XXXII Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 30.06-6.07.2013


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.


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


  • L. Chekhov (Moscow) - Solving Quantum Liouville theory using topological recursion
  • G. Chiribella (Beijing) - Optimal quantum teleportation in the lack of shared reference frames
  • M. Gadella (Valladolid)
  • W. Kirwin (Cologne) - Complex-time flows in geometric quantization
  • Yu. Kordyukov (Ufa)
  • G. Landi (Trieste)
  • S. Lyakhovich (Tomsk) - Consistent interactions and involution
  • V. Molchanov (Tambov) - Complex hulls of the hyperboloid of one sheet, analytic continuation of spherical functions, and Plancherel formula
  • S. Natanzon (Moscow) - A Hurwitz theory avatar of open-closed strings
  • R. Purice (Bucharest) - Magnetic coherent states
  • V. Roubtsov (Angers)
  • A. Sergeev (Moscow) - Magnetic Bloch theory and noncommutative geometry
  • S. Shadrin (Amsterdam) - Matrix models topological recursion and Givental theory
  • D. Sternheimer (Tokyo/Dijon)
  • P. Sułkowski (Caltech/Warsaw) - On knots, super-A-polynomial, and BPS states
  • V. Zakharov* (Arizona)
  • M. Zelikin (Moscow) - Stochastic dynamics of the Lie algebra of Poisson brackets in the vicinity of discontinuity points of Hamiltonian systems
* - to be confirmed

Invited speakers

A. Belavin (ITEP), A. Bolsinov (Loughborough), G. Goldin (Rutgers), H. Khudaverdian (Manchester), Yu. Neretin (Moscow/Vienna), A. Odesski (Brock), K. Mackenzie (Sheffield), S. Samborski (Caen), E. Shemyakova (SUNY New Paltz), A. Veselov (Loughborough), Th. Voronov (Manchester), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo)

Both lists are 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 2013 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 XXXII Workshop, including:

  • excursion to the Strictly Protected Area of Białowieża forest,
  • campfire,
  • banquet.
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:
Wikipedia page about Białowieża Forest
Ivan Kupala Day
Photos from Kupala Night 2008
Photos from Białowieża and previous conferences

Arrival date will be Saturday, June 29. The scientific activity will run from Sunday, June 30 till Saturday, July 6. There will be a conference bus from Warsaw (about 4 p.m.) to Białowieża on June 29 and back from Białowieża to Warsaw on July 7.


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 8 and last till July 13. 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. The subjects of lectures and additional information will be announced at later time.


S.T. Ali (Montreal), A. Antonevich (Minsk/Białystok), A. Bolsinov (Loughborough), D. Beltiţă (Bucharest), A. Bytsenko (Londrina), V. Dragovic (Belgrade), L.D. Faddeev (St. Petersburg), G.A. Goldin (Rutgers), N. Hounkonnou (Cotonou), A. Karabegov (Abilene, TX), H. Khudaverdian (Manchester), J. Kijowski (Warszawa), P. Kulish (St. Petersburg), S. Lyakhovich (Tomsk), K. Mackenzie (Sheffield), B. Mielnik (Mexico City), I. Mladenov (Sofia), V. Molchanov (Tomsk), M. Mulase (Davis, CA) Yu. Neretin (Moscow), A. Odesskii (Brock), A. Orlov (Moscow), V. Ovsienko (Lyon), E. Previato (Boston), J. Rembieliński (Łódź), V. Serganova (Berkeley), A.G. Sergeev (Moscow), A. Shafarevich (Moscow), O. Sheinman (Moscow), N. Slavnov (Moscow), S. Stepin (Moscow/Białystok), M. Semenov-Tian-Shansky (Dijon), V. Tarasov (Indianapolis), G. Tuynman (Lille), A. Vasiliev (Bergen), M. Vasiliev (Moscow), A. Veselov (Loughborough), S. Vodopyanov (Novosibirsk), S.L. Woronowicz (Białystok), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo)


A. Odzijewicz (Białystok) - chairman, T. Goliński (Białystok) - secretary, P. Bieliavsky (Louvain), V. Buchstaber (Moscow/Manchester), 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, 2013, 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:
Belgian Science Policy Office     PAI          University
of Bialystok
University of Bialystok

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