International Conference
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 observational.

Conference topics:
  • Mathematical aspects of small-scale cosmological effects
  • Probable evidence of the cosmological expansion in various astronomical systems:
  • - 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 expansion

Proceedings to download:
PDF of the complete book.

Conference photo:
Group photo
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Conference program:
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List of participants:
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Conference venue:
Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Zitna 25, Prague 1
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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.

Participants are supposed to organize their own accommodation. There is a variety of possibilities in the vicinity of the venue. We have positive experience with Residence V Tunich and Pension Alabastr. However, there are many other options within a 5 minute walk: Hotel Andante, Archibald City Hotel, Hotel Amarilis, Hotel First Republic Prague, Hostel Praguecenter, etc.

  • May 31, 2016 - registration
  • May 31, 2016 - submissions for proceedings
  • July 31, 2016 - acceptance of contributions to proceedings

Scientific committee:
Prof. Yurij Baryshev (St. Petersburg University, Russia)
Dr. Yurii Dumin (Sternberg Institute, Moscow, 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
Hana Bilkova

Contact address:
Prof. RNDr. Michal Krizek, DrSc.
Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Zitna 25
115 67 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 222 090 712
Fax: +420 222 090 701


Last update: September 26, 2016