DAY on DIFFRACTIONMILLENNIUM
St.Petersburg Branch of SteklovMathematical Inst.
Univ. of Michigan
Booklet of abstracts
of all papers accepted for presentation will be available at the seminar.
The Seminars "Day on Diffraction"
are annually held in late May or early June by the St.Petersburg State
University, St.Petersburg Branch of Steklov Mathematical Institute of the
Russian Academy of Sciences, and Euler International Mathematical Institute.
The Seminars "Day on Diffraction"
have been held since late 1960-s. Originally these seminars summed up the
results of the famous Leningrad Diffraction Theory School headed by V.A.Fock
and V.I.Smirnov. The works of V.I.Smirnov and S.L.Sobolev on functionally-invariant
solutions of wave equation in the beginning of 30-s, the method of partial
separation of variables suggested by V.I.Smirnov in 1937, widely known
works of V.A.Fock on diffraction of radio-waves around the surface of the
Earth of 40-s laid the cornerstone of Leningrad - St.Petersburg school.
The main body of the diffraction school in 60s - 70s was constituted by
the students of G.I.Petrashen' who proceed with and developed the subjects
of diffraction after the World War II.
The idea of organizing annual
seminars on diffraction theory and wave propagation has arisen in 1968,
and the first seminar was held in June 1968. The next day after the Seminar
its participants, which were young in those times, went to Komarovo on
the bank of the Gulf of Finland, played volleyball, football on the beach,
drank tea. All the sessions since have always ended with friendly picnic
parties with a camp fire and traditional Russian games. Year by year
the Soviet scientists from other cities began to participate and the "Day
on Diffraction" became an All Union Seminar. Since 1986 the Seminar occupied
two days: the first was organized in Leningrad, the second was at the faculty
of Physics in Peterhoff. Nevertheless the name ``Day on Diffraction'' preserved.
Within the last decade the Seminar became international: the sessions occupy
3-4 days and the number of participants is about 60.
The Day on Diffraction Millennium Workshop will be opened
on 29 of May 2000 in St.Petersburg. We are as always pleased to see active
researchers in the field of Diffraction Theory
from all over the world.
one of the most beautiful cities of Europe founded by Peter the Great about
300 years ago. It is specially nice this time of year (called "white nights")
when day light continues from 3 a.m. to 12 p.m. The DD logo symbolizes
open bridges with ship traffic at the night - world famous St.Petersburg
landscape! There are many other ways for interesting excursions, including
visiting of small satellite towns Peterhoff (not far from the University
campus), Pushkin, Pavlovsk and Gatchina with wonderful gardens and palaces
of 18th-19th century.
St.Petersburg is also world
known as a great cultural
center with reach Museums
and Exhibition Halls and famous Theaters
(opera, ballet) and philharmonic hall. The electronic newspaper "The
St.Petersburg Times" gives many helpful tips about St.Petersburg.
ACCOMMODATION: a lot of hotels
in downtown, from cheap ($15)
to luxurious ones ($100 and more).
WEATHER: about 20C,
find here map of
St.Petersburg or metro
scheme of St.Petersburg.
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