XXX Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 26.06-02.07.2011


Scientific programme

Plenary lectures:

  • Ingemar Bengtsson (Stockholm) - Complex Hadamard Matrices: Introduction
  • Iwo Białynicki-Birula (Warszawa) - Dynamic Casimir effect: A global view
  • Marek Bożejko (Wrocław) - Generalized Gaussian processes, second quantization of Yang-Baxter type with applications to von Neumann algebras and free probability
  • Vasily Dolgushev (Philadelphia) - On Stable Formality Quasi-isomorphisms for Hochschild Cochains
  • David J. Fernández C. (Mexico DF) - Mielnik´s achievements on quantum control in México
  • Rais Ismagilov (Moscow) - Racah operators for representations of groups
  • Alexander Karabegov (Abilene, TX) - Infinitesimal deformations of a formal symplectic groupoid
  • Hovhannes Khudaverdian (Manchester) - Berezin integral and Berezinian: from identities in the Grothendieck ring of the general linear supergroup to the geometry of Batalin-Vilkovisky quantisation
  • Petr Kulish (St. Petersburg) - Twisting adjoint module algebras and non-commutative geometry
  • Yurii Neretin (Moscow) - Multivariate characteristic functions and double cosets spaces for infinite-dimensional groups
  • Victor Palamodov (Tel Aviv) - Quantization and deformation of singular loci
  • Wiesław Pusz (Warszawa) - On Woronowicz approach to quantum group theory
  • Vera Serganova (Berkeley) - Geometric methods in representation theory of Lie supergroups
  • Dmitry Tamarkin (Northwestern) - Action of Sp(2N) on sheaves
  • Arkady Vaintrob (Oregon) - Generalized complex geometry and supermanifolds
  • Alexander Vasiliev (Bergen) - Loewner-Kufarev evolution in the universal Grassmannian
  • Anatoly Vershik (St. Petersburg) - Ergodic theory in the changeable metric spaces
  • Karol Życzkowski (Krakow) - The set of quantum states and its shadow

Please refer to the list of participants for more details.

Lectures and poster session

The 2011 Workshop will be special for several reasons. First of all it will be XXX meeting in Białowieża. Moreover we plan to organize special sessions dedicated to three outstanding mathematical physicists on the ocassion of:
  • 80th anniversary of Felix Berezin (on Sunday and Monday),
  • 75th birthday of Bogdan Mielnik (on Tuesday),
  • 70th birthday of Stanisaw Lech Woronowicz (on Wednesday).
This year we expect exceptionally many participants due to XXX anniversary of the Workshop and three special sessions. Due to this fact we will have to organize parallel sessions and offer participants to present their contributions in the poster format. Participants who would prefer to present a poster should let us know.


The proceedings of the Workshop are usually published as a separate volume. If this year the financial situation will be good enough, the proceedings will be also published. Details will be announced during the conference.


From Warsaw to Białowieża and back by the conference bus

The free conference buses will be available for the participants to go from Warsaw to the Workshop site in Białowieża. The conference buses will be waiting on Saturday, June 25, at the Physics Department, Warsaw University, Hoza 69 (about 500 meters from Warsaw Central Railway Station). One bus will depart for Białowieża around 16:00 (4 P.M.), second one will wait for latecomers. We shall also arrange a free bus trip back from Białowieża to Warsaw on Sunday, July 3. The buses will depart not later than 7:00 (A.M.). It will arrive to Warsaw about 11:00. The exact time of departure of these buses will be fixed during the Workshop.

Since there will be two buses, please let us know the exact arrival of your plane, so we may know how to plan the departure of the buses. If necessary, one bus can wait at the airport.

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. Ticket costs about 3 zl (about $1) 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 30 zl~$10), however it is safer, quicker and more comfortable. 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 Białowieża by means of public transport

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

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

From Moscow to Białowieża by means of public transport

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

There is also a possibility to go to Brest, Belarus and take a bus from there to Kamianiuki. There is a border crossing point nearby which allows foot crossing. It is only several kilometers from Białowieża and someone from organizing committee can pick you up from there by car.

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 20 EUR to 100 EUR. We usually book rooms in Warsaw University Hotel "Hera". Moreover there are many convenient hotels which can be booked by internet.

Registration fee

The conference fee is 150 EUR. The cost of living expenses is 350 EUR. It covers full board and lodging (double room) within walking distance from the lecture hall, transportation from Warsaw to Białowieża and back. It should be paid in cash and we can accept equivalent in USD or PLN. Unfortunately we cannot accept credit cards, personal checks, bank drafts or travelers checks. In some cases we offer the participants the reduction of the conference fee (eg. for graduate students).

The accomodation in single room costs additional 100 EUR. However due to the limited hotel service in Białowieża it may not be possible in all cases. There is the cost of 200 EUR for each accompanying person.

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 organizers. We are able to process pdf, dvi, ps and powerpoint-compatible presentations.

Moreover, there will be wireless internet available to participants in the lecture room and in some hotels.

Social events

During the Workshop we will organize several special events. On Monday evening, June 27, we plan to have a campfire with roasted meat and traditional music. On Thursday, June 30, there will be a banquet, and the Friday morning, July 1, is planned to be free from lectures. We intend to organize guided excursion to the Białowieża preserve during that morning.

Moreover, end of the conference (Saturday, July 2) coincides with the Kupala Night - St. Ivan's Night - with regional folk dances and music concluding in midnight search for "fern flower".


This year, the conference has been supported by National Science Foundation, which has covered travel costs and registration fee for some of the US-based participants of Berezin session. Participants from Russia has also obtained funding from Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

We have also been supported by ESF Research Network: Harmonic and Complex Analysis and its Applications.

As every year, the conference has been supported by University of Białystok.

Address of the organizing committee

Institute of Mathematics
University of Białystok
ul. Akademicka 2
15-267 Białystok, Poland
tel/fax (+48) (85) 745 72 32

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