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Regional Conferences

With the inception of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and in anticipation of new exciting data at the end of the year 2008, a High Energy Physics conference is organized in synchrony with this historic occasion. This also represents an opportunity to reminisce the fundamental achievements of HEP physics since Solvay 1933. Then, it was signposted by Enrico Fermi's paper on the 4-fermion weak interaction theory published on December 31 1933, two months after the Solvay Congress October 1933.


Many distinguished contributors to particle physics have been invited to this year's event, including Professor David Gross (Nobel Laureate, 2004) Professor Gerard 't Hooft (Nobel Laureate, 1999), Professor Martin Perl (Nobel Laureate, 1995), Professor Harald Fritzsch, Professor Paul Steinhardt, Professor Tohru Eguchi, Professor John Ellis and many others. In addition, several budding physicists (both theorists and LHC experimentalists) have been invited to congregate for discussion and presentation of their works here in Singapore at the Institute of Advanced Studies, IAS Nanyang Technological University, NTU.


We would like to specially invite you to participate in this exciting conference in celebration of the new LHC era, witnessing the exchange of scientific information and camaraderie of the High Energy Physics community. Invited presentations will be included in the Conference Proceedings and published as a special issue in the International Journal of Modern Physics A, (IJMPA).

Invited Speakers:

Chen Hesheng

Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing

Yong-Min CHO

Seoul National University


Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow


Kyoto University


CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)


University of New South Wales


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Nihon University


Nobel Laureate in Physics, 2004

University of California, Santa Barbara


Aarhus University

Wolfgang HOLLIK

Max Planck Institute, Munich

Gerard 't HOOFT

Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1999

Utrecht University

Takaaki KAJITA

Tokyo University

Shih-Chang LEE

Academia Sinica, Taipei


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Tatsuya NAKADA

CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)


Kyoto University

Martin PERL

Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1995

Stanford University


(to be confirmed)

Princeton University

Yi-Fang WANG

Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing

Yue-Liang WU

CAS & Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics of China

Zhi-Zhong XING

Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing

Philip YOCK

Auckland University

NTU NUS Institute of Physics, Singapore Southeast Asia Theoretical Physics Association

The Malaysian Institute of Physics is organizing the Third International Meeting on Frontiers of Physics (IMFP2009) in January 2009. This is the third in the series of IMFP organized by the Institute. It is also an event in celebration of the 35 th anniversary of the Institute. The Meeting is organized in cooperation with the Physics Department, University of Malaya. The scientific objective of the Meeting is to provide a forum for interaction involving world-renowned researchers so as to stimulate and enhance interest in Frontiers of Physics around the Asia Pacific region.


The venue of the Meeting is Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort. This is a hill resort about 1,000 meters above sea level amidst Malaysia's largest, longest and oldest mountain range. The Resort offers its crispy cool air, abundant greenery and lush panoramas, with countless eco-friendly outdoors activities such as golf, jungle trekking, horse riding (joyride), swimming pools, archery range, gymnasium, etc. It is only approximately 45 minutes’ drive from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, and taxis provide rapid access to the city. Details on the Resort can be obtained from its website:

Scientific Programme

IMFP2009 will cover all areas of physics, under the following broad disciplines:
A. Astronomy and Astrophysics
B. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
C. Condensed Matter, Semiconductor and Materials Physics
D. Field Theory and Particle Physics
E. Nuclear and Radiation Physics
F. Plasma Physics
G. Photonics and Laser Physics
H. Statistical Physics and Bioinformatics
I. Mathematical Physics and Computational Physics
J. Biological Physics

Tentative List of Plenary Speakers
Per Carlson (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden)
*Yongmin Cho ( Seoul National University, Korea)
* Paul C.W. Chu (Hong Kong UST, Hong Kong)
Steve Chu ( LBNL, USA)
*Peter Fulde (APCTP, Korea)
Bai-Lin Hao ( Fudan University, China)
*Nguyen Van Hieu (VAST, Vietnam)
S.C.C. Ting (MIT, USA)
Stuart Hameroff ( University Medical Center, Tucson, USA)
*Kaoru Yamanouchi ( University of Tokyo, Japan)



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