## Announcement

XIIth International Conference on "Selected Problems of Modern Physics" (Blokhintsev'03) to be held in Dubna on June 8 - 11, 2003 is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the birth of D.I. Blokhintsev (1908-1979), an outstanding Russian physicist, organizer, and the first director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR).

The conference topics are defined by those areas of physics in which D.I. Blokhintsev made significant contributions and which found the extensive development at JINR. The conference is divided in two sections.

Section I is a continuation of the conferences initiated by D.I. Blokhintsev, first, in the form of small workshops on nonlocal, nonlinear and nonrenormalizable field theories. The first workshop of this series was held in Dubna in 1967 when quantum field theory was considered as a direction without a perspective in elementary particle physics. Later, these workshops gradually transformed into the representative International Conferences on fundamental problems of quantum field theory.

Section II is devoted to the use of pulsed reactors of different types (self-quenching, periodical, busters) for physical research and the discussion of new trends in the development of pulsed neutron sources.

The total number of participants is expected to be about 250. The Conference program will include invited talks and original oral contributions that will be chosen by the Organizing Committee. The Conference language will be English. One of the conference sessions will be devoted to the scientific and organizational activity of D.I. Blokhintsev.

The registration fee is 300 USD for a participant and 200 USD for an accompanying person. It covers the transportation by car from airport to Dubna and back, accommodation in a hotel (5 nights, single room, breakfast), the break refreshments, social program, and a copy of the Proceedings of the Conference. The Organizing Committee is looking for a possibility of providing the financial support for the participants from Russia and other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The registration fee should be paid by cash only.

Arrival of the participants at Dubna is expected to be on Saturday, June 7, and the departure on Thursday, June 12.

The Proceedings (two books) will be published by the JINR Publishing Department.

If you are going to participate in Blokhintsev'03, please:

• Fill in the Application Form and send it to the scientific secretary of Section I or Section II. (Depending on your choice.) Deadline for applications and abstracts is changed to March 15.
• If you need an entry visa, send your personal data to our secretary T.S.Donskova. (Read Visa information for details.) Deadline is April 1.
• Make your flight reservation. (See Travel information)

The up-to-date information concerning the goals, the topics planned to be covered by the conference, and other information are available at our web-site. Please, do not forget to renew your copy of this web page in time!

## Main Topics

### Section I. Problems of Quantum Field Theory

1. Quantum Chromodynamics
2. Nonperturbative Methods in Quantum Field Theory and Phenomenology of Strong Interactions
3. Hadrons and Quarks in Hot and Dense Medium, Multiquark Systems, and Cumulative Processes
4. Standard Model and Its Extensions
5. Gravity, Cosmology, and Superstrings

### Section II. Physical Investigations at Pulsed Reactors

1. Condensed Matter Physics
2. Neutron Nuclear Physics
4. Material science, radiation material science
5. Earth science
6. Neutron activation analysis
7. Nuclear pumped lasers
8. New neutron sources, prospects of sources with long neutron pulses

## Organizing Committee

 Section I Section II V.G. Kadyshevsky - Chairman  A.N. Sissakian - Vice-Chairman  V.L. Aksenov - Vice-Chairman T.S. Donskova - secretary B.M. Barbashov D. Blaschke G.V. Efimov A.V. Efremov M.A. Ivanov D.I. Kazakov V.V. Nesterenko - scientific secretary V.N. Pervushin M.K. Volkov V.L. Yudichev - scientific secretary A.V. Zhakovsky V.I. Zhuravlev V.G. Drozhenko (Minpromnauki) N.A. Ivanov (MAE) S.V. Kozenkov D.P. Kozlenko - scientific secretary N. Popa B.N. Savenko E.P. Shabalin V.V. Sikolenko V.N. Shvetsov T.V. Tetereva (SRINP MSU) V.V. Voronov

