Welcome to the National Institute for Nuclear Theory.
We hope that you find your visit both enjoyable and professionally rewarding.
The INT staff has prepared this packet to help you become acquainted with our facilities
and procedures. Please take time to review the enclosed materials. Our staff is very
talented and hard-working, but is also, by design, very lean. Thus, I have asked them to
encourage our visitors to handle on their own many routine tasks - such as faxing or
photocopying. This allows the staff to concentrate on time-consuming, important tasks
that are often urgent, such as visas, housing arrangements, etc. If any matter does arise in
which help is needed, however, please do seek the help of the staff.
Linda Vilett and her staff follow rather specific INT policies ranging from reimbursements to preprints. This was done to
help the staff respond
efficiently to requests from the approximately 500 visitors who pass through the INT
each year. Please understand that the staff may not be able to respond immediately to
requests that are out of the ordinary, even if the request may seem clearly reasonable to
you. On the other hand, I understand that many circumstances require the INT staff to be
flexible. Therefore, if you are not happy with a "stock" answer, feel free to ask Linda to
bring the request to me; she will always be happy to do so.
At the INT we always aim to optimize our procedures. We are sure improvements can be
made and want to hear your criticisms and suggestions for how to improve visitors' experiences here.
INT Administrative Information
INT Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Closed 12:00 - 1:00pm for lunch.)
Weekends and Holidays: Closed (See the wall calendar in your office for holidays.)
Emergency / Safety Information*INT Facilities
Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the *Emergency Information and Emergency
Evacuation Plan*. This is posted on either side of the elevators just outside the INT office. This is very
important as you may be in the building after hours or on weekends when few other people will be here.
*Medical or other emergency*: *dial 911* from any phone.
*Fire*: If the alarm is activated (whooping sound and flashing lights), immediately leave the building via the
nearest stairwell, closing doors behind you. The heavy doors in the hallways and stairwells are designed for
protection; do not block exit doors in an open position. Go to the bottom of the stairs and then exit the
building. If you discover a fire, pull the fire alarm if it is nearby, or dial 911 to report it, and then immediately
leave the building via the nearest stairwell. Do not use the elevators.
*Earthquake*: Take cover under a desk, in a corner away from windows and heavy objects that may fall, or
in a structurally strong location such as a hall by a pillar. Do not stand in open office doorways as swinging
doors may cause injury. Wait until all shaking stops before leaving the building. Do not use the elevators.
Take the stairs to the bottom and exit the building, being careful to watch for falling debris. The plaza area
with the sculpture and the north exit of the building are potentially dangerous locations due to possible collapse
into the basement/laboratory area below. Use caution and judgment.
*First Aid Kit*: A basic first aid kit is located in the main INT office C411, on the wall next to the printer.
*Lock your office **whenever it is unoccupied* to safeguard your possessions and those of your colleagues.
Any accident, theft, or other emergency incident should be reported as soon as possible to the INT
Administrator (Linda Vilett) or INT Director (David Kaplan). In their absence, please inform one of the other
INT staff members.
206-685-3146 - Operates Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. during autumn, winter and
spring quarters. Shuttles transport students, faculty, and staff from campus to their destinations in three zones
within one mile north, east, and west of campus.
206-685-WALK (206-685-9255) - Call to have a UW security guard accompany you to any location within the
campus community; service is available 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every night of the week except University holidays.
Building Use Permit
When you check in, you will be given an orange Building Use Permit. This is your official identification while you are
at the INT. Please keep this card with you, particularly at night and on weekends and holidays. The ID card will be
recognized as proof that you are authorized to have keys to the building and INT offices, and to be in the building after
normal business hours. Please destroy when you leave.
When you check in to the INT
- Discuss the reimbursement process with Linda Vilett as soon as possible after you arrive.
- Ask the staff in C-411 if you have any questions. We will be happy to help you.
Absence from the INT
- If you plan to be away from the INT for any length of time, please notify one of the staff members of your intended
absence. This information is needed in case there are calls that need to be redirected, an emergency, etc. Absences
from the INT will affect your housing and per diem reimbursement, so it is very important that you discuss any
absences with Linda Vilett.
