XXIX Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 27.06-03.07.2010



The Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics is the annual conference in the field of mathematical physics and mathematics organized by the Department of Mathematical Physics of the University of Białystok, Poland. It has been founded in 1981 and has grown from a regional meeting to its present international form, attracting leading physicists and mathematicians.

The topics covered in the Białowieża meetings span wide areas of mathematical physics and mathematics, inspired by physical and mathematical problems. The conference offers a good opportunity for exchange of ideas between physicists and mathematicians.

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

We warmly invite all interested scientists!


The 2010 Workshop will take place in the heart of the Białowieża primeval forest - a site of great natural beauty. A number of social events, including a campfire, an excursion to the Białowieża preserve and a banquet, are usually organized during the week. Last night in Białowieża is Kupala Night - with regional folk dances and music concluding in midnight search for "fern flower".

Please consult these links for more information about Białowieża forest and Kupala Night as well as some photos:

Białowieża Forest
Ivan Kupala Day
Photos from Kupala Night 2008
Photos from Białowieża and previous conferences

Arrival date will be Saturday, June 26. The scientific activity will run from Sunday, June 27 till Saturday, July 3 and will end with the Kupala Night (3/4 July). There will be a conference bus from Warsaw (about 4 p.m., see Travel) to Białowieża, on June 26 and back from Białowieża to Warsaw on July 4.


Specific topics for the XXIX Workshop will include

  • complex and symplectic geometry
  • deformation theory and operads
  • field theory, strings and gravity
  • infinite-dimensional Lie groups and Lie algebras
  • infinite-dimensional geometry
  • integrable systems
  • non-commutative geometry and operator algebras
  • Poisson geometry, Lie groupoids and Lie algebroids
  • quantization
  • quantum groups
  • representation theory
  • supermanifolds


* - 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 is always available at the conference page.


Total cost of Workshop is 450 EUR (double room), which covers conference fee, full board and lodging within walking distance from the lecture hall, transportation from Warsaw to Białowieża and back.

There is a possibility of accommodating an accompanying person. The extra cost is 200 EUR.


A. Odzijewicz (Białystok) - chairman, T. Goliński (Białystok) - secretary, S.T. Ali (Montréal), V. Buchstaber (Moscow/Manchester), P. Kielanowski (Białystok/Mexico City), M. Schlichenmaier (Luxembourg), Th. Voronov (Manchester), A. Dobrogowska (Białystok)


D. Anosov (Moscow), A. Antonevich (Minsk/Białystok), D. Beltiţă (Bucharest), S. Berceanu (Bucharest), P. Bieliavsky (Louvain), A. Bytsenko (Londrina), A. Cattaneo (Zürich), V. Dragovic (Belgrade), B. Dragovich (Belgrade), Eu. Ferapontov (Loughborough), G.A. Goldin (Rutgers), N. Hounkonnou (Cotonou), A. Karabegov (Abilene, TX), H. Khudaverdian (Manchester), A. Lebedev (Minsk/Białystok), K. Mackenzie (Sheffield), J. Mickelsson (Helsinki), B. Mielnik (Mexico City), I. Mladenov (Sofia), A. Odesskii (Brock), V. Ovsienko (Lyon), J. Patera (Montréal), J. Rembieliński (Łódź), A. Rogers (London), A.G. Sergeev (Moscow), V. Shramchenko (Sherbrooke), J. Śniatycki (Calgary), G. Svetlichny (Rio de Janeiro), J. Szmigielski (Saskatoon), S. Tabachnikov (PennState), G. Tuynman (Lille), Yu. Vorobiev (Sonora), S.L. Woronowicz (Warsaw), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo)

Interested participants are requested to complete the registration form on-line before May 31, 2010, but early registration is very welcome.

The Organizers
Institute of Mathematics
University of Białystok
Akademicka 2
PL - 15 267 Białystok, Poland
tel/fax: (+ 48 85) 745 72 32

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