Studying Nature through Centuries
October 16 - 20, 2007
|Scientific Organizing Committee:||Scientific Advisory Committee:|
|dr Slobodan Ninković (co-chair, Astronomical Observatory)||prof. dr Jelena Milogradov-Turin (Faculty of Mathematics)|
|prof. dr Petar V. Grujić (co-chair, Institute of Physics)||dr Zoran Knežević (Astronomical Observatory)|
|prof. dr Radomir Đorđević (Faculty of Physics)||dr Milan S. Dimitrijević (Astronomical Observatory)|
|prof. dr Žarko Mijajlović (Faculty of Mathematics)||dr Gojko Ðurašević (Astronomical Observatory)|
|dr Milan Ćirković (Astronomical Observatory)||dr Ištvan Vince (Astronomical Observatory)|
|prof. dr Snežana Bojović (Faculty of Chemistry)||dr Vladan Čelebonović (Institute of Physics)|
|dr Ivan Vuković (Faculty of Philosophy)||dr Zorica Cvetković (Astronomical Society of Serbia)|
|dr Siniša Delčev (Faculty of Civil Engineering)||prof. dr Milan Božić (Faculty of Mathematics)|
|prof. dr Artur D. Chernin (Sternberg Astro Inst., Moscow)||prof. dr Đorde Vuksanović (Faculty of Civil Engineering)|
|prof. dr Efstratios Theodossiou (University of Athens)||Vigor Majić (Petnica Science Center)|
|prof dr Francesco Sylos-Labini (Universita La Sapienza, Rome)|
|SOC Secretary: M. Sc. Edi Bon (Astronomical Observatory)|
|Local Organizing Committee:|
|M.Sc. Ivan Pakvor (chair)|
|dr Zorica Cvetković|
|M.Sc. Rade Pavlović|
Studying Nature through Centuries
Volgina 7, 11160 Belgrade 74
Tel: SOC - (+381 11) 2419-553
Tel: LOC - (+381 11) 3089-089
Fax: (+381 11) 2419-553
Venue: Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73
Studying Nature through Centuries is supported by
Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE The Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade, the unique professional astronomical observatory in Serbia, was founded in 1887, 120 years ago.
This was an important moment in the history, not of astronomy only, but generally of studying natural and mathematical phenomena in Serbia.
On the other hand, in Serbia, especially during recent years, an intensive activity in the field of history and epistemology of mathematical
and natural sciences has been registered. This is the reason to organize a Scientific Meeting dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the
Astronomical Observatory with a rather wide topic covering several related fields, such as
Tuesday, October 169:30 Registration
All sessions will be held at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Video beam, overhead projectors and slide projectors will be available. If you have special requests, please let us know well in advance to ensure a successful solution. PC, e-mail and internet access as well as photo-copying machine will also be available.
The language of the Meeting will be English.
The proceedings will be published as refereed papers in a volume of the Publications of the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade. The authors will be requested to bring the manuscript to the meeting, and will have a maximum of 4 weeks after the meeting to revise it. Please prepare papers according to style.
Travel to Belgrade:
Belgrade International Airport is located some 20 km from the City of Belgrade.
There is a regular bus service from/to airport to/from the town Terminal, in front of the Hotel "Slavija".
Taxis and international car rental services are available at the airport as well as in town.
From the major European cities there is a daily direct rail and bus service to Belgrade.
You can also come to Belgrade by car. There is an underground parking lot near the conference venue (35 Dinars per hour).
For the citizens of practically all European countries, USA., Canada , Australia,
New Zealand, most of South America countries (except Brazil) an entry visa is
not required. For some Eastern European countries (Russia, Ukraine, etc.) an
invitation letter might be necessary; it can be sent, upon request, by LOC.
Citizens of other countries are kindly requested to contact the nearest Serbian
Consulate in their countries for the information about visa formalities.
A valid passport is in all cases required.
In Belgrade Serbian language is in official use. Both , Cyrillic and Latin alphabet are common. English, is spoken by many people on the streets and shops and it is compulsory in hotels, tourist offices and airport.
The Serbian currency is Dinar. The notes in use are 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 and coins are 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 Dinar and 50 paras (1/100). At the present moment the approx. rate of exchange is 80 Dinars per 1 Euro. Participants may change their convertible currencies in dinars in all hotels, banks, exchange offices , travel agencies and airport. The rates are very similar everywhere. Major international credit cards such as Visa, Master Card, and Diners Club are generally accepted by hotels, airlines, travel agencies, restaurants and many department stores and shops.
In October in Serbia the Central European Summer time is in use. It means GMT +2.
Weather and clothes:
The weather in October is likely to be fairly mild, with perhaps very rare showers. The most suitable clothing for this time of the year would be light-weight clothes.
Main astronomical institutes in Belgrade:
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Warm welcome to Belgrade !