You can fly to Novosibirsk via Moscow by Aeroflot, Transaero, UTair or S7. Direct S7 flights will bring you from Frankfurt, Hannover, Seoul or Beijing to Novosibirsk and back. Now you can buy electronic tickets on Aeroflot, S7 and Transaero flights via the websites and pay by VISA and other popular cards. All participants will be met at the Novosibirsk airport and brought to Akademgorodok by a special transport.
Upon your arrival in Novosibirsk, you are most likely to be met by an Organizing committee member with PSI 2019 badge and a poster. In this case you are expected to come up to this person and introduce yourself.
If by some reason the Organizing committee failed to meet you, please take a taxi, but NEVER, IN NO CASE take a random taxi in the airport and refuse all offers! Use only the authorized taxi companies – we recommend the Grand-Auto company. The counter of taxi order is located to the right side of the domestic flights arrivals block. The price (Tolmachevo airport - Akademgorodok) is fixed at about 20 EU. Don’t overpay the driver!
Organizing Committee will book rooms in the Zolotaya Dolina (Golden Valley) hotel for all conference participants. The Conference will take place in the Small Hall of the House of Scientists which is within 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Approximate accommodation rates are given below:
Suite (2 rooms) is appr. EU 90 ($125) per night;
Renovated single room is appr. EU 55 ($85) per night;
Single room is appr. EU 20 ($24) per night;
Double room is appr. EU 36 ($45) per night (EU 18 ($22) per person).
All payments for accommodation are to be made to the hotel receptionist by cash in Russian roubles when checking out.
Please note that the rates are subject to change according to currency exchange rates that can be found at the website of The Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
Currency and Banking
Euro, US dollars and Russian roubles can be obtained from ATMs with Visa, EuroCard/MasterCard, Maestro Cirrus and other popular credit cards. ATMs can be found in many places - in the hotel, House of Scientists, Post Office (near the hotel), supermarkets, etc.
The conference will be held in Akademgorodok which is located in a picturesque place near the Ob lake, 30 km South from Novosibirsk, the largest city of Siberia. Silence, beautiful landscape, and pure air are the factors promoting scientific activity and creativity during the conference.
Weather and Nature
The end of June in Novosibirsk is generally warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures in the range of 25-30 C. Akademgorodok is flanked by a large sand beach – a good place for getting suntan, playing volleyball and swimming. Forests and parks are great for hiking and jogging.
Map of Academgorodok
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Novosibirsk local time is +7 GMT, +4 Moscow Time.
Mosquitoes are a minor nuisance; ticks, however, although few, pose a considerable danger of fevers and viral encephalitis – be careful during forest walks and check your clothes thoroughly afterwards. If bitten by a tick, do not remove it, and tell an organizing committee member immediately! You can find a life-sized image of a tick in your participant’s map. Walking along wide gravel paths and on roads is safe.
220V, 50Hz, two pin round plugs.
Local Emergency Station: 03 from city phone, 103 or 030 from mobile phone