four interacting nematicons

9 March, 2011


Feza Gürsey Institute for Fundamental Sciences


 Friday the 25th to Sunday the 27th March, 2011, inclusive.


Kuleli Mahallesi,
Şekip Ayhan Özışık Caddesi No: 44,
34684 Çengelköy,

Institute web address

Feza Gürsey Institute

Aims of Workshop

The workshop Nonlinear Guided Waves  is part of a series devoted to nonlinear optics and light localization.  Its main aims are to pinpoint the state-of-the-art and the recent advances in the field and to introduce non-specialist researchers in physics, engineering and applied mathematics to the required background and current research on nonlinear guided waves in soft matter, particularly in liquid crystals. It is anticipated that the workshop will lead to new scientific collaborations, including those between local and overseas researchers.


Organising Committee


Draft timetable:   timetable

Conference Registration Form

To register for the conference please register online at

There is a separate hotel booking form below.

Conference Hotels

These are the conference hotels for which special rates have been negotiated.

CRYSTAL OTEL single with breakfast  €95
CRYSTAL OTEL double with breakfast €105

TASLIK OTEL single with breakfast €65
TASLIK OTEL double with breakfast €80

Hotel booking form:
pdf form

Word form

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will consist of typical Turkish food and Turkish cultural entertainment. The cost will be from €70 to €80, depending on numbers. This cost includes transport from the conference hotels. Further details of the restaurant and menu can be found here.

Transport to and from Airport

The best airport to fly to is Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the main airport. There is a regular bus service from this airport to Taksim Square, where Crystal Hotel is situated.
The Taslik Hotel is in Macka, which is not far from Taksim Square.  The web site for the airport bus service for Istanbul Ataturk Airport is

 Airport Bus

Scroll down page to TAKSIM SHUTTLE SERVICE INFORMATION. The cost is 10 Turkish Lira.

The second international airport for Istanbul is Sabiha Gokcen Airport

This airport is used by budget airlines.  The shuttle bus for this airport operates according to the timetable

The terminus of this bus is also Taksim Square.  The cost is about €7. 

Detailed transport information, including taxis from the airport are provided at transport


Lunch and morning and afternoon teas will be served at the Feza Gürsey Institute for Fundamental Sciences for €10 per person per day.
This cost can be paid in cash in either euros or Turkish lira.


Transport between the conference hotels and the Feza Gürsey Institute for Fundamental Sciences will be provided. The cost for the three days is €50 per person.
This cost can be paid in cash in either euros or Turkish lira.

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