5th Conference on Nonlinear Vibrations, Localization and Energy Transfer - NV2014

Social Program (Tentative)

A tour of the historical Sarayburnu (the Seraglio Point) district (http://wiki.worldflicks.org/sarayburnu.html) to some of the following sites is being organized as part of the conference social program:

Topkapi PlaceTopkapi Palace (the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign):

Blue (Sultan Ahmed) Mosque, (known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior, built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I (1590-1617),  comprising a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice):

The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıšarşı) (one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops, attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily):

Hagia SophiaHagia Sophia (a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum. From 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral)

The İstanbul Archaeological Museums (one of the 10 most important world-class museums designed, housing various artifacts from civilizations that had left their traces to different periods of the history)