May 24-28, 2010, Moscow, Russia

Laboratoire J.-V. Poncelet, Steklov Mathematical Institute,

and the Higher School of Economics




Practical details


The conference will take place mainly at the Independent University, 11 Bolshoi Vlassievsky pereulok, 119002 Moscow. The nearest metro stations are: Smolenskaja (line 3 = dark blue, not to be confused with the other station of the same name on the line 4 = light blue) and Kropotkinskaja (line 1 = red), see this map (in russian, with detailed instructions) or another map (in english). The conference room is on the fourth floor. For lunch, there are many small restaurants close to the university.

The conference will be also partially hosted by the Steklov Mathematical Institute, Gubkin 8, 119991, Moscow. The nearest metro stations are: Akademicheskaya (orange line) from which there is a 15-minute walk or Leninsky Prospekt (orange line) and Universitet (red line) from which one may take a tram No. 3 or 39 to the stop “ulica Gubkina”. The Institute is also in a 5-minute walk from Leninsky Prospect, stop “Univermag Moskva.” All lectures will take place at the Conference Hall on 9th floor of the Steklov Institute.

Howto get to the IUM.


From "Smolenskaya"(appr. 7 min.): Cross Arbat street near "MacDonalds", pass  one block along Denezhny side-street (the monumental building of the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs will be on your right), then turn to the left and pass two blocks along Sivtsev Vrazhek side-street. Turn to the right and walk about 20 meters along Bolshoy Vlasyevskiy side-street. IUM is located on your right in a four-storey building inside the yard.

From "Kropotkinskaya"(appr. 12 min): Get out of the metro through the exit to the Gogolevskiy boulevard. Pass through the arch, turn to the left and cross the boulevard. Pass five blocks along Gagarinskiy side-street, then turn to the right and walk about 50 meters along Bolshoy Vlasyevskiy side-street. IUM is located on your left in a four-storey building inside the yard.

See also the map.


Location of the Steklov Mathematical Institute

The Institute is located at the corner of Gubkina str. and Vavilova str. The formal address is Ulica Gubkina 8. It can be reached through both the gates faced ul.Gubkina and the gates faced ul.Vavilova (ul.=ulica=street)

It can be reached from the metro station "Akademicheskaya" (15 min walk): take the NW exit from the metro, then walk along Dmitriya Ul'yanova street (with the boulvard in the middle) to the next big street (with railways for trams) called Vavilov street, turn right and alk less than one block until (open) iron gates on the left side (Vavilov st.40). Immediately after the gates there is the 3-store building of the computer center of Academy of Sciences and beyond it the 9-store modern looking yellow building of the Steklov Institute.

From the metro station "University": trams 39 and 3 to the stop "Ulica Gubkina" (southbound).

From the metro station "Leninskii Prospekt": trams 39 and 3 to the stop "Ulica Gubkina" (northbound).

From the Moscow State University: bus 119, minibus 400 (until the bus stop "Univermag Moskva"), 57,119 (until the bus stop "ul. Dmitriya Uljanova"). In the first case go by Gubkina str., in the second  -- by Vavilova str. (to the left).

See the map_Steklov.pdf

We ll try to arrange meeting at the airports, but if by some reason it is impossible or one is preferred to go by him/herself, a convenient way to go from Moscow airports is (because of traffic jams) by trains. They run from 6am till midnight to Moscow metro stations (nonstop): from Sherem evo (SVO) to metro Belorusskii Vokzal (Green and Circular line)  from Domodedovo (DMD) to metro Paveletskii Vokzal (Green and Circular line)  from Vnukovo (VNU) to metro Kievskii Vokzal (Blue and Circular line) 

Guesthouse at Higher School of Economics.

Most of participants will be accommodated at the Guesthouse of Higher School of Economics. You can locate it on the map following the link

On the same map you'll find Independent Moscow University and Steklov Mathematical Institute. On Monday, May 24th, Tuesday, May 25th, and Friday, May 28th lectures will be at the Laboratoire Poncelet Franco-Russie at the Independent Moscow University, 4th floor, main lecture hall at Bolshoy Vlasyevskiy Pereulok 11, Moscow. On Wednesday, May 26th and Thursday, May 27th, lectures will be at the Steklov Mathematical Institute, Gubkin 8, Moscow, 9th floor, main lecture hall.

The Guesthouse is located at Vavilov st. 7a, 300 meters from South entrance to the metro station "Leninsky Prospekt". The Guesthouse share the entrance with the Moscow University Higher School of Economics and is located on 12th and 13th floors of the HSE. This is a 16-store building, the entrance is located at the northern facade, which is the closest to the metro. The guarded entrance to the Guesthouse is closed between 1:30am and 6:00am; if you arrive late in the night, please, communicate with the organizers, we'll definitely find the way out.

All rooms are equipped with shower, WC, TV, refrigerator, and electric kettle, and the cable Internet. Since there is no facilities for breakfast neither at HSE nor in the close proximity, we recommend to  buy food in advance. There is a plenty  of small grocery stores  near the Leninsky Prospekt metro station (cash only; prices reasonable). In a short walk distance, on Leninsky Prospekt (one of the main Moscow streets), y ll find a choice of restaurants. One of the feature one is located across the third Transport Ring (underneath the boulevard, direction to the center) -- the "Taras Boulba Korchma" (Ukrainian and Russian food, dinner with vodka appr. 30 Euro). There are ATM machines on Leninsky Prospekt and Currency Exchange (usually for USD and Euros) near the metro entrance.

To get from the Guesthouse to the Independent Moscow University the best way is by metro. You can go either to "Smolenskaya" (dark blue line) or to "Kropotkinskaya" (red line) from which you'll make a 10 minutes walk. To get to the Steklov Institute, the best way is to take tram (any line, the stop is right near the entrance), Southbound, (University Metro Station) till the stop "Ulica Gubkina". You can also go by minibus ("marshrutnoe taxi"), which take the same route as trams, or just walk (appr. 25 minutes).

In most places only cash is acceptable, so it is good to carry with you some money, 1,000 RUB = 26 Euro usually fit all immediate needs. To commute in Moscow, subway is the most convenient and reliable; tickets (magnet cards, actually) can be bought by the entrance; it's more convenient and slightly cheaper to buy one card for several trips (cards for 1,2,5,10,60 trips are available). Tram tickets you can either buy in kiosks (near stops) or directly with the driver (for extra 4 roubles), minibuses accept cash directly (usually 25 roubles per ride).

Computer facilities. All the participants can brouse Internet from computers located in the Poncelet Lab. when at the IMU. At the Steklov Math. Inst., ask local organizers to assist with the access to computers at the Steklov  (L.Chekhov, M.Kazaryan et al).

Go to the Laboratoire Poncelet home page. Go to the Steklov Mathematical Instutute home page. Go to the Department of Mathematics SU-HSE home page.

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