RHIP Group at UT Austin

Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics

Visitor Info

The RHIP group is located on the 10th floor of the Robert Lee Moore Hall (RLM)

Getting Around Town

Capital Metro provides service (bus, rapid, rail) to many areas around town; please visit their site for schedules, maps, and pricing information. Taxis are also a good way to get around town if you choose to go places during your stay; in Austin, call 452-9999 to arrange a ride.


From the Airport

For visitors arriving by air at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, taxis are available at all hours outside the luggage claim area. There is also a Super Shuttle counter in the baggage claim area of the airport.


Sites to Visit

Austin also provides a number of sightseeing and entertainment options. Below are some web sites to help you find out more of what there is to see and do while you are here.


The Weather in Austin

In Celsius or Fahrenheit

The average temperature in Austin in March ranges between 11°C (51°F) at night and 23°C (73°F) at midday, so plan to dress accordingly. For current weather conditions and the latest forecast, visit one of the National Weather Service pages above.


Austin 360


A general entertainment site, with movie listings, musical events, and local news.


Austin Visitors’ Guide


A guide to entertainment and sightseeing in Austin, maintained by the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Austin’s Wikipedia Article


Provides a good overview of Austin, including its history, climate, and modern landmarks and institutions.


Texas State History Museum


For a Texan experience, from early settlers through the cattle and oil days and the modern era, visit the official Texas State History Museum, conveniently located just south of the UT campus.


Texas Memorial Museum


This natural history museum, located on campus, is the exhibit hall of the Texas Natural Science Center, and features a variety of Texas fossils, gems, and ancient and modern wildlife.


Blanton Museum of Art


This art museum, also located on campus, exhibits a vast range of works from all eras of history. It features both a large permanent collection and various temporary exhibits.


Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center


The Ransom Center houses a wide range of cultural artifacts, including a Gutenberg Bible (one of only five complete copies in the world), the first photograph ever taken, and major manuscript collections of prominent individuals.


Places to Eat

There are several places to get food near the UT campus and around Austin. Below are a few of the most popular and convenient destinations.



(512) 451-1218 • http://www.astiaustin.com/ • $ $

Hip Italian place, as well as a popular neighborhood hangout.


Brick Oven on 35th

(512) 453-4330 • http://www.brickovenon35th.com/ • $ $


Burger King

(512) 472-3280 • $

2021 Guadalupe St.


Café Josie

(512) 322-9226 • http://www.cafejosie.com/ • $ $ $

Cuisine of the American Tropics.


Chez Nous

(512) 473-2413 • $ $ $

High-end French cuisine.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

(512) 320-0238 [Map] • http://www.chipotle.com/ • $

Located right across the street on the west side of campus (see map). Serves burritos, tacos, and other Southwest cuisine; vegetarian options are available.


Crown & Anchor Pub

(512) 322-9168 • $

2911 San Jacento Blvd.


Einstein Brothers’ Bagels

(512) 457-8722 • http://www.einsteinbros.com/ • $

Hot and fresh, every day.


Fonda San Miguel

(512) 459-4121 • http://www.fondasanmiguel.com/ • $ $ $

Authentic interior Mexican cuisine.



(512) 479-5006 • http://www.hooverscooking.com/ • $ $

Home cookin’.


Hyde Park Bar and Grill

Central (512) 458-3168, South (512) 899-2700 • http://www.hydeparkbarandgrill.com/ • $

Casual neighborhood hangout cafe. Central location is accessible from campus via a short ride on the #7 bus route.


Jack in the Box

(512) 474-1708 • $

2552 Guadalupe St.


Julio’s Cafe

(512) 452-1040 • $

4215 Duval St. Just a short ride away on the #7 bus.


Kerbey Lane Cafe

Original location (512) 451-1436, South (512) 445-4451, Northwest (512) 258.7757, on the Drag near UT (512) 477-5717 • http://www.kerbeylanecafe.com/ • $

An Austin favorite hangout.


Madam Mam’s Thai Cuisine

(512) 472-8306 • http://www.madammam.com/ • $

2514 Guadalupe. Noodles and more.


Magnolia Cafe

South (512) 445-0000, West (512) 478-8645 • http://www.cafemagnolia.com/ • $

A 24-hour Austin favorite hangout.


Mother’s Cafe

(512) 451-3994 • http://www.motherscafeaustin.com/ • $

All-vegetarian menu, featuring home-grown herbs and veggies. Was closed for a while after a fire; recently renovated and reopened.


The Oasis

(512) 266-2442 • http://www.oasis-texas.com/ • $

A restaurant perched high up on the cliffs overlooking Lake Travis. Sunsets are the best in Austin (especially with a margarita).


O’s Campus Cafe

(512) 232-9060 • http://www.oscampuscafe.com/ • $

Located on campus, in the ACES building.


Posse East

(512) 477-2111 • $

2900 San Jacento Blvd. Who knew grease could taste so good?



[Map] • http://www.starbucks.com/ • $

Located inside the Student Union building on campus.


Stubb’s BBQ

(512) 480-8341 • http://www.stubbsaustin.com/ • $ $ $

Good BBQ and live music. (Willie Nelson plays here….)


São Paulo’s Restaurant

(512) 473-9988 • $

2809 San Jacento Blvd. Brazilian cuisine mixed with a Tex-Mex flavor.



(512) 480-0107 [Map] • http://www.texadelphia.com/ • $

Home of the Original Texas Cheesesteak.


Thai Kitchen

(512) 474-2575 • http://www.thaikitchenofaustin.com/ • $

3009 Guadalupe


Thundercloud Subs

(512) 452-5010 [Map] • http://www.thundercloud.com/ • $

Excellent hand-made sandwiches. Several locations around Austin, including one right down the Drag from UT (see web site for full list of locations). Vegetarian options are available.


Trudy’s Texas Star

(512) 477-2935 • http://www.trudys.com/ • $

409 W. 30th St. Drinks, anyone?



[Map] • $

Located inside the Student Union building on campus.