Accommodation: The lodging of all school participants (excepting the lecturers) has been arranged at
Hotel Krystal, Jose Martiho 2/407, Prague 6 -- check the hotel page for a map and contacts
The cost of lodging and breakfast will be directly billed to the school budget.
Directions to Hotel Crystal:
From Prague Airport: Take bus number 119 towards Prague city. The bus serves a few terminals and then crosses a freeway intersection and gets on a long boulevard called Evropska Street. Keep going for a few stops until the stop Divoka Sarka. There you need to get off and change for any tram going the same direction. Get off at the second stop called Nad Dzbanem and walk further down the Evropska Street (keeping same direction) for about 300 meters. Hotel Krystal will be on your right.
From Prague Main Train Station: Take red Metro line (line C) towards stop Muzeum and then change to the green line (line A). Go all the way to the terminus stop Dejvicka. There you get off and board tram number 20 or 26 towards the stop Nad Dzbanem. Walk back on the south side of Evropska street for about 300 meters to find Hotel Krystal on your right.
The lectures will take place at building of School of Mathematics and Physics (MFF UK) at Malostranske namesti. The exact address is
Malostranske namesti 25, 110 00 Praha 1 (Mala Strana, Czech Republic) -- see the map
Check the picture at this page; your destination is the white building right in the center. The lectures will take place Monday through Friday both weeks of the school. The first lecture will begin at 9 AM sharp but we will try to have the room available already from 8-8:30.
Directions: To reach the school venue from Hotel Krystal, simply take tram number 20 for about 20-30 minutes until the stop Malostranske namesti, which is more or less in front of the school building. Signs will be posted to direct to you to proper room.
Using public transportation:Prague has quite an efficient integrated public transportation system with three subway lines, about 20 tram lines winding from one end of the city to another and numerous bus lines serving the peripheries. The travel requires purchasing a ticket at an automated teller (usually at major bus/train stops and all metro stations) or a newspaper stand and stamping it upon entering to the vehicle (tram and bus) or the metro station. The page will explain details about the fares. (In particular, note that it may pay off to buy a monthly pass.)
Costs, reimbursements and reception:
The school budget will cover lodging for all accepted participants for the dates you gave us. In addition, the school will pay for a coffee break and a (daily) organized lunch in the restaurant down in the building where the lectures take place. Further info (including menu selection) will be discussed the first day of school. There will be no per diem support. Prague is still relatively cheap; you can easily eat for 20 EUR/day (but only the sky is your limit, of course).
The reimbursement of US participants will require saving all receipts that you incur during your stay.
After the lectures on Tuesday, August 30, there will be a Welcome Reception for school participants organized with the help of the American Institute of Physics and the publisher of the Journal of Mathematical Physics. Details will be communicated directly the first day of classes.