It is a pleasure to announce

The 17th Russian Gravitational Conference —
International Conference on Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics (RUSGRAV-17)
to be held from June 28, 2020 (date of arrival) to July 4, 2020 (date of departure) at Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The working languages of the Conference are English and Russian.

This International Conference is organized by:

Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications, Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University and by the Russian Gravitational Society.

It will take place for the first time at Saint Petersburg at the University which celebrated recently 120 years anniversary and now belongs to the recognized Russian and world-wide leaders in both fundamental and applied sciences. Presently Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University trains more than 30000 students and post-graduates, and about 3000 of them came to Saint Petersburg from 98 countries. Please see the following Internet site for a more detailed information:
www.en.spbstu.ru

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Topics

The objective of the meeting is to promote contacts between scientists working in the field of Gravitation, Cosmology, Astrophysics and related fields. It is well known that these research areas become more and more important not only for fundamental science but also for numerous technical applications.

The main topics to be discussed at the RUSGRAV-17 are the following:

Classical gravity

Observational and theoretical cosmology

Theoretical astrophysics, dark matter and dark energy

Quantum effects in curved space-time

Quantum gravity

Gravitational theory with extra dimensions

Geometrical aspects of gravitational theory

Gravitational theories beyond Einstein's General Relativity

Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Starobinsky A.A. (Chair, Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics, Moscow, Russia)
  • Bagrov V.G. (Vice-Chair, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia)
  • Bronnikov K.A. (Vice-Chair, VNIIMS, Moscow, Russia)
  • Galtsov D.V. (Vice-Chair, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
  • Mostepanenko V.M. (Vice-chair, Pulkovo Observatory, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, St.Petersburg, Russia)
  • Sushkov S.V. (Vice-chair, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia)
  • Vladimirov Yu.S. (Vice-Chair, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)
  • Pavlov Yu.V. (Scientific Secretary, Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, St.Petersburg, Russia)
  • Alimi J.-M. (Paris Observatory, Paris-Meudon, France)
  • Barvinsky A.O. (Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia)
  • Beesham A. (University of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
  • Belinsky V.A. (ICRA, Rome, Italy)
  • Berezin V.A. (Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow, Russia)
  • Bisnovaty-Kogan G.S. (Institute of Space Research, Moscow, Russia)
  • Buchbinder I.L. (Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Tomsk, Russia)
  • Chen Chiang-Mei (National Central University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan)
  • Chervon S.V. (Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Ulyanovsk, Russia)
  • Dolgov A.D. (Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia)
  • Frolov V.P. (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
  • Grib A.A. (Herzen State Pedagogical University, St.Petersburg, Russia)
  • Ignat’ev Yu.G. (Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia)
  • Kamenshchik A.Yu. (Università di Bologna and INFN, Bologna, Italy)
  • Kenmoku M. (Nagasaki Wesleyan University, Nagasaki, Japan)
  • Kim S.-P. (Kunsan National University, Gunsan, Korea)
  • Kim S.-W. (Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea)
  • Konkowski D.A. (US Naval Academy, Annapolis, USA)
  • Lukash V.N. (Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia)
  • Luo Jun (Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai, China)
  • Maeda K.-I. (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Maharaj S.D. (University of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
  • Minkevich A.V. (Belarusian State University, Belarus)
  • Nicolai H. (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany)
  • Novello M. (CBPF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Novikov I.D. (Astro Space Centre of Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia)
  • Odintsov S.D. (CSIC-IEEC, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Panov V.F. (Perm State University, Perm, Russia)
  • Popov A.A. (Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia)
  • Romero C. (Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil)
  • Rubakov V.A. (Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow, Russia)
  • Rudenko V.N. (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia)
  • Ruffini R. (ICRA, Rome, Italy)
  • Sazhin M.V. (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia)
  • Yefremov A.P. (Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia)
  • Yurov A.V. (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia)
  • Zhuravlev V.M. (Ulyanovsk State University, Ulyanovsk, Russia)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Sergeev V.V. (Chair, Prorector on Science of Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University)
  • Mostepanenko V.M. (Vice-Chair, Principal Researcher of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)
  • Sorotski V.A. (Vice-Chair, Director of Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications, SPbPU)
  • Velichko E.N. (Vice-Chair, Director of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)
  • Pavlov Yu.V. (Scientific Secretary, Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering)
  • Baranov M.A. (Assistant Professor of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)
  • Grib A.A. (Professor, Herzen State Pedagogical University)
  • Klimchitskaya G.L. (Principal Researcher of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)
  • Korikov C.C. (Associate Professor of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)
  • Liokumovich L.B. (Professor of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)
  • Makarov S.B. (Professor of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)
  • Nepomnyashchaya E.K. (Junior Researcher of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)
  • Savchenko E.A. (Assistant Professor of Higher School of Applied Physics and Space Technologies, SPbPU)

