Kiev (Kyiv), the capital of Ukraine, is an ancient city situated along the banks of the Dnieper river. It has a long and rich history, to large extent due to its geographic position, being the main route from Scandinavia (the Varangians) to Greece (Constantinople). Kiev was the capital (metropolis) of the ancient Russian cities. Its history is reflected in splendid monuments such as the Kiev Pechersk Lavra (link), the St. Sophia Cathedral (link) and many other architecture masterpieces. Some of them can be seen at the Photo Gallery.
Today's Kiev is a modern European city, with many theaters, concert halls, bars and restaurants, parks and open sandy beaches along the Dnieper, with convenient and cheap metro.The Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics (BITP), the organizer of the conference, was founded in 1966 by
N.N. Bogolyubov, its first director.
The conference will start in a comfortable hotel downtown Kiev, where most of the participants are assumed to live and lunch, then, for the next 3 days, move to the Bogolyubov ITP, at the periphery of Kiev. Participants may find accommodation downtown in a comfortable hotel where (part of) the Conference will be held. Participants should arrange their own accommodation. We strongly suggest the hotel where the conference will start (about 60 EUR/night, breakfast included) or, eventually in a cheaper hotel (about 30 EUR), half-way towards BITP. Details will be provided by October, 2020
400 EUR - regular fee
100 EUR - for accompanying persons
400 UAH (15 EUR) - reduced fee, for undergraduate students and UA citizens
(lunches and social events not covered)
The conference fee payment will be required at registration in Kiev. The regular fee will cover organization expenses, admission to all sessions, lunches from Monday (June 28) to Friday (July 2), refreshments during the coffee breaks, welcome party, conference dinner, excursions, publication of the proceedings, etc.
Payment will be accepted in any “easily” convertible currency (UAH, RUB, EUR, USD). There are neither limitations nor difficulties with currency exchange, in both ways in Kiev.
Arrival to Kiev (Kyiv)
Kiev can be reached by air directly from Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris, Rome, London, Stockholm, New York, Vienna, Budapest, Minsk, Riga, Warsaw, Prague, Istanbul, Kishinev, Tel-Aviv, ..., by train, or by autocar.
There are two international airports - Kyiv-Boryspil, and Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (IEV, Zhuliany), both having good and cheap connection with the downtown Kiev.
VISAS: Entry visas are not required for citizens from Europe, including the Russian Federation, North America, a number of Latin-American countries, Turkey, Israel, Japan, South Korea. The relevant list can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine page. If required, visas will be issued without delay at Ukraine’s Embassy in your country on the basis of our official invitation.
The Conference in Kiev will be followed by a related event: International conference on non-Euclidean geometry (BGL), in Lviv (Lwów, Lemberg), Western Ukraine, https://indico.bitp.kiev.ua/event/5/, several hours by train from Kiev.