European Mathematical Society

Minerva Foundation of Germany
 

EMS Summer School

Braid Groups - Applications to Geometry, Cryptography and Computation.

EILAT, February 19-27, 2005

 

Second 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).

Program:
The school will focus on applications of the Braid Group theories to Geometry and Cryptography.  It will be composed of  a series of lectures each with a different aspect or technique of Braid Group applications as described in the Lectures Abstracts (the below link).

See Lectures Abstracts.
There will be additional guest lectures.

Pictures

See School Schedule.


Admittance:
The school has limited capacity and thus we ask all interested parties to fill up the application form attached below and send it the organizing committee (by fax or email) along with CV and a letter of recommendation, not later than December 1st .
You will be notified in time if you are accepted to the school.

EMS Financial Support:
Candidates from EU countries (and associated countries Israel, Norway, Switzerland) who are not more than 10 years after receiving their MSc or Diploma degree (or equivalent) are eligible for reimbursement of costs (travel, living expenses and registration fee). Moreover, Europeans currently leaving outside the EU are also eligible for financial support (regardless of time/age limit).
Thus, if you are eligible and need financial support, please mark the relevant box in the application form. Limited partial financial support to other participants is available through the Emmy Noether Institute.

Accommodation:
The course will take place in Hotel-Meridian  (a 5 stars hotel).
The site of the course, Eilat, is the most southern point of Israel, a resort city hugging the shores of the Red Sea, surrounded by the magnificent Edom Mountain Range, characterized by its crystal clear waters
and year-round sunshine. Its unique undersea vista, flora and fauna may be admired by boat or at a breath-taking Underwater Observatory and of course for the enthusiasts, by snorkeling or diving. The inland desert landscapes are no less fascinating. Eilat is well known for its mild winter climate.
The weather in Eilat, during the month of February, is warm during the day and cooler at night.  Temperatures range from 12C to 25C.
It seldom rains in Eilat all year round. Participants who stay longer or come earlier might want to join some of many interesting day-trips which
start in Eilat, either inside Israel or by crossing the border to Jordan. (Reservation can be made on the spot through the hotels concierge.)

Costs:

Hotel Rates: 

1 person in a room 486 NIS.

2 persons in a room 540 NIS.

3 persons in a room 756 NIS.

Child (2-18) is 50% discount.

Registration Fee: 300 NIS.

Arrival:

You can get to Eilat by bus from the central bus station of Tel Aviv (about 4.30 hours) - it is a  very  economical way. The standard way to arrive to Eilat by air is to take a connecting flight to Eilat city airport from  Ben-Gurion international airport.
Currently there are some direct flights from Europe to Eilat. You may check this possibility with your own travel agency.
Occasionally there are charter flights from Europe to Ovda Airport (40 minutes from Eilat, no regular bus services, just taxis or transportation
provided by the charter company).

>From the airport of Eilat or from the  central bus station of  Eilat, take a taxi to the hotel, or walk.

Currency:

Almost all expenses in Israel may be paid with US dollars. However it is convenient to use the local currency (shekels). The current (1/12/2000) exchange rate is 1 US dollar ~ 4.3 NIS, 1 Euro ~ 5.75 NIS .

 

Social Events:
There will be a longer lunch break to allow the pleasure of the Red See and we will resume for classes after ( the famous Red See) sunset (around 5.30). There will be a boat trip in the red sea, in the mid week and an optional trip to Petra after the conference.

***Application Form***

Links:

 

School Schedule:

Sunday 20-2-05
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08:00 Breakfast

-Afternoon Session

15:30 - 16:30 Denis Auroux
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00 Denis Auroux
18:00 - 18:05 Break
18:05 - 19:05 Juan Gonzalez-Meneses

20:00 Dinner

Monday 21-2-05
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08:00 Breakfast

-Morning Session

09:00 - 10:00 Denis Auroux
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Juan Gonzalez-Meneses
11:15 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:20 Fabrizio Catanese

13:00 Lunch

-Afternoon Session

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00 Patrick Dehornoy
18:00 - 18:05 Break
18:05 - 19:05 Patrick Dehornoy

20:00 Dinner


Thursday 22-2-05
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08:00 Breakfast

-Morning Session

09:00 - 10:00 Denis Auroux
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Juan Gonzalez-Meneses
11:15 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:20 Fabrizio Catanese

13:00 Lunch

-Afternoon Session

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00 Patrick Dehornoy
18:00 - 18:05 Break
18:05 - 19:05 Patrick Dehornoy

20:00 Dinner

Wednesday 23-2-05
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08:30 - 09:30 Patrick Dehornoy
09:30 - 09:35 Break
09:35 - 10:35 Patrick Dehornoy

Boat Trip

20:00 Dinner

Thursday 24-2-05
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08:00 Breakfast

-Morning Session

09:00 - 10:00 Denis Auroux
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:15 Juan Gonzalez-Meneses
11:15 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:20 Fabrizio Catanese

13:00 Lunch

-Afternoon Session

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00 Patrick Dehornoy
18:00 - 18:05 Break
18:05 - 19:05 Patrick Dehornoy

20:00 Dinner

Friday 25-2-05
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08:00 Breakfast

-Morning Session

08:30 - 09:30 Juan Gonzalez-Meneses
09:30 - 09:35 Break
09:35 - 10:35 Fabrizio Catanese
10:35 - 10:40 Break
10:40 - 11:40 Patrick Dehornoy

13:00 Lunch