Note to participants


The workshop venue can be easily reached with the underground train (U-Bahn), line U6.

The U-Bahn station in Garching is centrally located, within close reach of all hotels and indicated with a large blue "U"-sign.

Take the underground train (U-Bahn) line U6, with destination "Garching Forschungszentrum" (Garching Research Campus) - this is the last stop on the line. Exit the station at the rear end of the train and follow the sign for ESO.

For different public transport travel schedules you can also use the public journey planner.

Metro tickets

For those who stay in Garching it is cheapest to buy a 10 stripes card and to stamp one stripe per journey. Each stripe card contains 10 stripes and costs 13 EUR.

For those who are accommodated in the city centre it is advisable to buy a weekly IsarCard ticket valid for 8 zones. This ticket costs 32.70 EUR and allows you to make as many journeys as desired within the workshop week.

Ticket machines are located at all metro stops/stations as well as at the airport.


The workshop is held in the New Auditorium “Eridanus”. Please walk through the ESO main entrance and follow the signs.


Registration takes place on Monday between 13:00-14:00 at the entrance to the New Auditorium Eridanus and the new cafeteria respectively.
In case you arrive on a later date, please pick up your name badge at the ESO reception at the main entrance.



The registration fee was payable by June 6, 2015. It covers the welcome reception at the end of the first workshop day, the reception during the poster session on Wednesay, July 8 as well as the workshop dinner on Thursday, July 9. It also includes all coffee breaks. For more detailed information on the various social events please read the subitem “social events”.


Open wireless internet is available in most parts of the ESO building. In addition, 4 PCs as well as a printer will be set up in Meeting Room A.2.02 - Tucana for internet and email connection (only via WEBMAIL service). Signs with the respective account name and password can be found in the room as well as in the workshop venue (Auditorium "Eridanus").


We will have available a Mac and Windows laptop with standard presentation software. To smooth the switch-over from one speaker to the next we have to request that speakers send their presentations in advance to naming it with your surname and initials (e.g. GalileoG.pdf). This is the only way to load your talk on the presentation laptop before the respective session and to test it in time. If you have any complicated animations etc. please make sure all required files are included and contact us about a rehearsal during a break earlier than the one immediately before your talk. Please send us your presentation at least one session before your scheduled talk. To be on the safe side please also bring your presentation on a memory stick (pdf or ppt) and give it to any of the LOC members wearing a yellow badge well before the session in which you talk.

To see what session your presentation is in, check the program here.



The poster papers will be on display around the glass pillar opposite to the meeting rooms Pavo (A.2.01) and Tucana (A.2.02) throughout the meeting. The poster panels are 120cm high and 100cm wide, allowing posters up to A0 portrait size. Pins, etc. will be available on the boards. You can find all scheduled poster presentations here. The poster boards will be numbered according to the poster paper list published on the workshop webpages. Please place your poster at the board carrying the number mentioned next to your name in this list.

N.B.: Please remember to take down your poster by 12:30 on Friday. ESO will not store workshop posters. Therefore the janitors will dispose all remaining posters after the end of the workshop.


  • Welcome Reception - Monday at 17:50 in the Foyer of the New Auditorium

We will serve pretzels and beer (also nonalcoholic) and soft drinks in the Foyer of the New Auditorium at the end of the first workshop day. All workshop participants are invited to join, without additional charge.

  • Welcome Reception - Wednesday at 17:30 at poster display area

We will serve pretzels and beer (also nonalcoholic) and soft drinks during the poster session. All workshop participants are invited to join, without additional charge.

  • Lunches provided at canteen (not covered by registration fee) - Tuesday to Thursday

    The MPI canteen is located a good 5-minute walk from ESO. Please note that only cash is accepted. Prices for a main course range from about 5 to 10 EUR. Tables for the workshop participants have been reserved in the dining hall.
  • Social dinner at the restaurant Neuwirt in Garching on Thursday at 19:00
    A welcome drink as well as the dinner including one accompanying drink are free of charge for all workshop participants. Additional drinks may be paid IN CASH on-site.
    We ask participants who won't attend the social dinner to inform the LOC at in advance so that a realistic number of guests can be confirmed to the restaurant.


    A sign up sheet will be provided at the door of the auditorium "Eridanus" where you can request a taxi pick up to the airport until Thursday 16 p.m. at the latest. The sheet will then be forwarded to the ESO main reception so that the requested pick-ups can be grouped and arranged according to the preferred departure times. You will find a sheet carrying all scheduled taxi pick-ups at the ESO main reception.


    There are banks and cash-points in Garching. All main credit and debit cards are accepted (with PIN code). Please note that the banks may close during lunch time and have opening hours differing from shops. There is also a cash-point (Kreissparkasse) on the Campus, at the bus stop Lichtenbergstrasse 4 (TUM Chemie).

    Looking forward to welcoming you in Garching!