Sage Days 11

Special functions and computational number theory meet scientific computing



November 7 -- 10, 2008, Austin, Texas

Organizers: William Stein, Fernando Perez, Fernando Rodriguez-Villegas, Irene Gamba, Salman Butt, Craig Citro

Sage Days 11 is being funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) and the Mathematics Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

NOTE: The Supercomputing 2008 conference (officially known as SC08) is described here: It takes place from November 15-21 at the Austin convention center.

Official Webpage

We have an official webpage for the conference here. Please visit this page to register for the conference!

Registration and Funding

We have some limited funding available for participants. Please register here if you are planning on attending, and indicate whether you would like reimbursement for travel, hotel, or both.


Please add your name to the list if you're going to be coming to SD11.


Hotel Info

A block of rooms has been reserved for us at the Doubletree Guest Suites, 303 W. 15th St, Austin, Texas. Here is a link to a google maps view of the hotel.


Ground Transportation

NOTE: Capital Metro bus drivers went on strike November 5, 2008. Some core routes will still be available from 6am to 7:30pm daily and all UT shuttles will continue to run as usual. No fares will be charged during the strike. BUT the Airport Flyer will not be running. If the strike is still going on when you arrive, your best bet may be to take a cab or shared-ride van. We will update this space as we get more information.

Austin's bus system is run by Capital Metro which has a number of bus routes that service the UT campus. UT shuttle buses are marked by white and burnt orange buses that use letters for their route as opposed to numbers. UT shuttles are free to ride.

An important note: there is a football game that Saturday. Expect a lot of traffic and people on and near campus. Most places near campus will be crowded, so keep that in mind. There isn't much we can do about it, but the inside of RLM will be nice and quiet.

To and From the Airport

There are a couple of options to get to and from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA).

If you will be staying at the Doubletree Suites, you can take the Airport Flyer to 15th and Lavaca St, right next to the hotel. Otherwise, if your hotel is centrally located, my suggestion would be to use the Airport Flyer. A cab or shared-ride van is probably your best option if your hotel is not along the Airport Flyer route. It takes about 20-30 minutes to reach central Austin from the airport (depending on traffic).

To and From RLM

Robert Lee Moore (RLM) Hall is the home of the Math Department at UT. Maps of the University can be found here -- click on the "4" to get a zoom in of RLM, at the corner of Dean Keaton St and Speedway St. A picture of RLM can be found here. rlm.png

From the Doubletree Suites


Near the Doubletree Suites

Between the Doubletree Suites and RLM

As you walk up to campus along Guadalupe to RLM, you will find lots of dining options. There's a range of restaurants that vary between fast food and sit-down restaurants. Here are some highlights, listed in increasing proximity to RLM.

Near RLM


days11 (last edited 2008-11-14 13:41:55 by anonymous)