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					     The 22nd Spring School on Particles and Fields
                             Mar. 31-Apr. 3, 2009
                     Tung-Hai University, Taichung, Taiwan

                                   The First Bulletin

      The 22nd Taiwan Spring School on Particles and Fields will be held at
Tung-Hai University, Taichung during March 31-April 3, 2009. This series of schools
has a long tradition with the first one being organized by Prof. Chien-Er Lee at
Shi-Tou in 1986. The purpose is to introduce to graduate students recent progress on
important and hot topics in particles and fields.

1. Conference site
   The school will be held at the lecture hall of the Fundamental Science Building,
   Tung-Hai University.

2. Invited lecturers
   The following lecturers have been confirmed so far:
   Prof. Miguel Mostafa (Colorado State U, USA), Cosmic Ray Observatories
   Prof. Sunil Mukhi (TIFR, India), A Practical Guide to String Theory
   The program can be found from the school website.

3. Registration information
   The on-line registration will be opened on Feb. 02, 2009. Hotel and room type for
   accommodation can be selected directly. The conference registration desk will be
   located outside the lecture hall. There is no registration fee for all participants.

4. Accommodation
   Students will be mainly accommodated at the guest house of Tung-Hai University
   without charge.
   Faculty members and postdocs will be arranged at the Howard Hotel near the
   school site, and pay for the accommodation by themselves.

5. Reception and banquet
   Reception will be held in the evening of Mar. 31, 2009. The location will be
   announced later. Banquet will be held at the Howard Hotel in the evening of Apr.
   1, 2009.

6. Internet access
   There is a wireless connection inside the lecture hall. The password will be
   offered during the school.

7. Lunch and snacks
   Free lunch boxes will be provided during the school. Snacks and drinks will be
   provided at breaks.

9. Visa
   Citizens of the following countries can enter and stay in Taiwan for up to 30 days
   without a pre-approved visa (but should hold passports with validity of at least 6
   months) : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic,
   Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan,
   Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, the
   Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden,
   Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A. Citizens of Hungary, Poland and Slovak can obtain
   a landing visa and stay in Taiwan for up to 30 days. Visitors from other countries
   should have a valid visa before departure.

10. Currency
    One US dollar is about 33 New Taiwan Dollars.

11. Sponsors
    Academia Sinica, APCTP, National Science Council, National Center for
   Theoretical Sciences, Tung-Hai University, Physics Research Promotion Center

12. Contact information
    Charlene Lin, charlene@thu.edu.tw

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