Workshop on Randomness and Enumeration
Date: November 24-28, 2008
Location: La Suiza Andina, Curacautín, Chile.
Organizers: Marcos Kiwi,
History of the Meeting
This meeting is expected to be second version of the Patejdlovka
Enumeration Workshop held November 2006. We hope we can repeat the
atmosphere and successful experience of the first workshop, this
time in the mild Andes' end of spring sunshine.
The workshop will take place at La Suiza Andina, a small mountain lodge with
about 10 cozy rooms managed by a Swis immigrant family. The lodge rooms are distributed
in a couple of separate buildings and isolated from neighbors. The lodge is located in
a mountain valley in what is called the Araucanía Andina region.
It is surrounded by 3 volcanoes (Tolhuaca, Lonquimay and Llaima)
and 2 close by national parks (Conguíllio and Tolhuaca) and 3 national
reserves (Malleco, Malalcahuello and Nalcas), and a mere 3 Kms from the
luxurious Malalcahuello thermal baths.
Given La Suiza Andina's isolated location, there is no Internet available.
We plan to have two vans available for people to move around, plan some excursions,
etc. The lodge's restaurant is very nice (hopefully the cook has not changed since
Marcos last visited!), and we plan to have at least one of the daily meals there.
The closest "city" (approximately 20.000 inhabitants)
is 28 Kms away from La Suiza Andina, and is called
Curacautín (38ˆ 26' 0" S, 71ˆ 53' 0" W), which is 659 Kms
- Olivier Bernardi, Universite Paris-Sud, France
- Cristina Fernandes, U. São Paulo, Brazil
- Flavio Guíñez, U. Chile, Chile
- Carlos Hoppen, U. São Paulo, Brazil
- Roberto Imbuzeiro, IMPA, Brazil
- Andrea Jiménez, U. Chile, Chile
- Mihyun Kang, Humboldt U. at Berlin, Germany
- Yoshiharu Kohayakawa, U. São Paulo, Brazil
- Roman Kotecky, Warwick Mathematics Institute, UK
- Emmanuelle Lebhar, CNRS - U. Paris VII, France
- Martin Matamala, U. Chile
- Eduardo Moreno, U. Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
- Pavel Pudlak, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
- Ivan Rapaport, U. Chile, Chile
- Vojtech Rodl, Emory U., USA
- Mathias Schacht, Humboldt U. at Berlin, Germany
- Petr Somberg, Charles U., Czech Republic
- Maya Stein, U. São Paulo, Brazil
- Karol Suchan, U. Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
- Hong Van Le, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
- Yoshiko Wakabayashi, U. Sáo Paulo, Brazil
- Jose Zamora, U. Chile, Chile
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* Distinguished lecture.
1 Excursion 1: Ascension to nearby Navidad crater of Lonquimay
volcano. The crater emerged on the eruption of the Lonquimay volcano during
Christmas of 1988. The excursion will take 3 to 5 hours. Lunch box will
be provided and two guides will accompany the group. The hike will be
under the sun and through dry lava fields. (See
2 Excursion 2: There will be two options: (a) Spend the
day at the nearby Malalcahuello thermal baths and spa (entrance not
included), or (b) Do go trekking in the nearby Malalcahuello National
Reserve. (See related pictures)
3 Excursion 3: A 6 km trek in Conguillio National Park through coigue-araucaria and lenga woods and the Captrén lagoon. Lunch box will be provided and two guides will accompany the group. The trip to the Park will take around 1.5 hours. (See related pictures)
Getting there and Away
By airplane to Temuco
There are flights from all the major cities in Chile to the national
Maquehue Airport in Temuco offered from
Lan Chile or
The flight from Santiago takes 50 minutes and costs
approximately $120 US depending on the season and the deal offered. If you
sit on the left side of the plane you can enjoy the extraordinary view
over the Andes! In addition there is a $10 US fee for the 5 km trip to
Temuco by minibus.
If requested the Suizandina owners can organise your trip from the
airport directly to the lodge. A minibus for up to 10 people is
available even upon short-term notice. The cost per trip is approximately
By car to Malalcahuello
The fastest way to reach us by car is via the Panamericana.
When travelling from the north, take the Curacautín/Lonquimay
exit in Victoria (about 600 km from Santiago de Chile). Victorias roads are a
bit confusing. If lucky you will spot the road signs signalling the way to
Curacautín. Otherwise its best to ask people to point you in the
right direction. Enjoy your ride across the so-called granary Chiles!
Essential Useful Information
- Exchange rate: US$1.00 = Ch$676 [October 01, 2008]
- Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
- Weather forecast: Not yet available
For more detailed tourist information see next section.
Where to Stay in Santiago?
For help making a reservation you can contact Gladys Cavallone at gladys followed by @
followed by dim.uchile.cl. Please send a copy of your email to one of the organizers.
- Hotel Capducal (Medium/Low end)
- Avda. Suecia 281, Providencia
- Standard: US$65.00 - Cable TV, frigobar, Internet, desk, safe.
- Junior Suite: US$80.00 - King size bed, cable TV, frigobar, Internet,
desk, safe, air condition, hydromassage bathtub.
- Includes buffet breakfast
- Contact: Yanet Canales - 231-1400
Hotel Eurotel (Medium end)
- Guardia Vieja 285, Providencia
- Standard: US$115.00 (single), US$125.00 (double)
- Junior Suite: US$135.00 (single), US$145.00 (double)
- Includes buffet breakfast
- Hotel NH Santiago City
- Avda. Condell 40, Providencia
- Rent a Home Apart Hotels (Medium/Low end)
- Parque Bustamente, Providencia
- Note: Transfer from the airport is included in the price if you
stay long enough (5 to 7 days).
If you are looking for a high end hotel we suggest Sheraton or Hyatt.