The 11th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields
4 - 7 June 2018
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics (IARD)
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.
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).
Accompanying partners may particpate in the excursion and the banquet for
an additional fee of $50 (USD) which may be paid as € 40 (EUR).
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:
Tepper L Gill, Treasurer, IARD
EECS Department, Room 3010 LKD
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.
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.
Reservations can be made by writing to the hotel sales manager
Please refer to the code FISICA to insure the preferred rate.
International Advisory Committee
Institute for Advanced Study, USA
University of Southern California, USA
University of Illinois, USA
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
University of Maryland, USA
University of Victoria, Canada
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
Stony Brook University, USA
University of British Columbia, Canada
To be announced