Conference on Geometric Group Theory, Wroclaw, June 29 - July 3, 2015


If you arrive by plane, you can get from the airport to the city center either by taxi, or by regular city bus no. 406. The taxi cost should not exceed 90 PLN on Sunday, and 70 PLN any other day. Bus no. 406 goes every 20 minutes, its final destination is Central Railway Station in Wroclaw, and it takes the bus some 30 minutes to get there. The bus ticket costs 3 PLN, and you can buy it either at the airport, or in a ticket machine in the bus (which offers English language interface).


All conference lectures will take place at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Wroclaw (this is the view of the side facing the river), in the Hugo Steinhaus Auditorium (abbreviated: HS). The institute address is pl. Grunwaldzki 2/4 (map). It is the closest building to the Grunwaldzki Bridge (Most Grunwaldzki) on the eastern side of the Odra river. The entrance is somewhat hidden (what seems to be the main entrance, facing pl. Grunwaldzki street, is permanently closed) - one enters the building from the side opposite to the river - the entrance faces the Benedykta Polaka (or just Polaka) street.


Registration will take place in the Mathematical Institute, in the hall in front of the Hugo Steinhaus Auditorium, on Monday June 29th, from 9:00 to 9:30. We apologize for the problems with conference fee payments. There will be a possibility to pay the fee in cash during the registration. The fee amount is 100 PLN, and it is waived for students, for invited plenary speakers, for employees of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMPAN), and for members of the scientific committee of the conference.


If you plan to present a poster during the poster session, there should be no problem with printing your poster here in Wroclaw. There are some places where you can do it at no more than 5 minutes distance from the Mathematical Institute. The approxiamte cost is no more than 40 PLN for A1, and no more than 80 PLN for A0 size. If necessary, we can provide assistance. Poster session is scheduled for wednesday at 2 p.m., so there will be time to do such printing.


There is eduroam wi-fi available at the Mathematical Institute. We will also provide a conference hot-spot (essid:ggt, password:ggt).


All official conference participants will be offered free lunches, from Monday till Friday at 1:20 p.m. (right after the morning session of talks). Lunches will be served in cafeteria "Plastyczna" in the Institute of Computer Science, connected to the Mathematical Institute by a passageway.


All official conference participants are invited to the conference banquet, in the form of a picnic, which will take place on Thursday, July 2nd, starting from 6 p.m., in the backyard of the Mathematical Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences (address: Kopernika 18). This picnic will be a special occasion to celebrate the 60th birthday of Tadeusz Januszkiewicz.


On Tuesday we invite all participants for a guided tour of the city, with special focus on the history of the University of Wroclaw. We are invited for this tour by the vice-rector of the University of Wroclaw, prof. Adam Jezierski, a chemist, science popularizer, and enthusiast of the history of the city of Wroclaw and the university. The essential part of the tour starts at 2:30 p.m. at the entrance to the Museum of University of Wroclaw, at pl. Uniwersytecki 1, but we also plan to walk there, from the Institute, departing at 2 p.m. (right after lunch). The tour will finish around 5-5:30 p.m.