ATLAS Overview Week 2008 Bern  


July 7 - 11, 2008
General
Contact

Laboratory for High Energy Physics, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern. Phone +41 31 631 4064. Email irene.neeser@lhep.unibe.ch.



Registration

Registration should be made via the registration form and will open on February 20th. Deadline for registration is June 15th. The registration fee amounts to 600 CHF if paid before 15th April, after this date the fee is 650 CHF. The fee covers all sessions, meeting material, all lunches and coffee breaks, and the evening program. The evening program consists of the civic reception (Monday), the visit to the Einstein Exibition (Tuesday), the visit to the Paul Klee Museum (Wednesday), the football match and the collaboration dinner (Thursday). The fee for an accompanying person is 200 CHF, which covers the evening program.

Registrations are confirmed within two working days by email including payment instructions. Payment can only be done by bank transfer (credit cards and other means of payment cannot be accepted). If you don't receive a confirmation, please contact sigve.haug@lhep.unibe.ch. The registration desk in Bern will open on Sunday at 13:30 in the main University building. On Monday it will open at 8:00 in Stade de Suisse. It will also be open during the sessions throughout the week. Receipts for payment will be distributed at this desk.



Visa and special requirements

You may require a visa in order to travel to Bern (see this page). Delegates requiring a visa to attend the conference should contact sigve.haug@lhep.unibe.ch, for a letter of invitation. Any open question concerning special requirements should also be directed to Dr. Haug.



Accommodation - pre-booked rooms now due.

The pre-booked rooms are now due, and no special prices are available anymore. However, we still recommend the list below. Most of these Bernese hotels are in the Old Town or a short walk away from it. You may find them on this online map. Lyssach, Biel, Fribourg, Thun and Langnau are not covered by the 5-day pass for public transportation (see 'Transportation and Maps'). The $ indicates prices below 100 CHF, $$ prices below 200 CHF and $$$ prices 'beyond the SM' for a double room. As usual a single room costs about 15% less.



Hotels pre-booked from July 6 to 11 2008

Jugendherberge Bernwww.youthhostel.ch/bern
(bern@youthhostel.ch )
Bern$
Hotel Waldhornwww.waldhorn.ch
(hotel@waldhorn.ch )
Bern(fully booked)
Hotel National Bernwww.nationalbern.ch
(info@nationalbern.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel La Pergolawww.hotel-lapergola.ch
(info@hotel-lapergola.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Arabellewww.arabelle.ch
(info@arabelle.ch )
Bern(fully booked)
Hotel Bären Bernwww.baerenbern.ch
(reception@baerenbern.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Bristol Bernwww.bristolbern.ch
(reception@bristolbern.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Lyssachwww.hotel-lyssach.ch
(info@hotel-lyssach.ch )
Lyssach$$
Hotel Savoywww.zghotels.ch
(reservation-sav@zghotels.ch )
Bern$$$



Hotels pre-booked from July 7 to 11 2008

Hotel Nydeckwww.hotelnydeck.ch
(info@hotelnydeck.ch )
Bern$
Marthahauswww.marthahaus.ch
(info@marthahaus.ch )
Bern$
Hotel Grauholz (Only reachable by car)www.hotelgrauholz.ch
(info@hotelgrauholz.ch )
Ittigen$
Hotel Bären Wabernwww.baeren-wabern.ch
(info@baeren-wabern.ch )
Wabern$
Hotel Ador Bernwww.hotelador.ch
(info@hotelador.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Jardinwww.hotel-jardin.ch
(info@hotel-jardin.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Isolawww.isola-bern.ch
(hotel.isola@bluewin.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Metropolewww.hotelmetropole.ch
(info@hotelmetropole.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Kreuz Bernwww.hotelkreuz-bern.ch
(info@hotelkreuz-bern.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Astoriawww.astoria-bern.ch
(info@astoria-bern.ch )
Bern$$
Hotel Acor Bielwww.accorhotels.com
(h6166@accor.com )
Biel$$
Hotel NH Freiburgwww.nh-hotels.com
(nhfribourg@nh-hotels.com )
Fribourg$$
Hotel Garni Emmentalwww.emmental-langnau.ch
(loewen.langnau@freesurf.ch )
Langnau$$
Hotel Bahnhof Zollikofenwww.hotel-bahnhof-zollikofen.ch
(info@hotel-bahnhof-zollikofen.ch )
Zollikofen$$
Hotel Innere Engewww.zghotels.ch
(reservation-ieb@zghotels.ch )
Bern$$$
Hotel Allegro Bernwww.kursaal-bern.ch
(allegro@kursaal-bern.ch )
Bern$$$
Hotel Freienhofwww.freienhof.ch
(info@freienhof.ch )
Thun$$$



Transportation and Maps

Bern is connected to Zuerich (~1 hour) and Geneva (~2 hours) airports by train. From the Basel airport you can take a bus to Basel central station and from there a train to Bern (~1 hour). The distance from the small Bern-Belp airport is 20 min by car or bus. You may visit the Swiss railway's web pages.

