Building on the
success of its first three editions held in 2005, 2006 and 2007, the
2008 edition will take place from October 25th to November 7th in
Cotonou (Republic of Benin). One of the main objectives of this School,
which is at its fourth edition this year, is to provide basic
self-contained sets of lecture series and tutorials for MSc, PhD
students and younger COPROMAPH Workshop participants, on topics of
interest in anticipation of the more advanced presentations at the
forthcoming biannual COPROMAPH Workshops. Student seminars will also be
organized. This year’s topics which cover "Group Theory,
Representations and Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Field Theory
and Statistical Physics", are organized under the auspices of the
UNESCO International Basic Science Programme (IBSP), and will be given
by Professors G. A. Goldin from Rutgers University (USA) and M. N.
Hounkonnou from the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin).
English and French.
English is the
preferred choice, though, given the international attendance.
A. Afouda (Benin), S. T. Ali (Canada), J. P. Antoine
(Belgium), A. Antonevich (Byelorussia), A. Banyaga (USA), A. Bellemans
(Belgium), S. Belmehdi (France), K. Bota (USA), J. O. Chabi (Benin), X.
Chapuisat (France), J. M. Combes (France), G. Ciccotti (Italy), M. T.
Niane (Senegal), M. Englis (Czech Republic), J. P. Gazeau (France), G.
A. Goldin (USA), J. Govaerts (Belgium), M. N. Hounkonnou (Benin), R.
Kerner (France), J. Klauder (USA), W. Koepf (Germany), Th. Lebel
(France), W. A. Lester (USA), A. Makhoute (Maroc), M. Mareschal
(CECAM), A. Z. Msezane (USA), S. Mtingwa (USA), R. Murenzi (Rwanda), A.
Odzijewicz (Poland), V. Rivasseau (France), A. Ronveaux (Belgium),
J.-P. Ryckaert (Belgium), B. Torrésani (France). Organizing
Committee: A. Afouda (Benin), S. T. Ali (Canada), G. H. Y. Avossevou
(Benin), E. Azatassou (Benin), E. Baloïtcha (Benin), J. O. Chabi
(Benin), X. Chapuisat (France), J. M. Combes (France), J. Govaerts
(Belgium), M. N. Hounkonnou (Benin), W. A. Lester (USA), A. Msezane
Geographical Distribution of viewers
Sceintific and Academic Network
Geophysical Year Africa
African Physical Society
African Scientific Network
applications: August 31st, 2008.
Registration has to
be received before August 31st, 2008. The activity is open to MSc, PhD
students and younger COPROMAPH Workshop participants from all
countries. Travel and local (subsistence, accommodation) expenses
should be covered by the home institution. However, limited funds will
be made available for scientists from African countries.
All participants will
be staying in hotels in Cotonou, close to the School site. Please
indicate which kind of room you wish and if you accept to share your
room with someone else. The accommodation will be paid directly to the
hotel by the organizers if the full registration fee (see below) has
been paid. For convenience, each participant is requested to pay a
total sum of either 450.000.- FCFA, 650.- Euros or $US 650.-, to cover
all the costs for their stay (registration, hotel accommodation, meals,
excursions, miscellanea). A receipt will be issued, which the
participant must countersign. Those participants wishing to stay in a
hotel different from the place of accommodation foreseen by the
organizers may ask for the necessary information, but they should then
arrange for their accommodation themselves, including the payment for
the ensuing costs. However, in order to avoid problems, it is
imperative to reserve a room well a month in advance before arrival in
Cotonou. Moreover, the costs to be paid for the School itself then
amount to either 230.000 FCFA, 325.- Euros or $US 325.- to cover for
the registration and meals on the site of the School. A local
organization committee will be set-up to welcome you on your arrival at
the international airport of Cotonou, and to take you to your place of
accommodation. Hence, it is imperative that all participants do inform
the organizing committee of the details of their travel arrangements
with copy to:
in Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA),
072 B. P. 50,
Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Tel.: +229 2138 40 03
Fax: +229 21 31.31.38
International School, Prof.
- Novotel Horisha
(category A): single room with breakfast: US$ 100.00 per day;
- Hotels (category
B): Single room without breakfast: US$ 40.00 - US$ 50.00 per day.
Daily board can be
estimated at about US$
In special cases, the organizing committee is prepared to send a
personal invitation letter to the School. It should be understood that
such an invitation is not
commitment on the part of
the organizers to
provide any financial