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Location: Nice, France

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”