Transport in and around Bern is best by the local buses and trams. We highly recommend you to buy a weekly pass for CHF 25.- if bought from us. (Regular price is CHF 35.-). Please contact michele.weber@lhep.unibe.ch in case you did not request it during your online registration.

From the central station you can reach Stade de Suisse in several ways: tram 9 to Guisanplatz, bus 20 to Wyler, or train S1 or S2 to Wankdorf. From Ittigen bus 40 can be used to Wankdorf Center. All these lines are covered by the weekly pass.

There are a few places left on the bus transport on Sunday from CERN bldg 40 to Bern and back on Friday, with buses before and after the CB meeting. If you would like to reserve a place please contact michele.weber@lhep.unibe.ch.

From building 40 to Bern Sunday 11.30, 45 CHF (sandwich included).
From Bern to building 40 Friday 12.30, 35 CHF.
From Bern to building 40 Friday 16.30, 35 CHF.

For participants travelling by car we have arranged for parking at reduced rate at Stade de Suisse. Note that Stade de Suisse is very close to the Bern-Wankdorf highway exit. See 'Parking' below.

Here you find a print out version of an overview map. You can also use this google map, or this one with hotels and gastronomy.



Venues

The Sunday premeetings will be held in the main building of Bern University, Hochschulstrasse 4. You can reach it via elevator or stairs from the basement of the central station. All other meetings will be in Stade de Suisse.

The civic reception on Monday (19h00-20h00) will take place in the Old Town Hall, Postgasse 68. The Einstein Exibition on Tuesday (18h30-19h30) will be in the Historical Museum, Helvetiaplatz 5. (DON'T confuse with the Einstein House in Kramgasse.) The Wednesday evening program (18h30-20h30) will be in the Paul Klee Center, Monument im Fruchtland 3. The football match on Thursday (17h00-18h30) will be in Stade de Suisse. The conference dinner (20h30), also on Thursday, will be in Kursaal, Kornhausstrasse 3.

All venues are indicated on the overview map (see 'Transportation and Maps').



Football match

The Stade de Suisse will host three football matches of the Euro08 tournament. (on 9th, 13th and 17th June). We will have the unique occasion to top up with an ATLAS football tournament on 10th July on the very same green! Please inform Michele Weber, weber.@lhep.unibe.ch, if you are interested in participating as a single player or with a whole team. Or better, use this webform for registration.



Power and Internet Connection

Like at CERN the available power sockets will be Swiss. Wireless internet connection will be available at Stade de Suisse, kindly provided by www.swisscom.ch.




Parking

If you come to Bern by car, please notice that parking downtown is difficult. Please also check the parking possibilities with your hotel. At the Paul Klee center there is parking (Wednesday evening). At the university main building (Sunday) you are advised to use the parking at the main railway station.

At Stade de Suisse (conference venue) you can use the parking house in the basement. When entering you draw a normal ticket. At our registration desk you can then buy a 'one time leave' ticket for CHF 10. This means that you can come and leave your car for the whole week for 10.-, but every time you move your car, another 10.- will need to be paid.




Tourism

The medieval city Bern and its Swiss surroundings are well suited for tourism and shopping. The tourist office is located in the central station. On three days we have specially guided tours for ATLAS accompanying persons.

  • Tuesday a visit to Interlaken and a boat ride on the beautiful lake Thun.
    ~ 100 CHF, lunch included (min 20 participants).
  • Wednesday a visit to the famous Gruyere Cheese Dairy and the castle museum of Gruyere. ~ 110 CHF, 3 course lunch included (min 20 participants).
  • Thursday a visit to Jungfraujoch, the top of Europe, 3500 meters above sea level.
    ~ 230 CHF, 3 course lunch included (min 20 participants).

  • Please contact Mr. Nicola Venturi (nicola.venturi@lhep.unibe.ch) if you are interested in one or more of these excursions.


    Refund Policy

    In case a serious illness or other emergency situation should necessitate you to cancel your participation in the ATLAS Week 2008, our refund policy is as follows: Cancellation before registration deadline (15 June) entitles to 100% refund. Cancellation before 25 June entitles to 50% refund. The refund relates to the amount received and bank fees are at your expense.


    Conference Bank Account

    Bank: UBS, 3001 Bern
    Account Number : 0235-488183.01F (within Switzerland)
    BIC Number : UBSWCHZH80A (from abroad)
    IBAN Number : CH060023523548818301F (from abroad)
    Beneficiary : Prof. Antonio Ereditato, ATLAS week 2008



















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