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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”