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hold the annual International Conference
"Days on Diffraction". The aim of the event is to bring together scientists
working in the area of mathematical theory of waves' diffraction and
propagation and researchers interested in application of various nature
The "Days on
Diffraction -2006" will be opened May
30, 2006, in St.Petersburg.
We are always pleased to see active researchers from all over the world!
Days on Diffraction -2006 is co-sponsored by:
MATHEMATICAL ASPECTS OF WAVE PROPAGATION
SCATTERING AND DIFFRACTION
concerning various nature wave
phenomena and special session(s)
(see, e.g., recent "DAYS on
DIFFRACTION - 2005" Programme)
Organizing Committee is open for proposals to organize a special
submissions are highly
encouraged to the special session entitled
"60 YEARS TO
THE PARABOLIC EQUATION APPROACH IN THE DIFFRACTION THEORY"
dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the
M.A. Leontovich, V.A. Fock:
"Solution of the Problem of Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves
Along the Earth's Surface
by the Method of Parabolic Equation", Journ. Experim. Theor.
Phys., 16 (7), 6657-73
on Diffraction" are annually organized in the beginning of summer
by the St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg
Branch of Steklov Mathematical Institute
of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Euler International Mathematical
on Diffraction" have been held since late 1960-s. Originally these were
one-day seminars summing 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 one 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 event occupied two days: the first
was organized in Leningrad, the second was at the faculty of Physics in Peterhoff. Within the last decade "Day on
Diffraction" (recently "Days on Diffraction") became
international and occupies four days with the number of participants
exceeding one hundred. Conference's web-history
available since 1997.
Diffraction-2006" will be the four-days
Conference, May 30 -June 2, 2006. Venue for the first three days is St.Petersburg
Branch of the Steklov' Mathematical
Institute, address: 27 Fontanka
Quay. Parallel concurrent sessions will be organized there,
each presentation of 15 or 30 minutes (total amount of presentations is
expected to exceed 100). Last day Conference
moves to the Institute on Physics at the University
campus (transportation for participants will be provided) and is
devoted to the plenary sessions (consisting of 40--50 minutes
lectures) and to the poster presentations.
Math. Inst. is located at the downtown center closely to
the most of historical places.
The University campus is close to Petrodvoretz (another
name is Peterhoff) - one of satellite
cities with world famous palace park with fountains (excursion for
participants will be organized).
Working language is English
registration fee is 240 euro with reduction for students and participants from FSU
(to be paid in cash upon registration)
The registration fee
covers invitation and organizational costs, access to all conference's
sessions and publications and some extras. In particular, the extras
include the coffee break buffet (offering beverages, pastry and
sandwiches), airport transportation, daily lunches served at a
restaurant, the boat excursion, visit to the Peterhoff gardens, and the conference picnic party.
Accompanying persons are expected to pay the quarter price, and there
will be an extra excursion or two for them.
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submission (highly recommended!)
copies to be
On Physics, St.Petersburg Univ.
Ul'yanovskaya 1 198504 Petrodvoretz-St.Petersburg,
We expect to receive camera-ready
abstract limited, if possible, by one A4 page of 10pt font size
TeX, Pdf and Word
documents are accepted
To be included into
mailing list please send a message to Valery
of abstracts of all papers accepted for presentation will be available
at the Conference.
Full manuscripts are invited in the Fall 2005 for the peer selection to
be included into the Proceedings
be aware that government regulation requires the visa to enter Russia for almost all
foreign visitors. If you need an official invitation from Organizing
Committee to apply for Russian visa, please fill the VISA FORM (either
by downloading the template or by
filling on-line) and
contact Mrs. Elena Novikova
St.Petersburg is one of the most beautiful
cities of Europe founded by Peter the Great.
The city is specially
beautiful this time of year (called "white nights") when day light
continues from to
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 (including the
and famous Theaters (opera, ballet) and
philharmonic hall. The electronic newspaper "The St.Petersburg
gives many helpful tips about the city.
ACCOMMODATION: hotels in downtown, St.Petersburg
Yellow Pages, University Student's Hostel
WEATHER: around 20C, mostly sunshine.
here map of St.Petersburg or metro scheme of St.Petersburg.
questions please be free to contact: Ivan Andronov or Valery Grikurov
Inst. On Physics, St.Petersburg Univ.
Ul'yanovskaya 1, 198504
The Organizing Committee would
highly appreciate your assistance in improvement of Conference's web-site and organization of the event. We
would be very much obliged for your time by filling of this very short form.
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