COSMOLOGY ON SMALL SCALES 2016:
Local Hubble Expansion and
Selected Controversies in Cosmology
September 21–24, 2016
Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences,
Zitna 25, Prague, Czech Republic
Aims and scope:
The problem of cosmological expansion on small scales (e.g., inside
planetary systems) has a long history, dating back to the
papers by C.G. McVittie from 1932 and 1933, and quite a large number of
researchers dealt with this topic in the subsequent few decades.
Although most of them concluded that the Hubble expansion should be strongly suppressed at small distances, there is no commonly-established criterion for such suppression at present and, moreover, the various estimates of the Hubble expansion often contradict each other.
Besides, there is some indirect evidence that cosmological
expansion might be important, for example, in the long-term
evolution of the Solar system. So, it is timely to gather
specialists from different disciplines, ranging from planetology
to galaxy evolution, to discuss the problem of local cosmological
influences from various points of view, both theoretical and
Mathematical aspects of small-scale cosmological effects
Probable evidence of the cosmological expansion in various astronomical
- local intergalactic volume,
- single galaxies,
- Solar system (the lunar orbital anomaly, the faint young Sun
paradox, the problem of fast satellites, etc.)
Dark-matter and Dark-energy modeling errors in the context of local Hubble
A book of proceedings will be published by the Institute of Mathematics before
the conference, both in printed (black and white) and electronic (color) form.
Use the following files to prepare your contribution (max. 20 pages) in LaTeX2e:
The conference is free of charge for all accepted participants.
In order to register, please, send the enclosed REGISTRATION FORM containing your name,
titles, and affiliation to the address below by May 31, 2016.
If you wish to present a talk,
include its tentative title. Early registration is strongly recommended.
July 31, 2016 - acceptance of contributions to proceedings
Prof. Yurij Baryshev (St. Petersburg University, Russia)
Prof. Igor Karachentsev (Special Astrophysical Observatory of RAS, N. Arkhyz, Russia)
Prof. Jaroslav Klokocnik (Astronomical Institute of CAS, Czech Republic)
Prof. Sergei Kopeikin (University of Missouri, USA)
Prof. Andre Maeder (Geneva Observatory, Switzerland)
Assoc. Prof. Attila Meszaros (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Eng. Vladimir Novotny (Cosmological Section of CAS, Czech Republic)
Prof. Marek Nowakowski (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
Prof. Lawrence Somer (The Catholic University of America, USA)
Prof. Weijia Zhang (Oxford University, Great Britain)
Local organizing committee:
Prof. Michal Krizek (Chair)
Dr. Yurii Dumin (Vice-Chair)
Assoc. Prof. Tomas Vejchodsky
Prof. RNDr. Michal Krizek, DrSc.
Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences
115 67 Prague 1
Phone: +420 222 090 712
Fax: +420 222 090 701