Yukawa International Seminar 2013 and longterm workshop, Kyoto, Japan

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the registration of Yukawa International Seminar 2013 (YKIS2013) entitled “Gravitational waves – Revolution in astronomy and astrophysics” is now open at
http://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ykis2013/conference/conference.php

The registration of the associated longterm workshop of Gravitational waves and numerical relativity is also open at
http://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ykis2013/workshop/workshop.php

YKIS2013 will be held from June 2 to 7 in 2013 and the longterm workshop will be held from May 19 to June 22 for five weeks. The venue is Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University. YKIS is a series of the conferences held at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics every year. The aim of YKIS2013 is to overview expanding frontiers in gravitational-wave physics and to discuss central issues to be pursued in the coming years. The conference will be composed of 20 lectures by invited speakers as well as contributed talks and poster presentations which are accepted in the registration page. The invited speakers are as follows:

Bruce Allen (MPI)
Fulvio Ricci (VIRGO)
Krzystof Belczynski (Texas/Warsaw)
Edo Berger (Harvard)
Emanuele Berti (Mississippi)
Patrick Brady (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Bernd Bruegmann (Jena)
Alessandra Buonanno (Maryland)
John Friedman (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Keita Kawabe (LIGO)
Takaaki Kajita (ICRR)
Nobuyuki Kawai (TITech)
Kostas Kokkotas (Tubingen)
Luis Lehner (Perimeter)
Dick Manchester (CSIRO)
Christian Ott (Caltech)
Tsvi Piran (Hebrew)
B. S. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff)
Bernard Schutz (Albert-Einstein Institute)
Patrick Sutton (Cardiff)

The longterm workshop on gravitational waves and numerical relativity will be held as a part of the Yukawa International Program for Quark-Hadron Science (YIPQS) and as a pre and post workshop of YKIS2013. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity of discussing central issues to be pursued in the coming years around the field of gravitational waves and numerical relativity with a relatively small number of participants focusing primarily on the discussion with a limited number of seminars. More information for YKIS2013 and longterm workshop will be found in the web pages.

Best wishes and a happy new year,
Masaru Shibata and Takashi Hiramatsu, on behalf of LOC of YKIS2013

Yukawa International Seminar 2013 “Gravitational waves: Revolution in astronomy and astrophysics”

We are pleased to announce that Yukawa International Seminar 2013 (YKIS2013) entitled “Gravitational waves: Revolution in astronomy and astrophysics” will be held from June 2-7 in 2013 at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University. Associated with this conference, we plan to hold a one-month workshop on gravitational waves and numerical relativity. The details will be updated in

http://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ykis2013/conference/index.html

The confirmed invited speakers on YKIS2013 at present include

Edo Berger (Harvard)
Emanuele Berti (Mississippi)
Patrick Brady (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Bernd Bruegmann (Jena)
Alessandra Buonanno (Maryland)
John Friedman (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Kostas Kokkotas (Tuebingen)
Luis Lehner (Perimeter)
Christian Ott (Caltech)
Tsvi Piran (Hebrew)
B. S. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff)
Bernard Schutz (Albert-Einstein Institute)
Patrick Sutton (Cardiff)
and more

SOC of the YKIS2013:

Masaru Shibata (chair), Misao Sasaki, Takahiro Tanaka (YITP)
Masaki Ando, Takashi Nakamura, Naoki Seto (Kyoto)
Takaaki Kajita, Kazuaki Kuroda, Seiji Kawamura, Masatate Ohashi (ICRR)
Nobuyuki Kanda (Osaka CU), Hideyuki Tagoshi (Osaka)

Yukawa International Seminar (YKIS2010)

First circular of YKIS2010 Symposium on `Cosmology –The Next Generation–‘

Agenda for YKIS2010

The basic concept of the workshop as well as the symposium is to develop concrete foundations for further expansion of the frontiers of gravity and cosmology. With the increase of precise observational data and of our knowledge about the universe, various new aspects of cosmology have been added. Rapidly expanding frontiers of cosmology make it difficult particularly for young generation to capture the concrete foundations and to take a step further.

At YKIS2010 Symposium, we would like to survey various ideas in gravity and cosmology which have some relevance to the current and future observations, and re-examine them to be able to announce a clear message to the next generation.

Invited speakers (*:to be confirmed)

Bruce Allen
Nathalie Deruelle
Georgi Dvali
George Efstathiou
Roberto Emparan
Kari Enqvist
Josh Frieman
Alan Guth*
Masashi Hazumi*
Renata Kallosh
David Langlois
Andrei Linde
Viatcheslav Mukhanov
Valery Rubakov
Paul Shellard
Masaru Shibata
Eva Silverstein
Ewan D. Stewart
Rashid A. Sunyaev

Registration fee

The registration fee for YKIS2010 Symposium is 15,000 yen (10,000 yen for students), which includes a copy of the proceedings, conference bag, coffee breaks, and conference dinner. A reduced registration fee for early online payment (by 30 April 2010) is available; 12,000 yen for regular participants and 8,000 yen for students.

Proceedings

Proceedings will be published as a volume of Progress of Theoretical Physics, Supplement.

Financial support

Basic support for local expenses will be provided on request for participants of GC2010 workshop.
Please contact LOC by e-mail.

Accommodation and logistics

Information of accommodation and logistics are given at the conference website.

Local Organizing Committee (Kyoto University)

Shunichiro Kinoshita, Norichika Sago, Misao Sasaki (chair),
Tetsuya Shiromizu, Jiro Soda, Takahiro Tanaka (scientific secretary)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Nathalie Deruelle (APC, France), Georgi Dvali (NYU, USA), Renata Kallosh (Stanford, USA), Hideo Kodama (KEK), Andrei Linde (Stanford, USA), David H. Lyth (Lancaster, UK), Viatcheslav Mukhanov (Munich, Germany), Takashi Nakamura (Kyoto), Valery Rubakov (INR, Russia), Masaru Shibata (YITP), Jiro Soda (Kyoto), Ewan D. Stewart (KAIST), Naoshi Sugiyama (Nagoya), Alexander Vilenkin (Tufts, USA), Masahiro Yamaguchi (Tohoku), Jun’ichi Yokoyama (RESCEU), Jiro Soda (Kyoto), Takahiro Tanaka* (YITP), Misao Sasaki** (YITP)

** Chair, * Scientific Secretary

Contact address

FAX: +81-75-753-7071
Email: ykis2010[AT]yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp