XXVII Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 29.06-05.07.2008


Scientific programme

Plenary lectures:

  • Dorothea Bahns (Gottingen) - On Euclidean methods in field theory on noncommutative spaces
  • Wolfgang Bertram ( Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy) - Pascual Jordan's Ansatz revisited
  • Vladimir Dragovic (Belgrade/Lisbon) - Integrable billiards, Poncelet porisms and Pencils of Quadrics
  • Eugene Ferapontov (Loughborough) - On the integrability of second order quasilinear PDEs in 3D
  • Victor Gayral (Reims) - Quantum fields and noncommutative geometry
  • Alexander Karabegov (Abilene, TX) - Deformation quantization of a Kahler-Poisson structure vanishing on a Levi nondegenerate hypersurface
  • Hovhannes Khudaverdian (Manchester) - Invariants of pairs of polynomials, rational functions, and Berezinians
  • Edwin Langmann (Stockholm) - Noncommutative field theories, exact solutions, and 2D correlated systems
  • Victor Novokshenov (Ufa) - Special Functions and Isomonodromic Deformations
  • Valentin Ovsienko (Lyon) - Lie antialgebras: cohomology and operads
  • Andrei Pogrebkov (Moscow) - Algebraic roots of integrability of nonlinear evolution equations and dressing procedure
  • Serguei Samborski (Caen) - Functional Spaces, Differential Calculus and Nonclassical Solutions of Nonlinear PDE
  • Ambar Sengupta (Baton Rouge,LA) - Mathematical Problems in Low-dimensional Gauge Theories
  • Jedrzej Sniatycki (Calgary) - Decomposition of a quantization representation of a SU(2) action
  • Thomas Strobl (Lyon) - Gauge theories and Q-bundles
  • Gijs Tuynman (Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex) - Geometric quantization of super coadjoint orbits
  • Kurt Bernardo Wolf (Cuernavaca) - Linear transformations and aberrations in continuous and in finite systems
  • Lech S. Woronowicz (Warsaw) - Unsolved problems in the theory of locally compact quantum groups
    Please refer to the list of participants for more details.


    The proceedings of the Workshop will be published as a separate volume. The deadline for the contributions is August 15, 2008. It would be the most welcome if contributors prepared their papers before the Workshop and give us a copy in Bialowieza. This would speed up the review process and the editorial work.

    The allowed size of the contributions is the following:
    6 pages for the contributed talk
    12 pages for the plenary talk

    The format for the proceedings is 6x9 inch volume and the papers should be submitted in LaTeX in the style required by the publisher. The required macros are available at


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    From Warsaw to Bialowieza and back by the conference bus

    The free conference bus will be available for the participants to go from Warsaw to the Workshop site in Bialowieza. There will be the conference bus waiting on Saturday, June 28, at the Physics Department, Warsaw University, Hoza 69 (about 500 meters from Warsaw Central Railway Station). The bus will depart for Bialowieza around 16:00 (4 P.M.). We shall also arrange a free bus trip back from Bialowieza to Warsaw on Sunday, July 6. The bus will depart not later than 7:00 (A.M.). It will arrive to Warsaw about 11:00. The exact time of departure of this bus will be announced during the Workshop.

    From Warsaw Airport to Physics Department

    The cheapest way to get to the Physics Department from the airport is to take regular city bus , line 175 at the exit of the air terminal (but watch out for pickpockets on the bus!). Ticket costs about 3 zl (about 1 EUR) and can be bought at the newspaper stands at the airport terminal. One should get off at the bus stop in front of the Mariott Hotel, opposite to the Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna). From there it is short walk to the Physics Department. Members of the local organizing committee will be at hand there. Please consult the map in section travel guide.

    It is also possible to take a taxi from the Airport to the Physics Department. This is more expensive (approximately 50 zl~$25). In that case please take a taxi from the taxi stand and do not hire the taxi in the arrival hall, directly from the driver, because they charge more and you should negotiate the price before the journey.

    From Warsaw to Bialowieza by means of public transport

    Bialowieza can also be reached by the combination of train and bus. In this case one should take the train to Bialystok. From Bialystok to Bialowieza one has to continue by bus (through Hajnowka). The Bus Station in Bialystok is next to the railway station and one has to pass the bridge over the rails. One can also reach Bialowieza by train to Hajnowka (change in Siedlce).

    For train and buses schedules as well as maps please check travel guide.

    From Moscow to Bialowieza by means of public transport

    There is very good train connection from Moscow to Grodno and then to Bialystok. It may be cheaper and faster than connection through Warsaw. Please read previous point for information about reaching Bialowieza from Bialystok by bus.

    Hotel in Warsaw

    The organizers can book a hotel room in Warsaw, either before or after the Workshop. Please let us know about that as soon as possible. Prices range from 40 EUR to 100 EUR.

    Registration fee

    We would like to remind that the participants should pay in cash the amount of 450/550 EUR (double room/single room), or equivalent in USD or PLN, upon arrival to Bialowieza. Unfortunately we cannot accept credit cards, personal checks, bank drafts or travelers checks. The fee also covers the cost of the hotel and 3 meals daily during the workshop as well as the social programme.

    There is the cost of 200 EUR for each accompanying person.

    Accomodation and board

    The participants are kindly asked to notify us about any dietary restrictions.

    Technical equipment

    There will be a transparency projector as well as computer projector available for your talks. You can use your own laptop or the one supplied by the Organizing Commitee. We are able to process pdf, dvi, ps and powerpoint-compatible presentations.

    There is no internet connection available to participants.

    The conference mailing address (during the workshop only)

    Pokoje goscinne (IWA)
    ul. Park Palacowy 11
    17-230 Bialowieza, Poland
    tel./ fax (+48) (85) 681 25 84

    Address of the organizing committee

    Institute of Mathematics
    University of Bialystok
    ul. Akademicka 2
    15-267 Bialystok, Poland
    tel/fax (+48) (85) 745 72 32
    e-mail: wgmp@uwb.edu.pl