ESF Research Conferences

ESF Mathematics Conferences in Poland in partnership with MSHE and The Institute of Mathematics (PAN)


Chaired by


Instytut Matematyczny PANCracowPoland


Lund UniversityLund Institute of TechnologyDepartment of MathematicsLundSweden
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)School of Engineering SciencesDepartment of MathematicsStockholmSweden
St. Petersburg State UniversityInstitute for PhysicsDepartment of Mathematical PhysicsSt. PetersburgRussian Federation


University of AucklandDepartment of MathematicsAucklandNew Zealand
University of Alabama (UAB)Department of MathematicsBirminghamUnited States


15-22 June 2008 : Participants are expected to arrive on 15 June and depart on 22 June.


Mathematical Research and Conference Center, Będlewo, Poland
The Mathematical Research and Conference Center is located in Będlewo, 26 km southwest from Poznań. The Center is situated in a charming spot on the border of the Wielkopolski National Park. The complex spans 9 hectars, including a strictly preserved forest area. The Center itself is located in two buldings: a neo-gothic palace built in 1866, and a modern and fully equipped hotel.

Final Programme & List of Accepted Participants

It is hard to overestimate the importance of spectral analysis of self-adjoint operators due to important applications in quantum mechanics. Recent developments in nano-physics opened a completely new chapter in this area. Important developments are related with random operators and diferential operators on families of connected manifolds. Surveys of the state -of-art in the above fields are planned.

The scope of this conference is rather vast and covers such fields as: random and quasi-periodic diferential operators, orthogonal polynomials, Jacobi and CMV matrices, and quantum graphs. In particular spectral properties of operators from various domains of mathematical physics will be discussed.

Recent scientific achievements of speakers and diversity of participants are considered as the highlights of the conference. Special sessions for young scientists presenting their recent results will be organized.

This is the fourth conference of the OTAMP series. The previous ones were organized in 2002 (Bedlewo), 2004 (Bedlewo), and 2006 (Lund).

This conference is a sattellite conference of 5ECM in Amsterdam.

Final Programme PDF (291 KB) Last Updated 9-June-2008
List of Invited Speakers and Accepted Participants

Abstracts, Posters & Short Oral Contributions

There will be no posters. All abstracts have been accepted as short oral contributions.

Book of Abstracts (PDF)

Group Transportation & Practical Information Guide

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements...) is available from the Practical Information Guide. Please read it fully and carefully...

Practical Information Guide PDF (196 KB)

Two buses will be arranged on arrival day from Poznan airport , via Poznan railway station to Będlewo. The journey takes approximately 1 hour, depending on traffic.

Bus departure times – Sunday 15 June
From Poznan airport: 1st bus: 16:00; 2nd bus: 18:00
From Poznan railway station: 1st bus: 16:30; 2nd bus: 18:30

The coaches will have a sign in the window indicating “ESF Research Conferences” for easy recognition.

Group transportation back to Poznan airport and railway station will be arranged in a similar way for the departure day.

Bus departure times – Sunday 22 June: 08.00 and 09.00

Please note that SINGLE accommodation can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a TWIN room. In case single rooms would become available at the time of the conference, rooms will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. Only the TWIN conference fee should be paid to the ESF when registering. The supplement for single should be paid to the venue directly. Should you wish to be put on waiting list for single accommodation, please contact Ms. Anne Blondeel-Oman.

Registration Form

All participants - including speakers & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.
Closing date for registration & fee payment: 26 May 2008

Conference Fees


What the fees cover

EUR 530

conference, meals and twin OR double room

EUR 420

non-resident: conference, meals (no room)

ESF Contact

Senior Conference Officer

Phone: +32 (0)2 533 2024
Fax: +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 08-279 in any correspondence.


This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MSHE)