Program of the International Conference
(in brackets we indicate the volume and the pages as they published in the collective monograph "Practical Cosmology", Proceedings of the International Conference "Problems of Practical Cosmology", 23-27 June 2008, St.-Petersburg, Russia, eds. Yu.Baryshev, I.Taganov, P.Teerikorpi, TIN, St.-Petersburg, 2008, Vol.1,2, ISBN 978-5-902632)
Session I   Session II   Session III  Session IV   Session V

Monday June, 23
08:45 - 9:45 Registration (at Russian Geographical Society)
09:45 - 10:00 Welcoming remarks
SESSION I:   Large Scale Structure of the Universe
10:00 - 11:15 Chair: Yu.Baryshev
10:00 - 10:25 P. Teerikorpi. A Brief History of Large Scale Structures: from the 2D Sky to the 3D Maps (vol.1, pp.15-23) Download rtf, pdf
10:25 - 10:50 F. Sylos Labini. Correlations and clustering in the universe (vol.1, pp.24-33) Download doc, pdf
10:50 - 11:15 R. Massey. Viewing dark matter with weak gravitational lensing from HST (vol.1, pp.41-49) Download doc, pdf
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee
11:45 - 13:00 Chair: F. Sylos Labini
11:45 - 12:10 I.D. Karachentsev. Practical cosmology with the Local Volume galaxies (vol.1, pp.34-40) Download doc, pdf
12:10 - 12:35 A.V. Tikhonov, A.I. Kopylov, S. Gottloeber, G. Yepes. Clustering of visible matter and model dark matter halos on different mass and spatial scales (vol.1, pp.60-68) Download doc, pdf
12:35 - 13:00 N.L. Vasilyev. Correlations and structures in modern galaxy redshift surveys (vol.1, pp.50-59) Download doc, pdf
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:10 Chair: P. Teerikorpi
14:30 - 14:55 P. Nurmi, P. Heinämäki, S. Niemi, E. Saar, E. Tago, M. Einasto, E. Tempel, J. Einasto and V.J. Martínez. Galaxy groups in LCDM simulations and SDSS DR6 (vol.1, pp.78-85) Download doc, pdf
14:55 - 15:20 M. Jyoce. Towards a quantification of discreteness errors in cosmological N-body simulations
15:20 - 15:45 D.I. Makarov. Velocity Field in the Local Volume (vol.1, pp.106-109) Download doc, pdf
15:45 - 16:10 H. Bravo-Alfaro, J.H. van Gorkom, C. Caretta. Environmental effects in the cluster Abell 85 (z=0.055): An HI Imaging Survey and a Dynamical Study (vol.1, pp.102-105) Download rtf, pdf
16:10 - 16:35 W. Godlowski. Autocorrelation Function for Radio Galaxies (vol.1, pp.117-122) Download doc, pdf
16:35 - 17:00 Coffee
17:00 - 19:30 Chair: M. Joyce
17:00 - 17:10 F.G. Kopylova, A.I. Kopylov. Studying the Ursa Major Supercluster of Galaxies (vol.1, pp.90-94) Download doc, pdf
17:10 - 17:20 G. Ivashchenko, V.I. Zhdanov. Clustering and Velocities of Quasars from SDSS (vol.1, pp.86-89) Download doc, pdf
17:20 - 17:30 P. Heinämäki, P. Nurmi, E. Tago, E. Saar, J. Liivamagi, E. Tempel, M. Einasto, J. Einasto, H. Lietzen, L. Takalo. Nearby quasars in SDSS (vol.1, pp.123-128) Download doc, pdf
17:30 - 17:40 B.V. Komberg, S.V. Pilipenko. Possible explanation of the Arp-Burbidge paradox (vol.1, pp129-133) Download rtf, pdf
17:40 - 17:50 N.V. Nabokov, Yu.V. Baryshev. A search for super-large structures in deep galaxy surveys (vol.1, pp.69-77) Download doc, pdf
17:50 - 18:00 S. Niemi, P. Nurmi, P. Heinämäki, M. Valtonen. Properties of Nearby Groups of Galaxies (vol.1, pp.95-101) Download doc, pdf
18:00 - 18:10 A. Raikov, V. Orlov. Kinematics of galaxy groups: vacuum or fractal acceleration? (vol.1, pp.110-116) Download doc, pdf
18:10 - 18:20 G.V. Zhizhin. To a question on possible mesh large-scale structure of the universe (vol.1, pp.134-136) Download doc, pdf
18:20 - 18:30 S.N. Mitronova, I.D. Karachentsev, V.E. Karachentseva, O.V. Melnyk. The entire-sky catalog of isolated galaxies selected from 2MASS (vol.1, pp.137-140) Download rtf, pdf
18:30 - 19:30 General discussion: Methods and perspectives of LSS analysis (Chair: F. Sylos Labini)

Tuesday June, 24
SESSION II:   Evolution of Galaxies
09:00 - 10:40 Chair: I. Karachentsev
