12 Russian Gravitational Conference –
International Conference on Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics

Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of SR and 90th Aniversary of GR within World Year of Physics

June 20-26, 2005, Êàzan, Russia

organized by Russian Gravitational Society, Centre for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology,
VNIIMS and Kazan State Pedagogical University

2nd Bulletin
(Russian version is availabe here)

New important information about the conference is availabe here (in Russian). Also one can read the Scientific Programme of the conference.

Dear colleague,

It is a pleasure for us to invite you to take part in the 12 Russian Gravitational Conference - international conference on general relativity, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics to be held in Kazan, Russia from June 20 till June 26, 2005. 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.

Kazan is a big city on the bank of Volga river, about 800 km from Moscow to the east (1.5 hour flight or night train from Moscow). It is a city where Lobachevsky and Petrov worked at the Kazan State University. The program of the conference includes plenary and sectional reports 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 Advisory Committee:

V.N. Melnikov (Chairman, RGS, Centre for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS and PFUR, Moscow), D.V. Galtsov (vice-chairman, Moscow St. Univ.), Z.G. Nigmatov (vice-chairman, Kazan’ State Pedagogical Univ., Kazan’), A.A. Starobinsky (vice-chairman, Landau ITP, Moscow), M.Yu. Konstantinov (scientific secretary, CGFM and Bauman St. Tech. Univ.), J.-M. Alimi (LUTH, Obs. Paris-Meudon, France), A.V. Aminova (Kazan’ St. Univ.), S.N. Bagayev (Astrofisica, Moscow), 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.), H. Dehnen (Konstanz, Germany), A.P. Efremov (Russian Peoples’ Friendship Univ., Moscow), V.P. Frolov (Canada), A.A. Grib (Friedmann Lab., St-Petersburg), V.Ts. Gurovich (Bishkek, Kyrgizstan and Haifa, Israel), W. Israel (Canada), M. Kenmoku (NWU, Japan), M.Yu. Khlopov (Roma1 Univ., Italy and Cosmion, 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 (Nordita, Denmark), C. Romero (UFPB, Brazil), V.A. Rubakov (Inst. Nucl. Research), V.N. Rudenko (Sternberg Astron. Inst., Moscow), R. Ruffini (ICRA, Italy), M.V. Sazhin (Sternberg Astron. Inst., Moscow), Sung-won Kim (EWU, Korea), Yu.S. Vladimirov (Moscow St. Univ.), A.I. Zhuk (Odessa Univ., Ukraine).

Local Organizing Committee:

Prof. Z.G. Nigmatov (Chair, rector of KSPU), Prof. Yu.G. Ignat’ev (Deputy Chair, KSPU), Prof. A.V. Aminova (KSU), R.A. Daishev (KSU), S.V. Sushkov (KSPU), N.R. Khusnutdinov (KSPU), A.A. Popov (KSPU).

Main Topics:

It is planned to publish the abstracts before and proceedings after the conference.

Registration fee is 150 USD. There will be reduced fees for NIS participants.

Kazan may be reached from Moscow by many trains and by flights. There are direct flights to Kazan from Frankfurt by Lufthanza on Tue, Thu and Sun and back on Mon, Wed, Fri. Please, advice your travel agents.

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:

M.Yu. Konstantinov
Rusian Gravitational Society,
Centre for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS,
3-1 M.Ulyanovoy Str., 117313, Moscow, Russia
Tel: (495) 138 04 28
Fax: (495) 138 54 46
E-mail: (please, send also the copy to the LOC: Sergey Sushkov)

The abstracts (no more then two from each participant) should be sent to the same addresses with copy for the section moderator. The abstracts should be submitted in a form ready for reproduction in two copies, printed on 1 page À4, with the text size 16,5 x 22,5 ñì. It is desirable to send the abstracts by e-mail as LaTeX files. Abstracts sent by fax will not be accepted.

Deadline for submitting abstracts, registration and accomodation reservations: 15 April 2005.
Earlier registration and reservation is strongly advised.


Hotel "Tatarstan": single room - 55$; double room - 72$.
Hotel “Volga”: single room - 32$; double room - 55$.

There may be some more cheaper lodging for young scientists and NIS participants. Please, contact LOC (Sergey Sushkov). For visa details if necessary, please, also contact LOC.

Arrival and Other Information:

Here one can find the arriving information (in Russian). Also, please read LOC reccomendations on talks' preparation (in Russian).

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