When you check out of the INT
- Make sure you have discussed your reimbursement with Linda Vilett.
- Give staff in C411 a .pdf or .ppt file of your presentation for the INT website or email it as an attachment to email@example.com.
- Be sure to include your last name in the file name.
- Return all library materials to the library.
- Return copy card and any other materials you may have borrowed.
- Be sure to formally log out of your account on your desktop computer.
- Stay as long as you want, then return your keys to the front desk in C-411. Please do not leave them with a colleague.
- Destroy your building use permit.
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Computers ♦ Copying ♦ Telephones ♦ Kitchen
Please see the booklet "Internet Access and Computing at the INT" in your office for detailed instructions on
how to use the INT's computers. If there is't a copy near your computer, you can get one from INT staff.
If you need computing or printing help, please contact our Help desk:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help Desk Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Closed on weekends and holidays.
When you contact the Help desk, please identify yourself as an INT visitor, and give the following information:
- Your name and the user name given to you at check-in
- Your office room number (e.g., C-424)
- Your computer name (found at login screen; e.g., "intvis05")
- The time(s) when you expect to be in your office
- A description of the problem
Please note: if you do not have access to email, the INT staff will email for you. Contact us in C411.
The Help desk asks for your patience because they also serve the Physics and Astronomy departments. Please note that they cannot help you with software problems on your own laptop
Around the INT
- Enter user code and press the Enter button on the display screen. You may obtain the user code from staff in the INT office.
- Enter number of copies and press the green button to copy.
- When done, press the Clear All button twice.
If you have a very large or time-consuming copy job that might tie up the INT copier, let us know. We will be
happy to send it to a copy center for you.
- Physics Library - To photocopy articles or texts in the Physics Library, you must do the following:
Note: The copy card is not available after INT office hours.
- Request a copy card from INT staff in room C-411.
- Make copies.
- Campus copy centers - You can make personal copies at any of the campus copy centers. The cost is
10 cents per copy. A list of copy center locations is posted on the bulletin board in room C-427.
Coffee and Tea
Free coffee and tea are available in the INT kitchenette, Room C-440. Please notify the INT staff if any supplies
run low. Also, please feel free to use the microwave and refrigerator as much as you like.
Note: We do not have janitor service for our kitchenette. So please do your best to help keep the kitchenette
clean. Please clean up spills, and use the trash can for paper towels and cups.
The number for the INT fax machine in room C427 is (206) 685-9829. INT fax cover sheets are located near the
fax machine in a manila folder. Directions for sending faxes are stapled to the outside of the folder with the
cover sheets in it. To send long-distance faxes, you will need to ask for a UWATS code from an INT staff
member. Please keep a record of your long-distance faxes on your long-distance telephone log and return it to
INT staff when you leave the INT.
Incoming: Alphabetical mailboxes for INT visitors are located in room C-427. Mail delivery is once a day around 8:15 am in the Physics mail room. Staff may bring it upstairs anytime between then and noon.
Note: If you are expecting something by mail, please let the staff know so they can watch for it.
Outgoing: The INT will pay for outgoing mail associated with your INT-related research activities during your stay at the University of Washington. Ask staff for a bar code for your research-related outgoing mail. The INT does not pay postage for reprints or other bulk mailings (unless INT-generated and to be published with our address) or for mail unrelated to your physics activities. Both this mail and stamped personal mail may be left in the box on the front desk in C411. To be sure it makes the downstairs pickup, it should be in the box by 8:00 am or, to be perfectly safe, by 4:55 pm the day before. You may buy stamps, etc. at the US Post Office on the corner of University Way NE & NE 43rd Street
|Mailing Address:||Express Mail Address:|
|Your name ||Your name|
|c/o Institute for Nuclear Theory ||c/o Institute for Nuclear Theory|
|University of Washington || Room C411 Physics/Astronomy Bldg.|
|Physics/Astronomy Building ||University of Washington|
|Box 351550 || Seattle, WA 98195-1550|
|Seattle, WA 98195-1550|
Office supplies are available in the supply cabinet in room C-425. If you cannot find what you need, please ask
the staff in C-411 for assistance.
