VSSUP 2012

Victorian Summer School in Ultracold Physics

Workshop coordinators

Joachim Brand
Massey University, NZ

Kristian Helmerson
Monash University

Andy Martin
The University of Melbourne

Peter Drummond
Swinburne University of Technology

The second Victorian Summer School in Ultracold Atomic Physics will be held in Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn campus, a suburb of Melbourne ~7 km East of the city centre. Melbourne Tullamarine International airport is ~25 km NW of the city centre.

The workshop will be held in EN102, the lecture room of the Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy on the first floor of the EN building (~3 min walk from the Glenferrie station). For more details, see Getting to CAOUS.


By public transport

The only public transport available from the airport is the Skybus Super Shuttle which runs every 10–20 minutes from the airport to Southern Cross train station on Spencer Street in the city (and vice versa), taking ~20 mins. You can book and print the ticket in advance.

The closest train station to the University is Glenferrie, which is actually located on the campus and served by the Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein lines; trains run from Flinders Street station in the city to Glenferrie every ~15 minutes during the day.

NOTE: Try not to fly to Melbourne Avalon airport (this is where Jetstar flies into from Sydney) — it is twice as distant from the city as Tullamarine.

Tips: In order to get to Glenferrie from Southern Cross one has to buy a Metcard ticket (zone 1, 2 hours, $4) at the station. Skybus sells a combined single Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross plus Metcard ticket, or it may be better to simply buy Skybus tickets then use a Metcard ticket machine at Southern Cross (there's one near the V/Line booking office at the corner of Collins and Spencer Streets — coins only, or a booking office — notes and coin — on both Bourke St bridge and near the suburban trains entrance at the Collins St entrance — up two escalators from ground level.)

By taxi

A taxi from the airport to the University costs about $70.

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