XXVII Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 29.06-05.07.2008



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 2008 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 28. The scientific activity will run from Sunday, June 29 till Saturday, July 5 and will end with the Kupala Night (5/6 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 (at about 4 p.m., see Travel) to Bialowieza, on June 28 and back from Bialowieza to Warsaw on July 6, 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 XXVII 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,
  • supersymmetry.


  • Irina Arefeva (Moscow)
  • Dorothea Bahns (Gottingen)
  • Wolfgang Bertram (Nancy)
  • Vladimir Dragovic (Belgrade)
  • Eugene Ferapontov (Loughborough)
  • Victor Gayral (Reims)
  • Alexander Karabegov (Abilene, TX)
  • Hovhannes Khudaverdian (Manchester)
  • Edwin Langmann (Stockholm)
  • Viktor Novokshenov (Ufa)
  • Alexandre Odesski (Manchester)
  • Valentin Ovsienko (Lyon)
  • Andrei Pogrebkov (Moscow)
  • Serguei Samborski (Caen)
  • Ambar Sengupta (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Jedrzej Sniatycki (Calgary)
  • Thomas Strobl (Lyon)
  • Gijs Tuynman (Lille)
  • Igor Volovich (Moscow)
  • Kurt Bernardo Wolf (Mexico City)
  • Stanislaw Lech Woronowicz (Warsaw)


Total cost of Workshop is 450/550 EUR (double room/single room), which will cover conference fee, full board and lodging within walking distance from the main lecture hall, transportation from Warsaw to Bialowieza and back.

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


A. Odzijewicz (Bialystok) - chairman, P. Kielanowski (Bialystok/Mexico City) - scientific secretary, S.T. Ali (Montreal), M. Schlichenmaier (Luxembourg), Th. Voronov (Manchester), A. Dobrogowska (Bialystok), A. Slizewska (Bialystok)


D. Anosov (Moscow), A. Antonevich (Bialystok/Minsk), S. Berceanu (Bucharest), J.-L. Clerc (Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy), B. Dragovich (Belgrade), D. Elworthy (Warwick), K. Fredenhagen (Hamburg), J.P. Gazeau (Paris), G.A. Goldin (Piscataway, NY), N. Hounkonnou (Cotonou), A. Lebedev (Bialystok), K. Mackenzie (Sheffield), B. Mielnik (Mexico City), I. Mladenov (Sofia), A. Mondragon (Mexico City), J. Rembielinski (Lodz), A. Rogers (London), D. Roytenberg (Bonn), A.G. Sergeev (Moscow), S. Stepin (Bialystok/Moscow), G. Svetlichny (Rio de Janeiro), J. Szmigielski (Saskatoon), T. Wurzbacher (Metz), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo), A. Zhirov (Monino), Yu. Zinoviev (Moscow)

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