Situated just minutes from the nation’s capital, the City of College Park is home to the University of Maryland and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, attractions and recreational opportunities.


BWI and National are the closest airports, while East Coasters may want to take a train to Washington’s Union Station. Information on trains from BWI to Union Station can be found here.

The American Institute of Physics at 1 Physics Ellipse Drive is a short walk from the College Park Metro station (five minutes or three if you take the shortcut through the tick-infested woods). Parking at AIP is free.


Local hotel information (the rates may vary)

There is no conference hotel. Instead, reflecting the range of local hotels, the availability of Airbnb lodging, and the proximity of the AIP to the College Park Metro station, we encourage participants to find lodgings that best suit them.

Greenbelt hotels: (most have a shuttle to bring you to AIP)
Courtyard Greenbelt — $270 - 330 prepay and $350 for two nights with taxes

Greenbelt Marriott — $390 prepay and $440 with taxes for two nights

Holiday Inn Greenbelt – 2 nights around $184 
College Park hotels: (would need to take a taxi or lyft/uber to get to AIP)
Super 8 – 2 nights around $136

Econo Lodge – 2 nights around $160

Hampton Inn – 2 nights around $232