Seminars are held on Wednesdays, 11am - 12noon, in 325 Le Conte Hall (NE corner of Old Le Conte), unless noted otherwise. LeConte Hall is immediately adjacent to Birge Hall and close to the Campanile, in the eastern (towards the Berkeley hills) part of campus. Directions to the Berkeley campus, parking information and other visitor information can be accessed at http://www.berkeley.edu/visitors/. A campus map can be found at http://www.berkeley.edu/map/, or an annotated map can be found at Google maps.
Directions for those traveling from Lawrence Berkeley Labs:
Walk or take the LBL shuttle bus to the East Gate entry to campus. From there, walk downhill along the road. LeConte Hall will be on your left.
Directions for those traveling by BART:
The Bay Area Rapid Transit system offers easy access to the University without the hassle of parking. Take a BART train to the Berkeley stop, located in downtown Berkeley. The Physics buildings can be reached by foot in about 10 minutes. Simply walk uphill along Center St., entering campus through West Gate, and make your way to the Campanile (tall clock tower) which should be visible from most places. LeConte Hall is directly uphill from the Campanile. One can also ride a campus shuttle bus (for a nominal fee) from the BART station to the East Gate entrance to campus. From there, walk downhill along the road. LeConte Hall will be on your left., and follow the directions above.
Directions for those driving to campus:
Driving directions can be found at http://www.berkeley.edu/visitors/. Pay special attention to the section on parking; one should plan on using one of the public parking facilities indicated on that website (the Sather Gate and Student Union lots are more convenient). Be sure to allow some spare time to park.
Directions from Bay Area Airports:
The UC Berkeley campus can be reached easily from both the Oakland International and San Francisco Internation airports. If you have a choice, you might want to choose the Oakland airport for your travel since car traffic through San Francisco and across the Bay Bridge to Berkeley is often badly congested. At either airport you will find airport shuttle vans that can bring you to campus -- ask to be dropped off either at the Men's Faculty Club or at East Gate. I have found the Bay Porter shuttle (http://www.bayporter.com) to be the most convenient. You can also ride the AirBART bus from the Oakland airport to a nearby BART station and then take BART to Berkeley. There is direct BART access between SFO and Berkeley.