Last minute information

The conference center (Ecole de Physique des Houches) will be open from Sunday at 3 in the afternoon. Do not come earlier! You will find your room number and chalet name at the school's main building Jacassiere (see the map). You should have received by email the access codes to the chalets.

General information

  • Where is it ?The conference center is located in the small ski resort of Les Houches, in the French Alps, on the slopes of the Mont Blanc. It is 10 minutes away from Chamonix and one hour from Geneva.

  • Conference center: The workshop takes place in a specialized conference center (with all facilities, see the website). The attendants will be accommodated in single rooms, within the conference center. All meals will be served in the onsite restaurant. The center requires us to respect strictly the hours of the restaurant - lunch at 12:30, and dinner at 19:30).

  • Arrival and departure: The workshop starts on Monday April 10th. Participants may arrive as early as Sunday April 9th afternoon. The workshop ends on Friday April 14th after lunch. The school is completely closed on Friday evening.

  • Registration Fees: Each participant will pay upon arrival at the conference center 450Euros of registration fees to cover all accommodation costs. Limited funds, targeted towards PhD students and post-docs, may be available to waive registration fees; please contact the organizers if you need partial financial support.

  • Practical details on the venue. Rooms are located in chalets. Access to the chalets is controlled by a code, available (together with room assignments) inside Jacassiere, the school's main building. A map of the facilities is available here).

  • Weather: The weather can be quite cold even in Spring. There might be snowfalls, although it is quite unlikely. In any case, all participants should bring warm clothes and appropriate mountain shoes. People who would like to go skiing should also bring appropriate attire.

  • Ski: It is quite likely, although not certain, that nearby ski stations (Grands Montets, Brevent-Flegere, Les Houches) will be open.

  • Access of the center: All the access information is precisely detailed at the bottom of this useful page. From Geneva airport, the simplest way is to use a shuttle service. From Les Houches SNCF train station, it is the taxi, but be aware that there are very few taxis operating at the station, and that they don't really like working on Sunday evening. You should definitely book in advance by calling one of these numbers: taxi Plus : 06 12 35 30 72, taxi Persault : 04 50 54 41 09, taxi Favre : 06 11 27 23 21, taxi Servoz : 06 84 66 86 73 et taxi Carrier: 06 22 75 19 37.

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