To make local calls from the INT, dial "9" plus the area code, even if it is in Seattle (206). If you need to make a
work-related long distance call, please ask the staff for a UWATS code and log sheet. For personal long-distance
calls, please use a telephone calling card or call collect. Several shops on University Way sell pre-paid calling
All telephones are equipped with a voicemail system. A "stutter" dial tone will notify you that someone has left a
To retrieve messages from your mailbox:
- Dial 3-2121 (on campus) or 543-2121 (off campus).
- Follow the recording's prompt to "press pound (#)."
- The recording will ask for your mailbox number. Your mailbox number is the last 5-digits of your
- The recording will prompt you to enter your password. Your password is either INT 1994 or INT 1995
depending on which telephone you are using. You may need to try both passwords.
- Follow the additional prompts to complete the message retrieval.
Note: Please don't change your voicemail password unless you change it back before you leave-if you forget,
the next visitor will be unable to use the voicemail!
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Transportation ♦ Banking ♦ Food Service ♦ On-Campus Facilities
The Cashier's Office (tel. 3-2257), located in the Student Union room 109 (first floor, HUB) will cash traveler's
checks of up to $100 per day. Your Husky ID card and a driver's license or passport are required for
identification. There is a branch of the US Bank on the lower level of the Student Union. There are also a
number of banks in the University district if you wish to open an account; look for the list, "University District
Banks," posted in room C-427.Internet Access and Computing at the INT
The closest ATM is on the ground floor of the Odegaard Library in front of By George. Enter doors on
the south side of the building and it will be on your right.
The INT no longer has bicycles available for visitors (the maintenance became too difficult for us to manage).
However, an excellent used bike store now exists just two blocks from the INT:
Recycled Cycles Inc.
1011 NE Boat St., ph: 206-547-4491
They generally have a number of well-maintained used bikes for purchase. They are also willing to buy back
your bike (at an adjusted price) when you leave the INT. For example, if you used the bike for 3-4 weeks, they
will generally pay you about half of what you originally paid. If you used the bike for 3-4 months, they will
generally pay about one-third of what you paid, etc. Buy-back rates are subject to negotiation and depend on the
- Main Branch, 4326 University Way NE, (tel. 634-3400), Mon-Fri 9am-9pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 12noon-
- HUB Branch, Student Union Building, (tel. 3-5896), Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 1pm-5pm. Please note that this branch is temporarily in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.
- South Campus Branch, 301 South Campus Center (tel. 3-6582) Mon-Wed & Fri 8am-5pm; Thurs 8am-
8pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
Food Service on Campus
Following is a partial listing of places to eat on campus. For menu listings, dial '3-MENU' from any campus
phone. Hours vary during quarter breaks and in the summer.
- H-bar, Physics/Astronomy Building, 1st floor: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:00pm. Espresso, pastries, bagels,
sandwiches. Closed June 11 - 20.
- By George, lower level Odegaard Undergraduate Library: Mon-Thur 7:30 am-5 pm, Fri 7:30 am-3 pm.
Soup, salad bar, sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, espresso, pastries, ice cream.
- Molly's at the Henry Art Gallery (north from the Phys. bldg along 15th ave NE): Tuesday and Wednesday,
9:00am-4:00pm, Thursday and Friday, 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am - 2:30pm. Freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, breakfast pastries, sodas, teas, and Stumptown coffee.
- Health Science Rotunda, H-wing: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm. Soup, salad bar, sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, espresso, pastries.
- 8 at McMahon Hall: Mon-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat & Sun 8am-9pm. Many options including breakfast
favorites, pizza, salad, sandwiches, Mediterranean "fusion," and Mongolian barbecue.
