Categorical Methods in Representation Theory and Quantum Topology

Friday April 15 - Sunday April 17, 2022

An in-person workshop at Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Precedes Virginia Mathematics Lectures by Mikhail Khovanov, April 18-20, 2022

Local details

Getting into Charlottesville

  • The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) is served daily by the three major airlines American, Delta and United. American offers daily nonstop flights from and to Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Philadelphia (PHL). Delta offers daily nonstop flights from and to Atlanta (ATL) and New York LaGuardia (LGA). United offers daily nonstop flights from and to Chicago (ORD) and Washington DC (IAD). If your preferred airline has flights into one of these major airports, a one-stop connection from thereon may be one of the easist ways to get into Charlottesville.
  • Alternatively, you can fly into nearby airports (major airports like DCA, IAD and BWI in Washington DC) and Richmond (RIC), and get a rental car to drive into Charlottesville. It takes about 2 hours to drive from DC, and 1 hour from Richmond. There are also shuttle buses from these major airports into Charlottesville that require advanced bookings.
  • A third option is to fly into Washington DC DCA, IAD and BWI), transfer by Shuttle bus/Cab/Uber/Lyft to the DC union station, and take an AmTrak train into Charlottesville. There are direct trains by AmTrak and Grey Hound/Megabuses that connect Charlottesville with major cities on the east coast like Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC.

Parking at UVa

The conference starts on Friday afternoon in Ridley Hall, UVa, Room G004. The Saturday-Sunday portion of the conference will be in Maury Hall, Room 209. Also, click here for directions to the UVa Math Department.
  • Parking on the Grounds of UVa on Friday is not free. Paid parking by cash, cards or Parkmobile app is availabe at Emmet/Ivy Garage, Culbreth Road Garage or Central Grounds Garage These parking lots are within walking distance from the conference location and UVa Math Department.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, most of the parking at University is free (but carefully read the signs for tow away spots). You can park by the Math Department (if there is space), or at the south Scotts Stadium parking lot, which is a few mintues away from the UVa Math department.
  • On any of the days, you can use the Central Grounds parking garage ($2.50 per hour, cash/card/parkmobile app only). Availability on Friday and Saturday may be limited. This garage is within walking distance - see the map above.

Restaurants and things to do

  • Oakhurst Inn Cafe (1616 Jefferson Park Ave, close to the workshop). A good breakfast/lunch place; good coffee; closes at 2 pm
  • The Corner - a place with many lunch locations, including
    • Coffee options: Corner Joe (1325 West Main St Shop C); Grit Coffee (19 Elliewood Ave); Starbucks (1601 University Avenue)
    • Bodo’s Bagels (1609 University Ave). As suggested by the name, an excellent bagel place
    • Lemongrass (104 14th St. NW, #6) Casual Thai and Japanese place
    • Boylan Heights (102 14th St NW). Burgers
    • POKE SUSHI BOWL (101 14th St. NW). A poke place.
    • Pronto (104 14th Street Northwest Suite 4). Pasta place with freshly house-made pasta.
    • Trinity (1505 University Ave). Irish pub
    • THE Virginia (1521 University Ave.). Burger and sandwich place.
    A list of more places at the Corner
  • Dinner locations in Charlottesville include
    • Downtown Mall, pedestrian part of Main St. There are dozens of restaurants there.
    • Belmont: The Local (824 Hinton Avenue) and several places around; Lampo (205 Monticello Rd)
    • West Main Street: Public Fish and Oyster (513 W Main St); Orzo (416 West Main Street); and several places around.
    • Fry’s Spring Station (2115 Jefferson Park Ave). Fire-roasted pizza. Lunch/dinner option in walking distance from the workshop
  • Dinner in reasonable walking distance from La Quinta:
    • Milan Indian Restaurant (1817 Emmet St N), the closest option
    • Shops at Stonefield (walking map): ROCKSALT (2075 Bond St) and several other options
    • Barracks Road area (walking map): Tara Thai (1107 Emmet St N), Peter Chang (2162 Barracks Rd), and several other options
  • Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, a major historical attraction
  • There is a plenty of wineries and breweries around Charlottesville, including Blue Mountain Brewery (30-minute drive) which has a full restaurant.
  • Hiking options, in town and outside