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1st Electronic Conference on Universe

22/02/2021 - 28/02/2021
Abstract Submission
4th January 2021
Acceptance Notification
13th January 2021
File Submission
1st February 2021

Quantum Field Theories, High Energy Physics, Compact Objects, General Relativity and Gravitation, Black Holes, Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Deep Space Probes
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Abstract Submission Deadline Notification

Thank you all for your contributions. The abstract submission has been closed.

Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

As Editor-in-Chief of the journal Universe (ISSN 2218-1997), it is my honor to invite you to join the 1st International Electronic Conference, Universe 2021: 1st Electronic Conference on Gravitation, Cosmology, Field Theory, High Energy Physics, and Astronomy, from 22 to 28 February 2021, which will enable you to share and discuss your most recent findings with the worldwide community of scientists and researchers in these fields.

At this point of restricted travel and personal contact, it is a pleasure to still be able to collaborate electronically via this online venue. This internet conference is designed to allow you to present your research to colleagues and to interact as fully as possible with all those involved in it. I also hope you will meet old friends and make new ones here. There will be many fascinating papers to spark everyone’s interest.

I hope this conference will bring together major contributions at the forefront of research in the fields of gravitation, cosmology, field theory, high energy physics, and astronomy, and I am confident that yours will be among them. Universe 2021 will make your presentation accessible to hundreds of researchers worldwide, with active engagement of the audience in question and answer sessions and discussion groups that will take place online.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee. The authors of accepted contributions will be invited to produce an extended abstract for the conference proceedings along with a slide presentation of their work. Following the conference, outstanding contributions will be invited to be submitted for publication in the main journal.

The conference has been divided into ten themes. Please submit your articles as soon as possible, indicating which theme you think best fits your submission.

Session 1: General Relativity and Gravitation
Session 2: Quantum Field Theories
Session 3: Black Holes
Session 4: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Session 5: High Energy Physics
Session 6: Compact Objects
Session 7: Deep-Space Probes
Session 8: The Universe of Andrei Sakharov
Session 9: Teaching Relativity and Modern Physics in General
Sessions 10: Posters

Thank you for your kind attention.

We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting meeting online.

Best regards,
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Iorio

Conference Secretariat
Ms. Danielle Yao
Ms. Rainy Han
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing, China
E-Mail: [email protected]

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Call for Submissions

The 1st Electronic Conference on Gravitation, Cosmology, Field Theory, High Energy Physics, and Astronomy (Universe 2021) will be held online from 22 to 28 February 2021. This event enables researchers of astronomy sciences and space sciences to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues without the need to travel. All proceedings will be published on the conference homepage in open access format.

Through this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

  • General Relativity and Gravitation

  • Quantum Field Theories

  • Black Holes

  • Dark Matter and Dark Energy

  • High Energy Physics

  • Compact Objects

  • Deep-Space Probes

  • The Universe of Andrei Sakharo

  • Teaching relativity and modern physics in general

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will also be the possibility to submit selected papers, free of charge, to the Special Issue of the journal Universe (ISSN 2218-1997; Impact Factor: 1.752 (JCR 2019)). The submitted manuscripts should comprise at least 50% additional, new, and unpublished material as compared to the published ECU 2021 proceedings paper.

Universe 2021 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference and present your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 20 November 2020 4 January 2021 online at http://www.sciforum.net/login. For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 15 January 2021 1 February 2021. The conference itself will be held 22–28 February 2021.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. Universe 2021 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission procedure and preparation of full presentations, please refer to the Instructions for Authors.



Critical Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 04/01/2021
Notification of Acceptance: 13/01/2021
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 01/02/2021
Conference Open: 22/02/2021

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Iorio

Ministero dell' Istruzione, dell' Università e della Ricerca (M.I.U.R.)-Istruzione. Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (F.R.A.S.) Viale Unità di Italia 68, 70125, Bari (BA), Italy

