3rd Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting

This 3rd “Galileo – Xu Guanqi meeting” will be held in Beijing from Oct. 11th to 15th, 2011. It represents a collaboration between ICRANet, University of Roma “Sapienza”, University of Nice “Sophia Antipolis”, Stockholm University, Free University of Berlin, ICRA, ENEA, INFN, ICTP, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CBPF, the National Astronomical Observatory (Beijing), the Institutes of High Energy Physics, the Institute of Theoretical Physics, the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Tsinghua University, the Peking University, the Beijing Normal University, the Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, the Beijing Planetarium, the Tartu Observatory, the Vatican Observatory, and the Beijing Astronomical Society.

The meeting is particularly dedicated to recall the roots of the modern scientific research in the East and the West and review the recent progress in Physics and Astrophysics with special attention to one of the most advanced fields of scientific research: relativistic astrophysics. We will review current progress in the theoretical fields made possible by astronomical observations of the Sun, of the Stars and of the Universe. These results have been achieved thanks to the theories of Albert Einstein and to the unprecedented numbers of observational techniques: in X-ray, Gamma-ray, optical wave-lengths from space based observatories, in radio telescopes wavelengths from telescopes on the ground as well as in particle physics from underground observatories. We are looking for an international meeting of 274 participants, 137 from Asia and 137 from the rest of the Planet. The meeting is organized by an international organizing committee and a local organizing committee. Interested scientists and students can register themselves and submit title and abstract of their contributions on the webpage http://www.icranet.org/3gx

The registration fee for non-Chinese participants is 300€ (students 200€) before the deadline, 30th August, 2011. After the deadline, it is 400€ (students 300€). Participants who didn’t pay their fee in advance can pay cash upon their arrival at the registration desk. For Chinese participants (including participants from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao) the registration fee is RMB 800 Yuan (students RMB 400 Yuan) and should be paid upon their arrival at the registration desk. The registration fee will include 5 lunches, coffee breaks and the proceedings publication.

2nd Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting (final program)

Registration at: http://ntsrvg9-2.icra.it/meetings/RegistrationXU2.htm

The conference fee will be 350 € and it will cover coffee breaks, conference banquet and proceedings.

The 2nd Galileo – Xu Guanqi meeting will be limited to 100 participants and will be held on July 11 – 17, 2010.

The final program, together with wonderful images of Villa Hanbury, Villa Ratti and the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, can be downloaded clicking on the following link: http://www.icranet.org/images/stories/Meetings/XU2/program.pdf
On the webpage you can find the list of titles and abstracts too.

See also the previous announcements on hyperspace@aei: http://hyperspace.aei.mpg.de/tag/galileo-xuguangqi2/

Li-Zhi Fang and Remo Ruffini,
Co-Chairs of the “2nd Galileo – Xu Guanqgi meeting”

2nd Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting (third announcement)

Dear Colleagues,

The 2nd Galileo-XuGuangqi meeting follows the 1st meeting of this series held on October 2009 in Shanghai. We plan to continue the format of this meeting addressing topics generally related to Relativistic Astrophysics and theoretical and observational topics. The aim is to enlarge the audience from the one strictly Chinese and Italian to one embracing European and western scientific interests and the Eastern ones. In this sense a broader participation from Korea and Taiwan has been encouraged, as well as a participation of scientists from Europe and the Americas. The goal is to create once a year a forum for strategic exchanges between eastern and western science at the highest level dealing with Relativistic Astrophysics and related fundamental theoretical, experimental and observational fields.

The 2nd Galileo-Xu Guanqi meeting will be limited to 70 participants and will be held on July 11 – 17, 2010. It represents a collaboration between the University of Nice Sophie Antipolis, ICRANet, University of Genova, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Institute for the Early Universe, APCTP, ENEA, Embassy of Italy in Seoul, Stockholm University, NAOC, INFN, Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Cote d’Azur Observatory, Free University of Berlin, ICTP. The lectures will take place at the splendid Hanbury Villa (http://www.giardinihanbury.com) on the border between Italy and France on the Riviera. A special visit will be planned on the 14th of July to Villa Ratti, Nice, where a new ICRANet Center is going to be inaugurated.