Section I
• A. Bassetto (Padua U., INFN)
• V.V. Belokurov (MSU, Moscow)
• L. Brink (Goterborg U.)
• S. Dubnicka (Inst. Phys., Bratislava)
• D. Ebert (Humboldt U., Berlin)
• P. Exner (RNPI Tech U., Prague)
• L.D. Faddeev (Steklov Math. Inst., St.-Petersburg)
• A.T. Filippov (JINR, Dubna)
• A. Di Giacomo (Pisa U., INFN)
• Zhau Guanzhao (ChAS, Beijing)
• N. Van Hieu (Phys. Inst., Hanoi)
• L.N. Lipatov (PINP, St.-Petersburg)
• A.A. Logunov (IHEP, Protvino)
• D. Luest (Humboldt U., Berlin)
• M. Mateev (Sofia U.)
• V.A. Matveev (INR,Moscow)
• H. Rollnik (Bonn U.)
• G. Roepke (Rostock U.)
• V.A. Rubakov (INR, Moscow)
• D.V. Shirkov (JINR, Dubna)
• A.A. Slavnov (Steklov Math. Inst., Moscow)
• A.N. Tavkhelidze (HEPI, Tbilisi)
• M. Vasiliev (Lebedev Inst., Moscow)
• A.G. Zagorodny (ITP, Kiev)
• V.E. Zakharov (Landau ITP, Moscow)
• V.I. Zakharov (Munich, MPI)
• J. Zinn-Justin (SPhT, Saclay)
Section II
• Yu.G. Abov (ITEP, Moscow)
• E.N. Avrorin (RFNC-RITP, Snezhinsk)
• G. Bauer (FZ, Juelich)
• A.V. Belushkin (JINR, Dubna)
• J. Carpenter (ANL, Argonne)
• B.A. Gabarev (RDIPE, Moscow)
• N.A. Chernoplekov (RRC "KI", Moscow)
• B.N. Goshitskii (IMP, Ekaterinburg)
• E. Janik (INP, Krakow)
• A.R. Khokhlov (MSU, Moscow)
• Y. Kiyanagi (Hokkaido U., Sapporo)
• M.V. Koval'chuk (IC RAS, Moscow)
• O.N. Krokhin (LPI, Moscow)
• V.A. Nazarenko (PNPI, Gatchina)
• Yu.A. Ossipyan (ISSP, Chernogolovka)
• N.M. Plakida (JINR, Dubna)
• A.Yu. Rumyantsev (MAE, Moscow)
• A.F. Shcherbak (Minpromnauki, Moscow)
• Yu.A. Sokolov (MAE, Moscow)
• S.M. Stishov (HPPI, Troitsk)
• A. Taylor (RAL, Didcot)
• Yu.A. Trutnev (VNIIEF, Sarov)
• A.V. Zrodnikov (IPPE, Obninsk)

## List of Talks and Programme

The Organizing Committee has considered the applications received and selected the talks to be presented at the Conference sessions. The time-table of the conference is now available and can be downlowded from our web-site. For Section I there are two formats: short ant long. The short table includes: the time and place for each session, names of speakers with durations of their talks. The long time-table contains detailed information including talk titles, the time of beginning for each talk, and the institution of the speaker. There is only a long time-table for Section I available. All lists and time-tables are stored in the PostScript and PDF formats. Some files are available in the format for a Microsoft Word document.

## Application Form

Everyone who wishes to participate in Blokhintsev'03 is asked to fill the Application Form and send it to us by E-mail or fax. (See Contact Information). If submitted via E-mail, the Application Form should be sent as a plain text file. A blank copy of the file can be downloaded from our site: [application_form.txt]. Abstracts should be attached to the letter or sent separately. There is an abstract submition form for Section II applicants available at our site in the format of Word-documents: [absform-sectionII.doc]. The deadline for applications and abstracts is changed to March 15. On-line application is also available at our site.

## Visa Information

Non-residents who need Russian visa should supply their personal data including:

• Full Name (No abbreviations, initials etc. are accepted)
• Date of birth
• Citizenship
• Sex
• Position
• Passport number
• Passport expiration date
• City where you intend to get your visa in Russian Consulate (if not in your native country, a fax copy of your resident permit should also be sent to T.S.Donskova)
• Itinerary in Russia (e.g. Moscow, Dubna)
• Arrival and departure dates
• A fax copy of the passport first page with your photo should be sent to T.S.Donskova.
• List all accompanying persons (under 18). Please, specify the full names and dates of birth for each one.
This data should be sent via e-mail or by fax to T.S.Donskova. The electronic version of the form can be downloaded from our web-site: visa_form.txt. This information goes to the Department of Consular Service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow no later than a month and a half prior to the Conference. A month before the Conference, each participant will be informed of the PERMISSION NUMBER, otherwise their documents will not be accepted by the Department of Consular Service.