DETAILS

He received his precollege and college education in Bari, Italy, obtaining a degree in physics from the University of Bari in 1997. In 2002, he earned the Ph.D. Degree in physics from the Department of Physics "Michelangelo Merlin", the University of Bari, where he also completed his postdoctoral studies. He currently holds a permanent position at the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (M.I.U.R.) as a physics teacher in secondary schools since 2007. He is currently qualified at M.I.U.R. both as an Associate Professor and Full Professor for Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Earth and Planetary Physics, and for Theoretical Physics of the Fundamental Interactions, respectively. His research activity, started in 1999 after he published his first article in a peer-reviewed journal, is currently in the field of gravitational physics, in particular, experimental/observational tests of general relativity and modified models of gravity in several astronomical and astrophysical scenarios, and their theoretical interpretation. So far, he has published more than 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals. According to the SAO/NASA ADS database, his h-index is, at present, 40, with over 3550 citations (self-citations excluded). Some papers of him attracted the attention of certain international scientific magazines. So far, he has received 34 requests by foreign students of international academic institutions as supervisor of their Ph.D. and/or post-Doc research activity. He has acted as a referee for several international research institutions like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa, the former Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), the National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) of Kazakhstan, and the Czech Science Foundation (GACR). He received an invitation on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Bio
He received his precollege and college education in Bari, Italy, obtaining a degree in physics from the University of Bari in 1997. In 2002, he earned the Ph.D. Degree in physics from the Department of Physics "Michelangelo Merlin", the University of Bari, where he also completed his postdoctoral studies. He currently holds a permanent position at the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (M.I.U.R.) as a physics teacher in secondary schools since 2007. He is currently qualified at M.I.U.R. both as an Associate Professor and Full Professor for Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Earth and Planetary Physics, and for Theoretical Physics of the Fundamental Interactions, respectively. His research activity, started in 1999 after he published his first article in a peer-reviewed journal, is currently in the field of gravitational physics, in particular, experimental/observational tests of general relativity and modified models of gravity in several astronomical and astrophysical scenarios, and their theoretical interpretation. So far, he has published more than 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals. According to the SAO/NASA ADS database, his h-index is, at present, 40, with over 3550 citations (self-citations excluded). Some papers of him attracted the attention of certain international scientific magazines. So far, he has received 34 requests by foreign students of international academic institutions as supervisor of their Ph.D. and/or post-Doc research activity. He has acted as a referee for several international research institutions like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa, the former Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC), the National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) of Kazakhstan, and the Czech Science Foundation (GACR). He received an invitation on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Sessions Chairs

Prof. Dr. James A. Isenberg

Department of Mathematics, Fenton Hall, University of Oregon, Oregon, USA

DETAILS

Session 1. General Relativity and Gravitation

Mathematical Relativity; Geometric Heat Flow; Nonlinear Wave Equations; Momentum maps and classical field theory

[email protected]

Session
Session 1. General Relativity and Gravitation
Research Interests
Mathematical Relativity; Geometric Heat Flow; Nonlinear Wave Equations; Momentum maps and classical field theory

Prof. Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver

Department of Physics and Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research, Baylor University, Waco, USA

DETAILS

Session 2. Quantum Field Theories

string landscape; string cosmology; Horava-Lifshitz cosmology; trans-Planckian physics

[email protected]

Session
Session 2. Quantum Field Theories
Research Interests
string landscape; string cosmology; Horava-Lifshitz cosmology; trans-Planckian physics

Prof. Dr. Herbert W. Hamber

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, USA

DETAILS

Session 2. Quantum Field Theories

Theoretical Particle Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Gravitation, Mathematical Physics

[email protected]

Session
Session 2. Quantum Field Theories
Research Interests
Theoretical Particle Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Gravitation, Mathematical Physics

Prof. Dr. Gonzalo J. Olmo

Department of Theoretical Physics & IFIC – University of Valencia & CSIC, Valencia, Spain

DETAILS

Session 3. Black Holes

black holes; singularities; quantum fields in curved space-time; inflation; modified gravity; Palatini formalism; stellar structure models; compact objects

[email protected]

Session
Session 3. Black Holes
Research Interests
black holes; singularities; quantum fields in curved space-time; inflation; modified gravity; Palatini formalism; stellar structure models; compact objects

Prof. Dr. Antonio Padilla

School of Physics & Astronomy for Astronomy, University Park, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

DETAILS

Session 4. Dark Matter and Dark Energy

dark energy; dark matter; particle physics; gravity; cosmological constant problem

[email protected]

Session
Session 4. Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Research Interests
dark energy; dark matter; particle physics; gravity; cosmological constant problem

