XXVI Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 1-7.07.2007



The Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics has become one of the widely recognized, annual activities in the field of mathematical physics and applied mathematics. It has been founded in 1981 and is organized every year since then. The Workshop has grown from a regional meeting to its present international form, attracting leading physicists and mathematicians from all over the world.

The program consists of invited plenary lectures (55 minutes), often of a review nature, as well as specialized, contributed talks (40 or 25 minutes).


The 2007 Workshop will take place in its home venue, in the heart of the Bialowieza National Park - a site of great natural beauty. Arrival date will be Saturday, June 30. The scientific activity will run from Sunday, July 1 till Saturday, July 7 and will end with the Kupala Night (7/8 July). A number of social events, including a campfire, an excursion to the Bialowieza forest and a banquet, are usually organized during the week.

There will be a special bus service from Warsaw to Bialowieza, on June 30 and back from Bialowieza to Warsaw on July 8, for participants of the conference.


The topics covered in these meetings span wide areas of mathematical physics and pure mathematics, inspired by physical problems and nature phenomena. The conference offers good opportunities for exchange of ideas between physicists and mathematicians. Specific topics for the XXVI Workshop will include among others

  • differential operators,
  • dynamical systems,
  • infinite dimensional Lie groups and Lie algebras,
  • integrable systems,
  • Lie groupoids and Lie algebroids,
  • mathematical aspects of field theory,
  • noncommutative geometry,
  • operator algebras and quantum groups,
  • Poisson and symplectic geometry,
  • quantization.


  • Rolf Berndt (Hamburg)
  • Alexandr I. Bufetov (Houston) *
  • Henrique Bursztyn (Rio de Janeiro) *
  • Jean-Louis Clerc (Nancy)
  • Sergei Dobrokhotov (Moscow)
  • David Elworthy (Warwick)
  • Klaus Fredenhagen (Hamburg)
  • Alfonso Gracia-Saz (Toronto)
  • Andrey Grib (St. Peterburg)
  • Viatcheslav Grines (Nizhnii Novgorod)
  • Olga Kravchenko (Lyon)
  • Alfonso Mondragon (Mexico City)
  • Valentin Ovsienko (Lyon)
  • Andrei Pogrebkov (Moscow)
  • Alice Rogers (London)
  • Dmitry Roytenberg (Berkeley)
  • Semion Sadetov (Rostov na Donu) *
  • Pavol Severa (Bratislava)
  • S. Lech Woronowicz (Warsaw)
  • Tilmann Wurzbacher (Metz)
  • Boris Zhilinskii (Dunquerque)
  • Alexey Zhirov (Monino, Moscow region)
  • Yury Zinoviev (Moscow)
(*) - to be confirmed

The list is tentative and some speakers have not yet confirmed their participation. Also additional speakers may be included. The most recent list will be available at the conference page.


Total cost of Workshop is 400 EUR, which will cover conference fee, full board and lodging in shared (double) rooms within walking distance from the main lecture hall, transportation from Warsaw to Bialowieza and back. There is a possibility of getting single accommodation (at extra cost - not fixed at the moment) - the number of single rooms is limited, however.

There is also the possibility of accommodating an accompanying person. There will be an extra charge of 200 EUR.


A. Odzijewicz (Bialystok) - chairman, T. Golinski (Bialystok) - scientific secretary, S.T. Ali (Montreal), P. Kielanowski (Bialystok/Mexico City), M. Schlichenmaier (Luxemburg), M. Shubin (Boston), A. Dobrogowska (Bialystok), A. Slizewska (Bialystok)


D. Anosov (Moscow), A. Antonevich (Bialystok/Minsk), S. Berceanu (Bucharest), M. Cahen (Brussels), F. Calogero (Rome), B. Dragovich (Belgrade), G.G. Emch (Gainesville), J.P. Gazeau (Paris), G.A. Goldin (New Brunswick), N. Hounkonnou (Cotonou), J. Kijowski (Warsaw), P. Kramer (Tuebingen), A. Lebedev (Bialystok/Minsk), M. Lorente (Oviedo), K. Mackenzie (Sheffield), B. Mielnik (Mexico City), I. Mladenov (Sofia), K.-H. Neeb (Darmstadt), J. Rembielinski (Lodz), A.G. Sergeev (Moscow), A. Shafarevich (Moscow), O. Sheinman (Moscow), K. Sinha (New Delhi), S. Stepin (Moscow), J. Szmigielski (Saskatoon), A. Veselov (Loughborough), Th. Voronov (Manchester), S. Waldmann (Freiburg), S.L. Woronowicz (Warsaw), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo)

Interested participants are requested to complete the registration form on-line before May 31, 2007, but early registration is very welcome.

The Organizers
Institute of Mathematics
University of Bialystok
Akademicka 2
PL - 15 267 Bialystok, Poland

tel/fax: (+ 48 85) 745 72 32
e-mail: wgmp@uwb.edu.pl

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