Second Joint International Meeting with the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) and the Oesterreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft (OMG)

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Joint International Meeting
Mainz, Germany, June 16-19, 2005
Meeting #1008

Associate secretary:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS

This information was accurate at the time of publication in the March issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society. Be sure to check the pages maintained by the local organizers for updates and additions to the following information.


Participants should make their own accommodation arrangements. To obtain special meeting rates, you must utilize the online reservation form at The deadline for reserving hotel rooms at special rates through the conference website is May 4, 2005. After that, participants must make reservations on their own. The recommended reservation service after May 4 is at (for the English version, click on the small round button showing the pattern of the British flag).

The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or the quality of the accommodations. All rates are per room per night and include private facilities, shower, VAT, and breakfast (except Hilton hotels). Rates are quoted in euros for single/double occupancy; the distance to the university is shown in meters (m).

Links to the homepages of many of these hotels and others are found at

Hotel Römerstein***: Comfortable hotel in the suburb Mainz-Bretzenheim in an idyllic and calm atmosphere; €75/€120; 400 m.

Contel Mainz: Large hotel with various kinds of rooms and apartments; €101.50/€121.50; 1350 m.

Hotel Königshof: Newly renovated middle-class hotel at the station; €57/€82; 1800 m.

Hotel Schottenhof: Standard hotel centrally located next to the station; €73/€98; 1800 m.

Central Hotel Eden***: Traditional middle-class hotel with the charm of former times, at the station; €80/€95; 1800 m.

Hotel Hammer***: Modern, newly renovated hotel with upper class comfort, at the station; €84.50/€103; 1800 m.

Hotel Stadt Mainz***: Newly renovated hotel on a calm street not far from the station; €85/€100; 2000 m.

Hotel Austria: Nice family hotel built in 1997, next to the station; €80/€100; 2000 m.

Advena Europa Hotel: Newly renovated hotel, not far from the station; €88/€98; 2000 m.

City Hotel Neubrunnenhof: Hotel in the city center next to the pedestrian area; €72/€98; 2500 m.

Dormotel Mainz: Comfortable and quiet accommodations in Mainz-Bretzenheim; €66/€78; 3000 m.

Hotel Mainzer Hof***: Private hotel near the river; €85/€115; 2800 m.

Hilton Mainz: Comfortable first-class hotel on the riverside; breakfast is an additional €18 per person/day; €159/€179/€194 or €179/€199/€214; 3800 m.

Hilton Mainz City: First-class hotel in the city center; breakfast is an additional €18 per person/day; €159/
€179 or €179/€199; 3500 m.

Hotel Stiftswingert***: Three-star hotel, not far from the old town; €74/€100.20; 3000 m.

Ibis Hotel**: Centrally located in the old town; €81/€90; 3500 m.

Favorite Parkhotel****: Four-star hotel, completely renovated, situated in the public park of Mainz; €120/€152; 5500 m.

Günnewig Bristol Hotel****: Four-star hotel, in the pleasant suburb of Mainz-Weisenau; €113/€130; 6000 m.

Hotel Kaiserstübchen: Small personal hotel in the suburb of Mainz-Finthen; €55/€75; 4800 m.

Atrium Hotel Mainz****: Four- star superior hotel, calm and nicely situated in Mainz-Finthen; €113/€118 or €143/€148; 4800 m.

Hotel Am Lerchenberg: Hotel in a park-like setting in the suburb of Lerchenberg; €73/€99; 6400 m.

Restaurants/Food Service

Several restaurants and bistros are scattered across campus. For evening meals there are many restaurants and pubs in the downtown area around the main cathedral. There is a small cafeteria next to lecture hall RW-1 open on Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The main cafeteria on Staudinger Weg is close to the Institute of Mathematics and is open on Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting will take place at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (near Frankfurt). Plenary sessions will be held in the main lecture hall RW-1 (street address is Jakob-Welder-Weg 9). Special Sessions will take place at (or just nearby) the Institute of Mathematics (street address is Staudinger Weg 9). On Friday, June 17, there will be an Opening Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the plenary lecture hall. There will be signs on campus to all sessions. The conference begins on Thursday, June 16, at 1:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday, June 19, at 3:00 p.m.

