XXXI Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 24-30.06.2012


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.

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 programme consists of invited plenary lectures (55 minutes), as well as contributed talks (40 or 25 minutes). In particular, also younger scientists will be encouraged to present their results.

Special session devoted to B.V. Fedosov

The oustanding Russian mathematician Boris Vasilievich Fedosov passed away on the 1st of October 2011. We plan to devote one of the sessions to his memory.

B.V. Fedosov made substantial contribution to geometry and mathematical physics. His fundamental results in index theory and deformation quantization received world recognition. Such names as "Fedosov quantization" and "Fedosov connection" are nowadays standard.

B.V. Fedosov was a plenary speaker at the Białowieża conference in 2003 and a friend to many of us. He was a top-class mathematician, a man of greatest culture and of absolute integrity. Memory eternal to him!


  • integrable systems
  • mathematical aspects of field theory
  • operator algebras
  • noncommutative geometry
  • infinite-dimensional groups
  • quantization
  • Lie groupoids and Lie algebroids


* - 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


The 2012 Workshop will take place in the heart of the Białowieża primeval forest - a site of great natural beauty. We plan a number of special events during the XXXI Workshop, including:

  • excursion to the Strictly Protected Area of Białowieża forest,
  • campfire,
  • banquet.

Please consult these links for more information about Białowieża forest as well as some photos:
Wikipedia page about Białowieża Forest
Photos from Białowieża and previous conferences

Arrival date will be Saturday, June 23. The scientific activity will run from Sunday, June 24 till Saturday, June 30. There will be a conference bus from Warsaw (about 4 p.m.) to Białowieża on June 23 and back from Białowieża to Warsaw on July 1.


The conference fee is 150 EUR and 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 300 EUR for each accompanying person.


The Organizing Committee intends to organize a school for young researchers and graduate students in the week following the Workshop. The School on Physics and Geometry will start on July 2 and last till July 6. The total cost of the School is 300 EUR (includes transportation, board, and accomodation).

During the School we plan to organize several 3h courses by leading experts in mathematical physics such as Alexander Belavin, Alexey Bolsinov, Hovhannes Khudaverdian, Yurii Neretin, Alexander Veselov, Theodore Voronov. The subjects of lectures and additional information will be announced at later time.


This year the Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics is a satelite conference of 6th European Congress of Mathematics which will be held in Kraków, July 2-7, 2012.

The Workshop has been supported by ESF research networking programme: Interactions of Low-Dimensional Topology and Geometry with Mathematical Physics. As every year, the conference has been supported by University of Białystok.


A. Antonevich (Minsk/Białystok), D. Beltiţă (Bucharest), M. Bożejko (Wrocław), A. Bytsenko (Londrina), V. Dragovic (Belgrade), S. Gindikin (Rutgers), G.A. Goldin (Rutgers), N. Hounkonnou (Cotonou), A. Karabegov (Abilene, TX), H. Khudaverdian (Manchester), J. Kijowiski (Warszawa), P. Kulish (St. Petersburg), S. Lyakhovich (Tomsk), K. Mackenzie (Sheffield), B. Mielnik (Mexico City), I. Mladenov (Sofia), Yu. Neretin (Moscow), A. Odesskii (Brock), V. Ovsienko (Lyon), E. Previato (Boston), J. Rabin (La Jolla), J. Rembieliński (Łódź), V. Serganova (Berkeley), A.G. Sergeev (Moscow), A. Shafarevich (Moscow), O. Sheinman (Moscow), J. Śniatycki (Calgary), S. Stepin (Moscow/Białystok), J. Szmigielski (Saskatoon), D. Tamarkin (Evanston), G. Tuynman (Lille), A. Veselov (Loughborough), A. Vasiliev (Bergen), S.L. Woronowicz (Warsaw), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo), K. Życzkowski (Kraków)


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

Interested participants are requested to complete the registration form on-line before May 31, 2012, but early registration is very welcome.

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

tel/fax: (+ 48 85) 745 72 32

Event sponsored by: The Workshop is a satellite conference of
European Science Foundation Interactions of Low-Dimensional Topology and Geometry with Mathematical Physics      University
of Bialystok
University of Bialystok                  6th European Congress of Mathematics

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