- Vista Café in the William H. Foege Building (BioGenome Building) offers the full Tully's menu,
pastries, drinks, hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches and soups. Lunch served from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Espresso and Grab & Go available 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Exercise: Intramural Activities Facility (IMA) - http://depts.washington.edu/ima
The Husky ID card allows you to use the IMA facilities. For the 2005-2006 Academic Year, your ID card plus
$5.00 per use ($60 per quarter) allows you to use the Intramural Activities facility (tel. 3-4590). Facilities
include a swimming pool, basketball, squash, racquetball, tennis and volleyball courts, weight rooms, saunas,
and a climbing room. Court reservations are accepted and rental sports equipment is available.
Note: Rules and restrictions for visiting scholars using the IMA are the same as those for regular faculty and
- Visiting scholars must have an ID card to purchase use of the IMA facilities.
- If visiting scholars purchase use of the IMA facilities, they may sponsor guests according to IMA policy.
- Spouses (and registered same-sex domestic partners) of visiting scholars may arrange to use the IMA
independently at restricted times. This arrangement will require the visiting scholar and partner to show
documentation of marriage (or registration of their same-sex domestic partner status).
- To find out more about obtaining IMA privileges for yourself or your spouse, see
- INT Library - Room C-411. Please ask office staff about the procedure for checking out books.
- Physics Library - Physics-Astronomy Building, 6th floor. Please call 3-2988 for hours. To check out
books here or at any other UW library, you must first have a library card. To do this, take your Visiting
Scholar ID card to the Suzzallo Library cashier, (ground floor), and they will issue you a library card.
- Suzzallo/Allen Library - Mon-Thurs 7:30am-10:00pm. Fri 7:30am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12 noon-
- Odegaard Undergraduate Library - Open 24 hours, 1pm Sunday-6pm Friday (access between 10pm and
6am is restricted, so bring your Visiting Scholar ID!). Also open 9am-5pm on Saturday.
Call 3-0140 for more information regarding Odegaard and Suzzallo libraries. Hours vary during quarter breaks
and in the summer. Yearly and interim schedules are available at the Suzzallo Information desk in the Allen
Library. On-line library catalogs are accessible from the UW web site at http://www.washington.edu - click on
Parking Parking permits may be purchased upon presentation of your Visiting Scholar ID card at the Commuter Services office, located at 3745 15th Ave NE 206-685-1543. The parking permit fee is calculated on a pro rata basis. Parking regulations on campus are strictly enforced. The Commuter Services office is open Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00 pm. For more information, please consult their web site at http://www.washington.edu/commuterservices/.
Bus schedules are available at the following locations:
Transportation to the Airport
- UW Commuter Services, 3745 15th Ave NE
- Student Union (HUB) near the Information Desk. Please note that the HUB will be closed for remodeling beginning in June 2010.
- University Bookstore
- Lobby of the By George cafeteria (lower level of the Odegaard Library)
- Schmitz Hall, ground floor, corner of NE Campus Parkway and 15th Ave. NE
You can also call METRO for schedule information at 206-553-3000 or access "Trip Planner". This website
also has information regarding the purchase of city bus passes.
If you are staying for a longer period, you may wish to purchase a UW-subsidized quarterly bus pass, a UPASS.
To get a U-PASS, you must first get a Visiting Scholar ID card and take it to UW Commuter Services, 3745 15th Ave. (206-221-3701), to buy a U-PASS sticker.
Be sure to make your arrangements the day before!
- Seattle Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express: Departs from downtown hotels. Call 1-855-566-3300 or go to http://downtownairporter.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=TMS-DTA&LOGON=GO.
- Metro (city/county) bus: 24-hour Rider Information: 206-553-3000 or plan your trip on the web at http://metro.kingcounty.gov/. It may be more convenient to leave from your hotel but if you'd prefer to leave from the INT, a sample route is below. It will take at least an hour to get to SeaTac Airport using public transportation.
- Catch the southbound #43 at the stop across from the INT on 15th Ave NE and take it to Westlake Station (Westlake Sta AcRd & Tunnel Station) You can catch the Link Light Rail to SeaTac Link Light Rail Station (Route MT Central) from there.
- For schedules for the #43 and all Metro buses, check http://metro.kingcounty.gov/.
