XXV Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 2-8.07.2006


Scientific programme

Plenary lectures:
  • Dmitry Anosov (Moscow) - Hyperbolicity in the Dynamical Systems Theory
  • Arno Bohm (Austin) - Time Asymmetric Quantum Theory
  • Jacek Brodzki (Southampton) - Poincare duality on noncommutative manifolds
  • Michel Cahen (Brussels) - Symmetric spaces and their quantisation
  • Leonid Chekhov (Moscow) - Quantum Teichmuller and Thurston theories
  • Michael Gekhtman (Notre Dame, IN) - Cluster Algebras and Poisson Geometry
  • Simone Gutt (Brussels) - Connexions and Deformation Quantization
  • Hovhannes Khudaverdian (Manchester) - Berezinians and functionals on fractions
  • Marc Lachieze-Rey (Gif sur Yvette) - Frames and observers in (cosmological) spacetime
  • Kirill Mackenzie (Sheffield) - Double Lie Algebroids in Poisson Geometry
  • Oleg Mokhov (Moscow) - Theory of Poisson brackets of hydrodynamic type and flat pencils of metrics
  • Stefan Rauch-Wojciechowski (Linkoping) - Equations of motion of rolling and sliding axially symmetric rigid bodies and the motion of the Tippe Top
  • Irina Shchepochkina (Moscow) - Veblen’s problem (1928) “classify invariant differential operators” and Lie superalgebras
  • Kalyan Sinha (New Delhi) - Quantum Mechanical Structures and Non-commutative Geometry
  • Alexander Veselov (Loughborough) - Geometry of integrable systems with magnetic field
  • Stefan Waldmann (Freiburg) - Locally Noncommutative Space-Times
  • Stanislaw Lech Woronowicz (Warsaw) - Heisenberg double and Drinfeld double
Please refer to the list of participants for more details (e-mail addresses, abstracts and full list of titles of the talks).


From Warsaw to Bialowieza and back by the conference bus

The free conference bus will be available for the participants to go from Warsaw to the Workshop site in Bialowieza. There will be two buses waiting on Saturday, July 1, at the Physics Department, Warsaw University, Hoza 69 (about 500 meters from Warsaw Central Railway Station). The first bus will depart for Bialowieza around 16:00 (4 P.M.) and the other will wait for late-comers. Please inform the Organizing Committee if you plan to arrive late. We shall also arrange a free bus trip back from Bialowieza to Warsaw on Sunday, July 9. The bus will depart not later than 7:00 (A.M.). It will arrive to Warsaw about 11:00. The exact time of departure of this bus will be announced during the Workshop.

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 (less than 1 EUR) and can be bought from the bus driver or at the newspapers stands at the 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 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 may be very expensive in Warsaw. In the case, it is strongly advised to negotiate the price with the driver before hiring. Approximate cost is 30 zl.

From Warsaw to Bialowieza by means of public transport

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

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

From Moscow to Bialowieza by means of public transport

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

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 40 EUR to 100 EUR.

Registration fee

We would like to remind that the participants should pay in cash the amount of 400 EUR (or equivalent in USD or PLN) upon arrival to Bialowieza. Unfortunately we cannot accept credit cards, personal checks, bank drafts or travelers checks. The fee also covers the cost of the hotel and 3 meals daily during the workshop as well as the social programme.

There is an additional cost of 200 EUR for each accompanying person.


Please note that due to the local conditions the accommodation is usually shared. If there is another participant with whom you may wish to share a room, please let us know. Also let us know if you would like to have single room (at extra price). However note that only a small number of single rooms is available so we may not be able to fulfill all the requests.

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

There is no internet connection available to participants.

The conference mailing address (during the workshop only)

Dom Wycieczkowy PTTK
Park Palacowy
17-230 Bialowieza, Poland
tel. and fax (+48) (85) 681 25 05

Address of the organizing committee

Institute of Mathematics
University of Bialystok
Lipowa 41
15-424 Bialystok, Poland
tel/fax (+48) (85) 745 72 32
e-mail: wgmp@uwb.edu.pl