Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy

X. International Symposium


19 - 25 June 2017, Varna, Bulgaria

Scope and Topics:

The first Symposium of this series was held in Goslar (Germany) in 1999, then it was held in Cracow (2001), Cincinnati (2003), Varna (2005), Valladolid (2007), Lexington (2009), Prague (2011), Mexico City (2013), Yerevan (2015).
The series started around the core concept that symmetries underlie all descriptions of quantum systems. It has since evolved to a symposium on the frontiers of theoretical and mathematical physics. In the 10-th Symposium we foresee the following topics/sessions:

- Symmetries in String Theory, Supergravity, Quantum Gravity
- Symmetries in Cosmology and Astrophysics
- Gauge, Noncommutative, Conformal Field Theories
- Integrable Systems
- Quantum Computing, Information and Control
- Foundations of Quantum Theory
- Quantum Optics, Coherent States, Wigner Functions
- Dynamical Systems
- Symmetries in Statistical Physics
- Symmetries in Condensed Matter Physics
- Symmetries in Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics
- Symmetries in Chemistry, Biology and other Sciences

Partially overlapping with the above topics, but on a more rigorous mathematical level and with strong participation of mathematicians, the symposium will include as a substructure the
12-th edition of the International Workshop "Lie Theory and Its Applications in Physics" (LT-12).
(For previous Workshops see: http://theo.inrne.bas.bg/~dobrev/ .) The Workshop will be represented by several plenary speakers and parallel sessions on:

- Representation Theory
- Infinite-Dimensional Lie Groups and Algebras
- Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory
- Superalgebras and Supergroups
- Quantum Groups and Noncommutative Geometry
- Special Functions
- Symmetries of Linear and Nonlinear PDO
- Methods of Mathematical Physics

International Advisory Committee:

L. Accardi (Rome)
L. Bonora (SISSA)
L. Brink (Goeteborg)
A. Connes (IHES)
R. Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam)
M.R. Douglas (Stony Brook)
B. Dragovich (Belgrade)
L.D. Faddeev (St. Petersburg)
S. Ferrara (CERN)
K. Fredenhagen (Hamburg)
H. Grosse (Vienna)
E. Ivanov (JINR)
M. Jimbo (Tokyo)
B. Julia (Paris)
V.G. Kac (MIT)
L.H. Kauffman (Chicago)
E. Kiritsis (Crete)
T. Kobayashi (Tokyo)
S. Majid (London)
W. Miller, Jr. (Minnesota)
A. Morozov (Moscow)
W. Nahm (DIAS)
K. Narain (ICTP)
H. Nicolai (Potsdam)
S. Randjbar-Daemi (ICTP)
A. Sudbery (York)
I.T. Todorov (Sofia)
P. Winternitz (Montreal)
E. Witten (Princeton)

QTS Conference Board:

C. Burdik (Prague)
V.K. Dobrev (Sofia), Chairman
H.-D. Doebner (Clausthal), Honorary chairman
V.I. Man'ko (Moscow)
M.A. del Olmo (Valladolid)
G.S. Pogosyan (Guadalajara and Yerevan)
A. Shapere (Lexington)
P. Suranyi (Cincinnati)
L.C.R. Wijewardhana (Cincinnati)
K.B. Wolf (Cuernavaca)


The work of the Symposium will be organized in five morning plenary sessions and four afternoons with several parallel sessions. Monday, 19 June, is the arrival day with registration the whole day. The talks start on Tuesday, 20 June, in the morning, and end on Saturday, 24 June, in the late afternoon. Thursday afternoon is free with organized excursion. Sunday, 25 June, is the departure day.

Conference Site and Travel:

The Conference site is situated in the resort area extending to the north-east of Varna on the Black Sea Coast. Varna is Bulgaria's third largest city and main naval port. The most convenient way to travel from abroad is by plane to Varna airport. In the summer there are many regular (daily) flights to Varna from many European cities and regular daily flights from Sofia (Bulgaria's capital). The latter is connected with Europe's major cities by regular daily flights. Travel by train is to Varna railway station. The airport (railway station) is about 15 km (8 km) from the Conference site with direct bus connections. Detailed travel information will be given later.

The registration procedure will start in early March 2017. The dead-line for early registration will be April 30, 2017.
The registration fee will cover: participation in the conference, the welcome party, conference materials, coffee breaks, excursion, proceedings volume. The fee will be reduced 50% for PhD students.

Address for correspondence:

Prof. V.K. Dobrev
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy
72 Tsarigradsko Chaussee
1784 Sofia

Phone: +359 2 9795530
Fax: +359 2 9753619
E-mails: dobrev@inrne.bas.bg,  vkdobrev@yahoo.com,
  Vladimir.Dobrev@cern.ch (back-up)

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Last modified: 28 November 2016