- The bus trip will cost $2.50 during peak times and the Light Rail will cost an additional $2.50. At least for the moment, off-peak fares are $2.25. You will need to plan ahead as the bus drivers cannot make change.
- Shuttle Express: 425-981-7000 or 1-800-487-7433. Or, if you know at least a day in advance, make reservations on the website at http://shuttleexpress.hudsonltd.net/res?SELDEP=DEP. It's easiest to take the Shuttle from your hotel but if you would like to leave from the INT, you could ask them to pick you up at 3920 - 15th Ave NE (on 15th by the loading dock) or in front of the Physics/Astronomy Buildings on Stevens Way West. The shuttle will pick you up where you specify approximately 2 hours before your flight departure time.
- Farwest Taxi: 206-622-1717.
- Yellow-Graytop Taxi: 206-622-6500.
- A-1 Melody Airport Service: 206-999-6567, 206-522-1939. The driver's name is Moshen.
Phone at least two hours ahead, preferably the day before. If you'd like to be picked up from the Physics building, have him meet you in front of the Physics Bldg. loading dock 3920-15th Ave NE (they will know this location). Door-to-door service to the airport is about $55 including tip.
Transportation from the Airport
Shuttle Express, the Downtown Airporter and taxis are all readily available on the 3rd floor of the airport parking garage. For additional information, see http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/ground/index.shtml. On the left side of the page there are links for information about shuttles and taxis.
Shuttle Express: You don't need to make a reservation in advance as they run regularly between the hours of 7am-2am and coordinators are on site to assist you during those hours. However, passengers who activate their advance reservations will have their vans dispatched before walk-up guests in the event of overbooking, bad weather, etc. If you want to make a reservation, you can get a UW discount. Go to the Shuttle Express web page http://www.shuttleexpress.com/. Click on "DISCOUNTS" on the far right at the top of the page. Scroll down to "School Portal Discount" and click on "University of Washington - $21 per person" and you can make a reservation at that special rate. For the drop-off location, select "UW Lander Hall" (9-H on map attached) as that is the drop-off location closest to the College Inn.
Taxi: Taxi fare from the airport to UW is about $45 - $55, and takes about 30 minutes.
Metro Transit: Take Seattle's new Link Light Rail ( http://www.soundtransit.org/Schedules/Central-Link-light-rail.xml) service directly from Sea-Tac Airport to the Westlake Hotel in downtown Seattle ($2.50 fare and roughly a 30 minute trip.) From the Westlake station downtown, you can get right on Seattle Metro Transit bus #71, 72, or 73 to the University District (see links below for the Sunday bus schedules). Get off the bus at Campus Parkway and University Way NE. The College Inn is one block south of the bus stop. The bus fare is currently $2.25 ($2.50 at peak times) and drivers do not carry change. The whole trip will probably take about an hour. The schedules below are good through June 10 but will probably be identical or very similar on the 12th.
Downtown Airporter (run by Shuttle Express described above): See http://downtownairporter.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=TMS-DTA&LOGON=GO for complete information. Daily scheduled service runs between 5 am - 9 pm (reservations strongly recommended, walk-ups ok); on-demand service operates from 9 pm - 5 am (reservations required). Take it to the Westin Hotel ($15 one way). From there, walk 0.1 mile SE to Westlake Station - Bay A and take the Seattle Metro Transit bus #71, 72, or 73 to Campus Parkway and University Way NE. The College Inn is one block south of the bus stop. (See above section on Metro Transit for bus schedule links.)
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Checking email without a local account>>> WARNING <<<
If all you need is a telnet or secure shell terminal to an outside computer, you can use any available PC without having a local account. Log in using the password given to you at check-in.
You may then start a terminal session with the buttons on the upper left hand side of the screen. If you receive an error message when trying to start a telnet session, try an SSH session instead. SSH is generally more secure than telnet, and is preferred by many institutions.
Connecting your own laptop
You are welcome to use your own laptop and connect to the university network. It is not protected by a firewall, so you must be certain that your computer has the necessary security patches (Windows users, please note!).