This 2nd Galileo-Xu Guangqi meeting will be the occasion to establish the lectures of the IRAP PhD program sponsored by the European Community, which will be delivered starting from September 2010 at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Such a program sees the participation of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, the University of Savoie, the University of Stockholm, the University of Berlin, the University of Ferrara, the University of Roma, ICRANet, Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, the Tartu Observatory, the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, the Albert Einstein Institut, the Indian Centre for Space Physics and the Brazilian Centre for Physics Research.
The ten selected international students, four from Europe and six from Asia and the Americas, will participate in these lectures.

The preliminary program and list of speakers can be downloaded clicking on the following link:

http://www.icranet.org/images/stories/Meetings/XU2/program.pdf

We encourage every scientist interested in the meeting to register online using the registration form that can be found on the webpage. The conference fee will be 350 Euros and it will cover coffee breaks, proceedings and the conference banquet.

Li-Zhi Fang and Remo Ruffini,
Co-Chairs of the “2nd Galileo – Xu Guanqgi meeting”

2nd Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting (second announcement)

Dear Colleagues,

The 2nd Galileo-XuGuangqi meeting follows the 1st meeting of this series held on October 2009 in Shanghai. We plan to continue the format of this meeting addressing topics generally related to Relativistic Astrophysics and theoretical and observational topics. The aim is to enlarge the audience from the one strictly Chinese and Italian to one embracing European and western scientific interests and the Eastern ones. In this sense a broader participation from Korea and Taiwan has been encouraged, as well as a participation of scientists from Europe and the Americas. The goal is to create once a year a forum for strategic exchanges between eastern and western Science at the highest level.

The 2nd “Galileo – Xu Guanqi meeting” will be held July 12 – 17, 2010 at the University of Nice – Sophe Antipolis and at Villa Ratti, Nice (France), where a new ICRANet Center is going to be inaugurated in the month of July.

The preliminary program is:

Monday – July 12
Topics: Black Holes, Neutron Stars and Dark Matter
Chairs: David Arnett and Zhang Chengmin

The preliminary list of contributors will include:

Belinski Vladimir– ICRANet, Pescara – Italy
Bini Donato – CNR, Rome – Italy
Cherubini Christian– Campus Biomedico, Rome – Italy
Geralico Andrea– University of Rome, Italy
Han Wenbiao– University of Rome, Italy
Kerr Roy P. – ICRANet. Italy
Kim Sang Pyo – Kunsan National University, Kunsan – Korea
Kim Sung-Won – Ewha Womans University, Seoul – Korea
Lee Chul Hoon – Hanyang University, Seoul – Korea
Lee Da-Shin – Taiwan DongHwa University, Hualien – China
Lee Hyun Kyu – Hanyang University, Seoul – Korea
Ng K-W – Academia Sinica, Taipei – China
Pugliese Daniela– University of Rome, Italy
Rotondo Michael– University of Rome, Italy
Rueda Jorge A.– Universiry of Rome, Italy
Ruffini Remo – ICRANet and University of Rome, Italy
Sasaki Misao – Osaka University, Toyonaka – Japan
Vissani Francesco–Gran Sasso National Laboratories, Assergi – Italy
Xia Xiaoyang– Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin – China
Xue She-Sheng – ICRANet, Physics Department, University of Rome, Italy
Zhang Chengmin – Beijing Observatory, Beijing – China

Tuesday – July 13
Topics: Large Scale Structure and Early Universe
Chairs: Jaan Einasto and Houjun Mo

The preliminary list of contributors will include:

Aksenov Alexey – Inst. for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow – Russia
Chen Xuelei – Beijing Observatory, China
Fang Li-Zhi – University of Arizona, Tucson – USA
Feng Longlong – Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing – China
Funes José – Specola Vaticana, Città del Vaticano – Italy
Gao Liang – Beijing Observatory, China
Harutyunian Haik – Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia
Lattanzi Massimiliano – University of Rome, Italy
Lee Bum-Hoon – Sogang University, Seoul – Korea
Lee Hyung Won – Inje University, Gimhae – Korea
Lee Wolung – National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei – China
Mo Houjun – University of Massachusetts, USA
Novello Mario – CBPF, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Siutsou Ivan – University of Rome, Italy
Song Doo Jong – Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon – Korea
Vereshchagin Gregory – ICRANet, Pescara – Italy
Wu Xiang-Ping – Beijing Observatoty, China
Yang Xiaohu – Shanghai Observatory, China
Yang Zhang – University of Science and Technology of China, Hofei – China

