DAY on DIFFRACTION'99 *** June 1 - June 4, 1999, St.Petersburg
DAY on DIFFRACTION - MILLENNIUM WORKSHOP *** May 29 - June 1, 2000, St.Petersburg
Russian Foundation for Basis Researches
AIMS and SCOPE
The scope of the Seminar 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 wave phenomena.
DAY on DIFFRACTION history
The Seminars ``Day on Diffraction'' are annually held in late May or early June by the St.Petersburg Branch of the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg State University and by the joined recently 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 60-s - 70-s 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 (download 100kb to see how it happens). 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. Since 1991 the sessions of the Seminar occupy 3 days. The number of participants is about 40. Within the last decade the Seminar became international.
The Day on Diffraction '98 Seminar will be opened on 2 of June 1998 in St.Petersburg. We are as always pleased to see active researchers in the field of Diffraction Theory from all over the world.
St.Petersburg one of the most beautiful cities of Europe founded by Peter the Great about 300 years ago. Especially nice this time of year called "white nights" when day light continues from 3 a.m. to 12 p.m. The DD'98 emblem 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 Petergoff (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 famous theatres (opera, ballet) and philharmonic hall
ACCOMMODATION : various kind hotels in downtown; prices from $50 to $120 per night(the Org.Comm. will take care of your reservation).
WEATHER: about 20C, mostly sunshine.
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The registration fee is 120 USD to be paid in cash at the registration.
It covers Proceedings of the Seminar, lunches for three days and picnic party.
For any questions please be free to contact: Ivan Andronov or Valery Grikurov
DAY on DIFFRACTION'96 - Abstracts
Proceedings DD'97 is published and available upon request.
Proceedings DD'98 will be issued Fall 1998. You may findhere rules of manuscript preparation and description of submission ways.