Institute of Advanced Studies
AN INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
KINETIC EQUATIONS: Methods
will be held on
1-7 June, 1999
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
fax: 972 4 832 4654
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 28°C (80°F).
Humidity is moderate and there is very little chance of rain. Light clothing and informal
dress are recommended
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.
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.