Institute of Advanced Studies in Mathematics
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

 
        ANNOUNCEMENT  

AN INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP  

KINETIC EQUATIONS: Methods and Applications  
will be held on  
1-7 June, 1999  
at the
Technion, Haifa, Israel

The Workshop will be held under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Mathematics at the Technion, and  the Minerva Center for Nonlinear Physics of Complex Systems.

The following invited speakers have agreed to participate: E. Aurell (Sweden), C. Bardos (France), R. Biler (Poland), Y. Guo (U.S.A.),  P. Hanggi (Germany),  M.A. Herrero (Spain),  R. Illner (Canada),  Y. Kivshar (Australia),  B. Malomed (Israel), F. Marchesoni (Italy), A. Pikovsky (Germany),  G. Rein (Germany), I. Rubinstein (Israel), M. San Miguel (Spain), L. Schimanski-Geier (Germany), G. Toscani (Italy), A. Vulpiani (Italy), D. Walgraef (Belgium). In addition, a number of Israeli participants will give talks.
 

Organizers: Alexander Nepomnyashchy and Gershon Wolansky
 

For further information :

Sylvia Schur (Secretary)

Department of Mathematics

Technion-Israel Insitutute of Technology

32000 Haifa, Israel

e-mail: iasm@techunix.technion.ac.il

fax: 972 4 832 4654

Registration

The deadline for registration is March 20, 1999. Please make every effort to mail your form, together with a check or money order for the US$50.00 registration fee, in time to ensure that it reaches us before that date. The workshop will commence on the morning of Tuesday, June 1, 1999, so participants should reach Haifa by Monday, May 31, 1999.

Talks - Abstracts

If you are interested in giving a talk, please indicate this on the enclosed registration form, including a proposed title, and return it to us together with a short abstract. Abstracts should be up to one page in length, and can be sent either by e-mail in TeX/LaTeX, or typed and sent by mail (no larger than 14cm x 20cm) to the address given on the attached Registration Form.
 
 Airport arrival

A “sherut” (shared taxi service) by the Amal Taxi Co. provides transport from Ben Gurion Airport direct to your hotel in Haifa. The cost is about $15.00, including service charges and the service is available at all times. However, it can cost more if there are not enough passsengers. There is also a bus service from Ben-Gurion Airport to Haifa (bus No. 947) available daily from 6:30-20:40 hours, except for Saturdays. On Fridays public transport stops before 16:00. Bus fare costs about $8.00 (payable only in Israeli shekels) per person, and a taxi from the Haifa central bus station to your hotel costs about the same. There is also a special taxi service to Haifa available at the airport for about $80.00 per taxi.
 
 Departure

Transportation from Haifa to the airport on your departure can be arranged for about $15.00. This airport shuttle, however, functions only at night and at certain times during the day. There is also a good bus service.

Accommodation

Hotel rooms will be available for the workshop at the Marom Hotel on Mount Carmel at the following rates:

                                                    double room (2 persons sharing): $ 65.00
                                                    single room:                                 $ 50.00

Prices include breakfast and service charges. These rates also apply to periods directly before and after the workshop, if reservations are made together with the registration form. In order to benefit from the special workshop rates, please complete the enclosed registration form and mail/email it so as to reach us no later than March 20, 1999.

Currency exchange

Changing currency in Israel is expensive due to bank charges. We do not, however, recommend that you buy Israeli currency abroad. We suggest that you pay your hotel bill in foreign currency (which will also save you the 17% value added tax). We also advise you to limit your currency exchanges to a minimum as a bank charge is made on each exchange, in addition to the charge made for each traveller's check cashed. Possibly the best way to save is through the use of a credit card. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Israel.

Climate and clothing

The weather in Haifa in June is sunny and warm, with temperatures at about 28C (80F). Humidity is moderate and there is very little chance of rain. Light clothing and informal dress are recommended
 

Cultural activities

Workshop banquet

On Thursday evening, June 3, the workshop banquet will be held. This will be free for registered workshop participants. Accompanying persons will be required to pay $40.00.
 

Workshop tour

On Saturday, June 5, there will be an excursion to the north of the country, where we will visit various places of interest. The cost of the excursion will be about $50.00 per person, depending on the number of participants. Please indicate on the registration form whether or not you wish to participate in this excursion.