XXXVI Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 2-8.07.2017
VI School on Geometry and Physics 26-30.06.2017


The Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics is the annual international 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 at the Białowieża meetings span wide areas of classical and quantum physics, geometry, topology, analysis and algebra, inspired by geometric approaches to problems arising in physics.

The conference offers an excellent opportunity for the exchange of ideas between physicists and mathematicians, in an informal and inviting setting. We especially encourage the participation of early career scientists.

The programme consists of invited plenary lectures (55 minutes), as well as other invited and contributed talks (40 or 25 minutes). Participants are also offered the possibility of presenting their contributions in the poster form.


  • coherent states
  • fluid dynamics
  • infinite-dimensional groups
  • integrable systems
  • Lie groupoids and Lie algebroids
  • noncommutative geometry
  • operator algebras
  • representation theory
  • quantization
  • statistical mechanics
  • symplectic and Poisson geometry


  • Fedor Bogomolov (New York)
  • Miroslav Englis (Praha)
  • Dimitri Gurevich* (Valenciennes)
  • Boris A. Khesin* (Toronto)
  • Toshiyuki Kobayashi (Tokyo)
  • Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach (Paris)
  • Gabriel Larotonda (Buenos Aires)
  • Eugene Lytvynov (Swansea)
  • Andrey Mironov (Novosibirsk)
  • Gerard Misiolek (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Nicolai Reshetikhin (Berkeley)
  • Nikolai Tyurin (Dubna)
  • Alexander Zheglov (Moscow)
* - to be confirmed

The list is not final and additional speakers may be included. The most recent list is always available at the webpage


This year a Special Session will be dedicated in memory of S. Twareque Ali, a distinguished mathematical physicist at Concordia University in Montreal who passed away in January 2016. For many years Professor Ali gave generously of his time and effort to provide organizational leadership and support to the WGMP series. The organizing committee of the Special Session consists of A. Odzijewicz (Białystok) and G. Goldin (Rutgers) - co-chairs, J.-P. Antoine (Louvain-la-Neuve), T. Bhattacharyya (Bangalore), J. P. Gazeau (Paris), J. Harnad (Montreal), and F. Schroeck (Denver).


Arrival date will be Saturday, July 1. The scientific activity will run from Sunday, July 2 till Saturday, July 8. There will be a conference bus from Warsaw (about 4 p.m.) to Białowieża on July 1 and back from Białowieża to Warsaw on July 9, in time for early afternoon flight or train departures.

The 2017 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 XXXVI Workshop, including a campfire, a banquet and an excursion (probably to the Strictly Protected Area of Białowieża forest). The first night in Białowieża is Kupala Night - with regional folk dances and music concluding in a midnight search for the "fern flower".

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


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 as well as social events. Accomodation in a single room costs an additional 100 EUR. However due to the limited hotel service in Białowieża this may not be possible in all cases. There is a cost of 300 EUR for each accompanying person.

The fees should be paid in cash during the week of the conference and we can accept the equivalent in USD or PLN. Unfortunately we cannot accept credit cards, personal checks, bank drafts or travelers checks. In some cases we can offer participants a reduction of the conference fee (e.g. for graduate students).


There will be a school for young researchers and graduate students in the week preceding the Workshop. The VI School on Geometry and Physics will start on June 26 and last till June 30. The total cost of the School is 300 EUR (includes board and accomodation).

During the School we plan to organize several 3h courses by leading experts in mathematical physics. Speakers, and subjects of lectures, will be announced at later time.


A. Antonevich (Minsk/Białystok), D. Bahns (Göttingen), A. Bolsinov (Loughborough), M. Bożejko (Wrocław), D. Beltiţă (Bucharest), T. Bhattacharyya (Bangalore) T. Brzeziński (Swansea/Białystok), A. Bytsenko (Londrina), L. Chekhov (Moscow), A. Domrin (Moscow), V. Dragovic (Belgrade), D.J. Fernandez (Mexico City), M. Grigoriev (Moscow), I. Horozov (New York), N. Hounkonnou (Cotonou), P. Iliev (Atlanta), T. Iwai (Kyoto), A. Karabegov (Abilene, TX), H. Khudaverdian (Manchester), J. Kijowski (Warszawa), T. Lada (Raleigh), A. Lazarev (Lancaster), S. Lyakhovich (Tomsk), W.-X. Ma (Tampa, FL), K. Mackenzie (Sheffield), B. Mielnik (Mexico City), A. Mikhailov (Leeds), R. Mkrtchyan (Yerevan), I. Mladenov (Sofia), V. Molchanov (Tambov), K.-H. Neeb (Erlangen), Yu. Neretin (Moscow), A. Orlov (Moscow), V. Ovsienko (Lyon), A. Pasquale (Metz), S. Paycha (Potsdam), F. Pelletier (Cognin), M. Pevzner (Reims), F. Radulescu (Rome), J. Rembieliński (Łódź), C. Roger (Lyon), A. Rybkin (Fairbanks), A.G. Sergeev (Moscow), A. Sharapov (Tomsk), A. Shafarevich (Moscow), M. Schlichenmaier (Luxembourg), E. Shemyakova (New York), K.B. Sinha (Bangalore), S. Stepin (Moscow/Białystok), D. Sternheimer (Tokyo/Dijon), J. Szmigielski (Saskatoon), T. Tate (Sendai), G. Tuynman (Lille), A. Veselov (Loughborough), Th. Voronov (Manchester) S.L. Woronowicz (Białystok), S. Wu (Hsinchu), M. Yakimov (Baton Rouge), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo), V. Zakharov (Tucson), M. Zelikin (Moscow), H. Żołądek (Warszawa), N.T. Zung (Toulouse)


A. Odzijewicz (Białystok) - chairman, T. Goliński (Białystok) - secretary, P. Bieliavsky (Louvain), A. Dobrogowska (Białystok), G. Goldin (Rutgers), P. Kielanowski (Mexico City), E. Previato (Boston), A. Sliżewska (Białystok)

Interested participants are requested to complete the registration form on-line before May 31, 2017, but early registration would be very helpful to the organizers.

The Organizers
Institute of Mathematics
University of Białystok
Ciołkowskiego 1M
15-245 Białystok, Poland

Event sponsored by:
Centre de recherches mathématiques          University
of Bialystok
University of Bialystok

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