MaGIC 2022

Manifolds and Geometric Integration Colloquia, Ilsetra 28.02-04.03, 2022

How to get there

  • Arriving from abroad: Nearest airport is Oslo Gardermoen

  • Train to Lillehammer from Oslo airport, Trondheim, or Bergen via Oslo, consult for schedule and tickets. Ticket price: ca 200-300 NOKs each way. Takes ca 1hr 40 mins.

  • From train station Lillehammer: Bus/taxi, but more information follows later. The distance is 23km.

  • Google maps

NB! Participation is by invitation only, all ESRs and PIs in the THREAD project + GI groups from NTNU and U of Bergen are invited by default. We may fill up with more people if additional rooms are available.


We will stay in apartments up to 2 persons in each. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen with a fridge in each apartment.


All meals are included and will be served in the restaurant at Ilsetra. But one needs to prepare sandwiches for lunch during breakfast.


We arrive Monday evening.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the programme is approximately as follows

  • 07.00-08.00 Breakfast

  • 08.30-11.00 Talks in the seminar room

  • 11.00-15.30 Skiing break (or work those who want)

  • 15.30-18.30 Talks in the seminar room

  • 19.00-21.00 Dinner

Friday morning, checkout after breakfast


There will be room for about 20-25 talks and typical duration is 30 minutes including questions. Priority is given to ESRs, PhD students and postdocs. Title and abstract should be submitted no later than February 14 as email to Brynjulf. Typical abstract length will be 5-10 lines.

Free time activities

There are various options

  • Alpine skiing in the 1994 Olympic slopes. Ski rental is possible at Gaiastova, ca 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Access to the slope directly from Ilsetra. Lifts take you to a point where you can ski back down to Ilsetra.

  • Cross-country skiing. One of the best areas in Norway with prepared tracks for hundreds of kilometers, starting just outside the door of Ilsetra

  • Skiing is not obligatory, one can go for a walk, work alone or form groups, play cards, sing a song or whatever one prefers

What to bring

  • It may be rather cold up there, say 0 to -15 degrees, so bring warm clothes if you are interested in outdoor activities. Also bring winter shoes/boots. Note also that you need to walk 50-100 meters between the apartment and the lecture room and restaurant.

  • You may bring your own skiing equipment, but it can also be rented

  • There will be no events that require any kind of formal wear


  • We need a relatively strong commitment for participation before October 25 because of the booking of apartments. The cost of apartment and full board is estimated to be NOK 5800 for the whole duration for 1 person. You will receive a link to a google form by email for registration of interest.