Wednesday – July 14
Topics: Gravitational theory, gravitational waves and precision tests of General Relativity
Chairs: François Mignard and Zhaozhong Wang

The preliminary list of contributors will include:

Everitt Francis – Stanford University, USA
Mester John – Stanford University, USA
Pisin Chen – National Taiwan University, Taipei – China
Sigismondi Costantino – University of Rome, Italy
Zhaozhong Wang – Institut de Physique of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris – France

Thursday – July 15
Topics: Gamma Ray Bursts and Ultra High Energy Sources
Chairs: Michael Boer and Dai Zigao

The preliminary list of contributors will include:

Aharonian Felix – Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland and Max Planck Institut fur Kernphysis, Germany
Amati Lorenzo – INAF – IASF, Bologna – Italy
Bianco Carlo Luciano – University of Rome and ICRANet, Italy
Caito Letizia – University of Rome, Italy
Capaccioli Massimo – University of Naples, Italy
Chardonnet Pascal – University of Savoie, France
Chincarini Guido – University of Milan, Italy
Dai Zigao – Nanjing University, China
De Barros Gustavo – University of Rome, Italy
Della Valle Massimo – INAF Napoli and ICRANet, Pescara – Italy
Frontera Filippo – University of Ferrara, Italy
Guidorzi Christian – University of Ferrara, Italy
Izzo Luca – University of Rome, Italy
Patricelli Barbara – University of Rome, Italy
Piran Tsvi – Racah Institute of Physics, Jerusalem – Israel
Rangel Lemos Juracy – University of Rome, Italy
Tavani Marco – INAF-IASF Roma, Italy

Friday – July 16
Topics: Scientific Space Missions and International Cooperations (Chinese-French-Italian)
Chairs: Filippo Frontera and Shuang-Nan Zhang

The preliminary list of contributors will include:

Braga Joao – INPE, Sao Paulo – Brazil
Costa Enrico – NAF Roma, Italy
Frontera Filippo – University of Ferrara, Italy
Hu Zhan – Beijing Observatory, China
Shuang-Nan Zhang – TsingHua University, Beijing – China
Wang Lifan – Texas A and M University, USA
Yu Gao – Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing – China

We encourage every scientist interested in the meeting to register online using the registration form that can be found on the webpage. The conference fee will be 350 Euros and it will cover coffee breaks, proceedings and the conference banquet.

After the Meeting, the IRAP Ph.D. Erasmus Mundus program will run a summer school, the “Second Bego Rencontres”, July 19 – 24, 2010 dedicated to graduate students and researchers.
See the webpages:

http://icranet.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=370

and

http://www.icranet.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=504&Itemid=833

For any information, don’t hesitate to contact Pina Barbaro (Pina.BARBARO[AT]unice.fr) or Annapia Del Beato (annapia.delbeato[AT]icranet.org).

Li-Zhi Fang and Remo Ruffini,
Co-Chairs of the “2nd Galileo – Xu Guanqgi meeting”

2nd Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

We are continuing with another installment of the successful 1st “Galileo – Xu Guanqi Meeting”
(http://www.icranet.org/galileo-xuguangqi),
held in Shanghai October 26 – 30, 2009 as a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the use of the telescope by Galileo Galilei to study the structure of our universe. In addition to scientists from Italy and China who first started the conference, the meeting saw the participation of many scientists originating from a variety of Western and Eastern countries. The meeting was particularly dedicated to recalling the roots of modern scientific research in China and to foster East-West exchanges in Relativistic Astrophysics, one of the most lively fields of research today. We have decided to hold this meeting every year, alternatively in the West and in the East.

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd “Galileo – Xu Guanqi meeting” will be held July 12 – 17, 2010 at the University of Nice – Sophe Antipolis and at Villa Ratti, Nice (France), where a new ICRANet Center is going to be inaugurated in the month of June.

