

The 8^{th} Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields
Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI)
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Florence, Italy
29 May  1 June 2012
The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics (IARD)
hosted its 8^{th} biennial meeting at The Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI)
in Florence (Firenze), Italy, from 29 May to 1 June 2012.
IARD 2012
marks the association's 14^{th} year of activity since its founding at the 1998 meeting.
Seven previous meetings took place 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.
IARD 2010 was held in conjunction with a workshop on Relativistic Quantum
Information, including a joint session on RQIN.
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, quarkgluon plasma generation in
heavy ion collisions, general high energy scattering and particle decay,
cosmology, gravitational waves, and relativistic quantum information.
Conference Proceedings
The Proceedings of IARD 2012 appear in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 437.
Academic Sponsors
The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics (IARD) gratefully acknowledges the generous support of
INFN  Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare.
International Advisory Committee
Stephen Adler Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Itzhak Bars University of Southern California, USA
Gordon Baym University of Illinois, USA
Jacob Bekenstein Hebrew University, Israel
Fred Cooper Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
BeiLok Hu University of Maryland, USA
Werner Israel University of Victoria, Canada
E.V. Shuryak Stony Brook University, USA
L.S. Schulman Clarkson University
William Unruh University of British Columbia, Canada
Conference Venue
The conference will take place in the main auditorium (Aula A).
There are two projectors in the auditorium but no PC. We will provide a laptop to display Adobe PDF and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
Conference Program
Tuesday 29.5 
9:009:40 
Opening

9:4010:30 
Luca Lusanna, INFN
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Relativistic Entanglement in the RestFrame Instant Form of Dynamics 
10:3011:00 
coffee break

11:0011:50 
Hongsheng Zhao, University of St Andrews
Theory Implications of Relativistic Gravitational Redshift in clusters 
12:3013:10 
Alberto Salvio, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
The cosmological constant in supersymmetric large extra dimensions 
13:1014:10 
lunch

14:1014:50 
James O'Brien, Wentworth Institute of Technology and University of Connecticut
Rotation curves in conformal gravity 
14:5015:30 
Alexey Kryukov, University of Wisconsin
Functional methods underlying classical mechanics, relativity and quantum theory 
15:3016:10 
Yakov Itin, Jerusalem College of Technology and Hebrew University
Coframe geometry, gravity and electromagnetism 
16:1016:30 
coffee break

16:3017:10 
Yaakov Friedman, Jerusalem College of Technology
Extending the Relativity of Time 
17:1017:50 
Tzvi Scarr, Jerusalem College of Technology
Extending the Lorentz Transformations to Accelerated Systems 
Wednesday 30.5 
9:009:50 
Benoit Famaey, University of Strasbourg
The MOND phenomenology and its relativistic theories: successes and failures 
9:5010:30 
Martin Land, Hadassah College
3D electrostatics in 5D Stueckelberg electrodynamics 
10:3011:00 
coffee break

11:0011:40 
Rafi Milo
Absolute Time and the CERN Neutrino issue 
11:4012:20 
Tepper Gill, Howard University
Canonical Propertime Quantum Theory 
12:2013:00 
Paolo Salucci, SISSA
The mysterious dark matter around galaxies 
13:0014:00 
lunch

14:0014:40 
Marcelo Schiffer, Ariel University Center of Samaria
Consequences of an AlphaVarying theory 
14:4015:20 
Volker Perlick, University of Bremen
On the selfforce on point charges in BornInfeld theory 
15:2016:00 
Matej Pavsic, Joseph Stephen Institute
Quantum field theories and spaces with neutral signature 
16:0016:20 
coffee break

16:2017:00 
Domingo LouisMartinez, University of British Columbia
Relativistic action at a distance and fields 
17:0017:40 
Ron Folman, BenGurion University
On the possibility of a relativistic correction to the E and B fields around a currentcarrying wire 
18:0018:45 
business meeting 
Thursday 31.5 
9:009:40 
Abraham Sternlieb, Ariel University Center of Samaria
The principle of finiteness  a guideline for physical laws 
9:4010:40 
Uri Ben Ya'acov, Kinneret Academic College on the Sea of Galilee
The Inner Symmetries of Relativistic Systems, the LaplaceRungeLenz Symmetry and the Relativistic CentreOfMass 
10:4011:10 
coffee break

11:1011:50 
Klaus Hasselmann, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Towards a unified classical theory of fields, particles and quantum phenomena 
11:5012:30 
Francesco Becattini, University of Florence
Thermodynamical inequivalence of relativistic quantum stressenergy and spin tensors 
12:3014:00 
lunch

14:0014:40 
Amos Harpaz, University of Haifa
A "Fine Structure" constant for Inertia 
14:4015:20 
Hristu Culetu, Ovidius University
On the conformal version of Schwarzschild  de Sitter spacetime 
15:2015:40 
coffee break

15:4016:30 
Yaakov Friedman, Jerusalem College of Technology
The wavefunction type description of the electromagnetic field 
Friday 1.6 
9:009:40 
Martin Land, Hadassah College
Topics in 5D electrodynamics: from uniform motion to radiation reaction 
9:4010:20 
Alexander Gersten, BenGurion University
Consistent quantization of massless fields of any spin 
10:2010:50 
coffee break

10:5011:30 
Martin Rivas, University of the Basque Country
Is General Relativity a simpler theory? 
11:3012:10 
Paul O'Hara, Northeastern Illinois University
Line metrics, their duals and wave equations 
12:1012:50 
Netsivi Ben Amots
Relativistic Radial Expansion  Do we need Dark Energy? 