Dr. Paolo Giacomelli

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Bologna, Italy

DETAILS

Session 5. High Energy Physics

Experimental High Energy Particle Physics; Higgs Physics; Standard Model of Particle Physics; Search for New Particles; Large Hadron Collider; Particle Detectors; Future Lepton Colliders

[email protected]

Session
Session 5. High Energy Physics
Research Interests
Experimental High Energy Particle Physics; Higgs Physics; Standard Model of Particle Physics; Search for New Particles; Large Hadron Collider; Particle Detectors; Future Lepton Colliders

Prof. Dr. Lijing Shao

Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Beijing, China

DETAILS

Session 6. Compact Objects

Tests of gravity theories; Gravitational waves; Pulsars and neutron stars; Astrophysical studies of dark matter; Black hole spacetime; Precision tests of fundamental physics; Bayesian data analysis and statistics

[email protected]

Session
Session 6. Compact Objects
Research Interests
Tests of gravity theories; Gravitational waves; Pulsars and neutron stars; Astrophysical studies of dark matter; Black hole spacetime; Precision tests of fundamental physics; Bayesian data analysis and statistics

Prof. Dr. Giacomo Tommei

Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

DETAILS

Session 7. Deep-Space Probes

Celestial mechanics and astrodynamics; Orbit determination; Space missions; Radio Science; Experimental gravity

[email protected]

Session
Session 7. Deep-Space Probes
Research Interests
Celestial mechanics and astrodynamics; Orbit determination; Space missions; Radio Science; Experimental gravity

Dr. Daniele Durante

Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy

DETAILS

Session 7: Deep-Space Probes

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[email protected]

Session
Session 7: Deep-Space Probes
Research Interests
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Prof. Dr. Maxim Yu. Khlopov

1. National Research Nuclear University "Moscow Engineering Physics Institute". 2. Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics, Université de Paris, Paris, France. 3. Laboratory for cosmoparticle studies of Structure and Evolution of Galaxy, Institute of Physics, Southern Federal University, Rostov on Don, Russia.

DETAILS

Session 8. The Universe of Andrei Sakharov

cosmoparticle physics; cosmology and particle physics; physics of dark matter and the early universe; physics beyond the standard model

[email protected]

Session
Session 8. The Universe of Andrei Sakharov
Research Interests
cosmoparticle physics; cosmology and particle physics; physics of dark matter and the early universe; physics beyond the standard model

Prof. Dr. Matteo Luca Ruggiero

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

DETAILS

Session 9. Teaching Relativity and Modern Physics in General

relativity; relativistic theories of gravity; experimental gravity

[email protected]

Session
Session 9. Teaching Relativity and Modern Physics in General
Research Interests
relativity; relativistic theories of gravity; experimental gravity

Dr. Magdalena Kersting

Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

DETAILS

Session 9. Teaching Relativity and Modern Physics in General

physics education; science education; general relativity; embodied cognition

[email protected]

Session
Session 9. Teaching Relativity and Modern Physics in General
Research Interests
physics education; science education; general relativity; embodied cognition

Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Daniel Whiteson

University of California, Irvine, United States

DETAILS

Teaching Physics with Comics

Particle Physics; Experimental High Energy Physics

Talk
Teaching Physics with Comics
Research Keywords
Particle Physics; Experimental High Energy Physics

Prof. Dr. David Blair FAA

ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (formerly Australian International Gravitational Research Centre), Australia

DETAILS

Science without paradigm clashes - a seamless Einsteinian curriculum from K-12

Talk
Science without paradigm clashes - a seamless Einsteinian curriculum from K-12

Prof. Dr. Ute Kraus

University Hildesheim, Hildesheim, Germany

DETAILS

General relativity in secondary school

Talk
General relativity in secondary school

Dr. Julia Woithe

European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland

DETAILS

The potential, challenges and opportunities of introducing high-school students to modern physics: lessons learned from particle physics.

Talk
The potential, challenges and opportunities of introducing high-school students to modern physics: lessons learned from particle physics.

