Muon Collider 2011

Physics — Detectors — Accelerators

June 27-July 1, 2011 — Telluride


Muon Collider 2011 will be held at The Peaks Resort and Spa in Mountain Village, Colorado. Perched at 9,500, about 800 feet above the town of Telluride, Colorado, Mountain Village is an intimate alpine enclave with luxury hotels, condominiums, stylish boutiques, and restaurants. All elements combine to create a modern alpine elegance to complement the rustic charm of Telluride.

Telluride started out as a silver mining town in the late 1800's. By 1890, the railroad had reached Telluride and the town population grew to 5,000. With the price of silver crashing in 1893 and the subsequent fixing of the price of gold in World War I, Telluride's mining boom had started to come to an end. As most of the mines had closed by the 1950's, the town's population dwindled to 600 and Telluride was well on its way to becoming a ghost town. In the early 70's a long time group of locals and a forward thinking entrepreneur joined forces to develop a new ski area, and by 1978 Telluride had come full circle and developed into a world class ski resort.

Unique to Telluride and Mountain Village is the free gondola, the main source of transportation between the two towns. The gondola runs from 7:00 a.m. to midnight daily. The total ride time between Telluride and Mountain Village one way is 13 minutes, allowing individuals to travel from Mountain Village to Telluride for shopping, dining, or just walking through the quaint historic buildings of Telluride.

Participants will be staying at The Peaks Resort and Spa located just minutes from the Telluride Conference Center where all plenary sessions will be held. Parallel sessions will be held in both the Conference Center and the hotel.