Spectral Theory and
Mathematical Physics

A Conference in Honor of
Barry Simon's 60th Birthday

March 27 – 31, 2006
Ramo Auditorium




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Directions to Caltech

Getting to Caltech
Caltech Transit Guide
Metro Rail and Bus Lines
  Local Freeways
  Caltech Campus
  To Ramo Auditorium (Ramo is in Baxter Hall, Bldg. #77)
  Pasadena Area Map


Visitor Parking at Caltech

Visitors are required to display a permit if their vehicle is parked on campus
between the hours of 7am–5pm, Monday–Friday. (No permit is required after
5pm.) Visitors must park in the Commuter (General) parking area.

Visitor permits are available at automated pay stations at the following locations
(click here for a parking zone map):

Visitor permits may be purchased at the rate of $1 per hour, $5 per day, or
$15 per week. A $5 daily permit is valid through the end of the business day
(5pm) in which the permit is purchased. (No permit is required after 5pm.)


Hotel Information

We provide the following to help you plan your visit to Caltech.
Please make your hotel reservations early. Also, make sure to request
the Caltech rate (or Simon Conference rate) and the "best rate available,"
then compare. Some hotels have special weekend deals. Rates do not include tax.
(To get the Caltech rate you may have to make your reservation by phone.)

For other hotels in the Pasadena area, click here.

Saga Motor Hotel
1633 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

(626) 795-0431
(800) 793-7242

$68.00 (single)
$73.00 (double)


1.2 miles
Best Western Colorado Inn
2156 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

(626) 793-9339

$69.04 (single)

1.8 miles
Sheraton Pasadena
303 E. Cordova Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 449-4000
(800) 325-3535



1.5 miles
Hilton Pasadena
168 S. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

(626) 577-1000
(800) 445-8667

$139.00 1.4 miles
Pasadena Central Travelodge
2131 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 796-3121
$58.50 (single)
$67.50 (double)
1.8 miles
Vagabond Inn
1203 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

(626) 449-3170
(800) 522-1555
$67.00 (single)
$74.00 (double)
1.0 mile
Westway Inn Pasadena
1599 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

(626) 304-9678
$59.00 (single)
$66.00 (double)
1.2 miles


Airport Transportation

Los Angeles' main airport, LAX, is about 45-60 minutes from Caltech;
Burbank airport is 20-30 minutes but has fewer flights. Long Beach
and Ontario are less convenient but possible.


(626) 443-6600
(800) 258-3826 (outside California) 
Online reservations: https://www.supershuttle.com/webrez/Update.aspx


Prime Time Shuttle

(310) 342-7200
(800) 733-8267  

Information for International Participants  

Overseas visitors planning on attending should review the following:

People who are not U.S. citizens who will be traveling from outside the U.S. to participate in this conference may find detailed information concerning necessary visas for their trips on a website maintained by the International Visitors Office of the U.S. National Academies of Science. The website also includes internet links to the Federal agencies involved in the visa process. It is strongly recommended that ample time be allowed for completion of the application process—at least three months, or earlier, before your anticipated arrival date.

The URL for the website is:


Local Activities & Resources

Many resources are available to acquaint you with Pasadena and to help
you plan activities in the area. Some useful links are:



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Updated 3.09.06