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Reserve the dates for the 10th International ETOPIM

June 21-26, 2015

Professor David Bergman
Professor Valentin Freilikher

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ETOPIM 7 Conference Venue and Group pic ...

Dockside The conference venue was Dockside, a purpose-bulit conference venue, right on the waters' edge on Darling Harbour. With both conference hotels accessed via footbridges, the Welcome Reception held on the northern end of Darling Harbour, the conference dinner on the southern end, shops and restaurants galore on both sides of Darling Harbour, there was a village feel about the proximity of conference events.  The city is just a short walk away from Cockle Bay Wharf and the mononrail linked the venues with wider tourist sites in the City of Sydney.

ETOPIM is an inter-disciplinary conference and collaborators found that the organising committee had created time in a busy program where those from different application areas could come together to exchange ideas on common theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques and solutions. Dockside provided tables in the balcony alcoves for  such lunch-time discusssion and the weather was perfect, with warm sunshine challenging the idea that this was in fact Winter!

Download Group photo and slide of Dockside venue, in Powerpoint here (6.3mb)

... and Social events

Terrace Room

The WELCOME RECEPTION, included in the conference registration fee,was held in the beautiful Terrace Room of the Australian National Maritime Museum, on Darling Harbour.


Star RoomThe Conference Dinner was held in The Star Room, Cockle Bay Wharf, a 2-minute walk along the Boardwalk from the conference venue, Dockside. Separate lift entry on the north side of the building, took delegates to The Star Room at the top of the IMAX Theatre building - and those commanding views over Darling Harbour!


Conference Dinner Photos

David Bergman ETOPIM dinner speech

Vlad Shalaev vote of thanks to Ross McPhedran


Alexander Khanikaev, Daniela Genova and Ping Sheng; standing, Alexander Baryshev




Graeme Milton  and Alexander Ryzhikov.


The French Connection!  Christine Andraud, Vincent Reillon, Clemence Bordier (Julie Boulenguez not in pic)

David Bergman and Bob Hewitt, President, University of Sydney Science Foundation



Yakov Strelniker, Alexander Ramm


HQ Li, Shanhui Fan and Yaqui Jin

Andrey Lagarkov, Mrs Lagarkov and Stuart Anderson


Lindsay Botten - and the Star Room view through the wall of windows ..


Ross McPhedran, Masud Behnier, Ros Barrett-Lennard and Boris Kuhlmey

Ross Cartoon

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