16–19 April, 2007

Haifa, Israel

The 2007 Haifa Matrix Theory Conference will take place at the Technion, on April 16–19, 2007, under the auspices of the Technion's Center for Mathematical Sciences.

This will be the fourteenth in a sequence of matrix theory conferences held at the Technion since 1984.

The conference will host two special sessions: one to celebrate Hans Schneider's 80th birthday; the other in memory of our colleague Miron Tismenetsky (Timor) who passed away last April.

As in the past, all talks will be of 30 minutes duration, and will cover a wide spectrum of theoretical and applied linear algebra.

Titles and abstracts of contributed talks should be sent, no later than January 31, 2007, to any of the members of the organizing committee: Abraham Berman (co-chair), Moshe Goldberg (co-chair), Daniel Hershkowitz, Leonid Lerer, and Raphael Loewy.



Social activities

·  Reception on Monday night.

·  Excursion on Tuesday afternoon (cost $25 per person).

·  Conference banquet on Wednesday night (cost $50 per person).


Transportation from the Airport to Haifa

·  A shuttle run by “Amal Taxi Co.” provides transportation from Ben-Gurion Airport to Haifa. The cost is 56 Israeli Shekels (about $13) and the service is available around the clock.

·  Taxi from the Airport to Haifa will cost about $80 (night fare is higher).

·  There is a train from the airport to Haifa. For details please go to “Schedules and Fares” at Your departure station is “Ben-Gurion Airport”, and your destination station is “Hof Ha-Carmel”. Upon arriving in Haifa, you will need to take a taxi from the train station to your hotel; the day fare is about 40 Israeli Shekels.

·  Information about transportation from Haifa back to the Airport will be provided at the conference.



·  We have reserved a block of rooms at the “Dan Panorama Hotel”, at a special rate of $70 for a single room and $90 for a double room, including breakfast.

·  The “Shulamit Hotel”, small and well located, is another option. The price is $45 for a single room and $70 for a double room, including breakfast.

·  In addition, a limited number of rooms is available at the Technion'sForsheimer Guest House”. The price is $40 for a single room and $50 for a double room. Sorry, no breakfast!

·  All reservations should be made by us, and will be on first-come-first-serve basis.


Credit cards & Currency Exchange

·  All major credit cards are accepted in Israel.

·  Most banks, including those at the Airport and on Campus, will exchange major currencies, such as USD and Euro, for Israeli Shekels (NIS).

·  Israeli Shekels can also be obtained at many Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs), including the Airport and on Campus.


For further information, please contact:

Ms. Yael Cohen (Conference Coordinator)

Department of Mathematics

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

32000 Haifa, Israel

Phone  +972 4 829 4278

Fax  +972 4 829 3388