Ms. Jackie Bondell

ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics,
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery

DETAILS

Blast Off to the Virtual Universe: Using Interactive Virtual Reality to Bring Physics to the Secondary Classroom

Talk
Blast Off to the Virtual Universe: Using Interactive Virtual Reality to Bring Physics to the Secondary Classroom

Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Leszek Roszkowski

Astrocent, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland,
National Centre for Nuclear Research, Warsaw, Poland

DETAILS

Dark matter in the Universe; Elementary particle solutions of the dark matter puzzle; "New physics" models beyond the Standard Model; Supersymmetric models and methods of their experimental tests; Higgs bosons in supersymmetric models; Anomalous magnetic

Research Keywords
Dark matter in the Universe; Elementary particle solutions of the dark matter puzzle; "New physics" models beyond the Standard Model; Supersymmetric models and methods of their experimental tests; Higgs bosons in supersymmetric models; Anomalous magnetic

Prof. Dr. Alexei A. Starobinsky

Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow, Russia,
Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

DETAILS

classical and quantum gravity; cosmology; early universe; dark energy; black holes; quantum field theory in curved space–time

Research Keywords
classical and quantum gravity; cosmology; early universe; dark energy; black holes; quantum field theory in curved space–time

Prof. Dr. Sabino Meola

Physics Department (DFNSR), Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy,
Associated to the National Institution for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Naples, Italy

DETAILS

high energy particle physics; high energy calorimetry; higgs physics; kaon physics; quark physics; gauge theories; standard model; gas detectors

Research Keywords
high energy particle physics; high energy calorimetry; higgs physics; kaon physics; quark physics; gauge theories; standard model; gas detectors

Prof. Dr. J.W. (Jan-Willem) Van Holten

NIKHEF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
Lorentz Institute f. Theoretical Physics, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

DETAILS

Classical and quantum gravity; general relativity, gravitational waves; supergravity, canonical gravity; cosmology, inflation and dark energy; neutrinos and cosmic rays; world-line supersymmetry, quantum field theory

Research Keywords
Classical and quantum gravity; general relativity, gravitational waves; supergravity, canonical gravity; cosmology, inflation and dark energy; neutrinos and cosmic rays; world-line supersymmetry, quantum field theory

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel N. Saridakis

Physics Department, Baylor University, Texas, USA;,
Physics Department, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

DETAILS

dark energy formulation; modified theories of gravity; inflationary cosmology; brane cosmology; observational cosmology

Research Keywords
dark energy formulation; modified theories of gravity; inflationary cosmology; brane cosmology; observational cosmology

Prof. Dr. Nikolaos E. Mavromatos

Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology Group, Department of Physics, King’s College London, London, UK

DETAILS

Astro-particle Physics; Cosmology; Quantum Gravity Phenomenology; tests of fundamental space-time symmetries

Research Keywords
Astro-particle Physics; Cosmology; Quantum Gravity Phenomenology; tests of fundamental space-time symmetries

Prof. Dr. Erez Etzion

School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel,
ATLAS experiment, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

DETAILS

Experimental High Energy Particle Physics. LHC Physics. Higgs and searches for Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Searches for Dark Matter. Searches for Long Lived Particles

Research Keywords
Experimental High Energy Particle Physics. LHC Physics. Higgs and searches for Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Searches for Dark Matter. Searches for Long Lived Particles

Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Alimi

Laboratoty Universe and Theories, UMR 8102 CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, PSL Research University, Meudon, France

DETAILS

cosmological physics; numerical cosmology; large scale structure formation; scalar-tensor and modified gravity theory; backreaction and inhomogeneous universes

Research Keywords
cosmological physics; numerical cosmology; large scale structure formation; scalar-tensor and modified gravity theory; backreaction and inhomogeneous universes

Prof. Dr. Vitalii Okorokov

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow, Russian Federation

DETAILS

Data Analysis; Elementary Particle Physics; Experimental Particle Physics; Particle Physics; Quantum Physics; Fractal Dimension; High Energy Physics; Particle; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology Heavy Ions

Research Keywords
Data Analysis; Elementary Particle Physics; Experimental Particle Physics; Particle Physics; Quantum Physics; Fractal Dimension; High Energy Physics; Particle; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology Heavy Ions

Prof. Dr. Ignatios Antoniadis

LPTHE-CNRS-UPMC, Paris, France,
Albert Einstein Center-ITP, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

DETAILS

quantum field theory; particle physics phenomenology; quantum gravity; cosmology; string theory

Research Keywords
quantum field theory; particle physics phenomenology; quantum gravity; cosmology; string theory