We will review as usual current progress in General Relativity made possible by astronomical observations of the Sun, of the Stars and of the Universe. These results have been achieved on the basis of the theory of Albert Einstein and thanks to unprecedented numbers of observational techniques: in X-ray, gamma-ray and optical wave-lengths from space-based observatories, in radio telescope wavelengths from telescopes on the ground, as well as through particle physics experiments in underground observatories.

The conference fee will be 350 Euros and it will cover coffee breaks, proceedings and the conference banquet.

After the Meeting, the IRAP Ph.D. Erasmus Mundus program will run a summer school, the “Second Bego Rencontres”, July 19 – 24, 2010 dedicated to graduate students and researchers.
See websites:

http://icranet.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7&Itemid=370

and

http://www.icranet.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=504&Itemid=833

For any information, don’t hesitate to contact Pina Barbaro (Pina.BARBARO[AT]unice.fr) or Annapia Del Beato (annapia.delbeato[AT]icranet.org).

Li-Zhi Fang and Remo Ruffini,
Co-Chairs of the “2nd Galileo – Xu Guanqgi meeting”

First Galileo – Xu Guangqi Meeting

New September 30th Deadline

Early registration fee payment at 250 Euros (350 Euros after deadline)

Dear colleagues,

We have extended the deadline for early registration fee payment until September 30th. We urge everyone who intends to participate in the meeting to begin the registration process as soon as possible.

Information about Hotel reservation is now available on the webpage in the section “Hotels in Shanghai”.

This first “Galileo – Xu Guangqi meeting” will be held in Shanghai from Oct. 26th to 30th, 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the use by Galileo Galilei of the telescope in order to study the structure of our Universe. We recall how just few years after the Discovery of the Telescope by Galileo a copy of his telescope had been brought to China by Adam Schall Von Bell, member of the Jesuits community funded by Matteo Ricci (Li Madou). The name of Xu Guangqi, associated to the one of Galileo in this meeting, celebrates this collaborator of Matteo Ricci and his most extraordinary activities in bringing to China the works of Euclid and Galileo and his strong commitment to the process of modernization and scientific development of China.

This celebration occurs within the UNITED NATIONS sponsored activities for the 2009 as Year of Astronomy.

The meeting is particularly dedicated to recall the roots of the modern scientific research in China and review the recent progress in one of the most advanced fields of scientific research: the one of relativistic astrophysics. We will review current progress in general relativity made possible by astronomical observations of the Sun, of the Stars and of the Universe. These results have been achieved on the ground of the theories of Albert Einstein and thanks to unprecedented numbers of observational techniques: in X-ray, Gamma-ray, optical wave-lengths from space based observatories, in radio telescopes wavelengths from telescopes on the ground as well as in particle physics from underground observatories. We are looking for an international meeting of approximate 274 participants, 137 from Asia and 137 from the rest of the Planet. The meeting is organized by an international organizing committee, an international scientific advisory committee and a local organizing committee. The “Galileo – Xu Guangqi Meetings” will be called in future years in order to foster the scientific cooperation of China and the international scientists in the field of Relativistic Astrophysics worldwide.

The discussed topics will be:
-Large Scale Structures of the Universe and Galaxy Formation
-Gravitational Waves and Precision Tests of General Relativity
-General Relativity, GRBs, Neutron Star and Supernovae
-Cosmological Stability, Comets, GRBs, Dinosaurs and Species Extinction and History of Astronomy

The List of Invited Speakers for each Session,
the International Organizing Committee,
the International Scientific Advisory Committee
the Local Organizing Committee
can be found at:

http://www.icranet.org/galileo-xuguangqi

This meeting will be followed by the 11th Italian-Korean meeting in Seoul (Korea) on November 2-4, 2009. This meeting aims at boosting exchange of information and collaborations between Italian and Korean astrophysicists on new and hot issues in the field. This year’s symposium will have a particular meaning to astrophysicists of both countries, celebration of two giants of each country in the early history of astronomy: Galileo Galilei and Hwang Lee.

Further information can be found at http://cquest.sogang.ac.kr/IKSRA/index.php.

We look forward to a successful meeting!

Remo Ruffini
chair of International Organizing Committee

Jing Yipeng
chair of Local Organizing Committee