First announcement

Samuel Eilenberg Centenary Conference

Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland, July 22-26, 2013

First Announcement

The Conference will be held at the old campus of the University of Warsaw, Alma Mater of Samuel Eilenberg, July 22-26 2013. The Conference is organized by the University of Warsaw, Polish Mathematical Society and the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the American Mathematical Society and Columbia University.

Scientific Program

Plenary lectures will be delivered by Paul Balmer (University of California at Los Angeles), John Greenlees (University of Sheffield), Martin Hyland (University of Cambridge), Andre Joyal (Université du Québec a Montréal), Mikhail Kapranov (Yale University) – to be confirmed, William Lawvere (University at Buffalo), Haynes Miller (MIT), Ieke Moerdijk (Radboud University Nijmegen), Brooke E Shipley (University of Illinois at Chicago), Bernard Toen (Université de Montpellier), Shmuel Weinberger (University of Chicago), Mariusz Wodzicki (University of California at Berkeley).

We plan also to organize parallel sessions of contributed talks and poster session which will cover the areas of Eilenberg's contributions: algebraic topology, category theory and computability. Sectional talks will last 30-45 minutes. Their selection will be made by the Program Committee. Proposals of talks can be submitted electronically after registration for the conference.

Other activities and social program

There will be a number of events commemorating Eilenberg, including special historical lectures and a conference dinner on Wednesday, July 24.


On the occasion of the conference a special volume of Fundamenta Mathematicaewill appear, the journal in which Eilenberg published many papers, including his first (in 1934) and the last (in 1988) topological papers. Participants are welcome to submit their papers which all will be refereed.

Logistic Warsaw

is easily accessible by air, by train and car. EU and US citizens do not need visa to enter Poland. The conference venue - old campus of the University of Warsaw is conveniently located in the city, close to its the most attractive quarters. In a walking distance there are many accommodation possibilities of full range of standards and prices. Detailed information will be posted at the conference website.

Registration & fee

Regular registration fee until May 15, 2013 will be 300 PLN (Polish Złoty) which currently is approximately 75 Euro (<100 USD); from May 16, 2013 it will raise to 400PLN. There will be areduced fee for students. Accompanying person conference fee is 200PLN. Registration and payments can be made through the conference website.

Financial support

Grants will be offered to a limited number of students and postdocs, towards covering their local expenses in Warsaw. Application can be submitted via the registration website.

Important dates and deadlines

2013-05-16 (Thursday) - raise of the conference fee

2013-06-16 (Sunday) - deadline for submission of abstracts

2013-07-21 (Sunday) - arrival day

2013-07-22 (Monday) - opening of the conference

2013-07-24 (Wednesday) - conference dinner and tourist program

2013-07-26 (Friday) - end of the conference

Website & Newsletter

For information, egistration and subscription of the Conference Newsletter visit

If you have any further questions contact the local organizers at:

We look forward to welcoming you to Warsaw!