 | August 30, 2010

FAQ section

We have updated the FAQ section and included a “Directions to CIMA” section. Please make sure to read it carefully (and maybe even bring a copy with you). Also, observe the post below about those staying at the university guest house. It would not be a bad idea to print a copy of the bus schedule as well.

Posted by: wcoas2010 | August 29, 2010

Hotel Universitario en CEUNI

Those participants staying at the university guest house: to get there, just ask the taxi driver to take you to CEUNI (pronounced ‘se-ooh-nee’: CE as in CEntral, U as in Uma Thurman, NI as in aNImal).

The address for CEUNI is Av. Universidad s/n, Col. Santiago Jaltepec (Phone number (52-771) 717-2017), but don’t mention that to the driver, just mention CEUNI. The guest house (hotel universitario) is the building at the far end of the CEUNI  parking lot. A picture of the hotel entrance is here.

The webpage of the guest house (hotel universitario) at CEUNI (only in spanish) can be found here. CEUNI is a university owned complex which contains a computer center, sports facilities, conference facilities and the university hotel.

The rooms at the guest house are already paid for directly from the PIFI grant, so you don’t need to hand over cash or a credit card. In the registration form, write that “CIMA, ICBI” will pay for your room.

Breakfast has also been arranged (and paid for) for all those staying at CEUNI. Breakfast is served from 7:30 until 9:30 am. The breakfast area is located outside the hotel building, on the building located on the right as you step out (ask the receptionist or the security guard to direct you). Breakfast is already set, but if you want something different from what they are serving, don’t hesitate to ask.

There will be a van ready on Thursday at 9:20 am to pick up the guests at the university guest house and drive them to CIMA, where the conferences will be held.

Please let us know at the email wcoas2010[at]gmail[dot]com if you have any further questions or need more information. In case of an emergency, don’t hesitate to call one of the organizers (the phone numbers can be found at the FAQ section of this website).

Posted by: wcoas2010 | August 19, 2010

Program

We have added a page that contains the program, titles and abstracts for WCOAS 2010.

Posted by: wcoas2010 | July 29, 2010

Funding.

Funding for WCOAS will be provided by the NSF for US-based participants and by a SEP-UAEH PIFI grant for all other participants.

US-based speakers: In order to get (at least partial) reinbursement for your plane ticket, the ticket must be issued by an US flag carrier. If it is a code share flight, the name of an US based carrier must be on the ticket, as per NSF regulations.

All other speakers: Please make sure that we have given you an OK to buy the ticket before you pay for it. We need to make sure whether the PIFI grant will reinburse you, or whether UAEH has to buy the ticket for you.

Posted by: wcoas2010 | July 8, 2010

Buses timetable

Update. We have added a page with the time table for buses between Mexico City airport and Pachuca bus terminal. Please click on the tab titled “Buses to Pachuca-Timetable” above.

Posted by: wcoas2010 | June 19, 2010

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar (WCOAS) 2010

Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo

The 2010 West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar will be held at Pachuca, Mexico, from Thursday September 2nd through Saturday September 4th. The seminar will take place at Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), at the Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas (CIMA).

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:

Jean Bellisard (Georgia Tech)

Ken Dykema (Texas A&M)

Thierry Giordano (University of Ottawa)

Don Hadwin (University of New Hampshire)

Kate Juschenko (Texas A&M)

Terry Loring (University of New Mexico)

Judith Packer (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Nura Patani (Arizona State University)

Nikolai Vasilevski (CINVESTAV)

Elmar Wagner (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo)

CONFERENCE WEBSITE:  https://wcoas2010.wordpress.com

REGISTRATION: There will be no registration fee. People may register by sending an email to wcoas2010@gmail.com with the following information.

1) Full name and affiliation.

2) Position (tenure/tenure track, postdoc or graduate student)

3) Would you like accommodation at the UAEH guest house?

4) Do you need financial support?

5) Expected day of arrival and departure (and flight numbers when available).

6) Do you plan to attend the conference trip?

7) Do you plan to attend the conference banquet?