- There is a T-1 line in each office for connecting to laptops. If you do not find it, ask the staff. Please do not unplug any lines going into the desktops; they are being used in our Condor network.
- The connection protocol is DHCP. If, after plugging the computer in, it does not find the network, you may need to reconfigure your laptop. Help for this is available through our Computer Support Group (see below).
- You may also configure your computer to print directly to the INT printers. Again, help is available online and through our Computer Support Group.
It is not possible to offer E-mail or other help for laptop users. If you need additional services, please use an account on the INT visitor computers.
INT visitor accounts
When you check in at the INT front desk, the INT staff will give you a username and password for an INT visitor account. The visitor account is a temporary account, for your use while you are visiting the INT.
Important: Because the account is temporary, it will be terminated when you leave the INT. If you have files stored on the INT computer, be sure to move them before or promptly after you leave. Please remember to formally log off before you leave the INT or the next visitor will not be able to log on.
*ONLY* equipment owned by the Institute for Nuclear Theory is supported by the Physics Astronomy Computer Support Services Group.
INT computing is supported by the Computer Support Group of the Physics Department.
The CSG Help Desk is staffed 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday. They do ask for your patience as the group serves the Physics and Astronomy departments as well as the INT.
Help desk contact information:
If you are unable to send an email, you may ask an available INT staff person to send one for you.
When reporting a problem, please provide the following information.
Note: For paper jams in the printer, please ask an INT staff member in Room C411 for assistance.
- Identify yourself as an INT visitor, give your name, office number, user account, and the name of your machine.
- Give a description of the problem.
- Provide a time when you expect to be in the office.
Using local e-mailINT Talk Submission Instructions
- Default printer: The INT default printer, "Morris," is located in the copy room, Room
C427. To print a document, type after the shell prompt: lpr filename.
- ASCII and Postscript: If the file is an ASCII text file, it will be printed as such. If the file
is a Postscript file starting with the characters #% it will be interpreted as Postscript. In
other cases, e.g. a Windows-generated file that starts with some other characters, it will
print reams of garbage-so please monitor your Postscript printing jobs to make sure they
get started all right. To get two pages on a sheet and correct formatting for main pages,
print the ASCII document using the command enscript filename.
- Transparencies and color printing: Transparencies may be printed on the printer named
"color," the Phaser 6360, in Room C427. Please ask the INT staff for transparencies. If
anything other than the correct Xerox transparency is used, it can destroy the machine.
Load the transparencies into the tray with rough side down (otherwise the ink is not
absorbed). You can also print in color on paper The Linux commands to print on "color"
lpr -Ptransparency - to print on transparencies
lpr -Pcolor - to print in color on paper
- Printing from a laptop: Please go to:
http://librarian.phys.washington.edu/pacs/index.php/INT_Printing and follow the instructions. If you are still unable to print, email email@example.com with the subject line "INT visitor printing problem". In the text of your email, please say you can't print and give the IP address of your laptop if possible. That will allow PACS to look into the problem remotely.
Note: For paper jams in printers, please ask an INT staff member in Room C411 for
Using text editors
The Red Hat Linux operating system comes with a number of text editors including pico,
xemacx and joe.
- Pico: Pico looks a lot like the Pine email program. Type pico filename at a command line
to use Pico. You will find the commands for Pico at the bottom of the window.
- Xemacs: Xemacs is a mouse-controlled text editor. To invoke Xemacs, type at a command
prompt: Xemacs filename
Doc, xls, ppt, etc.
The suite of office software emulating the Microsoft products is OpenOffice, accessed with
the commands ooffice, ooimpress, or by clicking on the file icon. Icons appear for all files in
the directory ~/Desktop/.
Using Tex and Latex
Latex is the recommended typesetting system for scientific text. It uses the program Tex.
