Workshop, March 21 - April 1, 2016
- L-functions: LMFDB pages and underlying computations
- Genus 2 curves
- Preparations for the release in May
Confirmed participants and dates
|Alina Bucur 21-27
||Alyson Deines 25-1
|Andreea Mocanu 21-24
||Andrew Booker (local)
|Andrew Sutherland 28-1
||Aurel Page 28-1
|Bill Allombert 27-2
||Brian Conrey 21-25
|David Farmer 21-1
||David Roe 25-28
|David Platt (local)
||Edva Roditty-Gershon (local)
|Fredrik Stromberg 21-1
||Jennifer Paulhus 23-31
|Jerry Shurman 28-1
||John Cremona 21-24 and 29-1
|John Jones 21-1
||Jon Keating (local)
|Jonathan Bober (local)
||Kiran Kedlaya 24-27
|Min Lee (local)
||Nicolas Mascot 28-1
|Nils Skoruppa 24-1
||Pascal Molin 27-1
|Sammuele Anni 21-25 and 28-1
||Steffen Mueller 24-28
All external participants should make a reservation at the
Bristol Marriott Royal.
Please use the link provided by email to
make your booking, so that we can pay for your accommodation directly.
Getting to Bristol
From London Heathrow:
The best option is the
National Express bus.
You can try booking your tickets in advance on the website, but you might
have trouble without a UK credit card. However, it is not too expensive
to buy tickets on the day from the central bus station in Heathrow.
You should look up the schedule from Heathrow Airport to the Bristol
Coach Station. There are three stops at Heathrow that you can choose
on the website: T2 & T3, which is the central bus station servicing
terminals 2 and 3, and separate stops for T4 and T5. The latter choices
are for people who know specifically that they are flying into one of
those terminals and are able to purchase their tickets online; otherwise
you should make your way to the central bus station either on foot
(from T2 or T3) or by the airport train (from T4 or T5). By the way,
it is usually a lot cheaper to buy a return coach ticket rather than
two singles, so it pays to look into your return travel at the same time.
Here is some more information: Heathrow.
On average it takes about one hour from the plane landing to arriving
at the central bus terminal, but more if you have to transfer from
T4 or T5. When buying your ticket in advance, a good rule of thumb
is to add two hours to the scheduled landing time. If you happen to
arrive early and there is an earlier coach available, you can ask the
driver if there is space to take you. On the other hand, if your plane
is delayed then you should go to the desk at the central bus station,
and they will give you a later ticket for a small fee. Also note that
Bristol might not be the final destination listed on the board in the
central bus station; other common destinations for coaches servicing
Bristol are Cardiff and Swansea.
On arrival at Bristol Coach Station, exit the doors at the end nearest
to where the coach lets you off, and follow
these walking directions
to the hotel.
From Bristol Airport:
Exit the terminal, follow the signs to the taxi office under the
canopied walkway, and book a taxi to the hotel. Note that there are
two Marriott hotels in Bristol; yours is the Bristol Marriott Royal,
next to College Green. You can pay in advance by card, but if necessary
there is an ATM in the airport lobby.
From Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station:
these walking directions
or take the 8/9 bus to College Green. You can pay on the bus with cash
From the hotel to Howard House:
Follow these walking directions.
Howard House is the building at the corner of Queens Avenue and Elmdale
Road. If the guard is not present in the lobby when you arrive then
ring the buzzer for the 4th floor. From the lobby, take the elevator up
The dates were chosen to overlap with the British Mathematical Colloquium , which will also be in Bristol March 20-24.
There is also a conference on Algebraisation and Geometrisation in the Langlands Programme March 29 - April 1.
Some things to do in Bristol
Here are a few things to do while thinking about how to improve the LMFDB:
- There is a sightseeing bus that goes around Clifton and surrounding
areas. You pay 12 pounds the first time you board the bus and can use
the ticket for the rest of the day. See
- You can take a boat tour of the Bristol harbour; just get on from
the plaza down the hill from the hotel and buy a return ticket.
The harbour boats offer easy access to the
SS Great Britain.
- Bristol's most famous landmark is the
Clifton suspension bridge.
Here are some
walking directions from Howard House.
(These direct you to the bridge office/museum on the far side. The closer
side is a good place to stop for a view and a picnic.)
- Bristol Cathedral,
located next to the hotel, is worth a visit.
- The Red Lodge Museum, located on Park Row, is a historic house museum.
Updated January 2016