Foliations 2005


* Organizing Committee

* Invited speakers

* Contact

* Registration

* Time and location

* Links

This is the fourth conference on foliations organized in Poland by Pawel Walczak and his collaborators. The previous three were held in 1990 (Lodz) and 1995, 2000 (Warsaw).

The main purpose is to interchange new ideas in all aspects of foliation theory and related topics (contact and symplectic structures, confoliations, Engel and Goursat structures, groups and pseudogroups of action on manifolds, holonomy groups and pseudogroups of foliations etc.)

Organizing Committee

Steven Hurder (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)

Remi Langevin (Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France)

Takashi Tsuboi (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Pawel Walczak (Uniwersytet Lodzki, Lodz, Poland)

secretary Maciej Czarnecki (Uniwersytet Lodzki, Lodz, Poland)

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Invited speakers

We plan two mini-courses which will give

V. Kaimanovich (Universit' Rennes - 1, France)

S. Matsumoto (Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan)

Confirmed invited speakers are listed below

J. Alvarez - Lopez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostella, Spain)

M. Asaoka (Kyoto University, Japan)

V. Grines (Nizhny Novgorod Technical University, Russia)

G. Hector (Université de Lyon, France)

Y. Kordyukov (Ufa Institute of Mathematics, Russia)

H. Minakawa (Yamagata University, Japan)

K. Richardson (Texas Christian University, USA)

P. Schweitzer (PontifÍcia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)

E. Zhuzhoma (Nizhny Novgorod Technical University, Russia)

Confirmation of other lectures is in progress.

Tentative topics can be found here.

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E-mail address

Web page

Fax +48 42 6354266

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If you are interested in attending the conference please fill a registration form.

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Time and location

The conference will take place at Wydzial Matematyki Uniwersytetu Lodzkiego (Faculty of Mathematics of University of Lodz) in Lodz (the second biggest city in Poland) during June 14 - 23, 2005.

* The shuttle bus from Warsaw airport to Lodz starts every day at 11.20 13.20 15.20b 17.20b 19.20. The route takes 2 hours 10 minutes. Return schedule is 8.00 10.00 12.00b 14.00 16.00 18.00b and the route takes 2 hours. The ticket fare is 32 zl (or 35 zl for courses indicated "b") - one way, one piece of luggage and hand luggage is included in this fare, the next piece of luggage costs 7 zl. (1$=3,13 zl today) The buses (in yellow colour) starts at almost the front of arrival hall at the airport. Their name is "Polski Express".

* The train schedule from the station Warszawa Centralna (to Lodz Fabryczna) is as follows dept. 16:40, 17:10, 17:35, 19:05, 20:15, 21:15 arr. 18:36, 19:00, 19:31, 21:01, 22:11, 23:14 Arrival stop in Lodz is either Dworzec Centralny PKS on the railway station Lodz Fabryczna, both within the distance of aprox. 2 km (3 tram stops or taxi) from the university hotel.

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* Geometry and Foliations, Kyoto 2003


* Uniwersytet Lodzki

* Banach Center

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Last modified: May 31, 2005