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1 Pennsylvania-Princeton Proposal to Host ICHEP 2008 Paul Langacker University of Pennsylvania Chris Tully Princeton University ICHEP, Beijing 2004

2 Local Organizers Strong scientific local organizing committee. Chairs: A.J.S. Smith and N. S. Lockyer University of Pennsylvania: V.J.Balasubramanian Eugene Beier, Larry Gladney, Joseph Kroll, Paul Langacker, Evelyn Thomson, Hugh H. Williams Princeton University: Igor Klebanov, Dan Marlow, Kirk McDonald, Peter Meyers, James Olsen, Paul Steinhardt, Chris Tully, and Herman Verlinde Institute for Advanced Study: John Bahcall and Ed Witten

3 Broad Range of Expertise in Local Organizing Committee Organizers involved in: –Both Fermilab Collider Experiments –Both B-factory Experiments –Atlas and CMS Experiments –Accelerator and non-accelerator neutrino experiments Strengths in: –Astrophysics and Cosmology –Phenomenology and formal theory Theorists interested in strengthening formal component may host String08 adjacent to ICHEP Plan public lectures Will seek outstanding people outside these institutions to help with conference program

4 Professional Organization organize conference with professionals university conference coordination group. Group handles accommodations, special arrangements, the banquet, refreshments, spouse activities, registration Organized: – 2002 IEEE conference (1200 attendees) –Medical conferences (several thousand attendees) Furness Library on campus Hamilton Walk on campus

5 Univ. of Penn Facilities Beautiful and compact downtown campus Perleman Quadrangle has excellent meeting rooms distributed in several nearby buildings seat Irvine Auditorium great Hall, which also houses an 11,000-pipe Curtis Pipe Organ. same vicinity meeting rooms of seating capacity 340 (Bodek Lounge), 250 (Class of 49 Auditorium), 340 (Hall of Flags), 275, (Logan 17), 200 Terrace Rm Other smaller rooms seating capacity

6 Accommodations and Transportation Many hotels to choose from-a few listed below On campus Sheraton $130/night On campus Inn at Penn (operated by Hilton) $169/night and up (luxury hotel) Downtown hotels $110/night 20 minute pleasant walk to campus (eg. Warwick/Radisson) Loews Hotel (APS meeting 2003) $134/night 30 minute walk–or taxi $7 On Campus Tracy Divine (Peace Mission clean interesting rules) $25(double) $40(single)/night Dorm rooms available-reasonable rates Easy train from airport--15 minute ride $5 Airport by taxi $20

7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, metropolitan population several million Replete with wonderful restaurants Unparalleled historical district in US-- 1 st capital Nice walking city--Fairmont Park 20 minutes walk World renowned Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Art Museum, Opera House, theatre, and symphony, along with several other excellent museums. Philadelphia is centrally located, with Washington D.C. and New York City each only 90 minutes away by train.

8 Philadelphia Main Meeting Building Irvine AuditoriumIndependence Hall Philadelphia Museum of Art Liberty Bell

9 Summary Pennsylvania, Princeton, and IAS are enthusiastic about hosting ICHEP in US 2008 Broad expertise in local organizing team Will assemble an exciting physics program Public lectures Professional conference organizers will be used Beautiful historical city centrally located on US east coast between Washington and New York


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