Bulletin--Updated Nov. 15

Dear Speakers and Participants of PASCOS 2013, here are some IMPORTANT POINTS to note :

(1) Please be sure to check the program schedule, and notify Dr. Yifan Cheng (chengfancy@gmail.com) ASAP if you find anything problem with your part. For questions and problem on other logistic issues, please contact Ms. Chia-Chi Liu (ccliu@phys.ntu.edu.tw).

(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 information you need put on the webpage. We will 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.

(6) Please have NT dollars ready for usage. For a good exchange rate and convenience, we recommend getting NT dollars at the airport upon arrival.

(7) We have dual system of Internet access on site. All rooms have wireless networks, all using the password 85B1A08C04. 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.

(8) Emergency phone contacts:

    Otto Kong: 0918-012-122 (no message please) ; 02-7735-5088 (hotel number)

    Chia-Chi Liu : 0928-205-420

    police : 110  ;                            medical : 119
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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)

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1st Bulletin --- update Apr. 25

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 http://www.phy.ncu.edu.tw/hep/pascos2013/ , 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


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