June 4, 2012 - June 8, 2012

Beijing International Center
for Mathematical Research,
Peking University, Beijing China

Tel/Fax: (+86 10) 6274 4151

Email: miaoke@math.pku.edu.cn

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for experts from both mathematics and physics to exchange their ideas about the recent progress in symplectic geometry, mathematical physics and related topics. The topics include (but not limited to) supersymmetry,topological field theory, closed string, open string and their mathematical counterparts: the Gromov-Witten theory, the Floer cohomology, Lagrangian intersection theory, singularity theory and mirror symmetry.

This conference is the fourth annual meeting on symplectic geometry and related topics jointly sponsored by the Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research, the Chern Institute at Nankai University and the Chang-Jiang Center at Sichuan University.

Denis Auroux
Berkeley and MIT

Kenji Fukaya
Kyoto University

Anmin Li
Sichuan University

Yiming Long
Nankai University

Rahul Pandeharipande
Princeton & ETH

Yongbin Ruan
Michigan University

Gang Tian
Princeton and Peking University

Bohui Chen
Sichuan University

Huijun Fan
Peking University

Chungen Liu
Nankai University

Xiaobo Liu
Notre Dame and Peking

Jian Zhou
Tsinghua University

» Tentative Schedule[...]

Visa

All non-Chinese citizens traveling to China require a visa. You can apply for the Tourist Visa or the Business Visa. If you apply for the business visa, you may need an extra document, called the Official Visa Notice provided by us, before going to the Chinese Embassy in your country. To apply for this visa notice from Peking University, we need a simple CV of yours containing the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Nationality
  • Education
  • Work Experience

The process of application for this notice may take one or two weeks. After getting this notice, we will send a copy to you by fax. Since the visa process may take six weeks, we suggest you to apply as early as possible.

Travel Information

From the airport to the campus of Peking University, the most convenient way is to take a taxi. It will take about 50 minutes from Airport to Peking University, and costs about RMB 100 or 110 yuan. Alternatively, if you come alone and arrive before 22:00 pm, you may take the airport shuttle bus No. 5 with the final stop in Zhong-Guan-Cun. Then take a taxi to the campus. It costs 16 + 10 = 26 yuans. Be aware there are three terminals in the Beijing Capital Airport (PEK). This is particularly important on your way back.

Within the city, the most convenient way is to take a taxi. It is cheap (in the Western standard, 2 yuans per kilometer) and safe. You pay exactly the amount shown in the meter. Do not pay tips. Tips and tax are included in the price. The night rate (between 23:00pm-6:00 am) is 120% of the regular price. Although the bus services can get you to any point and the cost is low (1 yuan per ride), It’s not recommended it because it is slow and very crowded.

Hotels and Restaurants

Zhongguanyuan Global Village
Zhongguanyuan Global Village is located to the east gate of Peking University campus. It takes about 10 minutes by walk to the meeting venue.

Address: No. 216 Zhongguancun North Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, China
Tel: +86 10 6275 2288
Fax: +86 10 6275 2236
Website: http://www.pkugv.com

FX Hotel ZhongGuanCun
FX Hotel ZhongGuanCun, Beijing is located at Beijing’s ZhongGuanCun - China’s “Silicon Valley”. The hotel is designed to appeal to sophisticated travelers who look for convenience, comfort and service. Serving many high-technology corporate offices in the area, there are also more than 40 prestigious universities in the vicinity, including the famous Beijing University (5-minute walk), Tsinghua University (5-minute drive), and the Beijing Language University.

Address: No.68 North 4th Ring West Road (South of Haidian Bridge) Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
Tel: (China) 400 8200 868    (International) +86 21 6091 9987
Website: http://www.fxhotels.com

Peking University Shaoyuan Guest House
Shao Yuan (English meaning: Spoon Garden) is a complex of buildings within Peking University in Beijing, China. It was built to house foreign student dormitories and classrooms exclusively. The original complex consisted of three buildings arranged in a horseshoe fashion around a small courtyard area. In subsequent years, Shao Yuan was expanded with the construction of more buildings next to the original courtyard.

Address: No.7 Shaoyuan, In Beijing University, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, China
Tel: +86 10 6275 2202
Website: http://web5.pku.edu.cn/pkucc/shaoyuan/

Local Money and Foreign Currency Exchange

Local Money is RMB. The basic unit is Yuan (meaning disk). You will certainly need a small amount of local money, and can exchange US dollar or Euros at the airport. The rate and surcharge (if any) are the same at every exchange site. Please check the rate at http://www.boc.cn/sourcedb/whpj/enindex.html. For other currencies you may have to go to a large branch of the Bank of China. You may also get local money from ATM by inserting your credit card. A Citibank office is not too far from the campus.

At any location of major banks in Beijing, you can change major foreign currency to RMB. We suggest you to make changes from the banks at the airport as the rates are universally the same in all locations while there is no line in the airport. At the bank in the airport, you can also change RMB back to foreign currency when you leave.