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Ginzburg Centennial Conference on Physics
will be held May 29-June 3, 2017 in Moscow


The preliminary schedule of the scientific program will be available at the conference site soon.
We will inform you with a letter when the program is ready - which we expect to be by May, 22.
If you have not done so, please provide the Title and Abstract of your talk urgently.


We strongly recommend using pdf for presentation as the most universal format. Almost all software allows export to pdf.
If you do have some special features in your presentation which cannot be converted to pdf, the best solution would be to use your own equipment (notebook; if using a MacBook, please do not forget the VGA adapter).
For example, we cannot guarantee the proper look of Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt) presentations due to inconsistencies between versions and the "lack of font" problems.

We also strongly suggest that you upload your presentation file to your Personal conference account (in the Talk information block). This would allow avoiding unexpected problems "just before the session."

If you have ANIMATION/MOVIES in your presentation, please write a comment after uploading (for example "slides 2 and 5 have animation"), because in this case we would need to check if we have the appropriate video codec installed.


Registration desks will be open in the Lebedev Institute (near the Main Conference Hall)
May 28 8:30 to 9:15 and May 29 8:30 to 9:00.
In the case of late arrival, you can register during coffee breaks at the Organizing Committee desk at the Lebedev Institute.

IMPORTANT: To make you a pass for a week, we should get your portrait photo.
Please upload it on your Personal Account page (there is a special button at the top of the page).


The logistics of travel from and to the airport has become relatively simple.
You have two main options: taking a taxi or traveling with the Aeroexpress (nonstop trains to the city centre) and then by the Metro (underground).

Please note that Moscow traffic can be heavy, and if you travel to or from the airport by car, you need to allow for 1 to 2 hours to Domodedovo and 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo. The taxi will cost cheaper (not more than $30, usually even cheaper) if you have a possibility to order it online at
https://taxi.yandex.com or
the official airport taxi prices can be up to $50. Please remember that the payment has to be in rubles cash. (The tips are typically reduced to a minimum quite close to zero.)

As regards the Aeroexpress option: you follow the signs from the Arrivals to Trains; the train costs about $7, with the tickets available at terminals near the Aeroexpress platform entrance or via ticket offices online. VISA/MasterCard are accepted.

The Aeroexpress from Sheremetyevo will bring you to the Belorusskaya Metro station; from Domodedovo, to the Paveletskaya Metro station; and from Vnukovo, to the Kievskaya Metro station.

You can find some useful schemes on the Aeroexpress site:


Aeroexpress trains run from 6 AM to midnight, the metro is open from about 6 AM until 1 AM.

Metro stations are also friendly to foreigners, although not all of the Metro lines have the English voiceover. All Metro stations have terminals where you can buy a ticket for 1 or 3 journeys by metro or equivalently by ground transportation, but we recommend purchasing the "Troika" card (available in every Metro ticket window), which can be refilled in every Metro terminal, including with your bank card. Paying for the Troika card includes the reimbursable RR 50 for the card and the amount you choose; a single trip will cost you RR 35.


To get to the Lebedev Institute from the "Leninsky Prospekt" Metro station:

To get to the Korston Hotel from the "Leninsky Prospekt" Metro station:

The most convenient way to get from Korston to the Lebedev Institute is to do it afoot:

The transport option is also available: https://goo.gl/maps/2mSugmhwcRu

From the hotel Akademicheskaya to Lebedev Institute:

From the hotel Uzkoe to Lebedev Institute:


The transfer from the airport to the hotel can also be arranged by the Organizing Committee. If you have chosen this option on your Personal Account page, please do not forget to fill the corresponding field in your Personal account as soon as possible if you have not done this yet.

IMPORTANT: when you are through the customs at the airport, please look around for our affiliated driver. The drivers will carry posters with the GC2017 logo.

In case of emergency please contact the Organizing Committee at +7 985 201 3010, Anna (available as of May 28, until June 3).

In the unlikely event of unexpected changes, it would be helpful for the Organizers to know your TRAVEL MOBILE number. You may wish to indicate it in your personal account [UpdateContactInfo] or by sending a mail.


If you enter Russia with a tourist visa, you are supposed to mention TOURISM as the purpose of your visit when asked at the border control (the same advice is applicable to those coming from the countries that have a visa-free regime with Russia.) Please do not forget to keep a printed copy of the "tourist invitation" available, to be shown on request.


Hotel Korston: Russia, Moscow, Kosygina street, 15.

Lebedev Physical Institute: Russia, Moscow, Leninsky prospect, 53.

LUNCH: During the Conference, lunch will be served in the Lebedev Institute backyard.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE in Moscow: Most currency exchange offices in Moscow accept only USD and EURO; whenever other currencies are accepted, the exchange rate tends to be (even more) disadvantageous.

CLIMATE: Please check the weather forecast before your departure.

The Welcome Party will be on Monday, May 29 (at the Lebedev Institute, the details will be announced) and the Banquet on Thursday, June 1 (the location will be announced upon registration).

We plan to organize an excursion (free of charge) for all participants and accompanying persons:
31.05, Wednesday (after lunch)
Bus tour to Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery; landing in the city center after that.

Looking forward to seeing you in Moscow.
Sincerely Yours,
GC2017 Organizing Committee


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