|LOCATION||The Conference will take place at the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The postal address: 4 Koptyuga Prospect, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia. The Institute is located in Akademgorodok, 30 km from Novosibirsk city centre.|
|REGISTRATION||All conference participants and all accompanying persons have to register. The registration will start at 9am on Monday, 22 August. One should expect a modest registration fee.|
|TRANSPORTATION||Public transport in Novosibirsk includes bus, minibus, tram and subway. Fares vary between 20 and 50 RUB for a single journey. Tolmachevo Airport --> Akademgorodok: Academgorogok is situated in 40 km from the Airport (50-60 minutes by taxi, taxi price appr. 1000 RUB).|
August is generally sufficiently warm with average temperature around 20 C. It may be rainy. See e.g.
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