XIIth International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology

June 28-July 5, 2015, PFUR, Moscow, Russia

The conference is dedicated to the centenary of Einstein’s General Relativity theory

Organized by the Russian Gravitational Society, Institute for Gravitation and Cosmology, PFUR, Center for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS and Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Dubna
Supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, PFUR, VNIIMS, UMass Dartmouth, Phys. Dept. and Prof. Leung Mem. Fund and by APCTP within the APCTP-BLTP Joint Program

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Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure for us to invite you to the XII International conference on gravitation, astrophysics and cosmology to be held in Moscow, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) from June 28 till July 5, 2015

ICGAC-12 is a part of the series of biennial conferences on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology which take place in the Asia-Pacific region, with the goals to promote cooperation among the member countries and within an international context, high-level studies on hot topics and to encourage young physicists on these fields. The first meeting was initiated by Prof. Yong Min Cho, Korea, one of the founders of the APCTP, in 1993.

The program of the conference includes plenary and sectional talks, posters and informal 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.

The previous meetings were held in:

  1. Seoul, Korea (1993) at the Seoul National University
  2. Hsinchu, Taiwan (1995) at the National Tsing Hua University
  3. Tokyo, Japan (1997) at the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, Tokyo University
  4. Beijing, China (1999) at the Beijing Normal University
  5. Moscow, Russia (2001) at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
  6. Seoul, Korea (2003) at the Ewha Women’s University
  7. Jhongli, Taiwan (2005) at the National Central University
  8. Nara, Japan (2007) at the Nara Women’s University
  9. Wuhan, China (2009) at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  10. Qui-Nhon, Vietnam (2011) with the assistence of Rencontre du Vietam
  11. Almaty, Kazakhstan (2013) at the Al Farabi Kazakh National University

Main topics and moderators:

International Organizing Committee:

Vitaly Melnikov (Russia) – Chair,
Alexander P. Yefremov (Russia) – Co-Chair,
Sang-Pyo Kim (Korea) – Co-Chair,
Alexei Starobinsky (Russia) – Co-Chair.

Medeu Abishev (Kazakhstan), Andrei Arbuzov, JINR (Russia), Gennadii Bisnovaty-Kogan (Russia), Rong-Gen Cai (China), Yong Min Cho (Korea), D. Fursaev (Russia), Jong-Ping Hsu (USA), Jun Luo (China), Masakatsu Kenmoku (Japan), Sung-Won Kim (Korea), Kei-ichi Maeda (Japan), Remo Ruffini (Italy), Misao Sasaki (Japan), Roland Triay (France).

International Advisory Committe:

Local Organizing Committee:

A.P. Yefremov – Chair, N.S. Kirabaev – Co-Chair; S. Bolokhov, K.A. Bronnikov, M.L. Filchenkov, A. Golubtsova, V.D. Ivashchuk, V.V. Kassandrov, Yu.P. Rybakov, M. Skvortsova, Yu.S. Vladimirov.


Those who wish to participate in the conference are requested to fill in the online electronic registration form or contact the scientific secretary of the organizing committee at the address:

Dr. S. Bolokhov
Rusian Gravitational Society,
Centre for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, VNIIMS,
46 Ozernaya Str., 119361, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7(495)781-2868
Fax: +7(495)781-2878
E-mail: rgs-conf@yandex.ru (please also send the copy to the RGS address: rusgs@phys.msu.ru)

Deadline for registration: April 25, 2015. Earlier registration is strongly advised.

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


Abstracts (no more then two from each participant) should be sent to the scientific secretary (Dr. Sergey V. Bolokhov) with a copy to the section moderator. The abstracts, within 1 A4 page, should be prepared as LaTeX files (and can include one eps figure), using the template (see here). Abstracts sent by fax or post will not be accepted.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: April 25, 2015. Earlier abstracts submission is advised.

Abstracts are planned to be published before and proceedings after the conference. The proceedings of the conference will be published by the World Scientific with the partial cosponsor UMass Dartmouth, Phys. Dept. and Prof. Leung Mem. Fund.


The proceedings of ICGAC-12 will be published as a book by the World Scientific Publ., Singapore and sent to participants free of charge. Sponsor is the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Phys. Dept. and Prof. Leung Memorial Fund. Please, send to the Organizing Committee 5 pages for your plenary talk and/or 2 pages for the sectional talk according to the final Program of the Conference. Not preliminary!

Deadline of submitting papers in tex for the proceedings is October 1, 2015. Earlier submitting is welcome!

Here one can find the template for speakers to prepare their papers. Other formats will not be accepted!!! It is the demand of WS. Please, send your papers prepared with proc9x6.tex to both e-mails:

to the scientific secretary Dr. Sergey V. Bolokhov (rgs-conf@yandex.ru) and
to Prof. Kirill A. Bronnikov (kb20@yandex.ru).


PFUR Guest House (Hotel): a limited number of rooms. The present-day price is 2600 RUB for a double room (may be booked by a single person at the same price). Please, point out this choice in the registration form and/or send your request to the scientific secretary. Some not expensive possibility of living in a PFUR hostel may be provided for students and post-graduate students.

Other nearby hotels in Moscow (reservations are made by the participants):


For getting a Visa, please fill in the online Visa form or the electronic Visa form (MS Word document) and send this information with SCANNED copy (300 dpi, grayscale) of your passport till April 15, 2015 (better earlier) to the following three addresses: Using this information, we will issue and send you the official invitation which you may need to get the Russian visa from the Russian Consulate in your country (if visa is necessary to come to Russia) or for the funding of your participation from your National Funding Organizations.


A boat trip on Moscow river and visits to the center of Moscow (Kremlin, Red Square etc.) are planned. Here one can find photos of excursion made by PFUR Tourist Club.

How to reach PFUR:

Buses and minibuses uses from Moscow airports to the nearest metro stations (20 min to 1 hour). Also, from all Moscow airports there are express trains (preferable) to metro stations: Then by metro to the stations Yugo-Zapadnaya or Belyaevo.

Then by buses (~10 min) or on foot (~30 min) from any of these two metro stations to the stop "Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia" (in Russian: "Universitet Druzhby narodov"):

Address of PFUR Main Building: Moscow, Miklukho-Maklaya Str. 6 (3 minutes from the stop). See map of the PFUR neighborhood here.

Map and photos:

Here one can find the map of PFUR Campus and the photos of PFUR Main Building, 12th Blocks and 10th and 14th Blocks.

Previous information - Second Announcement.

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