The 18th Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation in Japan (JGRG18)
There has been an impressive progress in astrophysical/cosmological
observations in recent years. Cosmology has entered an era of precision science.
Astrophysical black holes have been observed in many frequency bands with better
resolutions and sensitivities. Observations of gamma-ray bursts have added a new
mystery to relativistic astrophysics. And, a new frontier is waiting to be explored
by gravitational wave interferometers.
On the theoretical side, motivated by unified theories of fundamental interactions,
especially string theory, many efforts have been made for studies of physics in
5-dimensional or higher dimensional spacetimes, and there is a growing interest
in experimental verifications of extra dimensions. There have been also important
and interesting developments in various other areas, including alternative theories
of gravity, quantum gravity, and spacetime singularities, to mention a few. This
year, we plan to overview these recent developments and discuss future perspectives.
Contributed Talks and Posters:
- A tentative list of invited speakers and titles is given below.
- Kazuya Koyama, Portsmouth, UK
- "Modified gravity as an alternative to dark energy"
- Gary Shiu, Wisconsin-Madison, USA
- "String Inflation: an Update"
- Koji Yoshimura, KEK, Japan
- "Cosmic-ray antiparticles as a probe of early universe"
- Kazunori Kohri, Lancaster, UK
- "Long-lived particles and cosmology in supergravity"
- Yasushi Fukazawa, Hiroshima Univ, Japan
- "Current status of Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope"
- Markus Ackermann, SLAC, USA
- "First results and future prospects of the Fermi Large Area Telescope"
- Luciano Rezzolla, AEI, Germany
- "Modeling black holes and neutron stars as sources of gravitational waves"
- Roberto Emparan, Barcelona Spain
- "New phases of black holes in higher dimensions"
Contributions to the workshop
are either posters or oral presentations.
The decision will be done by SOC until 10th of October.
The Conference dinner will be held on Wednesday evening
19th November at Hakuwa Hotel, which is located near Hiroshima University.
The fee, which is 5,000JPY for faculty members, JSPS fellows, Postdoc.,
and 4,000JPY for students, should be paid at registration desk
until 15:00 on Wednesday. Please bring your name badge, on
which there is an allowed sign.
The dinner will start from 18:00 and end at 20:00.
A free bus for Saijyo JR station will be arranged for participants
and will leave from the entrance of Hotel just after the party.
- 20th of September
Deadline for Registration, Contribution paper and
Application for Financial Support
- 10th of October
Decision about Program and Financial Support
- 31th of January, 2009
Deadline for Manuscript for the Proceedings
For domestic participants there may be some support for the
domestic travel expenses.
There is no financial support for participants from abroad
(except for invited speakers).
Hideki Asada, Takeshi Chiba,
Akio Hosoya, Kunihito Ioka, Hideki Ishihara, Hideo Kodama,
Yasufumi Kojima, Kei-ichi Maeda, Shinji Mukohyama,
Takashi Nakamura, Ken'ichi Nakao, Yasusada Nambu,
Ken-ichi Oohara, Misao Sasaki,
Masaru Shibata, Tetsuya Shiromizu, Jiro Soda, Naoshi Sugiyama,
Takahiro Tanaka, Jun'ichi Yokoyama
E-mail: JGRGLOC_at_theo.phys.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (change '_at_' by @)
Department of Physics,
1-3-1, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8526, Japan
E-mail: kojima_at_theo.phys.sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (change '_at_' by @)