5, 2-nd Baumanskaya Street, Moscow, 105005 Russia


XXII International Meeting

Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory – 2021

Monday 5th July – Friday 9th July 2021

  Dear Colleague,

  On behalf of the Conference Committee PIRT-2021 we would like to formally invite you to participate at the Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory conference this year in the Bauman University, Moscow during the period July 5th to 9th, 2021.

  The meeting of the PIRT-2021 conference will be held in the Great Hall, which will allow you to make a presentation both remotely and in person, in compliance with sanitary and epidemiological requirements. All reports are accompanied by simultaneous translation.

  The PIRT Conference is an international scientific event that originated in 1988 and was first held at Imperial College in London once every two years, and since 2003 it has been held at Bauman University in Moscow. The main objectives of the conference are to discuss the physical, geometric, and mathematical interpretation of the theory of relativity, its experimental verification and discussion of alternative theories of gravity, optical methods for detecting gravitational waves, new effects of moving-media optics and relativistic electrodynamics, as well as astrophysical observations and space experiments. The XXIth PIRT-2019 conference was held at a high international scientific level. 138 scientists from 14 countries attended the conference, including 36 foreign participants. Well- known scientists, such as Prof. Louis Hirsch Kauffman, Prof. Innocenzo M. Pinto, Prof. Bivudutta Mishra, Prof. Vladislav Pustovoit, and others gave their plenary presentations. The conference also received grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and The Optical Society (OSA). There is more information on the website .

  The Conference Program of the PIRT-2021 will include papers dealing with the following major themes:

Gravitation, cosmology and large-scale structure
Gravitational waves and experimental tests of the relativity theory
Relativistic electrodynamics
High energy astrophysics
Modern problems of classical and quantum field theory

  This is not an exhaustive list, and colleagues wishing to submit papers dealing with different subjects should send an outline of their proposed presentation to the organizers of the conference.



Prof. Alexander D. Dolgov, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics of RAS, & INFN, Ferrara, Italy Prof. Aroonkumar Beesham, University of Zululand, South Africa
Prof. Barry C. Barish, California Institute of Technology, United States
Prof. Bivudutta Mishra, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India

Prof. Carlo Bradaschia, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare INFN, Universita di Pisa, Italy Prof. Carlos Romero, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brazil
Prof. Dadhich Naresh, IUCAA, PUNE, India
Prof. David Blair, University of South Western Australia, Australia

Prof. David Shoemaker, MIT LIGO Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A. Prof. Guido Pizzella, Physics Department, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Prof. H.P. Mazumdar, Physics and Earth Sciences Division, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India Prof. James Hough, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K.

Prof. John B. Dainton, Liverpool University, Great Britain
Prof. Mahim R. Adhikari, University of Calcutta, IMBIC, India
Prof. Mairi Sakellariadou, King’s College London, University of London, London, Great Britain
Prof. Naresh Dadhich, IUCAA, PUNE, India
Prof. Nathalie Deruelle, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures sur Yvette, France
Dr. Nicola N. Napolitano, INAF Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte, Italy
Prof. Peter Rowlands, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Prof. Rainer Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.
Dr. Richard Kerner, University Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Prof. Roland Triay, Centre de Physique Theorique CNRS — University de Provence, Marseille, France Prof. Stanley E. Whitcomb, Physics/LIGO laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, U.S.A. Prof. Yee Jack Ng, University of North Carolina — UNC, USA


Abstracts (one page of text) in English offered for inclusion in the PIRT-2021 Program should be sent to the Conference Committee before April 15st, 2021.
(5-10 pages of text including figures) in English should be sent to the Conference Committee before August 1st, 2021.
Authors should prepare their abstracts and articles using the guidelines and templates found at and then submitted in two formats — PDF and Microsoft Word (or LATEX).

According to the results of the conference some papers will be selected for publishing in a separate issue of Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). ( The articles should be thoroughly revised and put into shape in according to requirements.


The registration fee for personal participation in the conference is 200Euro.
The registration fee for remote (online) participation in the conference is 100Euro.
Financial support is provided for scientists from developing countries, for students and post-graduate students.


We suggest you to reserve a room by yourself in the Izmailovskii Tourist Hotel Complex (Izmailovskoe Shosse, 71, 3V, Moscow, 105187. E-mail:, or
The hotel is near the underground station “Partizanskaya” (3 station from the underground station “Baumanskaya” and Bauman Moscow State Technical University).


English and Russian languages are the working languages at the conference. The Organising Committee will arrange interpretation during official parts of the Meeting.


Information concerning the PIRT Conference will be posted on the PIRT web-site . All enquiries concerning length of abstracts, papers, registration, accommodation, etc. should be sent to the

Conference Committee preferably by e-mail to Prof. Vladimir O. Gladyshev
All enquiries concerning the London PIRT conferences should be sent to Dr. P. Rowlands, University of Liverpool,

Liverpool, United Kingdom
To participate in the Conference, please register on the web-site .


Prof. Anatoly A. Aleksandrov, Rector of Bauman MSTU, Moscow, Russia;
Prof. Vladimir O. Gladyshev, Head of Fundamental Science Faculty, Bauman University, Russia; Dr. Peter Rowlands, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom;
Member of RAS, Prof. Alexei A. Starobinsky, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia; Member of RAS, Prof. Vladislav I. Pustovoit, Science Technological Center of Unique Instruments of RAS, Moscow, Russia;
Corr.-Member of RAS, Prof. Andrei N. Morozov, Bauman MSTU, Moscow, Russia

With best regards,
Conference Committee PIRT-2021


Download: Information letter PIRT-2021