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The Second Announcement

Israeli-Polish Mathematical Meeting, is a joint initiative of the Polish Mathematical Society (PTM) and the Israel Mathematical Union (IMU). Mathematicians from other countries are also cordially invited to participate.
The meeting will be hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Łódź (UŁ). Its program will cover many topics pertaining to mathematical research conducted in Israel and Poland. The Meeting will consist of plenary lectures, thematic sections and other informal scientific discussions and social activities as well.
The Meeting will start in the morning of Monday September 12, 2011 and end in the afternoon of Thursday September 15, 2011.

1. Dates and Deadlines

  • Registration start: February 25, 2011
  • Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2011
  • Proposals acceptance deadline: May 21, 2011
  • Hotel booking deadline: May 31, 2011
  • Standard registration until: June 15, 2011
  • Standard payment until: June 30, 2011
  • Late registration/payment: September 5, 2011
  • Arrival day: September 11, 2011
  • Opening ceremony: September 12, 2011
  • Closing ceremony: September 15, 2011 (afternoon)

2. Scientific program

During Israeli-Polish Mathematical Meeting 2011 there will be 8 plenary lectures and 19 thematic sections, up to 10 hours each.

Plenary lectures

  • Noga Alon (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel), Epsilon nets and their applications
  • Gady Kozma (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel), Criticality and scale invariance: some case studies
  • Stanisław Kwapień (University of Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland), Some theorems and conjectures concerning Vapnik-Chervonenkis classes of sets
  • Mariusz Lemańczyk (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland), Joinings in ergodic theory and applications
  • Elon Lindenstrauss (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel), Rigidity properties of some toral actions
  • Tomasz Łuczak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland), Dense discrete structures
  • Simeon Reich (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel), Problems and results in nonlinear analysis
  • Agata Smoktunowicz (Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland), Old and new questions in non-commutative ring theory.

Thematic sections
(in parenthesis names of the session organizers)

  1. Algebraic Differential Equations and Foliations (S. Yakovenko, H. Żołądek)
  2. Approximation and Complexity (A. Pinkus, H. Woźniakowski)
  3. Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry (G. Banaszak, P. Krasoń, E. de Shalit)
  4. Combinatorics (M. Krivelevich, T. Łuczak)
  5. Common Trends in Mathematics Education Research in Poland and Israel (D. Tirosh, E. Swoboda)
  6. Complex Analysis and PDEs (Z. Błocki, S. Zelditch)
  7. CAST workshop: Contact and Symplectic Topology (M. Entov, A. Tralle)
  8. Contemporary Geometry (V. Rovenski, P. Walczak, R. Wolak)
  9. Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems (J. Aronson, M. Lemańczyk)
  10. Functional Differential Equations (W. Czernous, A. Domoshnitsky, H. Leszczyński, E. Litsyn)
  11. Games and Financial Mathematics (Y. Kifer, K. Szajowski)
  12. Geometric Function Theory (M. Elin, S. Kanas)
  13. Geometric Topology (J. Dydak, M. Levin, S. Nowak, S. Spież, H. Toruńczyk)
  14. Geometry of Plane Curves (T. Dana-Picard, W. Mozgawa)
  15. Homotopy Theory (D. Blanc, M. Golasiński)
  16. Nilpotent Approximations in the Goursat Monster Tower (P. Mormul, M. Zhitomirski)
  17. Nonlinear Analysis (A. Cegielski, J. Jachymski, T. Kuczumów, S. Reich)
  18. Banach Center section Operator Algebras (A. Skalski, B. Solel)
  19. Real Analysis (A. Olevskii, R. Pawlak, W. Wilczyński)

3. Contributions

If you plan to give a talk, please fill out the fields ''section'' and ''title'' in the registration form. Abstract submission is possible via the meeting website. Abstracts should be of the length not exceed one page. Submissions in PDF and LaTeX format are strongly recommended. The deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2011. All proposals will be reviewed by section organizers until May 21, 2011. The organizers of the Meeting will immediately inform whether the proposals were accepted or not.
The section organizers can extend the section by a poster session. If you plan to present a poster, please indicate it in the title of your abstract.

4. Fees and payment

  • Participant fee: 650 PLN
  • Late participant fee: 800 PLN
  • Accompanying person fee: 350 PLN
              (PLN - POLISH ZŁOTY, 1 EURO ≈ 4 PLN, 1 USD ≈ 3 PLN)

The participant (registration) fee covers an abstract booklet, conference items, lunches, coffee breaks, an excursion, and a banquet. The accompanying person fee covers lunches, coffee breaks, an excursion, and a banquet.
Participants are expected to pay the registration fee on-line by credit card via the Meeting website, or by a bank transfer.
All payments must be in Polish Złoty (PLN). The transfers have to be free of any processing charges, bank fees, etc. for the Polish Mathematical Society.

Bank transfer

Data of the bank account owner:
Polskie Towarzystwo Matematyczne
ul. Śniadeckich 8
00-956 Warszawa

Bank data:
Kredyt Bank SA                                        (name of the bank)
1770, IV Oddział KB SA, Warszawa           (branch of the bank)
Pl. Powstańców Warszawy 3                     (street)
00-030 Warszawa                                    (city)

Bank account number:
    (a) for transfers from outside of Poland
           IBAN: PL 53 1500 1777 1217 7009 9183 0000
    (b) for transfers from Poland
           53 1500 1777 1217 7009 9183 0000

Please do not forget to indicate the name of the participant for whom the payment is made.
Organizers are trying to find some financial support for young mathematicians (PhD not earlier than 2008). Participants can apply via e-mail.

