MoSCATR VI / practical details

6th Workshop on Combinatorics of Moduli Spaces, Cluster Algebras, and Topological Recursion
Moscow / June 4-9 / 2018


Transportation to and from airports:

By far, the most convenient way to go from and to Moscow airports is by Aeroexpress trains [ one-way ride is 500 Roubles ]. They run from 6am till midnight to Moscow metro stations (nonstop): from Sherem evo (SVO) to metro Belorusskii Vokzal (Green and Circular line) from Domodedovo (DME) to metro Paveletskii Vokzal (Green and Circular line) from Vnukovo (VNU) to metro Kievskii Vokzal (Blue and Circular line) from the last stop of the train you may take a subway to “Leninsky Prospekt” metro station (orange line) where most of participants will be hosted. Alternatively, Uber and Yandex-taxi [ both Internet-based taxi services ] operate in Moscow; a common price for a ride is 1,300-1,700 roubles (depending on the airport, traffic, etc).

Conference Location:

On Monday, June 4th, (opening), the workshop will take place at the new building of the Mathematical Department of Higher School of Economics, Usacheva 6, not far from the metro station “Frunzenskaya” and also at walking distance from “Sportivnaya” metro station and “Luzhniki” station of MTsK. The conference room is the conference hall on the fourth floor [room 427]. The welcome party the same evening will be in the same building in the canteen on the first floor.

On Tuesday-Friday (June 5-8), the workshop will be hosted by the Steklov Mathematical Institute, Gubkin 8, 119991, Moscow. The nearest metro stations are: Akademicheskaya (orange line) from which there is a 15-minute walk or Leninsky Prospekt (orange line) and Universitet (red line) from which one may take a tram No. 3 or 39 to the stop “ulica Gubkina”. The Institute is also in a 5-minute walk from Leninsky Prospect, stop “Univermag Moskva.” All lectures will take place at the Conference Hall on 9th floor of the Steklov Institute.

The last working day of the workshop, Saturday June 9th, will be at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology located just outside of the Moscow Beltway. For all non-Muscovite participants, there will be a specially organised transportation to and from the Institute site.

Location of the Steklov Institute

The Institute is located at the corner of Gubkina str. and Vavilova str. The formal address is Ulica Gubkina 8. It can be reached through both the gates faced ul.Gubkina and the gates faced ul.Vavilova (ul.=ulica=street)

It can be reached from the metro station “Akademicheskaya” (15 min walk): take the NW exit from the metro, then walk along Dmitriya Ul’yanova street (with the boulvard in the middle) to the next big street (with railways for trams) called Vavilov street, turn right and alk less than one block until (open) iron gates on the left side (Vavilov st.40). Immediately after the gates there is the 3-store building of the computer center of Academy of Sciences and beyond it the 9-store modern looking yellow building of the Steklov Institute.

From the metro station “University”: trams 39 and 3 to the stop “Ulica Gubkina” (southbound).

From the metro station “Leninskii Prospekt”: trams 39 and 3 to the stop “Ulica Gubkina” (northbound).

From the Moscow State University: bus 57, 119 (until the bus stop “ul. Dmitriya Uljanova”). In the first case go by Gubkina str., in the second – by Vavilova str. (to the left).

See the map_steklov

Guesthouse at Higher School of Economics

Most of participants will be accommodated at the Guesthouse of Higher School of Economics. You can locate it on the map following the link

The Guesthouse is located at Vavilov st. 7a, 300 meters from South entrance to the metro station “Leninsky Prospekt”. The Guesthouse share the entrance with the Moscow University Higher School of Economics and is located on 12th and 13th floors of the HSE. This is a 16-store building, the entrance is located at the northern facade, which is the closest to the metro. The guarded entrance to the Guesthouse is closed between 1:30am and 6:00am; if you arrive late in the night, please, communicate with the organizers, we’ll definitely find the way out.

All rooms are equipped with shower, WC, TV, refrigerator, and electric kettle, and the cable Internet. WiFi is available in most places of the building for eduroam users; it will be also possible to use the local WiFi network. A breakfast at HSE is available starting from 8am in the canteen located on the 10th floor; grocery and other shopping is possible in a Mega-mall located on Vavilova street near the North entrance to Leninsky Prospekt metro station. In a short walk distance, on Leninsky Prospekt (one of the main Moscow streets), you’ll find a choice of restaurants. One of the feature one is located across the third Transport Ring (underneath the boulevard, direction to the center) – the “Taras Boulba Korchma” (Ukrainian and Russian food, dinner with vodka appr. 15 Euro). There are ATM machines and Currency Exchange (usually for USD and Euros) on Leninsky Prospekt.

Few participants will be housed at the HSE Guesthouse at Bolshaya Pereyaslavskaya ul. 50, between metro stations “Prospekt Mira” and “Rizhskaya” of the orange line, see the map: Guest House at Pereyaslavskaya

To get from the Guesthouse to the Higher School of Economics the best way is by newly opened Moscow Central Ring – MTsK. From station Ploshad’ Gagarina – adjoint to the metro station Leninsky Prospekt – you take a train to the next stop Luzhniki – adjoint to the metro station Sportivnaya – and either take a 10-15 minute walk [ recommended ] or make a transfer to Sportivnaya metro station and take a train to the next stop Frunzenskaya from which it is appr. 7 minute walk to the building of the mathematical department of HSE at Usacheva 6 – white four-store building of former elementary school. To get to the Steklov Institute situated at Gubkin 8, the best way is to take tram (any line, the stop is right near the entrance), Southbound, (to University Metro Station) till the stop “Ulica Gubkina”. There is also a choice of shared taxi waiting near the tram stop; the ride to Ulica Gubkina is 50 rubles. You may opt for just walking (appr. 25 minutes).

Although substantial progress with accepting plastic cards is obvious in last years, in many places only cash is acceptable, so it is good to carry with you some money, 1,000 RUB = 13 Euro usually fit all immediate needs. To commute in Moscow, subway is the most convenient and reliable; tickets (magnet cards, actually) can be bought by the entrance; the best option is a rechargeable “Trojka” card that is valid for all kinds of public transportation; you can buy and recharge this card at any subway station. Available are also cards for 1 and 2 rides; most vending machines accept only cash but some have option to pay with a card. Tickets for one and two rides can be also bought from bus/tram drivers [ cash only ].

Computer facilities

At the Steklov Institute, there will be a free WIFi network working during conference days. We expect that WiFi for participants of the workshop will be available on the 9th floor of the building

Contact email of the Organizing Committee
(Leonid Chekhov)
(Sergei Lando)