The PSI 2019 opening session will be held in the new building of Novosibirsk State University, which is near the Zolotaya Dolina Hotel. The afternoon session and all the subsequent sessions will be held in Dom Uchenykh (The House of Scientists of the Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences) on the Morskoy Prospect, which is within a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
If you need an official invitation letter to apply for a visa, could you please send us the following information:
- a copy of your passport pages with personal information (your passport should be valid for at least another six months following your departure from Russia);
- your birthplace (country and city);
- your residence;
- your current position and working postal address;
- desirable dates of your stay in Russia;
- the city (with a Russian Consulate) where you will apply for a visa;
- other cities in Russia you plan to visit (if any).
Note that if you apply for a visa in the U.K., you will need an electronic invitation issued by General Directorate for Migration for the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of Russia, and it may take up to a month to get it.
You can fly to Novosibirsk via Moscow by Aeroflot, S7 or Ural Airlines. There are direct flights to the Novosibirsk airport Tolmachevo from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Prague, Thessaloniki, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Tokyo, Seoul, Hongkong, Shanghai, Beijing or Bangkok. The Conference Organizing Committee provides free transfer between the Novosibirsk airport Tolmachevo and Akademgorodok.
Transportation from Tolmachevo Airport
Upon your arrival in Novosibirsk, you are to be met by an Organizing Committee member with a PSI 2019 badge and poster. If for some reason the Organizing Committee fails to meet you, please call the local organizers at +7 913 957-64-35, +7 913 906-82-76.
If you take a taxi, make sure you use only the authorized taxi companies – we would recommend the Grand-Auto company.
The taxi order counter is located to the right side of the domestic flights arrivals block. The price (Tolmachevo airport - Akademgorodok) should not exceed 20 EU. Don’t overpay the driver!
The conference participants are offered special room prices by the Zolotaya Dolina (Golden Valley) hotel. Upon registration you will be able to see booking options on the conference website.
Approximate accommodation rates are given below:
- Single room is appr. EU 27 ($30) per night;
- Double room is appr. EU 38 ($44) per night (EU 19 ($22) per person).
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, a picturesque town near Ob’ Lake, 30 km south from Novosibirsk, the largest city of Siberia. This quiet place with its beautiful nature and pure air is sure to foster scientific activity and creativity of the conference participants.
Weather and Nature
The beginning of July 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 Akademgorodok
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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.