Basic activities at the Banach Center
The Banach Center (BC), as a part of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, is open to all mathematicians from all countries to organize scientific meetings. While the Center is formally headed by the Director of the Institute, most of its scientific activities are supervised and coordinated by the Chairman of the Banach Center. Main forms of such activities are the following:
- Conferences, usually one week - one month long, with at least 25 participants.
- Workshops, usually one week - two weeks long, with the number of participants ranging from 10 - 25.
- Research groups. Groups from 2 to 15 people.
- Forums of various subjects of mathematics, i.e., conferences organized regularly every year (for instance) devoted to a more specialized subject from a broader topic.
- Banach Center Colloquium – lectures which are given by the top specialists in a field, organized in cooperation with the Polish Mathematical Society.
- Instructional lectures for graduate students: condensed courses given by world-renowned specialists.
The Banach Center publishes the series of proceedings Banach Center Publications.
The scientific activities can take place in the Banach Center in Warsaw or in the Mathematical Conference Center in Będlewo near Poznań.
From 1999 the Banach Center is a member of EPDI (the European Post-Doctoral Institute for Mathematical Sciences), created in 1995 by the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (Bures-sur-Yvette, France), the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge, United Kingdom) and the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik (Bonn, Germany). The other members of EPDI are: the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften (Leipzig, Germany), the Erwin Schrödinger Institut (Vienna, Austria), the Institut Mittag-Leffler (Djursholm, Sweden), the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (Barcelona, Spain) and the Forschungsinstitut für Mathematik (Zürich, Switzerland).
Banach Center is also a member of the consortium International Mathematical Sciences Institutes (IMSI).