Special Issue "Project of the Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics (VIA)"

A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997). This special issue belongs to the section "Cosmology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Belotsky
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1. Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPHI), National Research Nuclear University (NRNU), Kashirskoe shosse 31, 115409 Moscow, Russia
2. Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics, University of Paris, CNRS, Astroparticle and Cosmology, F-75013 Paris, France
Interests: cosmoparticle physics; dark matter; cosmic rays; primordial black holes; particle physics
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Prof. Dr. Vitaly Beylin
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1. Institute of Physics, Southern federal University (SFedU), Rostov on Don, Russia
2. Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics, University of Paris, CNRS, Astroparticle and Cosmology, F-75013 Paris, France
Interests: particle physics; dark matter; physics beyond the standard model; astrophysics and cosmology
Prof. Dr. Maxim Yu. Khlopov
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1. Center for Cosmopartilce physics "Cosmion" and Full Professor of National Research Nuclear University ”Moscow Engineering Physics Institute”, 115409 Moscow, Russia
2. Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics, Universit ́e de Paris, CNRS, Astroparticule et Cosmologie, F-75013 Paris, France
3. Institute of Physics, Southern Federal University, 344006 Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Interests: cosmoparticle physics; cosmology and particle physics; physics of dark matter and the early universe; physics beyond the standard model
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Prof. Dr. Dmitri Semikoz
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1. Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics, University of Paris, CNRS, Astroparticle and Cosmology, F-75013 Paris, France
2. Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPHI), National Research Nuclear University (NRNU), Moscow, Russia
Interests: high energy astrophysics; dark matter; theoretical cosmology and particle physics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent exciting progress in precision cosmology and cosmic ray physics (high energy gamma and charged particle) as well as the forthcoming developments in particle physics (LHC) and multimessenger astronomy involving, together with the observation in the whole range of electromagnetic spectrum detection of gravitational waves, cosmic-ray components and neutrinos, promise a large amount of new information and discoveries in the coming years.

The results of these experiments have a direct impact on the development of astroparticle models, which also give direct feedback to the running experiments for the search of new effects or particles following from these models.

Theoretical analysis of these results will have an impact on the fundamental knowledge on the structure of the microworld and universe and on the fundamental physical laws of nature.

The Virtual Institute of Astroparticle Physics (VIA) aims to support the development of this rapidly developing field.

The activity of the Institute takes place through its website http://viavca.in2p3.fr/site.html in a form of:

  • A regular series of lectures on the main problems and newest results in astroparticle physics, cosmology, particle physics, astrophysics, and related topics;
  • Support for online remote presentations and transmissions or streaming of talks at seminars and conferences;
  • Open online courses on cosmoparticle physics supported by supervision of works on students’ thesis’ on VIA Forum and their remote evaluation;
  • Regular online meetings and collaborative work of the SFEDU Laboratory of cosmoparticle studies of structure and dynamics of Galaxy;
  • Continuous storage of records of VIA videoconferences on VIA library and support of the platform for their discussion on VIA Forum.

Collaboration with Universe will provide a basis for propagation of news and results of studies of fundamental relationship of cosmology and particle physics, including but not limited to the physical nature of inflation, baryosynthesis, dark matter/energy, multimessenger cosmological probes of this relationship in primordial gravitational waves, primordial black holes and other primordial structures, and direct and indirect effects of various components of dark matter in combination with direct and indirect experimental probes for new physics. The involvement of young scientists in this research would be of special interest. The year 2021 has been announced by UNESCO as the year of A. D. Sakharov, and development of his legacy in cosmoparticle physics can take special place both in the program of VIA events and in Universe.

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Belotsky
Prof. Dr. Vitaly Beylin
Prof. Dr. Maxim Yu. Khlopov
Prof. Dr. Dmitri Semikoz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • cosmology
  • particle physics
  • beyond the Standard model
  • inflation
  • baryosynthesis
  • dark matter
  • dark energy
  • multimessenger cosmology
  • cosmological phase transitions
  • primordial black holes
  • gravitational waves
  • multimessenger astronomy

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