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Fourth International Sakharov Conference on Physics
will be held May 18-23, 2009 in Moscow
The Conference is organized by the Tamm Theory Department of the Lebedev Institute

The Conference continues the tradition of the 1991, 1996, and 2002 Sakharov Conferences on Physics.
Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989) joined the Lebedev institute in 1945 and returned there in 1986 after his exile.
The previous conferences were marked by a broad international participation (with 210 talks given at the 2002 event -

The 2009 conference will cover a vast number of subjects:
  • High-Energy Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics of Black Holes
  • Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Many-Body Quantum Systems
  • Quantum Liquids and Quantum Coherence
  • Strong Correlation Effects and High-Tc Superconductors
  • High-Energy Physics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Superstrings
  • Higher-Spin Theory
  • Particle and String Cosmology: Origins of Structure and Dark Energy
  • Quantum and Higher Dimensions Gravity
The International Advisory Committee includes:
  • I.Antoniadis (CERN)
  • J.Bekenstein (Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem)
  • L.Brink (Chalmers Univ., Goteborg)
  • Wit (Univ. of Utrecht)
  • V.Fainberg (Lebedev Inst., Moscow)
  • P.Fulde (Max Plank Inst., Dresden)
  • V.Ginzburg (Lebedev Inst., Moscow)
  • D.Gross (Kavli Inst., Santa Barbara)
  • M.Henneaux (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles)
  • A.Linde (Stanford Univ.)
  • J.Maldacena (IAS, Princeton)
  • G.Mesyats (Lebedev Inst., Moscow)
  • V.Mukhanov (LMU, Munich)
  • R.Narayan (Harvard Univ., Cambridge)
  • L.Okun (ITEP, Moscow)
  • T.M.Rice (ETH, Zurich)
  • V.Ritus (Lebedev Inst., Moscow)
  • V.Rubakov (Inst. for Nuclear Research, Moscow)
  • M.Sadovskii (Inst. of Electrophysics, Ekaterinburg)
  • A.Sagnotti (Rome Univ. Tor Vergata & INFN, Rome)
  • J.Schwarz (California Inst. of Technology)
  • M.Scully (Texas A&M Univ.)
  • N.Seiberg (IAS, Princeton)
  • A.Slavnov (Steklov Inst., Moscow)
  • A.Starobinsky (Landau Inst., Moscow)
  • W.Unruh (Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • S.Weinberg (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
Local Organizing Committee
L.Keldysh (Lebedev Inst.) - Chairman    
B.Altshuler (Lebedev Inst.)   P.Arseev (Lebedev Inst.),     A.Barvinsky (Lebedev Inst.),     V.Beskin (Lebedev Inst.),     V.Dogiel (Lebedev Inst.),     I.Dremin (Lebedev Inst.),     A.Gurevich (Lebedev Inst.),     O.Ivanov (Lebedev Inst.),     M.Kalenkov (Lebedev Inst.),     O.Loiko (Lebedev Inst.),     S.Loiko (Lebedev Inst.),     E.Maksimov (Lebedev Inst.),     R.Metsaev (Lebedev Inst.),     D.Nesterov (Lebedev Inst.),     A.Semikhatov (Lebedev Inst.),     O.Shaynkman (Lebedev Inst.),     M.Soloviev (Lebedev Inst.),     A.Tseytlin (Imperial Coll., London)     I.Tyutin (Lebedev Inst.),     M.Vasiliev (Lebedev Inst.) - Vice-Chairman,     B.Voronov (Lebedev Inst.),     V.Zaikin (Lebedev Inst.) - Vice-Chairman    
Preliminary list of participants is now available at the conference web site

The participation is mostly by invitation but applications will also be considered

Formal registration will be open around January 2009 to conform with the latest formalities necessary for obtaining a Russian visa

The hotel prices are expected to vary from Euro 120 to 200 per night depending on the hotel

Details concerning Russian visa and accommodation will be presented in the next information bulletin

Request for abstract and title will be contained in the next information bulletin

Participation Fee
The registration fee is expected to be around Euro 300 (or equivalent) for participants and Euro 150 for accompanying persons. The fee covers a welcome party, the banquet, coffee breaks and other organizational costs.
The hotel prices are expected to vary from Euro 120 to 200 per night depending on the hotel
Social Program
The Organizing Committee is planning to arrange a Moscow sightseeing tour, visits to museums, theaters, etc. for an extra charge. A special social program for the accompanying persons will also be organized
Addresses for correspondence:
SC4 Organizing Committee,

Tamm Theory Department,
Lebedev Physical Institute,
53 Leninsky Prospect, Moscow, 119991 Russia
Fax: 007 (499) 135 8533
web site:

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Conference in Moscow.
With Best Regards,
Organizing Committee


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