This school was organized in cooperation with Istituto Italiano per gli
Studi Filosofoci (Naples), and
took place in Pereslavl-Zalessky in January 26 - February 5, 1998.
Altogether, 25 students took
part from Russia and Community of Independent States (CIS) also known as
former Soviet Union. They came from Central Russia towns of Voronezh (7
students), St.-Petersburg (4), Nizhny Novgorod (1), Moscow (4), Yaroslavl
(1) and Pereslavl-Zalessky (1) and also from Ukraine (Donetsk, 4) and
Belorussia (Grodno, 1).
These courses were organized as follows. Two lectures were given in the
morning; after 3 hours lunch break seminars an consultations were held,
led by the Diffiety Institute members. The relevant literature was
distributed freely (for students).
Besides the main program, the excursion to the Institute of Program
Resources computer center was organized. There a lecture on the Internet
resources for mathematicians was given by Dr. S. M. Abramov.
Another lecture by
Dr. S. V. Znamensky was given on the subject of TeX.
The cultural program included two local sightseeing excursions.
The first one was devoted to ancient part of Pereslavl-Zalessky with its
snow covered cathedrals, river and lake. The second excursion was to a
museum in old monastery.