Visitor Information: Berkeley Cosmology Seminar Series

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Seminar Details

  • Important for covid-19:
    If you are visiting in person, for every day you are on campus, please complete the symptom screener.
  • For Zoom speakers 2021:
    We will try to set up a zoom room for your visit--for this you will need to be host as well, so I will need your zoom account info.
    The idea will be for people to come to the all day zoom site when it is their time to meet you (you will have a schedule), and then we all go to the talk site at 1:05 pm or so. Your talk will start at 1:10 pm and should end around 2 pm (PST), with 5 min or so for questions. There might also be questions during the talk, by raising hands (or perhaps the chat), we will modify this as we figure out what works.
  • Usual (in person) Seminar Time/Place:
    1:10 -2 pm Tuesdays, 131A Campbell Hall, UC Berkeley
    (Please note this is 50 minutes, questions outside of those during the talk start at 2 pm)
    Campus meetings are in Campbell Hall and LeConte, near the Hearst Mining Circle and Campanile (Sather Tower) on the northeast side of campus. LBL meetings are usually in building 50, up the hill near the guest house. The Astronomy Department office is in Campbell Hall 501.
    Campus Map
    Large Campus Map
    map showing bus route to LBL and Campbell hall, you can also walk straight up or down via parking lots and paths.
  • current Seminar Schedule
  • Logistical arrangements: Troy Cortez tcortez@lbl.gov, (510) 486-5169 , fax (510) 486-6808
    Mailing Address: MS 50A5104, LBNL, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA and
    speaker Expense reimbursement form
  • Seminar organizer: Joanne Cohn jcohn@berkeley.edu, Campbell 305/LBL 50-5015
    We will try to schedule day of the your talk with meeting people in the group,
    if you visit longer than a day the rest of your time is wide open for you to arrange as you'd like.
    In non-covid times we scheduled pizza lunch right before the talk. We are still figuring out the details for fall 2021. If you are a speaker coming in person and have dietary restrictions, please let Joanne know.
  • Desk and Wifi: -in the usual case, the staff in 501 Campbell (the main office) will set you up with a desk. Please go there when you get to Campbell Hall on Tuesday. For WiFi, the best bet is Eduroam, which you need to set up before arriving, usually.

Other Local Berkeley Info

Getting to Berkeley

  • Flying to Berkeley:
    Oakland airport (OAK) is closest,
    San Francisco airport ( SFO) is also nearby.
    You generally do not need to rent a car, but if you are taking a shuttle or taxi, allow time for traffic.
  • From the airports:
    • The BART now goes to both SFO airport and OAK airports. From OAK there is a BART shuttle train (every 5 min as of 11/2014) connecting to a longer line. From SFO it is a stop on the full longer line. To get times, you can go to the BART planner page, to get to Berkeley you want to type in "Downtown Berkeley" as your destination. You want to get to the downtown Berkeley stop (generally a train going to Richmond will do this, some days/times there is no direct train from SFO and announcements will tell you which trains have quick transfers, usually an Antioch train will then be the one you want, transfering at 19th Street or MacArthur, etc., to a Richmond train).
    • Shuttles, etc:
      Super Shuttle (Van Service) 1-800-258-3826 (toll free) www.supershuttle.com (reservations on-line)
      Airport Commuter (Limousine or Sedan Service) 1-888-876-1777 (toll free) www.airportcommuter.com (reservations on-line),
      East Bay Express Airporter (Van Service) 1-510-547-0404 (toll call)
  • It is not recommended that you get a car, but if you do, here is information on how to drive to Berkeley
  • Other Public Transportation

Staying in Berkeley

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