Prof. Dr. Andrej Arbuzov

Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

DETAILS

quantum field theory; standard model; radiative corrections; cosmology; general relativity; spontaneous symmetry breaking

Research Keywords
quantum field theory; standard model; radiative corrections; cosmology; general relativity; spontaneous symmetry breaking

Prof. Dr. Rita Bernabei

Dipartimeno di Fisica, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy,
INFN, Rome, Italy

DETAILS

nuclear and subnuclear physics; astroparticle physics; underground physics; detectors developments

Research Keywords
nuclear and subnuclear physics; astroparticle physics; underground physics; detectors developments

Prof. Dr. Francisco S. N. Lobo

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Science Faculty of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

DETAILS

modified gravity; dark energy; cosmology; dark matter; black holes; energy conditions; causal structure of spacetime

Research Keywords
modified gravity; dark energy; cosmology; dark matter; black holes; energy conditions; causal structure of spacetime

Prof. Dr. Marcus C. Werner

Zu Chongzhi Center for Mathematics and Computational Sciences, Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China

DETAILS

Modified gravity theories; construction and tests; gravitational lensing; gravitational waves

Research Keywords
Modified gravity theories; construction and tests; gravitational lensing; gravitational waves

Prof. Dr. Peter Dunsby

Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa

DETAILS

cosmology; dark energy; extensions of general relativity; exact solutions in general relativity; dynamical systems applied to cosmology; inhomogeneous cosmology; structure formation; cosmic microwave background anisotropies; relativistic astrophysics

Research Keywords
cosmology; dark energy; extensions of general relativity; exact solutions in general relativity; dynamical systems applied to cosmology; inhomogeneous cosmology; structure formation; cosmic microwave background anisotropies; relativistic astrophysics

Dr. Davood Momeni

Department of Physics, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

DETAILS

High Energy Physics (Theory) -Gravitational physics-Information Theory

Research Keywords
High Energy Physics (Theory) -Gravitational physics-Information Theory

Prof. Dr. Frank Saueressig

Radboud University Nijmegen, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP), Nijmegen, Netherlands

DETAILS

quantum gravity; asymptotic safety; quantum field theory in curved space-time; black holes; theoretical cosmology; renormalization group techniques

Research Keywords
quantum gravity; asymptotic safety; quantum field theory in curved space-time; black holes; theoretical cosmology; renormalization group techniques

Prof. Dr. Stefano Bellucci

INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Frascati, Italy

DETAILS

theoretical physics; condensed matter; biophysics; physical chemistry; nanoscience and nanotechnology; nanocarbon based composites; biomedical applications

Research Keywords
theoretical physics; condensed matter; biophysics; physical chemistry; nanoscience and nanotechnology; nanocarbon based composites; biomedical applications

Prof. Dr. Joan Solà Peracaula

Departament FQA and Institute of Cosmos Sciences (ICCUB), Univ. de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

DETAILS

vacuum energy, dark matter, dark energy, inflation, particle physics and cosmology, general relativity, tests of gravity, variation of fundamental constants

Research Keywords
vacuum energy, dark matter, dark energy, inflation, particle physics and cosmology, general relativity, tests of gravity, variation of fundamental constants

Dr. Gonzalo J. Olmo

Depto. Física Teórica & IFIC,Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia & CSIC, Valencia, Spain

DETAILS

quantum gravity; black holes; Hawking radiation; Cosmology; inflation; modified theories of gravity; Palatini formalism; field theory; wormholes

Research Keywords
quantum gravity; black holes; Hawking radiation; Cosmology; inflation; modified theories of gravity; Palatini formalism; field theory; wormholes

Prof. Dr. Itzhak Bars

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

DETAILS

cosmology; black holes; two-time physics (2T-Physics); string field theory (SFT)

Research Keywords
cosmology; black holes; two-time physics (2T-Physics); string field theory (SFT)

Prof. Dr. Kostas Skenderis

Mathematical Sciences and STAG Research Center, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

DETAILS

holographic dualities; quantum field theory; string theory; general relativity; cosmology; black holes

Research Keywords
holographic dualities; quantum field theory; string theory; general relativity; cosmology; black holes

Prof. Dr. David L Wiltshire

School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

DETAILS

general relativity; inhomogeneous cosmology; averaging problem; backreaction

Research Keywords
general relativity; inhomogeneous cosmology; averaging problem; backreaction

