XL Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics Białowieża, 2-8.07.2023 XII School on Geometry and Physics Białystok, 26-30.06.2023


The Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics is the annual international conference in the field of mathematical physics and mathematics organized by the Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Białystok, Poland. In the next year we will organize 40th anniversary meeting.

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 poster form.


This year a Special Session will be dedicated in memory of Anatol Odzijewicz, founder and long time organizer of the Białowieża meetings, who passed away in April 2022.

A short note about prof. Odzijewicz may be found here.



* - to be confirmed

The list is tentative and some speakers have not yet confirmed their participation. The most recent list is always available at the webpage http://wgmp.uwb.edu.pl/.


The arrival date is 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 on July 9. The return bus will depart from Białowieża not later than 7:00 and should arrive in Warsaw about 12:00, in time for early afternoon flights or train departures.

The 2023 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 XL Workshop, including a campfire, a banquet and an excursion (probably to the Strictly Protected Area of Białowieża forest). The last 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 (both for on-line and in-person participation).

The cost of lunches served during the conference is €100. It includes also the conference dinner. The participants are kindly asked to notify us in advance about any dietary restrictions.

There are many hotels and pensions in Białowieża to chose from in various price range. You can check out the travel page for a map of Białowieża with approximate locations of some of the hotels. However the organizers can also book a hotel for you. The cost is €400 (single room with breakfast). There is a cost of €250 for each accompanying person. If you want us to book a hotel for you, we need to obtain the wire transfer before May 15. Please send us an electronic confirmation of transfer as soon as possible.

Fees should be paid in cash or by wire transfer and we can accept the equivalent in USD or PLN. Unfortunately we cannot accept credit cards or cheques. Wire transfer should be sent to the following bank account:

Account number: PL 61 1160 2202 0000 0002 4179 4419
Bank Name: Bank Millennium S.A.
Bank Address: ul. Stanisława Żaryna 2A, 02-593 Warszawa, Poland
Purpose of the wire transfer: XL WGMP, full name

In some cases we offer participants a reduction of the conference fee (e.g. for graduate students). Please contact us by email if you are interested.


There will be a school for young researchers and graduate students in the week preceding the Workshop. It will take place in Białystok, in the campus of our University. The XII School on Geometry and Physics will start on Monday, June 26 and last till Friday, June 30. The total cost of the School is €300 (includes accomodation, breakfast and lunch, as well as the social programme). Arrival date will be Sunday, June 25 and departure date will be Saturday July 1.

During the School we plan to organize several 3h courses by leading experts in mathematical physics. Speakers include Marco Bertola (Montreal), Helge Glöckner (Paderborn), Katarzyna Grabowska (Warszawa), Andriy Panasyuk (Olsztyn), Lyudmila Turowska (Gothenburg). The most recent programme can be found at http://wgmp.uwb.edu.pl/.


E. Andruchow (Buenos Aires), A. Beige (Leeds), M. Bertola (Montreal/Trieste), I. Białynicki-Birula (Warszawa), A. Bolsinov (Loughborough), M. Bożejko (Wrocław), T. Brzeziński (Swansea/Białystok), K. De Commer (Brussels), G. Corach (Buenos Aires), L. Feher (Szeged), D.J. Fernandez (Mexico City), J.-P. Gazeau (Paris), N. Hounkonnou (Cotonou), P. Kasprzak (Warszawa), J. Kijowski (Warszawa), H. Konno (Tokyo), Y. Kosmann-Schwarzbach (Paris), B. Kwaśniewski (Białystok), G. Larotonda (Buenos Aires), K.-H. Neeb (Erlangen), Yu. Neretin (Vienna), G. Olafsson (Baton Rouge), F. Pelletier (Le Bourget du Lac), A. Prykarpatski (Kraków), M. Przanowski (Łódź), S. Rauch (Linköping), J. Rembieliński (Łódź), M. Rotkiewicz (Warszawa), M. Schlichenmaier (Luxembourg), A. Sitarz (Kraków), P. Stachura (Warszawa), D. Sternheimer (Tokyo/Dijon), W. Szymański (Odense), S. Tabachnikov (Pennsylvania), A.-B. Tumpach (Vienna/Lille), A. Veselov (Loughborough), S.L. Woronowicz (Warszawa), X. Xu (Beijing), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo), H. Żołądek (Warszawa)


A. Dobrogowska (Białystok) - chairman, T. Goliński (Białystok) - secretary, D. Beltiţă (Bucharest), T. Czyżycki (Białystok), G. Goldin (Rutgers), P. Kielanowski (Mexico City), T. Ratiu (Shanghai), A. Sliżewska (Białystok)

Interested participants are requested to complete the registration form on-line before May 31, 2023, but early registration would be very helpful to the organizers.

The Organizers
Faculty of Mathematics
University of Białystok
Ciołkowskiego 1M
15-245 Białystok, Poland
e-mail: wgmp@uwb.edu.pl
Event sponsored by
University of Białystok
University of Białystok
Doskonala Nauka