Implications of First LHC Data
a joint Berkeley-MIT workshop
Ray and Maria Stata Center, Building 32, room 123
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Stata Center is located at 32 Vassar Street (building 32). It has a very unique design, so it should be easy to spot.
Subway — Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station (cost is $2.00 with a CharlieTicket and $1.70 with a CharlieCard). When you exit the T, walk Northwest, up Main Street (you will pass the MIT Coop and Legal Seafoods). When you come to the second intersection (Vassar St.), the Stata Center will be the very unique building to your left.
Bus — The 1 ("Dudley" bus) stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue (cost is $1.50 with a CharlieTicket and $1.25 with a CharlieCard). The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stop light. On one side of the street are steps leading up to large Ionic columns and the Small Dome of MIT, on the other side of the street is the Stratton Student Center (Building W20) and Kresge Oval (an open, grass-covered area). To get to the Stata Center, walk North (so that the steps are on your right) on Mass. Ave. Take a right at the first intersection (Vassar St.). Walk until you see the very unique building on your right at the corner of the next major intersection (Main St.).
Taxi — Taxi fare from the airport is about $20-$25. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes.
Bus/Subway 1 — Take the Silver Line (SL1 route) bus to South Station, from there take the Redline to Kendall/MIT (outbound to Alewife). Go downstairs and take the Red Line to Kendall/MIT (take the outbound train toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about 30 minutes. From the T stop, follow the directions above.
Bus/Subway 2 — The subway ride from Logan involves several transfers. From any terminal at Logan airport, take the airport shuttle bus to the Blue Line station. Take the Blue Line to the Government Center station and transfer to the Green Line to Park Street. At the Park Street station, take the Red Line to Kendall/MIT (take the outbound train toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour.
Car — Take the Sumner Tunnel exit from the airport (not the Ted Williams Tunnel) and follow the signs toward Boston via the Sumner Tunnel. The tunnel toll is $3. As you exit the tunnel, take the ramp onto the expressway (I-93 North). Take the second exit, marked 'Storrow Drive West'. Immediately take the right fork of the road to a stoplight. Turn left, then immediately turn right and drive over the Charles River on the Longfellow Bridge. At the second traffic light after the river, take a left onto Ames Street and then a right onto Main Street. The Stata Center will be on your left at the corner of Main and Vassar Street.
From I-93 (North or South)
Take Exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the Harvard Bridge, you will be looking at MIT. Continue 1 block on Mass. Ave., until you reach Vassar St. Take a Right on Vassar St. Stata Center is on your right at the corner of Vassar and Main.
From I-95 (North or South)
Take the I-93 Exit and follow the directions above.
From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)
Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. Bear left onto Main Street at the sculpture park (across the street from the fire station). Follow Main Street for about 1/2 mile to the Stata Center at the corner of Vassar St. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far.