NOVOSIBIRSK , the third largest city of Russia , is situated in the heart of Russia, in Siberia. The history of Novosibirsk started in 1893 when the first Trans-Siberian railway bridge across the river Ob was built. Until 1925, Novosibirsk was called Novonikolayevsk, after the Tzar Nicholai II of Russia. At present, Novosibirsk is the largest industrial, cultural, scientific and educational centre east of the Ural Mountains. Manufacturing includes mining equipment, turbines, textiles, chemicals, heavy machine tools, metallurgy. It is the home to one of Russia's best universities, a number of research institutions and a scientific research centre. Novosibirsk prides with its opera and ballet companies, several drama theatres, museums, art galleries, and numerous sports facilities. Novosibirsk is the third city in Russia (after Moscow and St. Petersburg) in which a subway system was established (The Novosibirsk Metro, opened in 1985). Located south of the central part of the city (about 30 km) is Akademgorodok – the Novosibirsk Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It is built on the shore of the Ob Sea, a man-made reservoir on the River Ob, and surrounded with majestic birch and pine forests. Akademgorodok houses the Novosibirsk State University, 35 research institutions, apartment buildings, houses, and much more.
The Seminar will be held in the House of Scientists SB RAS (Small Hall) located in the center of Akademgorodok (Morskoy prospect, 23, Novosibirsk 630090, http://du.academ.org)
The WEATHER in Novosibirsk in the middle of July is normally sunny with the temperatures in the range 25- 30°C. The water temperature in the Ob Sea is expected to be around 24°C. However, rains are also possible.
The organizers cordially invite all the conference participants to the Welcome Party (reception), which will take place in the evening of July 11th. A concert program in the Philharmonic Hall is planned for the participants in the evening July 12th. A barbecue is planned for the evening of July 13th. A banquet will take place on July 14th. An excursion tour of Akademgorodok willl be offered to the participants on 15th of July.
Last modified: 27.12.2011