International School on Gravity, Cosmology and Astrophysics (ISGCA-2024), dedicated to the memory of Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences A.A. Starobinsky


The school is conducted by the Faculty of Fundamental Sciences, Bauman Moscow State Technical University with the support of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Gravitational Society.

This summer school on gravity is held at Bauman Moscow State Technical University for the fourth time. The first school was held in 2019 with the participation of Russian and foreign lecturers and listeners. ISGCA-2024 is dedicated to the memory of Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Alexandrovich Starobinsky.

One of the main goals of the school is to attract talented Russian young students to research in the field of fundamental physics, introducing them to the main problems, ideas, and methods of studying the modern gravity theory and cosmology.

The program is designed for enthusiastic senior students majoring in theoretical physics.  The participants are supposed to have basic knowledge of physics. The working languages of the school are Russian and English. Simultaneous conference interpreting will be provided. For the school participants there will be coffee breaks.

Within the framework of the summer school, lectures and practical classes will be given in the following areas:

  • Special and general relativity theory
  • Cosmology
  • Black holes and wormholes
  • Exact solutions in general relativity and modified gravity theories
  • Gravitational waves: sources and detectors

An important place in the school curriculum is occupied by the problem of theoretical and experimental research of gravitational waves, which, at present, is one of the key issues of modern physics.

Well-known scientists from different countries will give lectures. 

All participants of the school will receive an international participation certificate.

The School will welcome both in-person (Bauman University, Moscow) and virtual (via Zoom) participants.


Dates: July 1st– July 5th, 2024.

Venue: Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia (face-to-face and virtual participation).

Application deadline: June 1st, 2024.


Lecturers of ISCGA-2024 (on April 8, 2024)


Alekseev Stanislav, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Russia



Balakin Alexander, Kazan Federal University, Russia



Berezin Viktor, Institute of Nuclear Research RAS, Russia



Cherepashchuk Anatoly, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Russia




Chervon Sergey, Bauman University, Russia


Fomin Igor, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia



Galtsov Dmitry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia



Gladyshev Vladimir, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia



Gorbunov Dmitry, Institute of Nuclear Research RAS, Russia



Kauffman Louis, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA



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Levin Sergey, Moscow Institute of Expertise and Testing, Russia



Lipunov Vladimir, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Russia



Mishra Bivudutta, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad campus, India



Mitrofanov Valery, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia



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Pavlov Yuri, Ishlinsky Institute for Problems in Mechanics RAS, Russia



Pinto Innocenzo, University of Naples «Federico II», Italy



Romero Carlos, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil



Rubin Sergey, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia



Sami Mohhamad, Centre for Cosmology and Science Popularisation (CCSP), SGT University, India



Sazhina Olga, Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Russia



Tawfik Abdel Nasser, Egyptian Center for Theoretical Physics and Future University in Egypt, Egypt



Tripathy Sunil Kumar, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, India



Vitiello Giuseppe, Salerno University, Italy




Vyatchanin Sergey, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia




Application for participation




School Leaders of  ISCGA-2024


Prof. Mohhamad Sami, Centre for Cosmology and Science Popularisation (CCSP), SGT University, India (head)



  Prof. Vladimir Gladyshev (co-head)




 Materials on the results of the school ISGCA-2023


Archive of lecturers’ presentations Archive of student presentations
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International School on Gravity, Cosmology, and Astrophysics

  In the period from July 1 to July 14, in parallel with the PIRT-2019 conference, at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University also hosted a summer youth school  on Gravity, Cosmology, and Astrophysics for students from Russia, Great Britain and Vietnam under the guidance of Prof. V.I. Pustovoit and Prof. V.O. Gladyshev.

  The first part of the school was devoted to lectures on topical issues of the modern theory of gravity, cosmology and astrophysics, which were read by A. A. Starobinsky (Russia), P. Rowlands (Great Britain), I. Pinto (Italy), A. Bisham (South Africa), B. Mishra (India), S. Tripati (India), V. O. Gladyshev (Russia), S. V. Chervon (Russia), S. F. Levin (Russia), S. V. Siparov (Russia), I. V. Fomin (Russia) and V.L. Kauts (Russia).

  In the second part, practical classes were held on the issues of building cosmological models, experimental studies of cosmological, astrophysical and artificially created gravitational waves and the physics of dark matter.

  At the end of the school, reports were presented by the participants on the topic of constructing cosmological models of the early universe, various types of sources of gravitational waves and projects for their detection.


Professor Peter Rowlands gives a lecture to the students of the Summer Youth School «Gravity, Cosmology and Astrophysics»