First Announcement

Second Announcement






Second Announcement

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Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the organization of our workshop proceeds with success. The Organizing Committee has received many applications for participation from distinguished colleagues from all around the world. A limited number of late registration applications can be accepted.
We are making efforts for a good quality of organization and for a pleasant stay of the participants.

The Organizing Committee of the
Galaxies & Chaos 2002 workshop

List of Participants (by the 30th of June 2002)

Lia Athanassoula (Observatoire de Marseille, France)
Maxim Barkov (Space Research Institute, Russia)
Giuseppe Bertin (Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Albert Bosma (Observatoire de Marseille, France)
Andreas Burkert (MPI Heidelberg, Germany)
George Chagelishvili (Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Georgia)
Anatol Cherepashchuk (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow Univers., Russia)
George Contopoulos (Academy of Athens, R.C. Astronomy, Greece)
Bruno Coppi (MIT, U.S.A.)
Herwig Dejonghe (University of Ghent, Astronomical Observatory, Belgium)
Antonino Del Popolo (Bergamo University, Italy)
Smiliana Dikova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
Dmitrijs Docenko (University of Latvia, Latvia)
Rudolf Dvorak (University of Vienna, Austria)
Christos Efthymiopoulos (Academy of Athens, R.C. Astronomy, Greece)
Alfredo Franco Balderas (Instituto de Astronomia de la Univ. Nacional Autonoma di Mexico, Mexico)
Alexei Fridman (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Luigi Galgani (Universita di Milano, Italy)
Ortwin Gerhard (Observatory of Basel, Switzerland)
Hugo G. Gonzalez-Hernandez (Universidad La Salle, Mexico)
Steven Gottesman (University of Florida, U.S.A.)
Evgeny Griv (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
Preben Grosbol (ESO, Garching, Germany)
Yusuf Gul (Cancat University, Turkey)
John Hadjidemetriou (University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Maria Harsoula (Academy of Athens, R.C. Astronomy, Greece)
Chris Hunter (Florida State University, U.S.A.)
Mansi Iyer (Florida International University, U.S.A.)
Bernard Jones (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
Christos Kaberidis (University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Henry Emil Kandrup (University of Florida, U.S.A.)
David Kaufmann (Southwest Research Institute, U.S.A.)
Oleg Khoruzhii (Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Thermonuclear Researches, Russia)
Maria Kostina (Sobolev Astronomical Inst.,St.Petersburg State Univ., Russia)
Per Olof Lindblad (Stockholm University Observatory, Sweden)
Edward Liverts (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
Donald Lynden-Bell (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
Witold Maciejewski (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Italy)
Vicent J. Martinez (Observatori Astronomic de la Universitat de Valencia, Spain)
Anne Mathieu (Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, Spain)
David Merritt (Rutgers University, U.S.A.)
Richard H. Miller (University of Chicago, U.S.A.)
Nelly Mouawad (University of Cologne, Germany)
Veruska Muccione (Observatoire de Geneve, Switzerland)
Tatyana Nykytyuk (Main Astronomical Observatory, Natl Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine)
Chingis Omarov (Astrophysical Institute of Almaty, Kazakhstan)
Vassilis Papazachos (University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Panos A. Patsis (Academy of Athens, R.C. Astronomy, Greece)
Daniel Pfenniger (Geneva Observatory, Switzerland)
Evgenii Polyachenko (Institute of Astronomy, RAS, Russia)
Roland Sagdeev (University of Maryland, U.S.A.)
Renzo Sancisi (Bologna Observatory, Italy)
Christos Skiadas (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
Charalampos Skokos (Academy of Athens, R.C. Astronomy, Greece)
Peter Tarakanov (Sobolev Astronomical Institute of St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
Balsa Terzic (Florida State University Department of Mathematics, U.S.A.)
Glenn Van de Ven (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Harry Varvoglis (University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Ellen Verolme (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Nikos Voglis (Academy of Athens, R.C. Astronomy, Greece)
George Voyatzis (University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Rien v.d. Weygaert (University of Groningen, Netherlands) 

Workshop Calendar

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 July, 2002
Deadline for hotel reservation at full choice: 21 July, 2002


Invited papers plus a few selected (non-invited) papers will be published in the "Lecture Notes in Physics" series of Springer-Verlag. These papers must have a tutorial character. The other contributions (posters included) will be published electronically in a CD-ROM form. 
Instructions for preparing your papers and abstracts will soon be available on the workshop's web site.


The following hotels have been selected for accommodating the workshop participants

Esperia Hotel (****)
22, Stadiou Str., Athens, Greece, Tel.: +30-10-3238001, Fax: +30-10-3238100)
All rooms provided with air-conditioning, soundproof windows, colour TV, full stocked mini-bar, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. The hotel is located 100m away from the conference facilities, at a few minutes walk distance from the Acropolis - Plaka region.

Single: 110 Euros, Double: 110 Euros

Grand Hotel (***)
19, Patission Str., Athens Greece, Tel.:+30-10-5243156, Fax:+30-10-5233688)
Nice hotel located about 500 meters from the conference facilities, with clean air conditioned rooms.
Single: 55 Euros, Double: 65 Euros

All prices include service fees, taxes, VAT and breakfast but not lunch.

Travel and Transportation

Arriving to Athens at the E. Venizelos International Airport (www.aia.gr). 
Access to the city center, where the hotels and conference facilities are located, is possible:
By bus (E95 line) from the airport to Syntagma square.
By bus (E94 line) from the airport to Ethniki Amina Metro station, and from there to Syntagma Square using metro line 3. You can change there to metro line 2 (Sepolia direction). The next station (Panepistimio) is near Esperia Hotel and the conference location. The subsequent station (Omonoia) is near Grand Hotel. 
By Taxi (fare is estimated to be 20)
There is a Metro station (Panepistimio) outside the conference facility.

Location and Facilities

The workshop will take place in the Eastern Hall of the Academy of Athens main building. 
Overhead projector, slides projector, video/computer projector and audio equipment will be available to the speakers in the conference hall. 
Poster sizes should be 90 by 90 centimeters. 
Access to the Internet will be available via a limited number of terminals at the conference location.


Usually this time of the year the weather in Athens is still warm, but you may need a light jacket or pullover for the evenings.

Registration Fees

Before the deadline, June 30th 2002, no registration fees were required. Late registration, beyond this deadline is possible. However, a registration fee of 100 Euros for non-scheduled organizational costs is required.
The fee should be paid at the registration desk upon arrival.

Social Events and Tours

We have organized three social events and we will be happy if you would like to join them.

Sunday, 15 September Welcoming reception
Wednesday, 18 September Dinner
Thursday, 19 September Guided Tour to Acropolis

The welcoming reception is free, while there is a 45 Euros fee for attending the dinner and a 15 Euros fee for participating in the guided tour to Acropolis. The fee should be paid at the registration desk upon arrival.


If you wish to attend lunch at Esperia Hotel restaurant during the lunch breaks, you can purchase tickets from the registration desk, at the cost of 15 Euros per lunch. Please check the corresponding box on the registration form.

  Last updated: 11 July 2002
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