There are two conference offices where participants may pick up conference materials, the booklet of abstracts, and city maps: in front of lecture hall RW-1 on Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon to 3:00 p.m.; at the Institute of Mathematics in Room 05-432 (Hilbertraum) on the fifth floor on Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Registration fees paid before April 1 are €50 for members of any of the five participating societies (AMS, DMV, OeMG, GAMM, SIAM), €15 for students, and €80 for all others. Registration fees after April 1 are €80, €15, and €120, respectively. As of January 12, 2005, US\$1=€.76272.

Social Events

Space is limited for some of these events, so reserve early.

Evening reception in the castle 'Kurfürstliches Schloss' in Mainz: Friday, June 17, at 8:00 p.m.; cost is €10/person. Take city buses from Mainz-Hauptbahnhof #9 toward Schierstein or #6 toward Wiesbaden; leave at bus stop Landtag.

Mathematics Museum in Giessen: Friday, June 17, 1:00 p.m.­7:00 p.m.; cost is €20/person for museum entry only (food and beverages available at extra cost). Departure and return is at the Institute of Mathematics, Staudinger Weg 9, parking lot.

Boat trip on the Rhine River: Saturday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.­11:30 p.m.; cost is €30/person, food and beverages are available on board at extra cost. Departure and return is at landing stage 'Am Fischtorplatz'. Take city buses from Mainz-Hauptbahnhof #60 toward Ginsheim, #61 toward Laubenheim; leave at bus stop Fischtor.

Travel and Maps

Maps of the area and city may be found on the conference website. Also, city maps will be distributed with your conference registration materials. Your air travel destination should be the Frankfurt/Main Airport or Frankfurt/Hahn Airport.

From Frankfurt/Main Airport to Mainz main train station (Hauptbahnhof): Take the train from platform Regionalbahnhof by S-Bahn S8, Regonalbahn (RB), Regionalexpress (RE); travel time is about 30 minutes. Get off at Mainz Hauptbahnhof (not Mainz Süd or Mainz-Kastel). Or, take the train from platform Fernbahnhof by Eurocity (EC), Intercity (IC), Intercity Express (ICE); travel time is about 20 minutes.

From Frankfurt/Hahn Airport to Mainz main train station (Hauptbahnhof): Take the ORN-Bus which runs every three hours, 24 hours a day. By car, take state route B50 to highway A61 at the entrance Rheinböllen toward Ludwigshafen, change at Dreieck Nahetal to highway A60 toward Mainz. Leave highway A60 at the Saastrasse exit toward Innenstadt. Follow the signs for Hauptbahnhof or Universität; travel time is about 90 minutes.

From the Mainz train station (Hauptbahnhof) to the university: There are frequent buses and trams around the city and surrounding area. You should consider buying a ticket for €17.80 entitling you to travel on the public transportation network 24 hours/day for a week, at the information center of MVG-Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft, Bonifazius Strasse 2, in front of the Mainz train station.

To get to campus by bus take the #54 toward Lerchenberg or #55 toward Finthen or #58 toward Wackernheim or #68 toward Klein-Winterheim/Koblenzer Strasse. Get off at Freidrich-von-Pfeiffer-Weg. The Institute of Mathematics and the main lecture hall RW-1 are about a 10-minute walk.

To get closer to the main lecture hall RW-1 (but about a 20-minute walk from the Institute of Mathematics) by bus, take #6 toward Marienborn, or #6A toward Bretzenheim or #56, #57, #65 toward Hartenberg or #64 toward Budenheim or #54 toward Lerchenberg or #55 toward Finthen or #58 toward Wackernheim or #68 toward Kelin-Winternheim/Koblenzer Strasse and get off at Universität.

By car: Take highway A60 toward Mainz and exit at Saarstasse toward Innenstadt. Follow the signs for Universität. The visitors' parking lot is at the main university entrance at Ackermannweg (street address). Other parking is available south of the campus on Albert-Schweitzer-Strasse and at Dahlheimer Weg. Both of these lots are within walking distance of the lecture halls (parking on campus is restricted to employees only by permit).

For further information, see organizer's page.