Local information:

(1) Map:

A map of Temple University highlighting all relevant areas (Venue, subway station, regional rail station, parking garage, lunch places and the location of the ol new Department of Physics) is available from here.

(2) Subway access from Philadelphia Center City:

Temple University is easily accessible by using the local Broad Street line stop at Cecil B. Moore Station located on the corner of Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue (Map). We strongly encourge you to use the subway from Center City to come to Temple University and get off at the Broad Street line stop at Cecil B. Moore Station. Please make sure that you take the 'Local' Broad Street Line and not the 'Express' Broad Street Line. Only the 'Local' Broad Street Line will stop at Cecil B. Moore Station. The subway station is right next to the venue (Map) of the MPGD 2017 conference. The City Center subway stations are the Walnut Locust Street Station (Map) and the City Hall Station (Map). Tokens may only be purchased in packs of two or more. Two cost $3.60; five are $9.00, and a ten pack costs $18.00.

(3) Parking at Temple University:

If you come directly to the conference by car, we ask you to use the following address of the preferred parking garages:

Liacouras Garage (GPS address): 1718 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Montgomery Garage (GPS address): 1839 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

(4) Lunch / Coffee Breaks:

All breakfast and coffee breaks will be provided in Morgan Hall. Various lunch places are available shown here.

(5) Dinner / Restaurant guide for Philadelphia:

The best places for dinner are clearly in City Center. You can basically find everything from authentic Chinese food in Chinatown, Japanese and Thai food, Greek food, Italian food to Steakhouses and the famous Philly Cheese Steak sandwich places next to the lively area of South Street. The local organizing committee has compiled a recommnded list of restraurants in walking distance from City Hall. In addition, here are three well-known restaurant guides: Zagat / PhillyMag / Philly Food.

(6) Emergency contact:

Please send an email to Bernd Surrow (surrow@temple.edu).

(7) Safety:

Philadelphia has experienced a remarkable change, in particular in the City Center area. It is very safe to walk around at night time in this area. However, like for any other larger city, we ask you to be careful with your possessions, in particular if you are taking the subway very late in the evening. We encourage you to take a subway ride late in the evening with other meeting attendees.