New trends in Nonlinear Analysis
October 26-28, 2007

About Tucson

Sunset Saguaro When you arrive in Tucson, a city of 800,000, you will find an amazingly lush desert landscape with bright flowers blooming for most of the year. Lying in the borderland (or frontera in Spanish), Tucson is about 60 miles from Mexico, in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. It is surrounded by mountain ranges: The Santa Catalinas—including the area's one ski-run—on the northeast, the Rincons and Santa Ritas to the south, the Tucson Mountains on the west, and the Tortolita Mountains on the north. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Tucson provides an outstanding environment for those who enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. One of the oldest European settlements in North America, we enjoy a rich mix of Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures, and the excellent art, music, and food from each of these cultures. The beautiful University of Arizona campus lies in the center of Tucson. Among the many attractions in and around Tucson is Biosphere 2, a unique research facility dedicated to the research and understanding of global scientific issues.

Getting Here

The Tucson International Airport is located south of the city, only about 8 miles from the University, and is served by several major airlines, including American, America West, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, and United.

Local Transportation

The simplest way to get to the University or a hotel is to use the Arizona Stagecoach van service (520-889-1000), which has a desk in the baggage claim area. Another possibility is to use a Taxi. A taxi is about $25, and the one-way fare on Arizona Stagecoach is about $15, so for two people going to the same destination a shared taxi is likely to be cheaper. Please keep your receipts for reimbursement. The airport's web site has details on other transportation options, as well as much other useful information.

The Meinel building is walking distance from your hotel. The hotel is at the corner of Speedway and Campbell. Walk south on Campbell and turn left (West) on Third St/University Blvd (the first light coming south). The Meinel building is is located on the southeast corner of Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard.

You will see Meinel Building there on the corner and can enter at the main entrance doors that face north. There will be signs on the door that say "New Trends in Nonlinear Conference Room 821" that will point you to the elevator.

We have arranged for the transportation between the University and the Biosphere.

Weather

The weather in Tucson in late October is quite pleasant: daytime highs are generally in the low 80's with overnight lows in the mid 40's. There is very little chance of rain so you can expect blue skies.

Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Tucson.

For more information:


Department of Mathematics
The University of Arizona
617 N. Santa Rita Ave.
P.O. Box 210089
Tucson, AZ 85721–0089 USA

Voice: (520) 621-6892
Fax: (520) 621-8322