From: Yuri A. Drozd

Subject: Lviv Conference

I N F O R M A T I O N L E T T E R

IV International Algebraic Conference in Ukraine will take place in August 4-9, 2003.

Please let us know whether you would like your address to be included in the mailing list of this conference.

The address of the Organizing Committee:

Department of Algebra and Topology

Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv**
1 University Str.
Lviv 79000 UKRAINE
e-mail: topos@franko.lviv.ua
tel.: +38-0322-74-1107
fax: +38-0322-97-1668**

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HISTORICAL NOTES**

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Algebraic and topological traditions in Lviv and, in particular, at
the Lviv University have a long history. Algebraic and geometric
disciplines were taught at the University since the time of its
foundation (1661). A great geometer Janos Bolyai worked on his
non-euclidean geometry in Lviv during his service in Austro-Hungarian
army. More than a century ago Professor Puzyna gave course in Lie
algebras for the students of the University. In different times,
researches in the fields of algebra and topology were made by known
mathematicians. Among them there were G. Awerbach, S. Banach, Z.
Janiszewski, P.S. Kazymirskyi, K. Kuratowski, Ya. B. Lopatynskyi, S.
Saks, P.-Ju. Schauder, W. Sierpinski, H. Steinhaus, S. Ulam, O.M.
Vvedenskyi. In the history of mathematics Lviv is well-known by the
``Scottish book", a collection of problems in mathematics contributed
by the members of the Lviv (Lwow, in Polish) branch of the Polish
Mathematical Society as well as another mathematicians. In 1987 and
1989 the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv was the organizer of
two algebraic conferences. Among the participants of these conferences
there were about 1000 algebraists from the fSU countries. The
Department was also the co-organizer of the international conference
``Groups and Group Rings - IV". The city of Lviv is famous for its
beautiful architecture, historical places, museums, picturesque
surroundings. It is located about 80 km from the Carpathian mountains.**

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