July, 2nd-6th 2007 - Marseille

Bulletin (1)

The 9th Conference on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications will take place from the 2nd to 6th of july 2007 at the International Center for Mathematical Meetings (CIRM). It is located on the Université de la Méditerranée's Campus (Marseille). CIRM is a center for high level scientific meetings in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Scientific Computing, Computer Algebra, etc.

Background and scope

The 9th International Symposium on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Applications follows the European Conferences of Bar-le-Duc (France, 1984) opened by Jean Dieudonné, Segovia (Spain, 1986), Erice (Italy, 1990), Granada (Spain, 1991), Evian (France, 1992), Delft (Holland, 1994, in honour of Thomas Jan Stieltjes (1856-1894)), Sevilla (Spain 1997), Patras (Greece, 1999, in honour of Theodore Chihara), Rome (Ostia, Italy, 2001), Copenhague (Denmark, 2003, in honour of Richard Askey) and Munich (Germany, 2005). It covers the field of orthogonal polynomials (OP), special functions and their applications to other mathematical areas : for instance, q−special functions and quantum groups, Jacobi matrices and integrable Toda lattices, Riemann-Hilbert problem and random matrices models), physics chemistry and biology.

The Organizers

Jacek Gilewicz (Toulon, France), Roland Triay (Marseille, France), Galliano Valent (Paris, France)

The International Scientific Committee

Francesco Altomare (Bari, Italy), Richard Askey (Madison, USA), Bernhard Beckermann (Lille, France), Christian Berg (Copenhagen, Denmark), Jesus Sanchez Dehesa (Granada, Spain), Mourad E. H. Ismail (Florida, USA), Valeriy Kalyagin (Nijni-Novgorod, Russia), Marek Kowalski (Warsaw, Poland), Alphonse Magnus (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), Francisco Marcellan (Madrid, Spain), Herbert Stahl (Berlin, Germany), Galliano Valent (Paris, France), Walter Van Assche (Leuven, Belgium).

The Seminar Scopes

They are traditionally rather wide and include selected topics on :

  • Special Functions, OP and q-Extensions
  • q-Difference Equations
  • OPRL and OPUC
  • Real and Complex Jacobi matrices
  • Jacobi matrices and Integrability
  • Hermite-Padé Approximants
  • Continued Fractions
  • Determinate and Indeterminate Moment Problems
  • Riemann-Hilbert approach to OP
  • Matrix OP

Invited Speakers
  • Alexander APTEKAREV (Keldysh Institute, Moscow, Russia)
  • Bernhard BECKERMANN (University of Lille, Lille, France)
  • Sergey DENISOV (University of Madison, Madison, USA)
  • Leonid GOLINSKII (Institute for Low Temperature Physics, Kharkov, Ukrain)
  • Alberto GRUNBAUM (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Mourad ISMAIL (University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA)
  • Rowan KILLIP (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Arno KUIJLAARS (Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium)
  • Rupert LASSER (TUM, Munich, Germany)
  • Alphonse MAGNUS (Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
  • Francisco MARCELLAN (University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain)
  • Andrei MARTINEZ-FINKELSHTEIN (University of Almeria, Almeria, Spain)
  • Wieslaw PLESNIAK (Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
  • Jean-Pierre RAMIS (University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France)
  • Barry SIMON (Caltech, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Herbert STAHL (TFH, Berlin, Germany)
  • Walter Van ASSCHE (Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium)

Practical Informations

The inscription and the procedure for submitting
contributions will be explained in Bulletin 2.

Travel : Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday July 1st (evening) and leave on Saturday July 7th (morning), with no possible extension organized by the Conference. In case of sufficient fundings, transport by coaches from (and to) Marseille-Marignane Airport will be organized by the Conference, further informations will be provided in Bulletin 2. Additional informations are provided herein.

Accommodation : Accommodation will be provided for all participants, either at CIRM (see rates) or in the student village (single bedrooms 20 € per night). Other options (hotels in Marseille or in Cassis) will not be ensured by the Conference.

Area : CIRM is located within a 20 minutes walk from the “Calanques”, with no public transportation. It might be wise to wear comfortable walking shoes and to have a flashlight to make the walk easier  by night.

Entertainments : See Marseille's Tourism Office for good plans. It will be the epoch of famous cultural events (music, dance,..) in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and others.

Registration fees : They can be paid in euros at Association OPSFA by bank transfer to the following bank account

  • from France, RIB: 30004-01267-00010050460-64 BNP PARISBAS AIX-PROV BELLEGA
  • from International, IBAN: FR76-3000-4012-6700-0100-5046-064           SWIFT : BNPAFRPPAIP
Bank fees (about 20 €) must be covered by the participant (please check it). The transfer should clearly indicate your name. The corresponding voucher should be handed to Conference Secretary.
Association OPSFA 19 bis Boulevard Emile Zola, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France.
Account number : 00010050460 RIB key: 64
Bank code : 30004 Agency code: 01267
Agency address : 3 Cours Saint Louis, 13100 Aix-en-Provence.
IBAN :   FR76-3000-4012-6700-0100-5046-064

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