15th Florida Workshop: The Onset of Nonlinearity

15th Florida Workshop in Nonlinear Physics and Astronomy

The Onset of Nonlinearity

17 – 19 February 2000

Gainesville can be accessed in several different ways. The simplest way is to fly into Gainesville (GNV) airport. However, it is often possible to secure much lower fares by flying into another neighboring city. The Jacksonville airport is a 90 minute car ride from Gainesville, Orlando International is about two hours away, and Tampa approximately two hours and 15 minutes. If you fly into one of these other airports, we recommend that you rent a car from Avis, and that you request the State of Florida rate, contract number A113400. A compact car is $26 per day plus four center per mile plus tax. A subcompact is $23 per day plus four cents per mile plus tax. (If you want to be pay for the rental as part of your local expense allocation, please note that the University will only reimburse for an Avis subcompact or compact.) We will have a campus parking pass in your packet when you check in at the hotel. However parking is usually very difficult to find, and you will probably find it quicker to explore campus by foot.

We have reserved blocks of rooms at the University Centre Hotel ($65/night), located just south of the University of Florida (across from Shands Hospital), and at the Holiday Inn University Center ($62/night), at the northeast corner of campus. Both are a leisurely ten to fifteen minute walk from the New Physics Building, where the workshop will take place (for a campus map see here).

Please contact the hotel as soon as possible to make your reservation. (They will only hold your room until 6:00 PM unless you guarantee it with a credit card.) When booking, tell them you are attending the Florida Nonlinear Workshop, or that you are visiting UF. Another alternative, with a rate of $36/night is the Rush Lake Motel (located across from the University Centre Hotel):

One additional note for foreign participants. We suggest that, when passing through Immigration at your point of entry into the United States, you request the INS official grant you a B-1 visa. If you enter with this visa it will be MUCH easier for us to reimburse you (although such a visa is not 100% essential.)

The aim of this workshop is to bring together a collection of individuals with a broad range of interests and backgrounds, including theorists, experimentalists, simulators, and observers working on a variety of problems in which turbulence plays an important role. For this reason, we request that the talks be presented at a level readily comprehensible to nonspecialists. We anticipate talks that will last for 40 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and answers so as to facilitate extensive interactions.

There will be an informal reception Thursday evening, which will allow participants to renew old, and/or make new, acquaintances.

We are looking forward to a pleasant and fruitful workshop.

Organizers: James N. Fry fry@phys.ufl.edu , J. Robert Buchler buchler@phys.ufl.edu , Henry Kandrup kandrup@astro.ufl.edu