International Symposium on Finsler Geometry

August 10-14, 2004

Nankai Institute of Mathematics, Tianjin, P.R. China


Being proposed by Professor S.S.Chern, the 2004 International Symposium on Finsler Geometry (ISFG) will be held in Tianjin, China, from August 10 to 14, 2004. It is organized by the Nankai Mathematical Institute at the Nankai University and the Institute of Advanced Study in Mathematics at the Zhejiang University. The symposium aims to survey current research and development in the range of Riemann-Finsler geometry. We expect a large gathering of participants from around the world.

If you are interested in this conference,  please feel free to contact Prof. Yi-Bing Shen ( ) as early as possible. If you are invited to give a talk, please send your title and abstract to  Ms. Li ( ) and Z. Shen ( ).

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We will arrange to pick you up at Beijing airport on August 9. If you arrive not on August 9, you can take the airport shuttle from Beijing airport to Tianjin (about $10 one way) and then take a taxi from the shuttle station to the institute (about $2). If you arrive at Beijing early, you can stay in Beijing for a couple of days, take a train to Tianjin (about $5 one way), then take a taxi to the institute (about $3). Do not forget to exchange some money at the airport or at a bank before you departure. Click here to print out the direction in English and Chinese If you use Internet Explorer, click [View], select [Encoding]+ [Chinese Simplified] (if you do not see Chinese Simplified, you need to install Chinese founts first).  We plan to arrange a tour after the symposium.

List of Speakers



updated on 07/22/2004