International Congress
"MATHEMATICS in XXI century.
The role of the MMD of NSU in science, education, and business."

25-28 June 2003, Novosibirsk Akademgorodok .

Discussion on the role of mathematics



The Mathematics Department of Novosibirsk State University, the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, the Foundation for the Mathematics Department, and other academic institutions plan to organize the International Congress ``Mathematics in the XXI Century: The Role of the Mathematics Department of Novosibirsk University in Science, Education, and Business''


  1. realization of the role and the place of mathematics and mathematical education in the modern society;
  2. orientation of public opinion towards recognition of the domineering role of mathematics;
  3. support of international co-operation, strenghtening the connection between graduates of the MMD of NSU.

Conference Topics:

  1. Foundational and philosophical problems of pure and applied mathematics;
  2. The perspectives of applications of mathematics in industry, economics, etc.;
  3. Mathematics and Information technologies,
  4. Business,management and mathematics;
  5. The role of mathematical education (in ordinary school and universities);
  6. Mathematical Department: yesterday, today, and tomorrow;
  7. Novosibirsk Akademgorodok and Mathematics.


Participants are invited to submit their applications and be electronically registered on the Web-page of the Organizing Committee up to May 15, 2003. Participants with no access to Internet are invited to recieve registration form by e-mail by request at Address of the Organizing Committee (with subject=letter_Kongress).

Schedule of conference:

The programme of the congress includes

Preliminary scenario

June 25, 2003,Wednesday - House of Scientists SB RAS

9:00 - 11:00
Registration of participants at the foyer of the House of Scientists SB RAS
10:00 - 11:30
The opening ceremony of the congress
11:30 - 13:30
Plenary talks
13:30 - 15:00
Lunch break
15:00 - 18:00
Plenary talks continue
18:00 - 20:00
A performance by "K. Br. D." and students of the mathematical department
Welcome party - Foyer of the Large Concert Hall

June 26, 2003,Thursday - Novosibirsk State University

10:00 - 13:30
Plenary talks
13:30 - 15:00
Lunch break
15:00 - 18:30
round-table on the role of mathematical education (in ordinary school and universities);
Reports in sections
from 18:00 -- Football at the university stadium
Meetings on interests

June 27, 2003,Friday - Novosibirsk State University

10:00 - 13:30
Plenary talks
13:30 - 15:00
Lunch break
15:00 - 19:00
Round-table on the history and perspectives of mathematics in Akademgorodok at the Novosibirsk State University
Round-table on management, business, and mathematics
16:00 - 19:00
Reports in sections at the Novosibirsk State University

June 28, 2003,Saturday - Novosibirsk State University

10:00 - 13:30
Reports in sections
13:30 - 15:00
Lunch break
15:00 - 18:30
Reports in sections
Closing Ceremony
Invition to Altai(GIF-ôŕéë in russion 25kb)

Programm Committee:

Yurii Ershov - Chairman
Alexander Chupakhin - Co-Chairman
Vladimir Golubyatnikov - Co-Chairman
Yuri Laevsky - Co-Chairman
Andrei Morozov - Co-Chairman
Serguei Goncharov - Vice Chairman
Aleksandr Kravchenko - Secretary
Boris Apanasov
Serikzhan Badaev
Aleksandr Borovik
Konstantin Borovkov
Aleksander Budkin
Viktor Chueshev
Anatolii Fedotov
Vasiliy Fomin
Sergei Foss
Sergei Gavrilyuk
Sergei Golushko
Alekxey Kamyshnikov
Vladislav Kharchenko
Bakhadyr Khoussainov
Evgenii Khukhro
Konstantin Komarov
Yurii Korolkov
Anatoly Kusraev
Igor Kuznetsov
Vasily Lykosov
Alexander Marchuk
Nikolai Medvedev
Anvarbek Meiermanov
Alexey Miasnikov
Boris Mikhailenko
Valentin Monakhov
Aleksandr Nikitin
Igor Nikolaev
Vladimir Nikolaev
Pavel Plotnikov
Boris Rogozin
Victor Sabelfeld
Vladimir Shaidurov
Yurii Shokin
Vladimir Stepanov
Sergei Sverchkov
Evgeny Timoshenko
Ualbai Umirbaev
Vladimir Vaschenko
Dmitrii Verkhovod
Andrei Voronkov
Sergei Zakharov

Organizing Committee:

Alexander Chupakhin - Co-Chairman
Vladimir Golubyatnikov - Co-Chairman
Yuri Laevsky - Co-Chairman
Andrei Morozov - Co-Chairman
Aleksandr Kravchenko - Secretary
Stanislav Bereznuk
Anatolii Fedotov
Serguei Goncharov
Viktor Laskin
Aleksander Markovichev
Galina Morozova
Aleksandr Nikitin
Dmitrii Palchunov
Elena Sazonova
Anton Voitishek
Jurii Zybarev


We invite you to discuss the role of mathematics in the contemporary world at our forum.
As a starting point, we suggest the article "A Basis for New Realtionship between Mathematics and Society" by Prof. Jean Pierre Bourguignon. The article is taken from "Mathematics Unlimited - 2001 and Beyond" (Springer, 2000) and, by our opinion, contains very important thoughts about mathematics and the tasks of mathematical society. The author gave us his kind permission to translate the article into Russian and to place it in the Internet.
(Download : DVI (117 kb), PDF (134 kb), PS (320 kb)

Please, visit our forum at

If you have no regular access to the Internet, you can send your letter to (with subject=Discussion_Congress) and we will place it in the forum.

Addition information:

The second announcement
RTF-file (3 pp 54kb)

Registration fee

The registration fee is 500 roubles and should be paid in cash upon registration. This includes participant’s kit and the welcome fourchet on June 25.


Registration will be organized on June 24 at the main building of the NSU from 15:00 to 19:00 and on June 25 at the foyer of the House of Scientists from 9:00 to 11:00.

How to get to the congress site

ATTENTION! Due to reparation at the Novosibirsk hydroelectric station, the only way to cross the bridge is by feet.
Therefore, if you arrive at the Tolmachevo airport, the better way to get to Akademgorodok is to go through the center of Novosibirsk.
You can choose bus 122, 722, or 1122 to get to the main railway station or bus 711 or 1211 to get to the main bus station of Novosibirsk.

At the railway station, take a (small) bus 15 or 1015.
At the bus station, take bus 8, 1022, 1075, 1015, or 15.

If you prefer not to go through the center of Novosibirsk, take bus 808 at Tolmachevo and go to the levee. Next, you cross the bridge by feet (do not forget to collect you baggage!) and take bus 23 or 41. Be careful: bus 23 and mikrobus 1223 are not the same! The terminal station of bus 808 in Akademgorodok is near the hotel for morning departures (at 4:40 and 5:40) only. All other departures are from the hydroelectric station.
If the above is too complex for you, just take a taxi. This will cost about 300 roubles.

If you arrive at the Severnyi airport, take trolleybus 2 to the main railway station or bus 711 or 1211 to the main bus station.

If you arrive at the Seyatel’ railway station, take bus 7 or 28.

In any case, get off at the terminal station, called “Tsvetnoi proezd”. It remains to walk to the hotel or to the NSU along Vesennii proezd, which will take less than 5 minutes.
For more detail on transport in Novosibirsk, visit

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us.

Addresses of the Organizing Committee:
Sobolev Institute of Mathematics
Acad. Koptyug prospect 4,
Novosibirsk 630090
Phone : + 007-3832-33-28-94 Morozov Andrei
Fax : +007-3832-33-25-98


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