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Local Organizing Committee:

Gonzalo Ares de Parga (Chair)
Instituto Politécnico Nacional


International Organizing Committee:

Tepper L. Gill
Howard University, USA

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

Martin C. Land
Hadassah College, Jerusalem

James O'Brien
Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA







The 11th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields

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4 - 7 June 2018  ♦  Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico


The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics (IARD) hosted its 11th biennial meeting in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico 4 - 7 June 2018, in cooperation with Instituto Politécnico Nacional. The conference sessions took place at Hotel El Español in central Mérida.

IARD 2018 marks the association's 20th year of activity since its founding at the 1998 meeting.

Ten 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, Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI) in Florence, Italy, again at UConn, and in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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 Instituto Politécnico Nacional for its support in hosting IARD 2018.


Conference Proceedings

The organizing committee cordially invites all IARD 2018 participants to submit a manuscript for proceedings, which will appear online in Journal of Physics: Conference Series. h0000000.gif Submissions may present significantly expanded discussions of the work described in the conference talk. h0000000.gif All manuscripts will undergo external peer review before acceptance. Larry Horwitz will again serve as editor-in-chief.

The deadline for manuscripts is 30 October 2018.

Please note: h0000000.gif Manuscripts may be submitted to proceedings@iard-relativity.org. We will provide reviewers' comments at the earliest convenience. h0000000.gif Manuscripts for review do not require any special formatting. PDF files are preferred. h0000000.gif Papers accepted for publication must be prepared using the Journal of Physics style sheets, available for LaTeX and Word. h0000000.gif A generic LaTeX document may be easily converted to the required format by declaring the JPCS document class in the file header. h0000000.gif However experience has shown that conversion of a general Word document to JPCS format can be somewhat daunting. We strongly recommend that Word users begin a new document for submission employing the JCPS template for Word from the outset. h0000000.gif Information for authors, including the LaTeX class file and Word template file, is available at http://conferenceseries.iop.org/content/authors. h0000000.gif IARD 2018 participants are encouraged to submit a manuscript for the proceedings, even if related work is in preparation for publication elsewhere. Under the IOP license agreement, authors are not required to transfer the copyright in their manuscripts to Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Instead authors grant Institute of Physics a license to use the copyright to reproduce and distribute the manuscript. This means that authors retain the copyright in the published work while granting the journal appropriate permissions required to make the paper available online. A re-written and extended version of the paper may be published in another journal. h0000000.gif Authors should read the Institute of Physics Proceedings Licence on the IOP website.

Further details will be posted soon.

Questions regarding the proceedings (including help with document formatting) may be sent to martin@multinet.net.il.


International Advisory Committee

Stephen Adler
Institute for Advanced Study, USA

Itzhak Bars
University of Southern California, USA

Gordon Baym
University of Illinois, USA

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

8:45-9:00 Opening and Welcome
Martin Land, president of IARD
Gonzalo Ares de Parga, chair of organizing committee

Gonzalo Ares de Parga, Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Modified Vlasov equation and collective oscillations of relativistic radiating electron plasma


Asher Yahalom, Ariel University
Momentum conservation in a relativistic engine

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Alexey Kryukov, University of Wisconsin
Observation of position of macroscopic and microscopic particles


Alexander Gersten, Ben Gurion University
Maxwell's Equations, Fields or Potentials

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

Bruce Mainland, Ohio State University
The vacuum as a dielectric: photon time delay


John Ashmead, University of Pennsylvania
Time dispersion in Quantum Mechanics

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Tzvi Scarr, Jerusalem College of Technology
Geometric Dynamics


Valeriy Dvoeglazov, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas
Solutions in the (S,0)+(0,S) Representations of the Lorentz Group


Hou Y. Yau, FDNL Research
Temporal Vibrations and Spin in a Quantum Field


Ruth Estephania González-Narvaez, Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional
A further study of the mixing of relativistic ideal gases with relative relativistic velocities: the hot plasma in the Sun’s corona and the type II spicules

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Alma Mendez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa
Evolution of local thermodynamic properties of dilute relativistic gases in the presence of a fluctuating gravitational potential within a static space-time approximation


Ana Garcia-Perciante, Universidad Iberoamericana
Relativistic dissipation in dilute bidimensional gases

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

Howard Perko, Koppa Research
Gravitation in the surface tension model of spacetime


Conference Participants
Open Discussion

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

IARD business meeting

All day excursion to Chichen Itza

Martin Land, Hadassah College
Relativistic Interference Phenomena and Entanglement


Martin Land, Hadassah College
Mass-Energy-Momentum Radiation in Stueckelberg-Horwitz-Piron (SHP) Electrodynamics

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

James O'Brien, Wentworth Institute of Technology
A Conformal Gravity Approach to Universal and a First Principles Derivation of the Tully-Fisher Relation


Tepper Gill, Howard University
Alternate World-View

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

Omair Zubairi, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Non-Rotating Neutron Stars


Ben Placek, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Relativistic Beaming as a Probe of Exoplanet Masses

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Aurora Perez Martinez, Instituto de Cibernética Matemática y Física
Quarks stars and kicks pulsars due to anisotropy emission of neutrinos

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