09:00 - 09:25 V.P. Reshetnikov. Spiral galaxies at z~1 (vol.1, pp.142-146) Download doc, pdf
09:25 - 09:50 L.N. Makarova, D.I. Makarov. Stellar Population Modeling of Galaxies in Nearby Groups (vol.1, pp.147-153) Download doc, pdf
09:50 - 10:15 E.V. Mikheeva, A.G. Doroshkevich, V.N. Lukash. Internal Structure in virialized halos of dark matter (vol.1, pp.154-158) Download rtf, pdf
10:15 - 10:40 V. Berezinsky, V. Dokuchaev, Yu. Eroshenko. Small-scale dark matter clumps in the Galactic halo (vol.1, pp.159-162) Download rtf, pdf
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 13:10 Chair: V. Reshetnikov
11:00 - 11:25 E.R. Carrasco, C.M. de Oliveira. The compact group — fossil group connection: observations of massive compact groups at z~0.2
11:25 - 11:50 C.H. Gibson. Hydro-gravitational-dynamics interpretation of the tadpole VV29 merging galaxy system: BDM-halo star-cluster-wakes (vol.1, pp.163-171) Download doc, pdf
11:50 - 12:15 P. Mutka. Cusp slope limit analysis of double image gravitational lenses (vol.1, pp.172-179) Download doc, pdf
12:15 - 12:40 A.A. Minakov, R.E. Schild, V.G. Vakulik, G.V. Smirnov, V.S. Tsvetkova. Microlensing events in gravitationally lensed quasar Q2237+0305: stars or dark matter (vol.1, pp.180-186) Download doc, pdf
12:40 - 12:50 Yu.L. Bukhmastova, Yu.V. Baryshev. Constraining the nature of galaxy haloes with gravitational mesolensing of QSOs by halo substructure objects (vol.1, pp.187-194) Download doc, pdf
12:50 - 13:00 S. Nuritdinov. Towards the origin theory of SB galaxies containing ring structure (vol.1, pp.195-200) Download doc, pdf
13:00 - 13:10 L.P. Ossipkov. Some thoughts on dynamical evolution of galaxies (vol.1, pp.201-203) Download rtf, pdf
13:10 - 14:30 Lunch
SESSION III:   The Earth, the Solar System, and Stellar Systems for Cosmology
14:30 - 16:10 Chair: Yu. Gnedin
14:30 - 14:55 M. Nowakowski, I. Arraut. Local effects of the Cosmological Constant (vol.1, pp.205-210) Download rtf, pdf
14:55 - 15:20 M. Sereno, Ph. Jetzer. Effects of cosmology on solar and stellar systems (vol.1, pp.211-214) Download rtf, pdf
15:20 - 15:45 Yu.V. Dumin. Influence of the cosmological Lambda-term on the parameters of the Earth-Moon system (vol.1, pp.256-263) Download rtf, pdf
15:45 - 16:10 V.L. Kauts. Dark matter in the Solar System (vol.1, pp.224-225) Download doc, pdf
16:10 - 16:35 A. Raikov, V. Orlov. On the cosmological nature of Pioneers anomalous acceleration (vol.1, pp.226-231) Download doc, pdf
16:35 - 17:00 Coffee
17:00 - 18:45 Chair: V. Kauts
17:00 - 17:25 P. Slany, Z. Stuchlik. Relativistic discs in black-hole spacetimes with cosmological constant (vol.1, pp.215-223) Download rtf, pdf
17:25 - 17:50 C. Gibson, R. Schild. Planets and dark energy (vol.1, pp.232-238) Download rtf, pdf
17:50 - 18:15 G. Guzzetta. Terrestrial origin versus extraterrestrial overflow of thermodynamics (vol.1, pp.244-249) Download doc, pdf
18:15 - 18:25 A. Zemtsov. Geothermal heat flow as a problem: the history and the present state (vol.1, pp.239-243) Download rtf, pdf
18:25 - 18:35 E.M. Drobyshevski, M.E. Drobyshevski. Detection and study of dark electric matter objects — presumably Planckian black holes (vol.1, pp.250-255) pdf
18:35 - 18:45 I.N. Taganov. Observational evidences of the cosmological deceleration of time (vol.1, pp.264-274) Download doc, pdf
19:30 Conference Banquet

Wednesday June, 25
SESSION IV:   Gravitation Physics for Cosmology
09:30 - 10:40 Chair: S. Colafrancesco
09:30 - 9:55 Yu. Baryshev. Energy-momentum of the gravitational field: crucial point for gravitation physics and cosmology (vol.1, pp.276-286) Download rtf, pdf
Poster G. Pizzella. SN1987A revisited (vol.1, pp.287-294) Download rtf, pdf
09:55 - 10:20 V. Sokolov. Gravitational collapse as the source of gamma-ray bursts (vol.1, pp.295-303) Download rtf, pdf
