In this virtual meeting, we have organized talks into sessions covering related topics. For each session, you will find a list of speakers, a link to their presentation, a short bio, links to associated references, and a forum for discussion of the papers. We will also facilitate videoconference sessions for those interested.
1 – 4 June 2020 Virtual Meeting Online
Welcome from the Chairs
Petr Jizba, Conference Chair
Martin Land, IARD President
We are pleased to welcome everyone to IARD 2020, the 12^{th} biennial meeting of the International Association for Relativistic Dynamics.
The goal of these meetings is to bring together researchers from diverse fields whose interests involve relativistic dynamics, both classical and quantum. The conference program aims to present recent developments in general theoretical approaches in field theory, manifestly covariant approaches to classical mechanics, quantum theory, and statistical mechanics, general relativity, classical and quantum gravity, and to explore applications in such areas as high energy spectroscopy, quarkgluon plasmas, scattering and particle decay, cosmology, gravitational waves, and relativistic quantum information.
IARD 2020 has been divided into two stages:
The physical meeting at Czech Technical University in Prague, was originally planned for June and postponed to September. Given the continued restrictions on travel and on indoor events, we are forced to cancel the physical meeting for 2020.
Preparations have begun to host IARD 2022 in Prague.
IARD 2020 marks the association's 22^{nd} year of activity since its founding at the 1998 meeting.
Eleven previous meetings were held in Houston, Texas, Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel, Howard University in Washington DC, Saas Fee, Switzerland, the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece,and Hualien, Taiwan, Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI) in Florence, Italy, again at UConn, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico.
Conference Overview
The IARD 2020 Virtual Meeting is envisioned as an online discussion of the research reports found in the Conference Program. Click on any talk to find the abstract, lecture slides, notes, recorded talks, and other material. A Zoom videoconference will be open during the meeting for these conversations (details for connection to be announced soon by email to participants only). Questions and comments can also be sent by email to iard_2020@iardrelativity.org or directly to author's by contact information found on the lecture page.
Sessions and times: Talks are assigned to virtual sessions, divided between North America and Europe/Asia according to the location of the speakers. Each presentation is allocated a time for focused discussion, and in a few specified cases, the talk will be given live over Zoom at that time.
The sessions are listed here in realtime chronological order. Session times (coordinate times) are referred to Boston Time (GMT4:00) for North America or to London Time (GMT+1:00) for Europe/Asia.
On each day, between the last session in Europe/Asia and the first session in North America, there is time for a Virtual Coffee Break, for general conversation.
Conference Program

1
General Relativity and Astrophysics

2
General Relativity and Astrophysics

Conference Opening and Greetings

Recent applications of alternative gravity to the Bottema 2015 and Carignan 2013 galaxy samples and further implications of the data

Gravitating magnetic monopoles in pure gravity

Dark matter and dark energy  cosmology of spacetime with surface tension

Quantum properties and gravitational field of a proper time oscillator

Ghost problems from PauliVillars to fourthorder quantum gravity and their resolution


3
Relativistic Dynamics and Electrodynamics

4
General Relativity and Astrophysics

5
Relativistic Dynamics and Electrodynamics

6
Quantum Theory and Particles

Coherent states for generalized uncertainty relations and their cosmological implications

Some nontrivial aspects of Poincare and CPT invariance of flavor vacuum

Understanding nature with the spinchargefamily theory

Real spinors and real Dirac equation

Stochastic optimal control on Minkowski spacetime leads to quantum mechanics

The Quaternionic Description of Quantum Mechanics


7
Quantum Theory and Particles

Quantum corrections to classical trajectories

Observers and observations in physics theories: is a finite 'theory of everything' possible?

Waveparticle duality in general relativity

The kinematic form of relativistic quantum mechanics and its possible underlying structure

Paradigms and scenarios for the dark matter phenomenon


8
Quantum Theory and Particles
IARD 2020 Physical Meeting Czech Technical University in Prague
The physical meeting at Czech Technical University in Prague, was originally planned for June and postponed to September. Given the continued restrictions on travel and on indoor events, we are forced to cancel the physical meeting for 2020.
Preparations have begun to host IARD 2022 in Prague.
International Organizing Committee
Gonzalo Ares de Parga
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Tepper L. Gill
Howard University, USA
Lawrence P. Horwitz
Bar Ilan University, Israel
TelAviv University, Israel
Martin C. Land
Hadassah College, Jerusalem
James O'Brien
Springfield College, USA
Conference Proceedings
As in previous years, IARD 2020 participants will be invited to submit a manuscript for the conference proceedings. Submissions may present a significantly expanded discussion of the work described in the conference talk. All manuscripts will undergo external peer review before acceptance.
The deadline for full manuscripts is 31 January 2021.
The Proceedings of IARD 2018 appear in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Volume 1239
International Advisory Committee
Stephen Adler
Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Itzhak Bars
University of Southern California, USA
Gordon Baym
University of Illinois, USA
Fred Cooper
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
BeiLok Hu
University of Maryland, USA
Werner Israel
University of Victoria, Canada
Luca Lusanna
National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
E.V. Shuryak
Stony Brook University, USA
L.S. Schulman
Clarkson University
William Unruh
University of British Columbia, Canada