Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics will co-organize the International Mini-Workshop on Gravitation and Cosmology, to be held on July 2 – 5 in Greece.
The organizing committee of the Workshop includes scientists from Japan, Norway, Spain, Germany and Greece, Russia and TUSUR University are represented by Sergey Odintsov, Head of the TUSUR International Laboratory of Theoretical Cosmology, who will be one of the key speakers at the Workshop. The participation geography of the Workshop this year includes Portugal, Russia, Taiwan, India, Iran, Egypt, the US and Kazakhstan.
During the four-day Workshop, the participants will discuss issues of the modern theoretical cosmology and the problems of observational data correlation, modified gravity theories and other theories describing the evolution of the Universe and their modification within the theoretical framework of quantum gravity with quantum theory.
The goal of the Workshop is to bring together specialists in the field of theoretical cosmology and discuss the latest developments in the field. The number of participants will be kept small in order to create a compact scientific core of specialists who will present critical their and thoughts on the current challenges in cosmology.
The International Laboratory of Theoretical Cosmology was created at TUSUR University in 2015 and is headed by Dr. Sergey Odintsov, a prominent research and the author of hundred of publications on gravitational theory, mathematical physics and cosmology. In late May 2017 his paper Modified Gravity Theories in a Nutshell: Inflation, Bounce and Late-time Evolution (co-written with S. Nojiri and V. K. Oikonomou) was accepted for publication by the Physics Reports journal (a high, >16 impact-factor publication).
In 2016 the Laboratory held the First TUSUR Cosmological Conference.