Participation

For participation in RUSGRAV-17, please fill out one of the three Registration Forms, depending on the country of your origin, which are posted below. The Registration Form and a brief abstract of your talk (the txt-file in English or in Russian containing the title, the author names and affiliation, and the text of 10 to 15 lines volume) should be sent by e-mail as soon as possible to the address of the Scientific Secretary Dr. Yuri V. Pavlov:

yuri.pavlov@mail.ru yuri.pavlov@mail.ru

We will confirm the receiving of each abstract and the Registration Form.

Registration Forms

Please indicate the following information about you. Using this information, we will issue the official invitation which you might need to get the financial support of your participation from your University and local funding Agencies or to apply for the Russian visa to the Russian Consulate (if necessary). The deadline for sending the Registration Forms and abstracts is May 15, 2020. Early registration is very welcome.

Registration Form for the Russian Citizens (in Russian)

Registration Form for Foreign Citizens Who Do Not Need the Russian Visa

Registration Form for Foreign Citizens Who Need to Obtain the Russian Visa

Attach the pdf-file of the pages of the passport with this information.

Proceedings

The Proceedings of RUSGRAV-17 will be published in English as a special issue of the Journal indexed by the Scopus and Web of Science. All details concerning the preparation and submission of manuscripts will be posted in due time at this website.

The Conference registration fee is US \$200

For the participants from Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union (with except of countries presently belonging to the European Community) the Organizing Committee will pay the major part of their Registration fee. The resulting reduced Registration fee for these participants is Rubles 2000. The Registration fee covers a Conference bag, participation in all sessions and some of the Conference events (coffee breaks, welcome party) and publication of the Program and of the special issue of the Journal containing the Conference Proceedings.

Scientific Program

Under construction. The Program will contain the plenary, the parallel session talks, and the poster sessions. Selection among the submitted abstracts will be made by the International Scientific Committee and Local Organizing Committee.

Accommodation

Under construction. Different types of accommodation at Saint Petersburg will be suggested for the choice of participants at due time including the University hostels and the city Hotels.

Cultural Program

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is well known all over the world as a great city suggesting outstanding architecture attractions combined with a gripping view of the mighty Neva River and its granite embankments.

Palaces & Parks

Around Saint Petersburg there are several palace and park ensembles each of which is of greater scale than, for instance, Versailles.

Museums & Theatres

The cultural attractions of Saint Petersburg include more than two hundred richest museums starting from the splendid Hermitage and Russian Museum, numerous theatres leaded by the famous Mariinsky theatre, Concert Halls, and picturesque gardens.

White Nights

The RUSGRAV-17 will work during the best period of the so-called "white nights" when darkness retreats and even at night time one can easily read a newspaper with no artificial illumination. During this period of time Saint Petersburg is immersed in a mysterious and promising atmosphere so expressively described in classic Russian literature.

All participants of the RUSGRAV-17 will have an opportunity to take part in the bus city tour and have individual excursions to various places of interest for their choice.