XXVIII Workshop on Geometric Methods in Physics 28.06-04.07.2009



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 Bialystok, Poland. It has been founded in 1981 and has grown from a regional meeting to its present international form, attracting leading physicists and mathematicians.

The topics covered in the Bialowieza 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 program consists of invited plenary lectures (55 minutes), often of a review nature, as well as specialized, contributed talks (40 or 25 minutes).

We warmly invite all interested scientists!


The 2009 Workshop will take place in the heart of the Bialowieza primeval forest - a site of great natural beauty. A number of social events, including a campfire, an excursion to the Bialowieza preserve and a banquet, are usually organized during the week. Last night in Bialowieza is Kupala Night - with regional folk dances and music concluding in midnight search for "fern flower".

Please consult these links for more information about Bialowieza forest and Kupala Night as well as some photos:

Bialowieza Forest
Ivan Kupala Day
Photos from Kupala Night 2008
Photos from Bialowieza and previous conferences

Arrival date will be Saturday, June 27. The scientific activity will run from Sunday, June 28 till Saturday, July 4 and will end with the Kupala Night (4/5 July). There will be a conference bus from Warsaw (about 4 p.m., see Travel) to Bialowieza, on June 27 and back from Bialowieza to Warsaw on July 5.


Specific topics for the XXVIII Workshop will include

  • dynamical systems,
  • infinite dimensional Lie groups and Lie algebras,
  • integrable systems,
  • mathematical aspects of field theory,
  • noncommutative geometry,
  • operator algebras and quantum groups,
  • Poisson and symplectic geometry,
  • quantization,
  • supersymmetry.


  • Daniel Beltita (Bucharest)
  • Pierre Bieliavsky (Louvain)
  • Victor Buchstaber (Moscow/Manchester)
  • Alberto Cattaneo (Zurich)
  • Vladimir Fock (Aarhus)
  • Franco Magri (Milano)
  • Jouko Michelsson (Stockholm)
  • Alexander Odesski (St. Catharines, Ontario)
  • Stefan Rauch-Wojciechowski (Linkoping)
  • Vasilisa Shramchenko (Sherbrooke)
  • Sergei Tabachnikov (Pennsylvania)

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.


Total cost of Workshop is 450 EUR, which covers conference fee, full board and lodging within walking distance from the lecture hall, transportation from Warsaw to Bialowieza 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.

There is a possibility of accommodating an accompanying person. The extra cost is 200 EUR.


A. Odzijewicz (Bialystok) - chairman, T. Golinski (Bialystok) - secretary, S.T. Ali (Montreal), P. Kielanowski (Bialystok/Mexico City), M. Schlichenmaier (Luxembourg), Th. Voronov (Manchester), A. Dobrogowska (Bialystok), A. Tereszkiewicz


D. Anosov (Moscow), A. Antonevich (Bialystok/Minsk), S. Berceanu (Bucharest), A. Bytsenko (Londrina), V. Dragovic (Belgrade), B. Dragovich (Belgrade), Eu. Ferapontov (Loughborough), J.P. Gazeau (Paris), G.A. Goldin (Piscataway, NY), N. Hounkonnou (Cotonou), A. Karabegov (Abilene, TX), H. Khudaverdian (Manchester), A. Lebedev (Bialystok), K. Mackenzie (Sheffield), B. Mielnik (Mexico City), I. Mladenov (Sofia), V. Novokshenov (Ufa), V. Ovsienko (Lyon), J. Patera (Montreal), A. Pogrebkov (Moscow), J. Rembielinski (Lodz), A. Rogers (London), A. Sengupta (Baton Rouge, LA), A.G. Sergeev (Moscow), J. Sniatycki (Calgary), S. Stepin (Bialystok/Moscow), Th. Strobl (Lyon), G. Svetlichny (Rio de Janeiro), J. Szmigielski (Saskatoon), G. Tuynman (Lille), Yu. Vorobiev (Sonora), S.L. Woronowicz (Warsaw), T. Wurzbacher (Metz), A. Yoshioka (Tokyo)

Interested participants are requested to complete the registration form on-line before May 31, 2009, but early registration is very welcome.

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

tel/fax: (+ 48 85) 745 72 32
e-mail: wgmp@uwb.edu.pl