N u F a c t 0 9

11th International Workshop on
Neutrino Factories, Superbeams and Beta Beams

July 20-25, 2009 — Illinois Institute of Technology — Chicago



The first day of the workshop will be at Fermilab and includes plenary sessions and a reception at Wilson Hall (bottom left photo) and tours of neutrino facilities. The next 5 days will be at IIT's main campus.

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private university with programs in engineering, science, math, psychology, architecture, humanities, business, design and law. It started in 1893 as the Armour Institute, founded with a vision to bring technical education to the masses.

The main campus on the south side of Chicago has a rich architectural heritage including Mies-designed classics such as the landmark Crown Hall (top right photo) where the poster session and banquet will take place, the main building (original Armour Institute, designed by Norman O. Patten and built 1891-3, pictured at right below Crown Hall), and such newer structures as the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (below the train tube in the top left photo), Rem Koolhaas's first U.S. commission. Most of the NuFact09 plenary sessions will be in Hermann Hall, built 1962, designed by Walter Netsch for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill.

The campus abuts the Bronzeville, Chinatown and Bridgeport neighborhoods as well as US Cellular Field (home of Chicago White Sox baseball). It's a short train ride from Chicago's "Loop" (center of downtown) and close to Lake Michigan (and its 31st Street beach) and the McCormick Place convention center.

July in Chicago is typically hot and humid, mostly sunny but with the occasional thunderstorm. Average daily high/low temperatures in July are 84/63 degrees F (31/17 degrees C) but sudden large swings in temperature do happen once in a while. The weather near the lake (IIT campus and downtown) is usually somewhat more moderate. You can check the forecast here.