Rubakov Conference` 23

International Conference


Particle Physics and Cosmology

October 02-07, 2023
Yerevan, Armenia

The conference is dedicated to Prof. Rubakov memory

This is a Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology dedicated to memory of Valery Rubakov who passed away in October 2022.

The idea is to get together people from over the world to discuss the domains of physics he worked in and made breakthrough contributions.

The conference is aimed to bring together world leading experts and young researchers in the field of theoretical particle physics and related topics.

The conference will consist of plenary talks (by invitation only) and selected parallel sessions presentations.

Proceedings of the Conference are planned to be published in Proceedings of Science.

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Main Topics

Physics beyond the Standard Model
Cosmology and astroparticle physics
Gravity and its modifications
Neutrino physics
Quantum chromodynamics, strong interactions
Aspects of mathematical physics
Selected experimental results

Invited Speakers

Wilfried Buchmuller (DESY)
Paolo Creminelli (ICTP)
Mikhail Danilov (LPI)
Sergei Dubovsky (NYU)
Gia Dvali (MPI)
Glennys Farrar (NYU)
Ruth Gregory (King's College London)
Vahagn Gurzadyan (AANL)
Renata Kallosh (Stanford U) 
Dmitry Kazakov (JINR)
George Lavrelashvili (TSU)
Andrei Linde (Stanford U)
Larry McLerran (U of Washington)
Slava Mukhanov (LMU)

Leonardo Senatore (ETH)

Geraldine Servant (DESY)
Mikhail Shaposhnikov (EPFL)
Dam Thanh Son (Chicago U)
Peter Tinyakov (ULB)
Arkady Tseytlin (Imperial College London & ITMP MSU)
Neil Turok (U of Edinburgh & PI)
Arkady Vainshtein (U of Minnesota)


Participant List



Organizing Committee

Yulia Ageeva (INR)
Roza Avetisyan (AANL)
Vladislav Barinov (INR)
Dmitry Gorbunov (INR)
Artur Hakobyan (AANL)
Ekaterina Kriukova (INR)
Vahram Sargsyan (AANL)


International Advisory Committee

Ani Aprahamian (AANL)
Wilfried Buchmuller (DESY)
Mikhail Danilov (LPI)
Sergei Dubovsky (NYU)
Glennys Farrar (NYU)
Gregory Gabadadze (NYU)
Dmitry Gorbunov (INR)
Ruth Gregory (King's College London)
Vahagn Gurzadyan (AANL)
Renata Kallosh (Stanford University)
Dmitry Kazakov (JINR)
George Lavrelashvili (TSU)
Andrey Linde (Stanford University)
Larry McLerran (U of Washington)
Slava Mukhanov (LMU)
Mikhail Shaposhnikov (EPFL)
Alexey Smirnov (MPIK)
Dam Son (U of Chicago)
Peter Tinyakov (ULB)
Neil Turok (U of Edinburgh & PI)
Christof Wetterich (U of Heidelberg)

Important Dates

April 27, 2023
Registration start
August 01, 2023
Registration end
April 27, 2023
Abstract submission start
August 15, 2023
Abstract submission end
October 02, 2023
Conference start
October 07, 2023
Conference end


Online registration is now closed.

Conference Fee

Regular fee70 EUR
Event fee100 EUR

Regular fee includes payment for welcome party and coffee breaks.

Event fee includes payment for the excursion, lunch and conference dinner.

Armenian Visa information

Citizens of many countries do not need a visa
to travel to Armenia. In other cases, the visa
can be obtained at the airport, upon arrival.
For more detailed information see




Book of Abstracts (Pdf)

Social Programme

Excursion and Conference Dinner

Thu, Oct 05|08:45

The excursion and the Conference dinner will be organized on Thursday, the 5th of October.
The meeting point is near YSU, Alek Manukyan 1, from Yeghishe Charents Street.
The buses will depart at 9:00. Please make sure that you will be on place at least at 8:45 and do not be late.
First there will be the guided sightseeing city tour in Yerevan.
Then we will visit ARARAT Brandy Factory in 3 groups. Please note that for the children it is preferable to wait in the reception of the ARARAT factory, as the air inside the factory would be tough and heavy for their lungs.
Lunch will be at "Geghard" restaurant.
Next, we will visit Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple.
The excursion duration will be about 8-9 hours.
The final bus stop in Yerevan will be at "Vostan" restaurant.

The Conference dinner is expected to start at 18:30 at "Vostan" restaurant.
If you are participating only in the dinner, you should approach the restaurant by 18:30.

YerevanCharents Street, 4 — Yandex Maps

Presentation guideline

The conference format includes two types of oral presentation:

Plenary talk (30 + 5 minutes)

Section talk (20 + 5 minutes)

The duration may be slightly changed upon request


Plenary talks are by invitation only and Parallel session talks are selected

Conference Venue

The conference site is the Faculty of European Languages and Communication of the Yerevan State University.
Address: Yerevan, Alek Manukyan St., 1, 0025.
The plenary session, parallel sessions 1 and 2 will take place in the rooms marked with corresponding signs on the second floor of the Faculty near the stairs. The parallel session 3 will take place in room 103 on the first floor. Coffee breaks and the welcome party will be organized in the canteen. The entrance to the canteen is from the yard, to the left from the main entrance to the Faculty building.


There are direct flights between Yerevan and many European cities, Athens, Brussels, Koln/Bonn, Frankfurt, Lyon, Moscow, Paris, Riga, Vienna, Warsaw.

Overland access to Yerevan can be made via Georgia or Iran.

There are regular train and bus connections between Tbilisi and Yerevan.


The institute is located a 30-minute walk from the center, where there are many hotels that can be booked,

for example, through or other hotel booking services.


Please note, that Organizers do not book the hotels and do not set any accommodation for the participants of the conference.

The participants are supposed to book the hotel themselves.



Yulia Ageeva, email:

Ekaterina Kriukova, email:

Memorial Session

Memorial Session Spiridonov Images

Monday Plenary Session

Monday Parallel Session 1

Monday Parallel Session 2

Monday Parallel Session 3

Tuesday Plenary Session

Tuesday Parallel Session 1

Tuesday Parallel Session 2

Tuesday Parallel Session 3

Wednesday Plenary Session

Wednesday Parallel Session 1

Wednesday Parallel Session 2

Wednesday Parallel Session 3

Friday Plenary Session

Friday Parallel Session 1

Friday Parallel Session 2

Friday Parallel Session 3

Saturday Plenary Session

Saturday Parallel Session 1

Saturday Parallel Session 2

Saturday Parallel Session 3