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Local Organizing Committee:

Gonzalo Ares de Parga (Chair)
Instituto Politécnico Nacional


International Organizing Committee:

Tepper L. Gill
Howard University, USA

Lawrence P. Horwitz
Bar Ilan University, Israel
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Martin C. Land
Hadassah College, Jerusalem

James O'Brien
Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA







The 11th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields

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4 - 7 June 2018  ♦  Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico


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.


Call for Papers

The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics invites all scholars to attend and participate in this conference, and to present a lecture at one of the plenary sessions. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please submit a brief abstract of your planned talk to the program committee at the following email address:


The deadline for abstracts is 1 April 2018. The abstracts should not exceed 250 words. You will receive an email acknowledgement upon receipt of your abstract. Notification of the acceptance of your abstract and assignment to a paper session will be made by 1 May 2018.

As in previous years, IARD 2018 participants will be invited to submit a manuscript for the conference proceedings. Submissions may present a significantly expanded discussion of the work described in the conference talk. All manuscripts will undergo external peer review before acceptance.

The Proceedings of IARD 2016 appear in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 845.



Registration is open for IARD 2018 and will continue through the conference sessions.

The registration fee is $250 (USD), which covers participation in the conference, the excursion, the conference banquet and publication of the proceedings. The fee may also be paid as € 225 (EUR). h0000000.gif Accompanying partners may particpate in the excursion and the banquet for an additional fee of $50 (USD) which may be paid as € 40 (EUR). h0000000.gif The registration fee may be waived for students and in other special cases.

Checks, money orders or bank drafts should be made payable to Howard University-(IARD), include the notation "For IARD 2018", and sent to:
h0000000.gif    Tepper L Gill, Treasurer, IARD
   EECS Department, Room 3010 LKD
   Howard University
   2300 6th St NW
   Washington, DC 20059

Payment of the registration fee will also be accepted at the conference.

If you are interested in presenting a lecture at one of the plenary sessions, please refer to the Call for Papers above.


Conference sessions will held at Hotel El Español in central Mérida on 4 - 7 June 2018. h0000001.gif Instituto Politécnico Nacional has arranged for preferred rates at the hotel for IARD 2018 participants. The rates, which cover the period 20 May - 20 June 2018, are:

  • MXN 1050 per night for a single
  • MXN 150 for an additional person
  • MXN 165 for a buffet breakfast

and include taxes, tips, and fees. Exchange rates on 4 March 2018 include 1 USD = MXN 18.80 and 1 EURO = 23.17. h0000000.gif Reservations can be made by writing to the hotel sales manager Marcos Aquino at ventas1@elespanoldemontejo.com.mx. Please refer to the code FISICA to insure the preferred rate.


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


Conference Program

To be announced

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