Dear Speakers and Participants of
here are some
to note :
(1) Please be sure to
and notify Dr. Yifan Cheng (email@example.com) ASAP if you find anything
problem with your part. For questions and problem on other logistic issues,
please contact Ms. Chia-Chi Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(2) Talk abstracts and presentation files will be made available on the
webpages. Printable pdf version of the schedule and all abstracts will be
sent to you.
Please note that we will not provide more than much simplified printed
versions on site.
(3) We (will) have most of the
you need put
on the webpage.
not provide hard copies
much of anything in general, in the interest of the environment. You may
consider printing your own hardcopies of what you need.
(4) Session chairs and speakers please note that we have a
very tight program schedule
and need very good time control. Plenary talks are for 40+5mins, other
invited talks 25+5, general parallel session talks 17+3. Please keep good
track of your part. Your cooperation will be much appreciated by all.
(5) Transportation :- Please check your transportation plan with information
on the webpages, to your hotel and the GIS Convention Center. All social
activities have some sort of
transportation arrangements starting from the Center.
Please note the schedule. For the banquet and Cloud Gate performance, you
may also go on your own. Check directions on the webpage.
have NT dollars ready
for usage. For a good exchange rate and convenience, we recommend getting NT
dollars at the airport
We have dual system of Internet access on site. All rooms have
wireless networks, all using the password
Each of you will have an account in the NTU system to be used in the
extended area. That latter also works inside the Forum where the plenary
sessions will run.
Emergency phone contacts:
Otto Kong: 0918-012-122 (no message please) ;
02-7735-5088 (hotel number)
Chia-Chi Liu :
police : 110 ; medical : 119
Hope you all enjoy PASCOS2013, and we wish all foreign participants a
pleasant stay in Taiwan.
Otto Kong and Chia-Chi Liu (on behalf of OC)
We are glad to formally announce the 19th
International Symposium on Particles, Strings, and Cosmology (PASCOS
2013) to be held at Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 20-26, 2013 with website at
, and cordially invite your participation.
The aims of the symposium are to review the recent progress in particle
physics, string theory and cosmology, promote the exchange of ideas and
discuss the future. Although the meeting is mainly aimed at theorists,
there will also be a strong experimental component, with discussion of
new results and future experiments. We plan on having a program with a
comprehensive coverage of all important topic areas and a participant
number of 250-300. We also hope to provide an enjoyable program beyond
the great physics sharing the natural and cultural beauty of Taiwan. For
example, our social program includes the opportunity to attend the 40th
anniversary performance production ¡§Rice¡¨ of the world-renowned Cloud
Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (http://www.cloudgate.org.tw/eng/); the
founder and key choreographer of which, Mr. Lin Hwai-min, has just won
the 2013 Samuel H. Scripps / American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime
Achievement in modern dance of The American Dance Festival. Our program
plan also includes an excursion, including the Palace Museum (http://www.npm.gov.tw/)
as one option, and a banquet high up on Taipei 101 (http://www.taipei-101.com.tw/index_en.html).
Invited plenary speakers include representatives from ATLAS, CMS, LHCb,
and T2K (T. Kobayashi), F. Bouchet, R. Brandenberger, A. Djouadi, J.
Ellis, G. Gabadaze, T. Han, L. Ibanez, E. Komatsu, A. Lukas, K. Olive,
F. Quevedo, T. Takayanagi, A. Schwimmer, U. Seljak, G. Shiu, J. Valle,
and a few more to be confirmed. We also plan on having 30 or more other
invited talks to give a good coverage of all interesting topic areas.
Interested parties may visit our website and sign up as pre-registered
immediately, which will ensure you do not miss any information about
the program and also allows you to submit a talk, the latter will be
reviewed under 11 subject themes each with an international group of 3
invited session conveners starting from July.
We are looking forward to seeing you at PASCOS 2013.
Kingman Cheung, Pei-Ming Ho, Otto C.W. Kong, Kin-Wang Ng
for the PASCOS 2013 Organizing Committee