Dark Ages and White Nights (Spectroscopy of the CMB)

Date: 20- 24 June 2016

Saint Petersburg

       The conference is devoted to discussion of development of the experimental and theoretical cosmology concerned with formation and propagation of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) spectrum and proto-objects in the Early Universe corresponding to redshifts from z=10-15 to z=6000.

       The spectroscopy of the CMB has enormous information potential for the determination of emission mechanisms and physical conditions in the medium along the path of photons. The study of the CMB spectrum allow us to extract important information about spatial, thermal and chemical evolution of the matter in the Early Universe.These investigations are meaningful for the consequent construction of the pre-stellar evolution epoch of the Universe following the recombination of primordial hydrogen and helium. The detailed research of the spatial spectral fluctuations of the CMB temperature formed at the recombination epoch is also under the special interest and very perspective. Apart from the effects predicted by the standard cosmology, it allows us to check a lot of predictions of non-standard cosmology models.

       The development of new breakthrough equipment and fundamentally new physical principles of measurements in millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelength ranges, the use of ground-based and space-based antennas will also be discussed at the conference.

        This conference is organized by SPb Branch of Special Astrophysical Observatory RAS. And it is co-organized by St. Petersburg's University, Ioffe Institute  (St. Peterburg), Cental Astronomical Observatory RAS, the Institute of Applied Astronomy (IAA), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Scientific Сenter of Applied Electrodynamics (SCAE, St. Petersburg, Russia).

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       On the 20th of June will be free time (excursion).

       The venue of meetings (on the 21st of June)  is "the Petrovsky Hall" in the main case of the University on Mendeleevskaya Line 2. Please, reserve hotels taking into the account of this adress. In case of any problems contact solovyev.d@gmail.com , please.

       The venue of the following  meetings (on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June) is at  the Institute of Applied Astronomy (IAA), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) 10 Kutuzov Embankment (Naberezhnaya Kutuzova,10). 

       In order to get an appropriate type of the Russian visa, a participant needs the invitation issued by Federal Migration Service of Russia at the request of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This invitation is presented to the Russian Consulate in which the participant is applying  for the visa. To receive the invitation, each participant is kindly asked to send  a scanned copy of the first page of his or her passport,  the title of the participant's institute, his or her position, and the city in which the participant is planning to apply for the visa. To apply for the visa to Dr Kirill Maslennikov : kirill.maslennikov1@gmail.com. Please, take into account that these invitations may take nearly two months to be issued,except for citizens of EU Member States, so, please, don't be late with sending the data.
       Registration fee for the foreign participants – 200 Euro, for the Russian participants – 2000 Rub. 
  It will be paid  at the registration.