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Cosmology has become a leading science and science of precision in the 21st Century. At the turn of 21st century human beings are capable of exploring the edge of the Universe or, equivalently, the moment of the very early universe shortly after the Big Bang. Cosmology is an arena, where the fundamental physics together with general relativity plays an important and crucial role.
Here in the Asia Pacific Region including mainland China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Australia, there emerge a large number of cosmologists and particle astrophysicists, most of them in their young ages. It is important that we participate in this round of competing for this kind of new knowledge.
CosPA (International Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics) is a series of conference, which is intended a world leading conference in the Asia Pacific region. The 1st Symposium in 2002 was attended by G. Smoot, who won a novel prize for his discovery of the blackbody distribution and anisotropy observation of CMB in 2006. CosPA 2002 was followed by CosPA 2003 , CosPA2006 and CosPA2007 in Taiwan. CosPA2008 will be held at APCTP (Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics) in Pohang, Korea on October 29-31, 2008. It is agreed that CosPA2009 will be hosted by Australia and the next ones by Japan and China.
The CosPA2008 is intended to bring together scientists to engage serious discussions on the following topics, among others:
(1) CMB Physics: SZ Surveys, Polarizations, and Large-Scale Structures.
(2) Inflation: Inflation Models
(3) Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Dark matter physics, Quintessence and the Cosmological Constant, etc.
(4) Astroparticle physics: Cosmology of Neutrinos and Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays.
(5) New Physics: Non-commutative Geometry, Branes, and Extra dimensions.
(6) Other Toics
|International Advisory Committee|
|John D. Barrow (Cambridge U, UK)|
Francois Bouchet (IAP, France)
Robert Brandenberger (McGill, Canada)
Pisin Chen (Nat’l Taiwan U, Taiwan & SLAC, USA)
Tzihong Chiueh ( Nat’l Taiwan U, Taiwan)
John R. Ellis (CERN, Switzerland)
Ernest M. Henley (U. Washington, USA)
Paul Ho (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
W-Y. Pauchy Hwang (Nat’l Taiwan U, Taiwan)* Chair
Andrew H. Jaffe (Imperial, UK)
Bum Hoon Lee (CQUeST, Korea)
Hyun Kyu Lee (Hanyang U, Korea)
Andrew R. Liddle (Sussex, UK)
Bruce H. J. McKellar (Melbourne, Australia)
Sandip Pakvasa (Hawaii, USA)
Jeffrey Peterson ( CMU, USA)
Paul Richards (UC Berkeley, USA)
Katsuhiko Sato (RESCEU/Tokyo U, Japan)
Frank H. Shu (UCSD, USA)
Joseph Silk (Oxford, UK)
Ronald Taam (NTHU, Taiwan)
Anthony Zee, (UCSB, USA)
|International Organizing Committee|
|Kiwoon Choi, KAIST, Korea|
Xiao-Gang He, NTU, Taiwan
W.-Y. Pauchy Hwang, NTU, Taiwan (Chair)
Toshitaka Kajino, AOJ, Japan
Sang Pyo Kim, Kunsan Nat'l U., Korea
Miao Li, ITP, Beijing, China
Bo-Qiang Ma, Peking U., China
Kin-Wang Ng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Raymond Volkas, U. Melbourne, Australia
Bin Wang, Fudan U., China
Jun'ichi Yokoyama, RESCEU, U. Tokyo, Japan
|Local Organizing Committee|
|Kiwoon Choi (Co-Chair, KAIST)|
Jaichan Hwang (Kyungbuk Nat'l U.)
Hang Bae Kim (Hanyang U.)
Sang Pyo Kim (Co-Chair, Kunsan Nat'l U. & APCTP)
Seunghwan Kim (POSTECH)
Hyung Won Lee (Inje U.)
Changbom Park (Co-Chair, KIAS)
Il Hung Park (Ewha Womans U.)
Ewan Stewart (KAIST)
|Association of Asia Pacific Physics Societies (AAPPS)|
Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)
LeCosPA Center (National Taiwan Univ.)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
Center for Quantum Spacetime (CQUeST, Sogang Univ.)
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