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Local Organizing Committee:

Philip Mannheim
Organizing Committee Chair
University of Connecticut

Ronald L. Mallett
University of Connecticut

James O'Brien
Wentworth Institute of
Technology and University
of Connecticut


International Organizing Committee:

Benoit Famaey
University of Strasbourg

Tepper L. Gill
Howard University, USA

Lawrence P. Horwitz
Bar Ilan University, Israel
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Martin C. Land
Hadassah College, Jerusalem









The 9th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields

University of Connecticut (UConn)  ♦  Storrs, CT, USA
9 - 13 June 2014


The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics (IARD) hosted its 9th biennial meeting at The University of Connecticut (UConn) Storrs, CT, USA, 9 - 13 June 2014.

IARD 2014 marks the association's 16th year of activity since its founding at the 1998 meeting and took place in conjunction with a conference on PT symmetry.

Eight 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, and Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI) in Florence, Italy.

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.


IARD would like to express its gratitude to the University of Connecticut and to Nora Berrah, head of the Department of Physics, for hosting IARD/PT 2014.

We also express our appreciation to Philip Mannheim for his efforts as chair of the organizing committee, and to committee members James O'Brien and Ronald Mallet. At the IARD business meeting, James O'Brien was elected IARD Vice President. We are grateful to outgoing Vice President Ronald Mallet who has graciously offered to continue supporting the organization.


Conference Proceedings

The Proceedings of IARD 2014 appear in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 615.


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

Bei-Lok Hu
University of Maryland, USA

Werner Israel
University of Victoria, Canada

Luca Lusanna
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)

E.V. Shuryak
Stony Brook University, USA

L.S. Schulman
Clarkson University

William Unruh
University of British Columbia, Canada


Conference Program

9:00 Welcome by Physics Department Head Professor Nora Berrah
9:05 James Lindesay, Howard University
Canonical Proper Time Quantum Gravitation
10:30 Astrid Eichhorn, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Does matter matter in quantum gravity?
11:30 Alessandro Spallicci, Universite d'Orleans, Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers
Self-force driven motion and orbital evolution
2:00 Martin Land, Hadassah College
Pair production in classical Stueckelberg-Horwitz electrodynamics
3:00 G. Bruce Mainland, The Ohio State University at Newark
Toward a Composite Model of Leptons and Quarks
4:30 Petr Jizba, Faculty of Nuclear Physics and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
On Statistical Origin of Special and Doubly Special Relativity
5:30 Miles Blencowe, Dartmouth College
Effective Field Theory Approach to Gravitationally Induced Decoherence
9:00 Paul O'Hara, Northeastern Illinois University
Relativistic Brownian Motion
10:30 Burra Sidharth, G.P.Birla Observatory & Astronomical Research Centre
Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
11:30 Martin Rivas, University of the Basque Country
The center of mass and center of charge of the electron
2:00 Omair Zubairi, San Diego State University
Static Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations for Compact Stellar Objects
3:00 James O'Brien, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Conformal Gravity Rotation Curve of the Milky Way Galaxy
4:30 Benjamin Shlaer, Tufts University
Resolving the problem of time in diffeomorphism invariant theories
5:30 Philip Mannheim, University of Connecticut
Introduction to PT Symmetry
6:30IARD business meeting
9:00 Carl Bender, Washington University in St Louis
Nonlinear eigenvalue problems and PT-symmetric quantum mechanics
10:30 Hugh Jones, Imperial College London
Special Properties of a FP Resonator with an Embedded PT grating
11:30 Tsampikos Kottos, Wesleyan University
Asymmetric Wave Transport Using PT-symmetry
2:00 Maarten DeKieviet, University of Heidelberg
Exploring Geometric Phases
3:00 Savannah Garmon, Osaka Prefecture University
Bound states, scattering states and resonant states in PT-symmetric open quantum systems
4:30 Matthias Liertzer, Vienna University of Technology
Exceptional points in resonant structures with gain and loss
5:30 Stacy McGaugh, Case Western Reserve University
Laws of Galactic Rotation
7:00 Banquet
9:00 Qing-hai Wang, National University of singapore
Fluctuation about Cosmological Instantons
10:30 Alan Parry, University of Connecticut
Modeling Wave Dark Matter and Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
11:30 Philip Mannheim, University of Connecticut
Torsion: what it is and how to constrain it
2:00 Ariel Edery, Bishop's University
The Coleman-Weinberg mechanism in a Weyl invariant theory: application to a magnetic monopole
3:00 Hou Yau, FDNL Research
Bosonic Field with Fluctuations in Space and Time
4:30 Tepper L Gill, Howard University
Proper-time Dirac Theory
5:30 Alexander Gersten, Ben Gurion University
Different first quantization presentations of massless spin 1 and spin 2 particles.
9:00 Roman Sverdlov, IISER Mohali
Can "infinitesimal" epsilon-parameter in a propogator actually be finite?
10:30 Netsivi Ben-Amots, Technion Alumni, Haifa
On the role of relativistic electrons in imploding supernovas
11:30 Luca Lusanna, INFN
Implications of the Lorentz signature of spacetime
2:00 Mark Davidson, Spectel Research Corporation
Variable mass theories in relativistic quantum mechanics as an explanation for low energy nuclear phenomena
3:00 Robert Fischetti
Neutron Interference in the Gravitational Field of a Ring Laser
4:30 Chandra Roychoudhuri, University of Connecticut
Causal Physics - Cosmological Doppler Shift

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