Monday, 10 July 2023 17:19

Results of the XXIII International Scientific Conference "Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory PIRT-2023"


Between July 3rd and July 6th, 2023, the Bauman Moscow State Technical University held the 23rd International Scientific Conference on Modern Problems of the Relativity Theory, Cosmology and Astrophysics, known as "Physical Interpretations of the Relativity Theory: PIRT-2023". 

The PIRT conference is an international scientific event originating in 1988, first held biennially at Imperial College London and later, since 2003, at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. 

The Chairman of the International Organizing Committee is Mikhail Gordin, Rector of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, while the Co-Chairman is Professor Vladimir Gladyshev, Head of Scientific Educational Complex of Fundamental Sciences. The Chairman of the International Academic Committee is Alexey Starobinsky, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

The 23rd PIRT conference primarily aimed to discuss the following topics: modern generalizations of the relativity theory and its observed consequences; experimental verification of the relativity theory; methods for gravitational wave recording; effects of relativistic electrodynamics and optics in moving media; astrophysical observations and space-based experiments. 

The conference program focused on the latest achievements in the theory of gravity, cosmology and astrophysics, which attracted over 150 researchers from 27 countries. Over 60 participants from 5 countries gave their presentations in the conference hall of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University; other participants and listeners attended the conference remotely via Zoom. An extensive cultural program was arranged for the conference attendees.

The luminaries who delivered their presentations at the conference include: Alexey Starobinsky, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of the Russian Gravitational Society; Andrey Morozov, Corresponding Member of RAS, Head of the Physics Department; Louis Kauffman, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Illinois at Chicago; Innocenzo Pinto, Professor, University of Naples "Federico II"; and many more. 

The 4th "Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics ISGCA-2023" International Summer School was in action simultaneously with the conference. The main goals of the school were to discuss modern advances in the study of the Universe and to familiarize the participants with the main ideas and methods of research in the theory of gravity and cosmology. The School was attended by over a hundred students from 26 countries. Eminent scientists delivered their lectures at the ISGCA-2023. Students of the School had a chance to listen to lectures in person and pose their questions to such celebrated scientists as Alexei Starobinsky, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Sergey Vyatchanin, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Bivudutta Mishra, Professor, Birla Institute of Technology and Science; and many more.

The working languages of the Conference were Russian and English, with all presentations simultaneously interpreted. The Publishing House of Bauman Moscow State Technical University had published the presentation summaries in advance. The full proceedings should be available later in AIP Conference Proceedings.

The organizers and participants are confident that the Conference and the Summer School will contribute to raising the quality of education concerning the theory of gravity, astrophysics and cosmology, as well as to developing and strengthening international scientific collaboration.