Local Information
Moving to the William Eckhardt Research Center
Future KICP home - the William Eckhardt Research Center
William Eckhardt Research Center

Floor plans
Moving Meetings
The Eckhardt Center project team will hold monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month starting March 10 to review the move into the Eckhardt Center. The meetings will be held in the LASR Conference Room from 3-4 PM and all KICP and Astronomy & Astrophysics members are invited to attend.
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New Fellows Orientation
KICP shared computing facilities
Student travel support policies
KICP will only fund students who have completed their candidacy exam and are working on thesis research with an advisor who is a KICP member.

Since we are now getting many requests, we will only fund one trip a year per student and a maximum of 10-12 students a year.

In general except when attending a "school", Students are expected to present a poster or a talk.

To apply for travel support send an email request to Aimee Giles, Travel & Symposium Event Coordinator. Application should include:
  • Title/Abstract of paper
  • Email of support from advisor
  • Rough budget (under $1200)

Unallowable expenses
The following expenses cannot be reimbursed by the KICP.
  • Pay TV and video rentals
  • Personal entertainment such as attending a professional sports event
  • Health club fees
  • Domestic car rental collision and damage waiver (CDW) insurance (*)
  • Personal injury (PI) insurance coverage
(*) Please note: Car insurance (CDW) will not be reimbursed. The University provides blanket coverage for collision, damage waiver and liability insurance for rental cars. Refer to U of C TravelNET, Insurance for a full explanation of benefits. [more]
Travel Reimbursement forms
Please print out and sign the Travel Reimbursement form and submit it to Aimee Giles (LASR 207) along with your travel receipts.

For any further questions regarding what is allowed for the University of Chicago travelers please look at: University of Chicago TRAVEL PAGE-ALLOWABLE TRAVEL EXPENSES.
GO Airport Express
GO Airport Express runs shuttles from Hyde Park to O'Hare and Midway airports. For a full schedule and pick up points look at their website.
Taxi services
Yellow Cab
acceptable forms of payment: cash, credit cards.
Reimbursement forms
Please print out and sign the form and submit it Aimee Giles (LASR 207) along with your receipts.
Acknowledging KICP support in your publications
If you are a KICP member or a KICP visitor who has benefited from your stay at KICP, we would appreciate an acknowledgement to the grants that support KICP with a sentence of the following nature: "This work was supported in part by the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago through grant NSF PHY-1125897 and an endowment from the Kavli Foundation and its founder Fred Kavli."
Car rental discount codes
The University of Chicago has special rate agreements with the following car rental companies. Please give the following car rental codes along with your University of Chicago ID to the rental car company:
  • National Car Rental: 5185011
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car: 22141000

Hyde Park visitor guide and restaurant guide