Personal data should be sent before April 1.

PLEASE, CHECK: The visa should be valid for both Moscow and Dubna.

## Travel Information

All foreign participants are asked to inform the Organizing Committee by E-mail or fax about the dates and time of arrival and departure, and flight numbers. Please, direct this information to T.S.Donskova (See Contact information) no later than three working days before arrival. At Sheremetievo Airport (Moscow) all participants will be met and brought to Dubna by car. There are also regular train and bus services near Savelovsky Railway Station (Metro "Savelovskaya"). Trains and buses travel at intervals of approximately 2 hours and the journey takes about 2 - 2.5 hours. Train tickets should be purchased at the booking office inside the building. Bus tickets are available on a bus.

## Contact Information

All the correspondence concerning the scientific part should be directed to:
Section I Section II
V.V. Nesterenko

BLTP JINR
141980 Dubna (Moscow region)
Russia

Phone: +7-09621-64510
Fax: +7-09621-65084
E-mail: pqft@thsun1.jinr.ru
URL: http://thsun1.jinr.ru/~pqft/
D.P. Kozlenko

FLNP JINR
141980 Dubna (Moscow region)
Russia

Phone: +7-09621-63783
Fax: +7-09621-65882
E-mail: denk@nf.jinr.ru

All questions concerning visas, transportation from the airport to Dubna and back, and accommodation should be addressed to:

T.S.Donskova

JINR
141980 Dubna (Moscow region)
Russia

Fax: +7-09621-65891 or +7-09621-65599
E-mail: Tatyana.Donskova@jinr.ru

## Miscellaneous

CURRENCY. Money can be exchanged at Moscow International Airport Sheremetyevo (24 hours service) or at any major bank in Moscow or Dubna (open from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday except the lunch time). Personal and travel checks, as well as credit cards are not usually accepted.

CLIMATE. The weather in Dubna at the end of June is mostly sunny with average temperature of about 20 - 22 degrees centigrade. It might be cool and humid with occasional rain showers.

## Registration

The registration of participants will take place on June 7 since 17:00 till 21:30 in a room near the reception of hotel "Dubna". For the participants of Section I, it will continue on June 8 morning in the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics building at the second floor.

## Proceedings

We would like to inform you that Proceedings of XII International confernce on "Selected Problems of Modern Physics" (1 volume) are expected to be published by the Publishing Department of JINR (Dubna). The Proceedings will mainly comprise the plenary talks. The authors of parallel session talks interested in publication in the Proceedings should present a hard copy of their contribution to the Organizing Committee for reviewing and selection.

The Proceedings will be printed from camera-ready manuscripts. Manuscripts must be prepared in the LaTeX2e format. Please, use our proceedings style file pqft.sty. The template is attached below. All figures should be given in EPS or PostScript format. In this format the page limitations of talks at plenary and parallel sessions are 12 pages and 5 pages, respectively.

Users of old version of LaTeX compiler (LaTeX2.09 ) should download the file pqft209.sty.

The deadline for submitting papers (LaTeX2e files for plenary talks and hard copies with LaTeX2e files for parallel session talks) is September 15, 2003. The Organizing Committee will appreciate it very much if you could provide us with your manuscript at the Conference.

The guidelines on how to use the pqft.sty file can read from here.

Template:

\begin{verbatim}
\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{pqft}
\begin{document}
\title{The Title of the Paper}
\author{Author1\inst{1,2}, Author2\inst{2}, Author3\inst{2}}
\institutes{\inst{1}Institute1, \inst{2}Institute2}
\maketitle
\abstract{A short description of the paper.}
\authorrunning{Author1, Author2, Author3}
\titlerunning{Title running}
\section{Introduction}
\subsection{Subintroduction}
\subsubsection{Subsubintroduction}
....
Here is the body of the article should be placed \cite{paper1}.
....
\begin{thebibliography}{99}\itemsep=0pt
\bibitem{paper1} D. Blaschke, G. Burau, M. K. Volkov,
and V. L. Yudichev, Eur.~Phys.~J.~A \textbf{11}, 319--327 (2001).
\end{thebibliography}
\end{document}


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