It is invoked by the commands:
Here, filename.tex is a text file you have created with a text editor. The .tex qualifier may
be left out. If you use labels in your referencing, you will need to run (la)tex twice. The
output of either Tex or Latex is a file named filename.dvi. The typeset document may be
viewed with the command:
To print the .dvi file generated by Tex or Latex, first convert it to postscript by typing at the
shell prompt: dvips filename[.dvi] Then, print the .ps file that was generated:
INT also has installed pdflatex. This application converts directly to a PDF file format.
If you only want to print, for example, pages 15 to 23 of the document, use the following
options in dvips:
dvips -p 15 -l 23 filename.ps
A sample document including tables and figures is on the INT web page.
Reading .pdf and .doc files
To view a file in the .pdf format ( Adobe Portable Document File format):
To view a file in .doc format (Microsoft Word) from a Linux PC. Type at the shell prompt:
Then click on the "new text document" icon and click your way to the file you want to open.
- Gnuplot: Gnuplot makes nice figures. To process a gnuplot script filename, type at the
shell prompt: gnuplot filename
- Xfig: To produce graphics that may include additional features and components besides
usual xy plots, try xfig. With this program you can create images composed of elements
like lines, circles, text, other eps figures, etc. Internally the figures are represented not
as bitmaps but as collections of objects that can be changed later, and are stored in files
with the extension .fig . To open the program with the stored graphic filename.fig, type at
the shell prompt:
To get a printable form of the graphic, create a Postscript file from within the xfig program.
The click sequence from the taskbar is file > export > Encapsulated Postscript.
For computer-assisted algebra, Mathematica is available on INT computers.
- Mathematica: Mathematica is invoked in an xterm window by typing at the command
prompt: math. To use the Mathematica graphical interface, click the icon on the desktop
screen or type mathematica at the shell prompt.
The INT computers allow programming in C and C++ as well as Fortran.
For the gnu fortran compiler, type: f77 filename.f
For the Intel fortran compiler, type ifort filename.f
The INT has additional computing resources for needs that go beyond what the Linux PC
provides. If you are in need of additional resources, please contact George Bertsch.
If you really need Windows...
There is a Windows PC in Room C427 which has programs such as PowerPoint that are not
available on Linux. The Print button of most programs will launch a menu that allows you to
choose Morris or conversion to PDF (for printing from a Linux machine).
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We expect to post, on the INT website, copies of all talks presented during programs and
workshops (see http://www.int.washington.edu/talk_list.html).
If you will be speaking during the program, please remember to submit your talk to us so that we
may post it.
- Here are the methods by which you may submit your talk.
- Email: mail as a .pdf or .ppt attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please give us the date you gave your talk and make sure your last name is included in the file name.
- Memory stick: please bring the memory stick to the INT Program Assistant in C411. If
you don't have one, we can loan you one to transfer your file.
- Site download: please email the link to email@example.com
- We regret that we are unable to accept Tex or LaTex files. Please convert Tex or LaTex
files to PostScript (.ps) files before submitting them.
- Please note: In order to accommodate as many users as possible, we will convert all
PowerPoint talks to PDF files before we post them. If your talk contains animated files,
such as .mpegs or PowerPoint animations, they may not look the same as they did
during your talk. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Papers and Preprints: Information for Visitors
- Acknowledgement of the INT
The INT will be grateful for an acknowledgement in any papers that result from your visit to the INT.
Such papers include:
- Those you initiate or complete during your stay in Seattle
- Those that result from your stay but are completed at a later date
- Sample acknowledgement:
"We thank the [Department of Energy's] Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of
Washington for its hospitality and the Department of Energy for partial support during the
completion of this work."
INT Preprint Numbers
Please obtain an INT Preprint number for any papers that fall into the categories above. You will find
the form at:
Please fill in all blanks with asterisks. Thank you very much!
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If you plan to be away from the INT for any length of time, please let one of the staff
members know about your intended absence. This information is needed in case there
are calls that need to be redirected, an emergency, etc., as well as for per diem
Also, if you have not done so, when you check out with Linda prior to your departure
from the INT, please let her know of any absences, so that reimbursements can be
adjusted. Absences from Seattle may affect your housing reimbursement and per diem
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Before you leave, please visit your program's website and click on the link to the exit report form.