10:20 - 10:45 A. Mitra. Cosmological properties of eternally collapsing objects (ECOs) (vol.1, pp.304-313) Download doc, pdf
10:45 - 11:10 R. Schild. Why are some quasars radio loud? (vol.1, pp.314-318) Download doc, pdf
11:10 - 11:35 Th. Nieuwenhuizen. On the relativistic theory of gravitation and exact solutions for the interior of black holes (vol.1, pp.319-322) Download rtf, pdf
11:35 - 11:45 A. Genk, A. Tron. Cosmological solution of the relativistic theory of gravitation and supernova observational data (vol.1, pp.323-331) Download rtf, pdf
Poster E. Sanchez-Sastre, V. Aldaya. Gauge theory of gravitation: electro-gravity mixing (vol.1, pp.332-338) Download doc, pdf
11:45 - 11:55 F. Assaleh. Gravitational Thermodynamics, the Cosmological Constant and Quantum Gravity (vol.1, pp.339-346) Download doc, pdf
11:55 - 12:05 Yu. Baryshev. New possibilities for observational distinction between geometrical and field gravity theories (vol.1, pp.347-359) Download rtf, pdf
12:05 - 12:30 Coffee
12:30 - 13:00 General discussion: Approaches to solve the energy-momentum tensor problem in physics of gravitational interaction (Chair: V. Sokolov)
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
15:00 - 18:00 Excursion time

Thursday June, 26
SESSION V:   Cosmological Models and Crucial Observational Tests
PART I   Cosmological Models
09:30 - 11:20 Chair: S. Levshakov
09:30 - 09:55 V. Lukash. The standard cosmological model (vol.2, pp.11-19) Download rtf, pdf
09:55 - 10:20 Yu. Baryshev. Expanding space: the root of conceptual problems of the cosmological physics (vol.2, pp.20-30) Download rtf, pdf
10:20 - 10:55 A. Unzicker. What happened if Dirac, Sciama and Dicke had talked to each other about cosmology? (vol.2, pp.96-106) Download doc, pdf
10:55 - 11:20 A. Mitra. A New Case For an Eternally Old Infinite Universe (vol.2, pp.42-51) Download doc, pdf
11:20 - 11:50 Coffee
11:50 - 13:30 Chair: R. Schild
11:50 - 12:15 A. Tartaglia, M. Capone, N. Radicella. The cosmic defect theory tested by observation (vol.2, pp.52-59) Download doc, pdf
12:15 - 12:40 V.V. Kossarev. Alternative cosmological model (vol.2, pp.131-134) Download doc, pdf
12:40 - 13:05 S.L. Cherkas, V.L. Kalashnikov. Universe driven by the vacuum of scalar field: VFD model (vol.2, pp.135-140) Download rtf, pdf
13:05 - 13:30 Yu. Baryshev. Field fractal cosmological model as an example of practical cosmology approach (vol.2, pp.60-67) Download rtf, pdf
13:30 - 14:45 Lunch
14:45 - 16:10 Chair: G. Paturel
14:45 - 15:10 A.V. Novikov-Borodin. Off-site continuums as cosmological models of galaxies and the Universe (vol.2, pp.141-150) Download doc, pdf
15:10 - 15:35 Yu.I. Babenko. Non-positive dimension spaces (vol.2, pp.86-91) Download rtf, pdf
15:35 - 16:00 K. Urbanowski. On a possible quantum contribution to the red shift (vol.2, pp.117-122) Download doc, pdf
16:00 - 16:10 I.N. Taganov. Conception of quantum cosmology (vol.2, pp.68-85) Download doc, pdf
16:10 - 16:40 Coffee
16:30 - 18:10 Chair: I. Taganov
16:40 - 16:50 N.G. Fadeev. Inertial frame transformation based on Lobachevsky function and some optical phenomena (Michelson-Morley experiment and Doppler effect) (vol.2, pp.111-116) Download rtf, pdf
16:50 - 17:00 A. Raikov. Cosmological fractal negative acceleration (vol.2, pp.123-124) Download doc, pdf
Poster M.A. Ivanov. How to verify the redshift mechanism of low-energy quantum gravity (vol.2, pp.125-128) Download doc, pdf
Poster S. Tiguntsov. Redshift as a characteristic of speed of light from space objects (vol.2, pp.129-130) Download doc, pdf
17:00 - 17:10 A.V. Yurov, V.A. Astashenok. The new method of Friedmann equations solving and space-time without events horizons (vol.2, pp.151-158) Download doc, pdf
17:10 - 17:20 V. Strokov. Equivalence of two approaches in theory of cosmological density perturbations
17:20 - 17:30 A.A. Grib, Yu.V. Pavlov. Do active galactic nuclei convert dark matter into visible particles?
