Karl Jansen
(DESY Zeuthen)

Kostas Orginos
(College of William and Mary / JLab)

Steve Sharpe
(University of Washington)

Program Coordinator:
Laura Lee
(206) 685-3509

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:: Poster Presenters

:: Software Installation Instructions

:: Travel Information

:: Seattle Activities

:: Final Information Letter

:: Program page

INT Summer School on "Lattice QCD and its applications"

Seattle, August 8 - 28, 2007

Seattle Info

Getting around Seattle:

Seattle has a good bus system, e.g. with express service from opposite the dorms to downtown. The web site is

Biking around is also practical---there's the Burke Gilman trail running from next to the physics department both to the west (to Fremont and Ballard, both fun neighborhoods) and to the north and east. You can go all around Lake Washington if you're amibitous/crazy.

Renting a bike near the UW. Try Recycled Cycles, which is a short walk from the dorms or the Physics Department.

Warm weather fun:

Kayaking, with rentals just down the hill at the Agua Verde paddle club (also good for lunch, though can be slow):

Campus canoe/rowboat rentals from the Waterfront Activities Center (across campus to the east from Physics; not far from the gym=IMA)

There's an outdoor climbing wall near there, too. Or just go swimming in Lake Washington!

Indoor climbing walls:

The flagship REI store has a tall "pinnacle" at

Afficionados may want to check out Stone Garden at

Getting away for the weekend:

Local car rental outfits (15 minutes walk):

  • Enterprise Rent-a Car: 5326 Roosevelt, (206) 729-4580,
  • Budget Car Rental: 6000 Roosevelt, (206) 525-2534,

    National Parks/Monunments near here:

    Mount Rainier (though lots of roads/trails closed due to winter storms):

    Mount St. Helens:

    Olympic (need to take a ferry so quite a long haul, but beautiful):

    North Cascades (further away, but wilder),

    Lots of excellent hikes at all levels with trailheads 1-2 hours drive away. For one person's ideas, see:

    High Culture:

    Seattle Art Museum (Downtown),Seattle Asian Art Museum (Capitol Hill), and newly opened Sculpture Garden (latter is free).

    Opera and Symphony are very good. There are lots of first-rate theaters of various ilks. Some free plays in various parks during the summer.

    Low Culture:

    Pike place market: lively, near to the water, rather touristy but still fun.

    Ferry: Take a roundtrip to Bremerton so get a cheap cruise, or go on one of the harbor tours.

    Baseball: the incomparable Seattle Mariners (miraculously in contention for the division title this year) play at home on Aug 13-15 (vs Minnesota), 17-19 (vs. Chicago White Sox), and 27-29 (vs. L.A. Angels). Center field bleachers are cheap, and the stadium is impressive.

    Evening activities:

    Be sure to pick up a copy of the current week's Stranger and Seattle Weekly. They are free and can be found inside most restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, and also in newspaper dispensers along the roadside. In them you will find Seattle event listings, reviews, restaurant picks, and an assortment of local journalism. You can also check out their websites, and

    Local pubs:

    The College Inn Pub (4000 Univ. Way) is very close and a preferred grad student hangout, and the Big Time Brewery and Alehouse (4133 Univ. Way) is also good. Places on "The Ave" (= Univ. Way) north of 45th St. are not recommended, particularly later at night.

    There are lots of bars and restaurants in downtown Fremont (off Fremont Ave) and also in Capitol Hill and Ballard.

    Live music:

    Lots of venues---see Stranger, Seattle Weekly or local newspapers for listings. Some examples:

    The Tractor Tavern-Ballard
    Chop Suey-Capitol Hill
    The Crocodile Lounge-Belltown
    The Showbox Music Club-Downtown
    Neumo's-Capitol Hill