Second Circular

KMI International Symposium 2013
on "Quest for the Origin of Particles and the Universe"

Second Circular (2013/12/2)

The program of The KMI International Symposium "KMI 2013", which will be held at Nagoya University, Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI, from Dec. 11 to 13 is opened. See .

1. Sponsorship:

Sponsored by KMI

2. Organization

Advisory Committee:

M. Kobayashi (Chair, KEK/JSPS/Nagoya), W. A. Bardeen (FNAL), G. 't Hooft (Utrecht), Y. Iwasaki (Tsukuba/KEK), K. Sato (NINS/IPMU), A. Suzuki (KEK)

Organizing Committee:

T. Maskawa (Chair), T. Iijima (Co-Chair), H. Kunieda (Co-Chair), S. Nojiri (Co-Chair), Y. Aoki, M. Harada, K. Hayasaka, Y. Itow, H. Kanno, M. Nakamura, H. Shimizu, N. Sugiyama, M. Tanabashi

Local Organizing Committee:

Y. Akamatsu, T. Aoyama, K. Bamba, C. Hikage, K. Ichiki, M. Kitaguchi, M. Kurachi, T. Kuroki, N. Maekawa, H. Matsumoto, K. Matsuoka, K. Miura, H. Mori, K. Morishima, S. Moriyama, K.-i. Nagai, T. Naka, C. Nonaka, H. Ohki, H. S. Fukano, N. Sakurai, K. Yamawaki, T. Yamazaki, and members of the Organizing Committee

3. Site of Conference

The Conference sessions will be held at Sakata-Hirata Hall, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan The building is indicated at .

4. Conference Information

Scientific Program:
List of Participants:

5. Reception

Participants will be requested to contact the reception desk at the Workshop time. The reception desk is open at the Workshop site between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Dec.11 (Wed.). For other irregular time reception please contact members of OC/LOC.

The registration fee is changed, the registration fee itself is 6,000 jpy. For drinks and Banquet, 4,000 jpy for staffs and 2,000 jpy for students. The registration fee is free for students except for the students in Nagoya Univ.

6. Access

An access guide to the conference venue from the airport and the train stations will be found at

7. Information for Speakers

We would like to collect your abstract and transparency before your talk, unless you use complicated functions in the slide. Please send your abstract to as soon as possible by email and talk slide to the same address by the following deadline
Speaker in the morning session : one day before your talk
Speaker in the afternoon session : the morning of the day of your talk

If the file size of your slide is more than 10MB, we cannot receive the file by an email. In the case please transfer your slide to a laptop in the conference room by the deadline using USB flash drive.

The preferred format is PDF, but PowerPoint and Keynote are also available. If you need to use animations or other complicated functions, you may use your own laptop for your presentation. In that case please check the connection between your laptop and the projector by the coffee break before your session.

We plan to upload transparency on the conference web page. If you would not like to upload, please let us know.

8. Information for Poster Presenters

A poster should be prepared with maximum size JIS A0 [841mm x 1189mm]. The conference secretariat will provide magnets to fix the poster to the poster board at the conference site. You should not use double sided tape. A poster will be assigned a unique number associated with the board. The number can be found in the printed material given at the registration desk. The poster session will be held from 19:00 on 11th.

9. Proceedings

The proceedings will be published through PoS-Proceedings of Science by SiSSA. The speakers are requested to submit their typescript to us not later than February 28, 2014. Detailed instruction for the typescript will be given to the speakers at the conference.

10. Network service

The campus-wide wireless network (NUWNET) is available at the conference site. Participants except staffs and students of Nagoya University will be provided ID and password for the network connection at the Reception desk.

11. General Information


Poster Session Dinner (buffet-style) will be served during the poster session (19:00-21:00) on Dec. 11.


The participants and the accompanying persons are invited to the Banquet to be held in Mielparque Nagoya in the evening 19:00-21:00 on Dec. 12 (Thur.). Shuttle Bus will take you there after the session.

Foreign Currency Exchange or Banking Service

Foreign currency exchange services will be available at the Post Office in the Nagoya University campus (see the access guide). We recommend you to exchange your currencies to Japanese Yen before you leave your country or upon arrival at international airports in Japan. Cash is still the most popular way of payment in Japan. Credit cards such as VISA, Master Card, Diners Club and American Express are widely accepted at hotels, major stores and restaurants. Traveler's checks in Japanese Yen or U.S. Dollars must be exchanged for cash at authorized banks or major hotels. Personal Checks are Not common in Japan.