17:30 - 17:40 Yu. Gnedin, M. Piotrovich, P. Natsvilishvili. Magnetic fields of quasars in reionization epoch: cosmological consequences
17:40 - 17:50 Yu. Gnedin, M. Piotrovich. Magnetic fields of active galactic nuclei and cosmological models
17:50 - 18:00 G.M. Idlis. Anthropic cosmological principle and universal cosmological principle as the basis of theoretical and practical cosmology (vol.2, pp.92-95) Download rtf, pdf
18:00 - 18:10 I.D. Nevvazhay. The problem of observation and regional ontologies (vol.2, pp.107-110) Download rtf, pdf
18:10 - 18:20 A.A. Tron. Redshift distribution of known gravitational lenses

Friday June, 27
SESSION V:   Cosmological Models and Crucial Observational Tests
PART II   Crucial Observational Tests
09:00 - 10:40 Chair: C. Gibson
09:00 - 09:25 S. Colafrancesco. Probing cosmology and astro-particle physics with the SZ effect (vol.2, pp.160-171) Download rtf, pdf
09:25 - 09:50 P. Teerikorpi. Öpik's method, Eddington's luminosity and Hubble's constant (vol.2, pp.172-177) Download rtf, pdf
09:50 - 10:15 G. Paturel. Some difficulties for measuring and interpreting the expansion of the universe (vol.2, pp.178-184) Download doc, pdf
10:15 - 10:40 A. Unzicker. Questioning the observational evidence for the cosmological standard model (vol.2, pp.31-41) Download doc, pdf
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee
11:00 - 13:05 Chair: A. Unzicker
11:00 - 11:25 D. Reimers. Cosmology with objects from the Hamburg qso survey (vol.2, pp.185-191) Download rtf, pdf
11:25 - 11:50 S.A. Levshakov, I.I. Agafonova, and P. Molaro. QSO spectra in cosmological tests (vol.2, pp.192-199) Download rtf, pdf
11:50 - 12:15 M. Kozlov, V. Flambaum, S. Levshakov, D. Reimers, S. Porsev, and P. Molaro. Sensitivity of microwave molecular transitions and atomic FIR transitions from quasar spectra to variation of fundamental constants (vol.2, pp.200-205) Download doc, pdf
12:15 - 12:40 O. Verkhodanov. CMB data analysis: methods and problems (vol.2, pp.206-212) Download doc, pdf
12:40 - 13:05 X. Dupac. The complexity of dust foreground emission in Cosmic Microwave Background maps (vol.2, pp.213-219) Download rtf, pdf
13:05 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 Chair: P. Teerikorpi
14:00 - 14:25 A.T. Bajkova. High-accuracy method for the removal of point sources from maps of the Cosmic Microwave Background (vol.2, pp.220-227) Download doc, pdf
14:25 - 14:50 K. Cover. How reliable are the sky map reconstruction algorithms used to detect the anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background?
14:50 - 15:00 A.S. Moskvitin, E. Sonbas, I.V. Sokolov, T.A. Fatkhullin. Gamma-ray bursts and practical cosmology (vol.2, pp.228-238) Download doc, pdf
15:00 - 15:10 M.L. Khabibullina, O. Verkhodanov, Yu. Parijskij. Properties of WMAP cross-sections in the field of the RATAN-600 survey (vol.2, pp.239-246) Download doc, pdf
15:10 - 15:20 O.V. Verkhodanov, M.L. Khabibullina, M. Singh, A. Pirya, N.V. Verkhodanova, S. Nandi. Giant radio galaxies: problems of understanding and problems for CMB? (vol.2, pp.247-250) Download doc, pdf
15:20 - 15:30 O.V. Verkhodanov, N.V. Verkhodanova, H. Andernach. Ultra-steep spectrum decametric sources for cosmological researches (vol.2, pp.251-255) Download doc, pdf
15:30 - 15:40 V.V. Vitkovskiy, V.L. Gorokhov. New method of data mining in practical cosmology (vol.2, pp.256-259) Download rtf, pdf
15:40 - 16:00 Concluding Remarks

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