Workshop on the Arithmetic of Function Fields


13-17 June 2011

at Imperial College London

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In the Huxley building there is WIFI connection. If you bring your laptop with you, you will be able to connect to the internet there. Ask for the password at the registration at the beginning of the workshop.

South Kensington

South Kensington is the district where the main campus of Imperial College lies, and where the conference will take place. It is close to several London attractions, including the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to the north, as well as one of the royal residences, Kensington Palace. Three major museums, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum are also located here. The area had several famous residents, including Béla Bartók (whose sculpture used to decorate the underground station).


The location of the conference:

Imperial College, Huxley Building 139, 180 Queens Gate, London, SW7 2AZ

Here is a useful google map. Here is the map of the university campus.


We will arrange for ground transportation for most participants from and to the airport.



Most participants will stay in one of the following hotels:


·         Millennium Bailey's Hotel, 140 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QH, Tel: 020 7373 6030

·         The Regency Hotel,100 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5AG, Tel: 020 7373 7878

·         Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, 68-86 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BT, Tel: 020 7761 9000


They are all within easy walking distance of the university. 

Public transportation

London has a very extensive, although rather crowded public transportation system with an excellent homepage. If you want to use this system more than once, it is worth buying an Oyster Card at one of the underground stations. The two underground stations closest to Imperial College are Gloucester Road and South Kensington.



The currency in the United Kingdom is GBP (pound sterling, symbol: £).
The approximate currency rate is: 1 US$ ~ 0.61GBP or 1 Euro ~
0.87GBP. See the currency converter for up-to-date rates.

There are exchange booths near Gloucester Road underground station.

Food and coffee

There are many restaurants and coffee shops on Gloucester Road (on the west) and on Old Brompton Road (to the south), especially in the vicinity of the two underground stations. There are restaurants, coffee shops and high street shopping on High Street Kensington (on the north), too.