The Fall 2013 Finite Element Circus @ University of Delaware

October 18-19, 2013



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List of participants

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Times and location

The Friday session will start at 1:30pm. The Saturday session will start at 9am. Talks will take place in Purnell Hall 116. Click here for directions or here to download a campus map.


Dinner has been planned for Friday evening (6:30pm) at Cafe Gelato on Main Street. Cost is $25 for graduate students and $30 for faculty and postdocs. Please bring cash so that we can collect it on Friday afternoon.

Local information

Directions to UD at Newark

The closest airport is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), at about 40 minutes from Newark DE. A shuttle service (click here) can be hired for shared rides from and to the airport (estimated cost $100 for the round trip.)

An alternative airport is the Baltimore Washington International Ariport (BWI), at about 90 minutes from Newark. The same shuttle company services this airport.

Some few Amtrak trains get to Newark DE. The closest well serviced station is Wilmington DE, at about 20 minutes from UD campus. (Shuttles, buses, and cabs are available from Wilmington station.)

If you plan to drive, here are some directions to UD.


A block of 25 rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Newark/Wilmington (654 South College Ave, Newark DE 19713). (Click here to make a reservation.) The rate is $134 plus 8% occupancy tax, including breakfast. Rooms will be held until September 18 (one month before the meeting). Note that the October 18 weekend there's a campus wide activity and hotels might get to reach maximum occupancy.

Other options for accommodation are the Super 8 on East Main Street (link), the Sleep Inn on South College Avenue (link), and the Courtyard Marriott in the north campus (link)


  • Friday parking is available at the Trabant Parking Garage, right by the conference venue. This is a parking structure where you will need to pick a ticket to enter. If you are planning to use this on Friday, tell us in advance (we need one week notice) and we will give you a validation ticket
  • Saturday parking is available at the Parking Lot #19 (10 minute walk from the conference). You will need a parking permit to leave your car there. We can provide it, but we have to be asked with one week's notice.
Please, contact us ASAP (fecircus2013@gmail.com) if you needparking permits for Friday and/or Saturday.

Public transportation in Newark

From the South Campus area (where the Embassy Suites is located), you can use the University of Delaware system of shuttles to get to the FEC venue. Information about UD buses can be found here. There's live tracking on the website so that you don't have to wait. You'll need to stop at the (quite visible) Smith overpass. The hotel has a shuttle service as well.


For any questions concerning the Fall 2013 FEC, please contact the organizers (Constatin Bacuta, Peter Monk, and Francisco J. Sayas) or use the FEC mail address (fecircus2013@gmail.com)

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware will be hosting its fifth Finite Element Circus (previous circuses at Delaware took place in Fall 1992, Spring 2001, Spring 2005, and Spring 2009).

The Finite Element Circus Site

Here are some images of our Newark campus