International Conference
"Modern Problems of Gravitation, Cosmology and Relativistic Astrophysics"

June 27-July 3, 2010, PFUR, Moscow, Russia

Organized by the Russian Gravitational Society, Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology, 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 and VNIIMS

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Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure for us to invite you to take part in the International conference on gravitation, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics to be held in Moscow, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia from June 27 till July 3, 2010. Such conferences are organized regularly by the Russian Gravitational Society in different Russian cities. Usually, scientists from all Russian groups working in these fields participate and many foreign scientists as well. Participation of young scientists and post-graduate students is recommended also.

The program of the conference includes plenary and sectional reports, review lectures, 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. Public lectures by some leading scientists will be given also.

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.), A.M. Cherepaschuk (Sternberg Astron. Inst., Moscow), 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 (KSHPU, Kazan'), M. Kenmoku (NWU, Japan), V.N. Lukash (Astro Space Centre, Moscow), Luo Jun (Wuhan, China), K.-I. Maeda (Waseda Univ, Japan), A. Minkevich (Minsk, Belarus'), V.M. Mostepanenko (Leipzig Univ., Germany), 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).

Main Topics:

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 the address:

Dr. Sergey V. Bolokhov
Russian Gravitational Society,
Centre for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS,
46 Ozernaya Str., 119361, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7(495)781-28-68
Fax: +7(495)781-28-78
E-mail: (please, send also the copy to the scientific secretary:

Abstracts (no more then two from each participant) should be sent to the same two addresses 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 30, 2010. Earlier registration and abstracts submission are strongly advised.

Operation of the conference:

Program of plenary and section sessions will be presented on this web page shortly.

Accommodation and Visa:

PFUR Guest House (Hostel): limited number of rooms, the price will be specified later.

Other hotels in Moscow (Reservations are made by your own):

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. Sergey V. Bolokhov) until April 15, 2010.

How to Reach PFUR:

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;

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).

For russian participants this info is also available here.

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