Dr. Roman Pasechnik

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, Sweden

DETAILS

subatomic physics; astronomy; astrophysics and cosmology; grand unification; Higgs physics; supersymmetry; electroweak physics; beyond the standard model; composite models; physical vacuum; quasiclassical gravity; cosmic inflation models; heavy ion collis

Research Keywords
subatomic physics; astronomy; astrophysics and cosmology; grand unification; Higgs physics; supersymmetry; electroweak physics; beyond the standard model; composite models; physical vacuum; quasiclassical gravity; cosmic inflation models; heavy ion collis

Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Kidonakis

Department of Physics, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA

DETAILS

theoretical particle physics; top quark production; perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics; soft-gluon resummation; higher-order corrections; Higgs, W and Z boson production

Research Keywords
theoretical particle physics; top quark production; perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics; soft-gluon resummation; higher-order corrections; Higgs, W and Z boson production

Prof. Dr. Pedro Pina Avelino

Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP), Porto, Portugal

DETAILS

cosmology; structure formation; cosmic defects; dark energy; dark matter; varying fundamental couplings; modified gravity

Research Keywords
cosmology; structure formation; cosmic defects; dark energy; dark matter; varying fundamental couplings; modified gravity

Dr. Hervé Partouche

Centre de Physique Théorique, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

DETAILS

String theory (compactification, 2D conformal field theory; cosmology, phenomenology; dualities; "geometric engineering"; low energy effective description; strings at finite temperature); supergravity; supersymmetry; braneworlds; M-theory

Research Keywords
String theory (compactification, 2D conformal field theory; cosmology, phenomenology; dualities; "geometric engineering"; low energy effective description; strings at finite temperature); supergravity; supersymmetry; braneworlds; M-theory

Prof. Dr. Banibrata Mukhopadhyay

Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

DETAILS

physics of astrophysical compact objects including accretion disks and outflows/jets; astrophysical fluid dynamics; nuclear astrophysics; field theory in curved spacetime; general relativity and gravitation

Research Keywords
physics of astrophysical compact objects including accretion disks and outflows/jets; astrophysical fluid dynamics; nuclear astrophysics; field theory in curved spacetime; general relativity and gravitation

Prof. Dr. Soo-Jong Rey

School of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

DETAILS

string theory and quantum field theory; high-energy physics; theoretical and observational cosmology

Research Keywords
string theory and quantum field theory; high-energy physics; theoretical and observational cosmology

Prof. Dr. Claudia Ratti

Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, USA

DETAILS

QCD phase diagram; lattice QCD; quark-gluon plasma; heavy ion collisions; hot and dense strongly interacting matter

Research Keywords
QCD phase diagram; lattice QCD; quark-gluon plasma; heavy ion collisions; hot and dense strongly interacting matter

Prof. Dr. Stephon Alexander

Department of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA

DETAILS

theoretical cosmology; cosmological constant problem; baryogenesis; cosmic inflation; structure formation; singularity resolution; quantum fields in curved spaces; string cosmology; quantum gravity; string theory; modified theories of gravity; loop quantu

Research Keywords
theoretical cosmology; cosmological constant problem; baryogenesis; cosmic inflation; structure formation; singularity resolution; quantum fields in curved spaces; string cosmology; quantum gravity; string theory; modified theories of gravity; loop quantu

Prof. Dr. Marcello Abbrescia

Dipartmento Interateneo di Fisica "M. Merlin", Università di Bari, Bari, Italy

DETAILS

particle detectors; gaseous detectors; nuclear and subnuclear physics; astroparticle physics; resistive plate chambers; gas electron multipliers

Research Keywords
particle detectors; gaseous detectors; nuclear and subnuclear physics; astroparticle physics; resistive plate chambers; gas electron multipliers

Prof. Dr. Shinji Mukohyama

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

DETAILS

inflation; dark energy; dark matter; alternative gravity theories; cosmological perturbation; string cosmology; braneworld cosmology; black hole thermodynamics; holographic principle; test of gravity

Research Keywords
inflation; dark energy; dark matter; alternative gravity theories; cosmological perturbation; string cosmology; braneworld cosmology; black hole thermodynamics; holographic principle; test of gravity

