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The William Eckhardt Research Center
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KICP home - the William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC)
William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC)

To reserve a room in the ERC please visit "Room Reservation System."

Floor plans

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KICP shared computing facilities

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 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 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