2016 Summer School on Fractal Geometry and Complex Dimensions


Location / Directions


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Event location and facilities

The conference will take place on the campus of Cal Poly SLO. Summer event scheduling is not confirmed until the middle of Winter quarter, so the precise rooms are not yet known. We hope to reserve two rooms in the new Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics.

All Cal Poly buildings are numbered: the Baker Center is building 180, and the Mathematics department is on the second floor of building 25 ("Faculty Offices East"). The offices of organizers E. Pearse (25-341) and T. Samuel (25-310) are on the third floor of building 25.


Getting to the event from within San Luis

From the hotels near campus, walk up Monterey Street to Grand Avenue (or directly to Grand Avenue), and follow Grand Avenue until the intersection with S Perimeter (this is an L-shaped intersection). Continue on pedestrian-only walkway between building 1 (Administration) and building 65 (McPhee University Union) and you will arrive at building 25.
⇒ Cal Poly Campus Map.

Parking, maps, and geocoded directions to campus:
There is a large parking ramp near the south entrance to campus which can be found by searching on "Pacheco Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405".
⇒ Cal Poly Campus Map indicating the parking ramp
⇒ Google Map indicating the parking ramp.

A large construction project this summer will have Grand Ave closed after the parking structure, so if you wish to park elsewhere on campus, you will need to study this information: http://granddetour.calpoly.edu/


Getting around San Luis and surrounding area

Bus
Bus routes around town are offered by the ironically named SLO Transit.
For bus transport to neighbouring communities (including Morro Bay and Los Osos), bus routes are offered by SLO Regional Transit Authority (SLORTA).

Car
One can find a ZipCar available for instant rental from several locations on campus.
One can find a ride from Uber, the internet-based rideshare service.

Bicycle
California's Central Coast is a popular destination for cyclists, and rentals are available from several shops in the area, including:
⇒ Cambria Bicycle Outfitter
⇒ San Luis Obispo Bicycle Rentals (805) 619-0805
⇒ Wally's Bicycle Works
⇒ Flanders Bicycle
⇒ Bike SLO County

 
Getting to San Luis from elsewhere

Air
San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (airport code SBP) is the most convenient option to fly into, but flights are limited and can be pricey.
Santa Maria Public Airport (airport code SMX) occasionally offers better deals than SBP, but Santa Maria is at least 40min drive from San Luis. It is possible to take the train.
Los Angeles International Airport (airport code LAX) always has the cheapest ticket prices, but is widely reknowned for being awkward to approach by ground transportation. The FlyAway Bus goes directly to Union Station, which offers train service to San Luis. The bus ride from LAX to Union Station (downtown LA) can take 35-180min, depending on traffic.


Rail
AmTrak offers rail service between LA and San Francisco, stopping in San Luis. A coach-class ticket from LA to SLO costs $41 (unreserved) or $77 (reserved) and the journey takes 5.5 hours; tickets from San Francisco are similar and the journey takes about 7.5 hours.
Freeway
San Luis Obispo is on Highway 101, and this is the best way to approach it from Los Angeles or from San Francisco. If you need to get to the 101 from freeway I-5, we recommend taking route 41 from Kettleman City to Atascadero/Morro Bay.

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