Prof. Dr. Douglas Singleton

Physics Department, California State University, Fresno, USA

DETAILS

Quantum Field Theory; Aharonov-Bohm Effect; General Relativity; Cosmology; Particle Physics; Composite Models for Leptons; Theories of Magnetic Charge; Brane-World Models; Proton Spin Puzzle; Models for Dark Energy and Dark Matter; Exact Solutions in Yang

Research Keywords
Quantum Field Theory; Aharonov-Bohm Effect; General Relativity; Cosmology; Particle Physics; Composite Models for Leptons; Theories of Magnetic Charge; Brane-World Models; Proton Spin Puzzle; Models for Dark Energy and Dark Matter; Exact Solutions in Yang

Prof. Dr. Mairi Sakellariadou

Department of Physics, King's College London, London, UK

DETAILS

noncommutative spectral geometry; string/M-theory cosmology; loop quantum cosmology; group field theory; gravitational waves; cosmic (super)strings

Research Keywords
noncommutative spectral geometry; string/M-theory cosmology; loop quantum cosmology; group field theory; gravitational waves; cosmic (super)strings

Prof. Dr. Fridolin Weber

Department of Physics, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA

DETAILS

Superdense matter; Neutron stars, quark stars, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts; General relativity

Research Keywords
Superdense matter; Neutron stars, quark stars, supernovae and gamma-ray bursts; General relativity

Prof. Dr. Marco Cavaglià

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi, USA

DETAILS

astrophysics physics and astronomy physics; gravitational waves physics; high energy physics physics; relativity and cosmology physics; theoretical physics

Research Keywords
astrophysics physics and astronomy physics; gravitational waves physics; high energy physics physics; relativity and cosmology physics; theoretical physics

Prof. Dr. Michal Šumbera

Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic

DETAILS

Relativistic heavy ion physics; multiparticle dynamics; quark gluon plasma; early universe

Research Keywords
Relativistic heavy ion physics; multiparticle dynamics; quark gluon plasma; early universe

Prof. Dr. Oleg Lunin

Department of Physics, University at Albany, Albany, USA

DETAILS

gauge/gravity duality; string theory; quantum properties of black holes; physics of strong interactions; supergravity

Research Keywords
gauge/gravity duality; string theory; quantum properties of black holes; physics of strong interactions; supergravity

Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Gazeau

Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, France

DETAILS

(Covariant) Integral quantization, Specially with POVM and coherent states; Covariant integral quantization of cosmological models; Foundations of quantum physics; Deformation of standard probability distributions and related entropies; Quantum field theo

Research Keywords
(Covariant) Integral quantization, Specially with POVM and coherent states; Covariant integral quantization of cosmological models; Foundations of quantum physics; Deformation of standard probability distributions and related entropies; Quantum field theo

Prof. Dr. Choong Sun Kim

Department of Physics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

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collider physics; weak flavor-dynamics (CP violation, heavy sterile neutrino); the phenomenology of the Beyond the Standard Model; the experimental side of particle physics; Monte Carlo computer simulations

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collider physics; weak flavor-dynamics (CP violation, heavy sterile neutrino); the phenomenology of the Beyond the Standard Model; the experimental side of particle physics; Monte Carlo computer simulations

Dr. Diego Rubiera-Garcia

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Honscheid

Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

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experimental cosmology

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experimental cosmology

Prof. Dr. Parampreet Singh

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

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quantum gravity; quantum cosmology; foundations of quantum mechanics

Research Keywords
quantum gravity; quantum cosmology; foundations of quantum mechanics

Dr. Ruth Lazkoz

University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain

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Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 150-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 20 November 2020 4 January 2021.

  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome in Universe 2021. All authors will be notified by 31 December 2020 13 January 2021 about the acceptance of their abstract.

  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint (only PDF) and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 15 January 2021 1 February 2021.

  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on the Universe 2021 homepage for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 22–28 February 2021.

  5. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the conference and selected papers are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Universe Special Issue, free of charge. The extended papers should be prepared on the instructions for authors of Universe. ( https://www.mdpi.com/journal/universe/instructions)

Structure of Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title

  • Full author names

  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses

  • Abstract

  • Keywords

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Results and Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

Universe2021-template.docx

Universe2021-template.tex

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).