FUNDING: We have applied for NSF funding for U.S. based participants. We hope to obtain additional funding for other participants. Please let us know in your registration form if you need financial support. UPDATE: We have just been notified that NSF support has been granted. Details to follow soon in the conference webpage.

ACCOMMODATION: There will be limited accommodation at the guest house of the UAEH, mainly for invited speakers. Please let us know when you register if you would like us to try to get you accommodation at the guest house.

The cost is about 500 pesos a night for a single room (the exchange rate is approximately 13 pesos=1 usd).

The Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas (CIMA) is located at Ciudad Universitaria, in the outskirts of the city of Pachuca. The university guest house is a 5 minute drive away from CIMA. We hope to have daily transportation from the guest house to CIMA in the morning, and back to the hotel in the evening. For all other outings, participants should take taxi-cabs, which are relatively inexpensive. Neither CIMA nor the university guest house are within walking distance of downtown Pachuca.

Alternatively, there are several accommodation options in the city of Pachuca.

Hotel del Valle Inn Pachuca. A four star hotel, but the only one which is accessible by a short walk from the university.

http://www.hotelesdelvalleinn.com.mx/hotel_pachuca/inicio.html

Hotel La Joya Pachuca. A fancier hotel (five stars) near the Plaza Bella Shopping Mall, about a 20 minute walk from dowtown Pachuca (or a 5 minute taxi drive) or 15 minute taxi drive from CIMA.

http://www.joyahoteles.com/indexpachuca.html

Hotel Emily. A Four star hotel right in downtown Pachuca, next to the “Reloj Monumental” (Historic Clock). About a 15-20 minute taxi drive to CIMA.

http://www.hotelemily.com.mx/

We should point out that taxi cabs in Pachuca are relatively inexpensive, costing in average about 30 pesos (50 pesos, for a very expensive ride). The exchange rate is approximately 13 pesos=1 usd.

CONFERENCE TRIP. On Friday September 3rd there will be a trip to Teotihucan, site of the word famous Sun and Moon Pyramids. Registration will be required. We will travel to Teotihuacan on a university bus, and visitors will have to pay the entrance fee themselves.

CONFERENCE BANQUET: There will be a conference banquet on Friday September 3rd. The cost will be approximately 300 pesos (the exchange rate is approximately 13 pesos=1 usd).

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Limited support may be available for US based graduate students and post docs, depending on funding. Please let us know if you will require support when you register. The deadline for applications of this support will be July 26. We also expect to have some limited support for Mexico based participants.

The Local Organizing Committee

Orlando Avila-Pozos                       avilap [at] uaeh [dot] edu [dot] mx

Benjamin Itza-Ortiz                       itza [at] uaeh [dot] edu [dot] mx

Ruben Martinez-Avendaño             rubenma [at] uaeh [dot] edu [dot] mx

Federico Menendez-Conde             fmclara [at] uaeh [dot] edu [dot] mx

Posted by: wcoas2010 | June 9, 2010

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar 2010

Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo

The 2010 West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar will be held at Pachuca, Mexico, from  Thursday September 2nd through Saturday September 4th. The seminar will take place at Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH),  at the Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas (CIMA).

A list of invited speakers will be posted shortly.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: wcoas2010.wordpress.com

REGISTRATION: The link to register will be available at the conference website shortly. There will be no registration fee.

ACCOMODATION: There will be limited accommodation at the guest house of the UAEH, mainly for invited speakers. Other accommodation options will be announced later.

CONFERENCE TRIP. On Friday September 3rd there will be a trip to Teotihucan, site of the word famous Sun and Moon Pyramids. Registration will be required. The details will be announced as soon as they are available.

CONFERENCE BANQUET: There will be a conference banquet on Friday September 3rd. The cost will be approximately USD 25.

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Limited support  may be available for US based participants, depending on funding.  Please let us know if you will require support when you register. The deadline for applications of this support will be July 26.  We also expect to have some limited support for Mexico based participants.

The Local Organizing Committee

Orlando Avila-Pozos        avilap at uaeh.edu.mx
Benjamin Itza-Ortiz        itza at uaeh.edu.mx
Ruben Martinez-Avendaño    rubenma at uaeh.edu.mx
Federico Menendez-Conde    fmclara at uaeh.edu.mx

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