European Mathematical Society

Minerva Foundation of Germany

2nd EMS Summer School

Braid Groups and Related Topics- Applications to Geometry, Cryptography and Computation.

Israel, September 22-October 2, 2005


First Announcement:

Director: Prof. Mina Teicher (Emmy Noether Research Institute for Mathematics).
Organizers: Prof. Boris Kunyavski and Dr. Tzachi Ben-Itzhak (Emmy Noether Research Institute for Mathematics).
Conference Administration: Mrs Debby Spero,

Key Speakers:

Among the invited speakers: (tentative) Prof. Fabrizio Catanese (Bayreuth, Germany), Prof. Patrick Dehornoy (Caen, France), Prof. Juan Gonzalez-Meneses (Sevilla, Spain), Prof. V. Kulikov (Steklov Institute- Moscow), Prof. Sandro Manfredini (Pisa, Italy), Prof. Muhammed Uludag ( Istanbul, Turkey)



The School is a continuation of the EMS School with the same title as the one that was held in Israel from February 19-27, 2005, but it is self contained. Basically, it will be composed of three parts:


Preliminaries: Presentation of the results and methods presented in the first School.

Problem Session:  This part will be an algorithmic and problems session, with in the regular courses.

Update:  This part will include updates given by speakers from the first School as well as other speakers invited to address this School.


Two poster sessions will allow the participants to present their work. ( See School Schdeule)


See School Schedule, Lectures and Posters Titles.



The school has a limited capacity and we therefore ask all interested parties to fill in the application form attached below and send it (by

email) to the ENI administration , Mrs Debby Spero ( with cc to Dr. Tzachi Ben-Itzhak (, along with a CV. These must be sent no later than August 25th.


EMS Financial support:

Candidates from EU countries (and associated countries such as Israel, Norway and Switzerland) who have received their MSc. or Diploma degree (or equivalent) within the past ten years are eligible for reimbursement of the following costs: travel, living expenses and registration fees. Europeans currently living outside the EU are eligible for financial support without any time constraints with regard to when they received their respective degrees. If you require financial support and are eligible to receive it, please mark the relevant box in your application form.



The School will take place in the Rimonim Galei Kinnereth Hotel, The cite of the cource, Tiberias, is an ancient city on the shores of the Sea of Galillee (Kineret).You might want to bring a laptop with you for the tutoring session. For more details, see the hotel website


How to Get There:

From the Ben-Gurion airport, take the train to the city of Haifa, station "Lev Hamifratz" (See Train Schedule).

Walk 2 minutes to the bus station "Haifa - Merkazit Hamifraz" and take bus number 430 to Station "Tiberias" (See Bus Schedule).

From the central bus station in Tiberias walk 5 minutes to the hotel (See Map).


 ***Application Form***