Information for speakers

to the Algebra and Discrete Mathematics Seminar

Where:   We meet in 1147 MSB.     bldg    

MSB ( the Mathematical Sciences Building ) is located in the south part of campus, not far from the corner of La Rue Road and California Ave. We even have an official address on Crocker Lane. Note-- in 2005 (?) we moved to a NEW building and are no longer in Kerr Hall.  See the campus map , and more details below.

When:     12:10-1:00pm     Mondays     in 1147MSB

The seminar meets Mondays at noon in Fall 2019
There are other activities and reading seminars going on you may want to participate in if you have time during your visit.

  Monica's office is 3224 MSB (updated 8-29-17 feel free to ask me for my cell phone #, as I don't have a working office phone.)

 Anne's office is 3222 MSB, phone: (530) 554-2326      
 Matthias' office is 3143 MSB, (530) 554-2817
 Brian's office is MSB 3218, phone: (530) 554-4398
 Fu's office is MSB 3220 , phone: (530) 554-4393 (but she is on sabbatical Fall17)
 Jesus's office is 3228 MSB phone: (530) 554-9702 (but he is on sabbatical Fall17)        
 Eric's office is MSB 2109, phone 554-2221
 Greg's office is MSB 2216 , phone: (530) 554-4532
 Eugene's office is MSB 2113 , phone: (530) 554-????
 Erik's office is MSB 2101 , phone: (530) 554-????
 Maria's office is MSB 2145 , phone: (530) 554-????

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Directions and transportation

(All of this information can be found at .)

Airplane: The most convenient airport is Sacramento which is 30 minutes by car from the Davis campus. The Davis Airporter limousine service [telephone (530) 756-6715] runs between Davis and the Sacramento airport, costs around $25.  (Save your receipts!)   (See also )

The Yolo bus is also a GREAT cheap alternative, but only runs hourly which might make it inconvenient depending on your flight time. Travel time btwn campus and airport is roughly 45 min and only $2 (exact fare); not too bad. Take the 42B from airport to Davis (and the 42A if you are going from Davis to airport .)

Driving:   First, contact to obtain a parking permit.   You should do this about 12 days in advance so it can reach you in the mail.   Staff will also send a campus map indicating which lots you may park in.  (The permit will allow you to also park in nonvisitor A-lots, as in in Lots 44 or 46, which are off of La Rue Road or in Lot 47. (I've noticed these lots are really crowded! If they're full keep heading west on La Rue to lot 47A, where there will be empty spots. When there isn't construction, one can also park on La Rue itself in A-spaces.)

The Mathematics Department is located primarily on the second and third floor of MSB pictured here.  bldg2 Here is a larger UC Davis Campus Map.

Davis is on Interstate 80, about 12 miles west of Sacramento and 75 miles east of San Francisco, and 65 miles east of Berkeley. (Depending on how fast you drive, allow 70-100 minutes to get to Davis from Berkeley.)

Public transport:

There is a  UCB-UCD shuttle,  but its current schedule is very limited.     In October 2009 they changed the way they do reservations and tickets, so please go online for updated info. You must make a reservation online and purchase online as well--but in order to do this, you must be a UC affiliate. We are looking into whether our staff can buy it on your behalf.     Check the website to see if these timetables are still current! There is a 11:30am UCB to UCD shuttle one can take that will get you do Davis at 1pm, and there is a 4:30pm UCD to UCB shuttle one can take back to Berkeley, depending on how that fits with this quarter's times for the seminar.    If you are not a UC affiliate and would like a ticket, contact staff about a week in advance. You must have a ticket in advance to ride the shuttle.

Another great option for going home is the Davis-Berkeley VanPool. You can show up on the spot (at a parking lot near the Music Building , across from Shields Library) before 5:10pm and if there is room, pay about $12 and just ride it to El Cerrito Bart. It reaches there about 6:10pm. In the morning it leaves from a side street near BART at about 7 or 7:30am.

The Amtrak train :
The station in Davis is located at 840 2nd St..  From here, walk about 8 blocks west, down 2nd Street, to campus. Then it is still a 15 minute walk to MSB.

If coming from the Bay Area, you may take BART to the Richmond stop, exit BART and cross the platform to Amtrak, and take  a Capitol Corridor train to Davis.  You may also catch an Amtrak train in Emeryville or the end of University Avenue in Berkeley (3rd and University).  Tickets can be purchased from a vending-type-machine if the station has no conductor or even on the train itself (save your receipts!).   But I recommend you buy at least a one-way online in advance; makes it easier.     Some schedules are here.  (Times are subject to change (last updated May17) -- check Amtrak website to be certain. Or phone 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). One can check train status at this number as well, most easily if you remember the train number, e.g. 526. In fact, I recommend train 528 which reaches Davis at 11:47am.)
The train ride is roughly 90 minutes, and the Davis station is quite near campus. While it often leaves from Berkeley/Richmond on time, it can pause on the way and get you into Davis a bit late, but still in plenty of time for your noon talk. The train is quite comfortable.

Walking from the train to campus: If you do take the train, getting a campus map from staff is still a good idea. From the train, walk west down 2nd street. (or bike if you brought your bike on the train!!!) You'll pass G, F, ... , eventually A Street. Then you will hit campus. Getting to MSB is now slightly windy. If you continue in pretty much a straight line, you will reach California Ave (En route you will pass the Quad on your left and Memorial Union on your right). Make a left on California and walk south for about 15 minutes. You will pass a traffic circle and the Silo/ Bike Barn. After that try to walk in as straight a line as possible, keeping Bainer on your right and Roessler on your left. The road will again become California Ave more clearly, and MSB will be on your right, just past Crocker. The following detailed map may be useful.