Spring Conference on Analysis  - What am I if I will not participate? -
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

First Announcement

  Dear Colleague,
Following a longstanding tradition, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Charles University in Prague will organize a Spring Conference on

Nonseparable Banach Spaces.

The Conference will be held at Paseky nad Jizerou, in a chalet in the Krkonose Mountains, April 18 - 24, 2004.
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together researchers with common interest in the field. There will be opportunities for informal discussions.
Graduate students and others beginning their mathematical career are encouraged to participate.
The topic of the conference is the theory of nonseparable Banach spaces. It is a rich area, closely related with topology, nonlinear analysis, combinatorics and set theory, which offers many open problems. Therefore we hope that the conference will attract the  attention of young researchers and students as well as specialists in the above mentioned fields.
The organization of this meeting is not exactly in the spirit of previous Spring Schools - instead of the series of lectures given by few leading experts in the field, we intend to organize a usual conference type meeting. This will also give young participants a chance to present their work.

The conference fee will be EUR 360. A reduced rate of EUR 310 will be offered provided that an application form reaches the organizers before January 15, 2004.
The  conference fee includes all local expenses (room and board) and transportation between Prague and Paseky. The fee for accompanying persons is the same.
The organizers may provide financial support to a limited number of students. Applications must be sent before January 15, 2004.
Payment should be made in cash at the registration board in Paseky, or it may be remitted by a bank transfer to

Komercni banka, Praha 1, Vaclavske nam. 42
account no. 38330-021/0100, v.s. 303-60-3040
(a copy of the transfer slip should be presented at the registration desk at Paseky). Unfortunately, neither cheques nor credit cards can be used and will not be accepted.

The village of Paseky lies in the slopes of the Krkonose Mountains in the North Bohemia. Accommodation consists of rooms for two or three people. A single room can be arranged on demand if the capacity of the chalet allows. In such case additional EUR 100 will be charged. There are excellent facilities and conditions for sporting activities: hiking trips, soccer, mini-golf and sauna.

A special bus from Prague to Paseky will leave at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, 2004. The bus from Paseky will arrive in Prague on Saturday, April 24, 2004. at about 11:30 a.m.

In case of interest please fill in the preliminary registration form. The last announcement containing more details will be distributed in due time.

Due to the limited capacity of accommodation facilities the organizers may be forced to decline some later registrations.

Kindly inform your colleagues and students interested in this field.

We are looking forward to meeting you in the Czech Republic.

Marian Fabian   Gilles Godefroy   Petr Hajek   Jaroslav Lukes   Vaclav Zizler