  • Formatting / Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of Universe 2020 template. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.

  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.

  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further enquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video will be uploaded to Sciforum. The video should be no longer than 12 minutes and be prepared with the following formats,

  • .MOV

  • .MPEG4

  • .MP4

  • .AVI

  • .WMV

  • .MPEGPS

  • .FLV

The video should be submitted via email before 15 January 2021.

We also invite you to participate in our webinars to present your research. If you are interested in it, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], the speakers of webinars will be selected from the applicants. The details of webinars and speaker list will be announced by 20 December 2020.

Presentation of Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Conference Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, the best papers and best speakers will be selected by the members of the scientific committee. The Award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs and a free featured paper. We look forward to posting your contributions.

The Awards
Best Poster Award (500 CHF)
The Best Poster Award is established to recognize the scientific merit exhibited in poster preparation and presentation.
Best Speaker Award (500 CHF)
The Best Speaker Award is given exclusively to the invited speakers of ECU 2021.
Terms and Conditions:
Best Poster Award

The Best Poster Award is given for the poster judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference. There will be two winners selected for this award, the winners will be scholars in an early stage of her/his career (within seven years of appointment to an independent position) .

Best Speaker Award

Two best speakers will be selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference. The winners will be selected from the videos uploaded through our submission system.

ECU 2021 Live Sessions

During the duration of the conference, a number of live online sessions will be programmed. During each session, the participants will have the possibility to ask questions during a Q&A session. Detailed information about the topics and dates will be shared soon.

The live sessions are free for authors. The authors who submit submissions to ECU 2021 will have priority for the registration (with no extra cost) to the live online sessions with our keynote speakers. If it is not completely full, the registration will be opened for unregistered participants.

Live Session Speaker: Prof. Dr. Daniel Whiteson

Topic: Teaching Physics with Comics

Live Session Speaker: Prof. Dr. David Blair FAA

Topic: Science without paradigm clashes - a seamless Einsteinian curriculum from K-12

Live Session Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ute Kraus

Topic: General relativity in secondary school

Live Session Speaker: Dr. Julia Woithe

Topic: The potential, challenges and opportunities of introducing high-school students to modern physics: lessons learned from particle physicsl

Live Session Speaker: Ms. Jackie Bondell

Topic: Blast Off to the Virtual Universe: Using Interactive Virtual Reality to Bring Physics to the Secondary Classroom

Relevant Special Issues

Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Universe (ECU 2021)

Guest editors: James A. Isenberg, Gerald B. Cleaver, Lijing Shao, Gonzalo J. Olmo

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Dear Colleagues,

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Universe (ECU 2021) will be held from 22 to 28 February 2021 (https://ecu2021.sciforum.net), verifying the great interest of the related community in this Conference Series.

During the event, a large number of excellent contributions covering key areas of opportunities and challenges will be presented. More specifically, the following areas were covered:

  • General relativity and gravitation;
  • Quantum field theories;
  • Black holes;
  • Dark matter and dark energy;
  • High energy physics;
  • Compact objects;
  • Deep-space probes;
  • The Universe of Andrei Sakharov;
  • Teaching Relativity and Modern Physics in General

This Special Issue welcomes selected papers from the ECU 2021 that promotes and advances the exciting and rapidly changing field.

Submitted contributions will be subjected to peer review and—upon acceptance—will be published with the aim of rapidly and widely disseminating research results, developments, and applications.

Submitted manuscripts should be:
- Title and Abstract should be substantially different with that of conference paper, so that they can be differentiated in various databases.
- 50% new data should be added to make it a real and complete journal paper.
- The conference proceeding should be mentioned and discussed in the introduction section.
- Conference paper link should be provided in the cover letter.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. James A. Isenberg
Prof. Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver
Prof. Dr. Lijing Shao
Prof. Dr. Gonzalo J. Olmo
Guest Editors

To access the full list of open Special Issues, please click here.

Sponsors and Partners

We are currently accepting applications for awards, sponsorships and media partnerships from related organizations.

EUC 2021 offers a range of sponsorship packages on a first-come, first-served basis, which have been designed to maximize the sponsoring organisations’ exposure during the event and offer a positive return on investment.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Best Speaker Award (2*500 CHF)

Best Poster Award (2*500 CHF)

Media Partnership (0 CHF)

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