13 Russian Gravitational Conference –
International Conference on Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics
June 23-28, 2008, PFUR, Moscow, Russia
Organized by the Russian Gravitational Society, Peoples' Friendship University of
Russia and Centre for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS
Supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russian Agency for Education, PFUR
Proceedings of RUSGRAV-13 will be published in the Gravitation and Cosmology journal
in 2009. Contributions should be sent by e-mail to the following
as Latex files with .EPS figures, prepared like regular articles.
Deadline: 10 October 2008.
Size: within 15 kB (~15000 characters) and 3 figures for plenary talks, within 10 kB
(~10000 characters) and 2 figures for sectional talks. All contributions will be refereed.
It is a pleasure for us to invite you to take part in the 13 Russian Gravitational Conference -
international conference on general relativity, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics to be held in
Moscow, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia from June 23 till June 28, 2008. Such conferences
are organized by the Russian Gravitational Society once in 3 years in different Russian cities.
Usually, scientists from all Russian groups working in these fields participate and many foreign
scientists as well.
The program of the conference includes plenary and sectional reports, posters and non-formal discussions
on the latest developments in the theory of gravitation, theoretical and observational cosmology and
astrophysics, gravitational experiments, fundamental constants etc.
Working languages are Russian and English.
International Organizing Committee:
V.N. Melnikov (Chairman, RGS, Centre for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS and PFUR, Moscow),
A.P. Efremov (vice-chairman, chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, Peoples’ Friendship Univ., Moscow),
D.V. Galtsov (vice-chairman, Moscow St. Univ.), A.A. Starobinsky (vice-chairman, Landau ITP, Moscow),
Yu.S. Vladimirov (vice-chairman, Moscow St. Univ.), J.-M. Alimi (LUTH, Obs. Paris-Meudon, France),
A.V. Aminova (Kazan’ St. Univ.), V.G. Bagrov (Tomsk St. Univ.), V.A. Belinsky (ICRA, Italy), V.A. Berezin
(Inst. Nucl. Research., Moscow), G.S. Bisnovaty-Kogan (Inst. Space Research, Moscow and JINR, Dubna),
K.A. Bronnikov (CGFM, Moscow), I.L. Buchbinder (Tomsk St. Pedagigical Univ.), S.V. Chervon (Ulyanovsk St Univ.),
V.P. Frolov (Canada), A.A. Grib (Friedmann Lab., St-Petersburg), V.Ts. Gurovich (Bishkek, Kyrgizstan and Haifa, Israel),
Yu.G. Ignat’ev (KSPU, Kazan’), M. Kenmoku (NWU, Japan), M.Yu. Khlopov (MIFI, Moscow), V.N. Lukash
(Astro Space Centre, Moscow), Luo Jun (Wuhan, China), K.-I. Maeda (Waseda Univ, Japan), A. Minkevich (Minsk, Belarus’),
V.M. Mostepanenko (Friedmann Lab., St-Petersburg), J. Nester (NSU, Taiwan), H. Nicolai (AEI, Germany), K. Nordtvedt (USA),
M. Novello (CBPF, Brazil), I.D. Novikov (Astro Space Centre, Moscow), C. Romero (UFPB, Brazil),
V.A. Rubakov (Inst. Nucl. Research, Moscow), V.N. Rudenko (Sternberg Astron. Inst., Moscow), R. Ruffini (ICRA, Italy),
M.V. Sazhin (Sternberg Astron. Inst., Moscow), Sung-won Kim (EWU, Korea), A.I. Zhuk (Odessa Univ., Ukraine).
Abstracts are planned to be published before and proceedings after the conference.
Registration fee is 150 USD. There will be reduced fees for NIS participants.
Those who wish to participate in the conference are requested to fill in the
electronic registration form (Russian version is available
here) or contact the scientific secretary of the organizing committee on
Dr. S. Bolokhov
Rusian Gravitational Society,
Centre for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS,
46 Ozernaya Str., 119361, Moscow, Russia
E-mail: email@example.com (please, send also
the copy to the scientific secretary: Dr. S. Bolokhov)
Abstracts (no more then two from each participant) should be sent to the same address
with a copy for the section moderator. The abstracts not more than 1 page A4, with the text
size 16,5 x 22,5 cm should be sent to the same e-mail as LaTeX file. Abstracts sent by fax or post will
not be accepted.
Deadline for submitting abstracts and registration: April 25, 2008. Earlier registration
and abstracts submission are strongly advised.
Accommodation and Visa:
PFUR Guest House (limited number of rooms):
PFUR Hostel (without meals) – 350 RUR/day (about 14 USD/day).
- Double room (without meals) – 700 RUR/day (about 28 USD/day).
- Single room (without meals) – 1400 RUR/day (about 56 USD/day).
Other hotels in Moscow:
For getting a Visa, please fill in the on-line Visa form or the electronic
Visa form (MS Word document) and send this information with SCANNED copy (300 dpi, grayscale)
of your passport to Dr. Michael Filchenkov,
PFUR database and the scientific
secretary of the conference (Dr. S. Bolokhov)
until April 15, 2008.
How to Reach PFUR (RUDN):
Buses and minibuses from Moscow airports to the nearest metro stations (20 min to 1 hour). Also, from all Moscow airports
there are express trains to metro stations:
By metro to the stations Yugo-Zapadnaya or Belyaevo;
- from Domodedovo to Paveletskaya;
- from Vnukovo to Kievskaya;
- from Sheremetyevo to Savelovskaya.
Buses or minibuses from any of these metro stations to the stop "PFUR main building" ("Glavnoe zdanie RUDN")
(within 15 min). See map here.
Contact phones: 8-915-0716514 (Michael Filchenkov), 8-903-1914252 (Kirill Bronnikov).
Foreign participants of RUSGRAV-13 will receive accommodation in PFUR Guest House buildings ("blocks"):
Location of the Guest House buildings is presented on the scheme of PFUR campus attached
- Miklukho-Maklaya st. 17/1 ("block 13");
- Miklukho-Maklaya st. 7/1 ("block 12").
For russian participants lodging info is available here.
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