21 May of 2001 we commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov. The foundation of CosmoParticle Physics, with which the progress in our fundamental knowledge is related, stands among the most important results of his scientific activity. Many significant principles of this science were formulated first in the works of Zeldovich and Sakharov. Under Sakharov's charge the ideas of the Programme of Cosmoparticle research, initiated with active support of Zeldovich, were put forward. The last scientific work of A.Sakharov "On CosmoParticle Physics", (Vestnik Acad. Nauk SSSR, 1989, N-4, 39) may be viewed as his Scientific Testament in this field. The development of cosmoparticle physics was widely discussed at the now being traditional International Conferences on CosmoParticle Physics "Cosmion-94", "Cosmion-96", "Cosmion-97" and "Cosmion-99" held in Moscow. The 5th International Conference on CosmoParticle Physics (Cosmion-2001) dedicated to 80th Anniversary of Andrei D. Sakharov is to be held in Moscow and St.Peterburg during May 21-30, 2001. This meeting will discuss the present stage of studies in CosmoParticle Physics in a number of Scientific Meetings and Workshops covering various aspects of this actively developing scientific area.
The main topics of the 5th International Conference on CosmoParticle
Physics (Cosmion-2001) include fundamental relationship between macro- and
micro-worlds, quantum gravity and quantum cosmology, relativistic
astrophysics, physics of inflation and the early Universe, baryogenesis,
cosmological nucleosynthesis, new particles and symmetries in the Universe,
the physics of dark matter and of a cosmological term, large scale
structure of the Universe and the cosmic background radiation (its
spectrum, anisotropy, Sakharov oscillations etc.), cosmoarcheology and
cosmochronology, high energy physics in astrophysics, exotic and compact
objects, etc. It is the tradition of the Cosmion conferences to consider
these topics in their fundamental unity, following the basic strategy of
CosmoParticle physics to elaborate the system of complex cross-disciplinary
links between foundations of micro- and macro-worlds. We hope that
participants and invited speakers will present new ideas and results of
National studies and International cooperation in the field of
CosmoParticle Physics, making the first steps on the the way to fundamental
physics of XXIth Century and III Millenium.
The official language of the Conference will be English. The programme includes St-Peterburg Sessions (28-30 May). The Conference Proceedings will be published as the Supplement to "Gravitation and Cosmology". Some limited financial support will be available.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee.
Prof. Maxim Yu. Khlopov