The aim of the conference is to bring together Japanese and Russian
experts actively working in the area of algebraic and analytic
geometry, homological algebra and string theory, in order to get an
insight on the structure of complex varieties and certain interrelated
invariants thereof, such as derived categories, semi-infinite Hodge
structures, topological correlators and quantum motives, which reflect
the properties of these varieties relevant to mirror symmetry.
Getting from the airport
Please use a high-speed railway, called Aeroexpress (with moderately
priced tickets, about 450 rubles, approx. 6 Euro).
The Aeroexpress connects all international airports in Moscow with the subway stations: "Belorusskaja" for the Sheremetyevo airport, "Paveletskaja" for the Domodedovo airport, and "'Kievskaja" for the Vnukovo aiport. Follow the signs of Aeroexpress or Trains inside the airport. You might go for 15 minutes inside the airport building, which depends on the terminal of your arrival. The timetables of the Aeroexpress and other details are available on the official site http://www.aeroexpress.ru/en.
The map of Moscow Metro (subway) can be found here. You should go to the orange (Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya) line, South. If you go from the green line, you change at Novokuznetskaya-Tretyakovskaya, if you go by the brown line, you change at Oktyabrskaya.
The participants of the conference are housed either in the building of the Faculty of Mathematics of the Higher School of the Economics, Vavilova, 7.
Steklov Mathematical Institute
The Steklov Mathematical Institute is located within a walking distance from the metro station "Akademicheskaya" ("Академическая"), orange line, South. It takes about 10–15 minutes to get from the station to the institute. First one should take Dmitriya Ulyanova street (Дмитрия Ульянова) and then Vavilova street (Вавилова), see the map.
The hotel is on the first floor. One should show a passport to the guard at the entrance of the building. Then one goes to the right till the very end and takes a stairway. A guardian will help.
The HSE Faculty of Mathematics is located within a walking distance from the metro station "Leninskiy prospect" ("Ленинский проспект"), orange line, South. First one should take an unnamed street and then Vavilova street (Вавилова), see the map.
Directions, pictures and other useful information is available here.
One should show documents at the reception and then take the elevator. A person at the reception will help.
To get to the Steklov Institute you can walk 20 minutes straight along Vavilova street away from the center of the city or you can take the trams 14 and 39 from the station "Metro Leninskiy prospect (Yuzhnii Vyhod)" ("Метро Ленинский проспект (южный выход)"), which is just in front of the HSE building, to the station "Ulitsa Gubkina" ("Улица Губкина"), 4 stops along Vavilova street.
The conference sessions will take place at the Steklov Institute, conference hall, 9th floor. Turn right after entering the building. Don’t use elevators that are in front of the entrance – they don’t go to the 9th floor. The elevators are located in the middle of the long corridor on the ground floor.
In the Steklov Institute there is an open wireless network connection on the first floor (hotel) and on the 9th floor (conference hall); the network name is MIAN-FREE.
The cafeteria of the Steklov Institute is located on the ground floor of the building (first floor in Russian). After the entrance one should go to the right till the very end.
Here are some restaurants nearby the Steklov Institute and Vavilova, 7.
Some of the chains in Moscow: Mu-Mu (Му-Му), Elki-Palki (Елки-Палки), Shesh-Besh (Шеш-Беш).
Public transportation in Moscow
One ride costs 50 RUR; see more details
Bus, tram, and trolleybus
A driver sells tickets for some extra money. One inserts a ticket with a
blank side up into the machine at the entrance of a transport. Keep the
ticket till the end of the ride – controllers are possible.
Ticket offices nearby turnstiles after the entrance to the metro.
There is an ATM machine in the Steklov Institute (it accepts Visa, MasterCard, but does not accept Amex). It is located in the middle of the long corridor on the ground floor nearby the elevators. There is also an ATM machine close to the Steklov Institute at Vavilova, 23C1, see the map.