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IARD Officers:

Martin C. Land

James O'Brien

James Lindesay

Tepper L. Gill





The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics (IARD) will host its 11th biennial meeting in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico 4 - 7 June 2018, in cooperation with Instituto Politécnico Nacional. The conference sessions will take place at Hotel El Español in central Mérida.

IARD 2018 will mark the association's 20th year of activity since its founding at the 1998 meeting.

Ten previous meetings were held in Houston, Texas, Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel, Howard University in Washington DC, Saas Fee, Switzerland, the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Hualien, Taiwan, Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI) in Florence, Italy, again at UConn, and in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The goal of these meetings is to bring together researchers from diverse fields whose interests involve relativistic dynamics, both classical and quantum. The conference program aims to present recent developments in the abstract theoretical aspects of general approaches in quantum field theory, conformal field theories and string theories, manifestly covariant approaches to classical mechanics, quantum theory, and statistical mechanics, general relativity, classical and quantum gravity, and explore application in such areas as high energy electron spectroscopy, quark-gluon plasma generation in heavy ion collisions, general high energy scattering and particle decay, cosmology, gravitational waves, and relativistic quantum information.


International Advisory Committee

Stephen Adler
Institute for Advanced Study, USA

Itzhak Bars
University of Southern California, USA

Gordon Baym
University of Illinois, USA

Fred Cooper
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Bei-Lok Hu
University of Maryland, USA

Werner Israel
University of Victoria, Canada

Luca Lusanna
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

E.V. Shuryak
Stony Brook University, USA

L.S. Schulman
Clarkson University

William Unruh
University of British Columbia, Canada


With deep sadness, IARD notes the passing of Jacob Bekenstein of Hebrew University, and gratefully recalls his support and encouragement.


IARD Mission Statement

The purpose of the Association is to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge about research programs in classical and quantum relativistic dynamics of particles and fields.


Links to IARD Conference Pages

9-11 February 1998 Houston, Texas, USA
26-28 June 2000 Tel Aviv, Israel
24-26 June 2002 Washington, DC, USA
12-19 June 2004 Saas Fee, Switzerland
12-14 June 2006 University of Connecticut, USA
22-26 June 2008 Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
30 May - 1 June 2010 National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan
29 May - 1 June 2012 Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics, Firenze, Italy
9-13 June 2014 University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
6-9 June 2016 Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
4-7 June 2018 Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
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