5. Registration

Mathematicians interested in participation in the Meeting are requested to fill out the registration form at the web page of the meeting. For the organization purpose, we ask for indicating the sections of the main interest. The list of thematic sections is listed in Scientific Program. The deadline for standard registration is June 15, 2011. We will confirm your registration by an e-mail.
If you need an official invitation letter, please indicate it on the registration form.
The third announcement containing practical information will be sent to registered participants by the end of June, 2011.

6. Travel

Łódź is located in the center of Poland. Łódź has the local airport (LCJ, Władysław Reymont Łódź Airport) which offers a few destinations mainly British Islands, but there is a flight from/to Tel Aviv every Saturday in the present schedule. The airport is very close to the city center (7 km). Local buses and taxi are available.
The closest international airport is Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin International Airport (WAW). It is about 130 km from Łódź and this part of a trip (local bus+train) lasts about 2,5 h. If many participants will arrive about the same time to the Warsaw airport, the organizers may provide a direct bus form the airport to Lodz.
Visitors, who are citizen of Israel, European Union countries, and USA some others do not need any visa for short-time stay in Poland. For Visa information use the official web page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland at . If you need an official invitation letter, please indicate it on the registration form.

7. Accommodation

Important: A possibility of hotel booking via organizers ends on May 31, 2011. After this date, the organizers provide only the University dormitories. Reservation can be made during registration process.

Your choice of the hotel rooms from the Meeting website will be forwarded to the hotels. Then the hotel desks will contact you by e-mail about reservation conditions and methods of payment. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the organizers (

The organizers have reserved for a period September 11 - 16, 2011, a number of rooms in the following hotels:
  • Grand Hotel ***
    address: ul. Piotrkowska 72, Łódź
    single 220 PLN, double/twin 300 PLN (breakfast included)
    location: strict city center, 3 km away from the Meeting venue
    Located at number 72 Piotrkowska street (ulica Piotrkowska), the Hotel Grand is the most famous in Lodz, boasting the longest history of any hotel in the city and has been welcoming guests for an uninterrupted 122 years.
  • Hotel Ambasador ***
    address: ul. Kosynierów Gdyńskich 8, Łódź
    single 180,50 PLN or 213,75 PLN, double/twin 194,75 PLN or 213,75 PLN (breakfast included)
    location: city outskirts, 8,5 km away from the Meeting venue
    Surrounded by the park, next to John's Ponds, and situated about 150 meters from the Lodz-Katowice route, the hotel is not only an excellent place for leisure, but is is also an attractive lobby, conference and training center.
  • Hotel Ibis **
    address: Al. Pilsudskiego 11, Łódź
    single 249 PLN, breakfast 29 PLN
    location: city center, 3,5 km away from the Meeting venue
    Hotel Ibis Łódź Centrum is located right in the city center, 3 km away from the Meeting place and 1 km from the two main train stations. Just 100 m separates the hotel from ulica Piotrkowska, the city's main street.
  • Guest House of the Jewish Community in Łódź
    address: ul. Pomorska 18, Łódź
    single 120 PLN, double/twin 180 PLN (breakfast included)
    location: strict city center, 3,5 km away from the Meeting venue
    Guest House provide the Synagogue, kosher restaurant and grill “Cafe Tuwim”, and the Mykwa.
  • Hotel Boss
    address: ul. Tatrzańska 11, Łódź
    single 48 PLN (common bathroom), double/twin 108 PLN, breakfast 15 PLN
    location: 3,5 km away from the Meeting venue
    The "Boss" Hotel is located close to the trade centre and it is easy to get there from all parts of the city. The Hotel has got a car-park which is out of charge for the guest and an air-conditioned restaurant where different dishes are served on the buffet table.
  • University dormitories
    address: ul. Lumumby, Łódź
    single 90 PLN (plus 8% VAT), twin 140 PLN (plus 8% VAT) (breakfasts exluded)
    location: walking distance from the Meeting venue
    Dormitories are located about 10 minute walk from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Łódź where the Meeting will take place. There is a tram to the main historical street of Łódź - Ulica Piotrkowska.

8. Social events

We shall try to make your stay in Łódź as pleasant as possible. A list of social events contains

  • opening lunch (September 12)
  • sightseeing in Łódź
  • banquet (September 14 evening)

All the registered participants are invited to all of them without any additional charge.
A special program for accompanying persons is planned.


Scientific Committee

Armen Edigarian (Jagiellonian University)
Jacek Jachymski (Technical University of Łódź)
Michał Karoński (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Michael Krivelevich (Tel Aviv University)
Allan Pinkus (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
Feliks Przytycki (Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
Bronisław Wajnryb (Rzeszów University of Technology)
Paweł Walczak (University of Łódź) - co-chair
Benjamin Weiss (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Yosef Yomdin (Weizmann Institute)
Lawrence Zalcman (Bar Ilan University) - co-chair

Organizing Committee

Ryszard Pawlak (University of Łódź) - chairman
Maria Chojnowska-Michalik Piotr Liczberski
Maciej Czarnecki (secretary) Szymon Walczak (secretary)
Marek Badura Katarzyna Lubnauer
Joanna Chmielewska Marek Majewski
Małgorzata Gajewska Kamil Niedziałomski
Andrzej Just Jacel Rogowski
Anna Loranty Zofia Walczak



Phone: +48 42 6355907 (Joanna Chmielewska)
Fax: +48 42 6354266

Mailing address:
Uniwersytet Łódzki
Wydział Matematyki i Informatyki
ul. Banacha 22
PL 90-238 Łódź, Poland

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