CAMTP home 5th International Summer School/Conference
Center for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
CAMTP, University of Maribor, Slovenia
30 June - 14 July 2002

Life and Accommodation

The School/Conference will be organized as follows

Each working day, Monday to Friday:
lectures 9 - 10, 10 - 11
coffee/tea 11 - 11:30
lectures 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30
lunch 13:30 - 15
lectures 15 - 16
coffee/tea 16 - 16:30
lectures 16:30 - 17:30, 17:30 - 18:30
dinner 18:30 - 19:30
evening festival programme or other private programmes and activities 19:30 - ...

Exceptionally we will have a few evening lectures due to the extremely dense programme and high-quality offers by the invited lecturers.

On Saturday morning, 6 July, there will be lectures and short reports followed by lunch as on working days. In the afternoon there will be a trip through the Maribor area as described above. On Saturday morning, 13 July, there will be lectures and short reports followed by lunch as on working days. In the afternoon there will be a social event or/and trip to celebrate the closure of the (successful) School/Conference.

Conference Location

The lectures will take place in the Large Lecture Hall (Velika dvorana) in the Main University Building, on the ground floor (actually semi-basement), at Slomskov trg 15, just next to the Theatre (Slovensko Narodno Gledalisce) and Opera. See the details of the School/Conference and other locations on the map of Maribor. The capacity of the lecture hall is at least 160, and is air-conditioned. The Main University Building is a nicely renovated old 19th Century building, reopened in September 2000, in excellent shape with excellent infrastructure. There will be personal computers provided for your use during the Conference, with Internet access, especially to check and send your email.

The Main University Building is located in the central and most beautiful square of the city, Slomskov trg, with the Cathedral situated in central position, and surrounded by the historic buildings of the Theological Faculty, the National Theatre and Opera, University Library, and the central Post Office. There is a small green park inside, surrounded by many nice coffee houses offering a variety of refreshments, suitable for private discussions in small groups. Also, the Main University Building is just 8 minutes walking distance from the Hotel PIRAMIDA (which normally is the accommodation place for the invited lecturers and those participants wishing explicitly the accommodation there - the latter at their own extra expense), and also only 8 minutes walking distance from the students residence in Dijaski dom DRAVA.


All invited lecturers and speakers will be accommodated in single rooms (unless requested otherwise) in:

Heroja Slandra 10
SI-2000 Maribor
Phone +(386 2) 2344 400
Fax +(386 2) 2344 360
where they can also register upon the arrival to get the Conference materials. Hotel PIRAMIDA is situated at a central quite convenient location in the City Center, not far from the famous and old Hotel OREL and the nearby baroque City Castle, in the pedestrian zone, and close to the very nice and old City Park. It is 5 minutes walking from Hotel OREL and 8 minutes walking to the Conference place in the Main University Building. It is a **** star hotel, and it has all the features of best quality, especially the cuisine. In the city we have several superb swimming, sauna, fitness and health centers. One is recreation center FONTANA located at Koroska cesta 172, phone +(386 2) 2344 100, which belongs to the same company as hotels Orel and Piramida, namely Terme Maribor. Therefore all hotel guests of Hotel PIRAMIDA are free to use the swimming, fitness and sauna center FONTANA every day free of charge. There is a small shuttle minibus leaving for FONTANA every 30 minutes from the Castle Square (Grajski trg 3), just in front of the reception of Hotel OREL, next to the City Castle. All those participants accommodated in Hotel PIRAMIDA will have all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the restaurants of the hotel. The participants ("students"), normally accommodated in the students residence, will also join us to have lunch and dinner in the restaurants of the hotel PIRAMIDA. This is included in their participation fee.

The participants (who are not invited lecturers), will be normally accommodated in single rooms (unless requested otherwise) in the student residence:

Dijaski dom DRAVA
Smetanova ulica 67
SI-2000 Maribor
Phone +(386 2) 2296 370, 2282 650, 2282 651
Fax +(386 2) 2282 661
The registration office there will be open 24 hours a day. The quality of accommodation meets the standards of a decent hotel. They will have their breakfast served in the restaurant of this residence establishment. For lunch and dinner, they will join the lecturers in the restaurants of the hotel PIRAMIDA, which is included in the participation fee. (Normally it is 1050 €, payable in two payments, the advance payment for 550 € which must be made by transfer in parallel with the submission of the application form, and the rest for 500 € payable at the registration. The deadline is 15 May 2002. For late applications after 15 May 2002, and before 27 June 2002, the advance payment increases to 800 €, whilst 500 € is the rest to be paid upon arrival in Maribor.) This student residence is very nice, having extra facilities such as fitness rooms, music room with piano, the evening bar (coffee, drinks and refreshments) open until 10-11 pm. The distance from the residence establishment to the Conference place in the Main University Building is just about 8 minutes walking.

For those who would like to come with their families there are nice apartments on Pohorje, in quiet nature, half an hour drive from the conference location:

Apartment Houses Martin
Sport Center Pohorje
Mladinska 29
SI-2000 Maribor
Phone +(386 2) 220 8841, 220 8842
Fax +(386 2) 220 8849


If you have any problems (one week) before and during the School/Conference, or even (one week) after the School/Conference, there will be two dedicated phone numbers: +(386 31) 307 360 or +(386 31) 389 952, where you can get the requested information, advice and help at any time.

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