First Circular

The 3rd KMI International Symposium
on "Quest for the Origin of Particles and the Universe"

First Circular (2016/10/14)

The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was established in 2010 to explore new frontiers of modern physics, which are beyond the Standard Model, by integrating the wisdom from various fields, such as theoretical and experimental particle physics, theoretical and observational astrophysics, mathematical physics, etc. The aim of this symposium is to review the status and prospect of the cutting-edge researches in relevant fields, and to develop the interdisciplinary researches to approach the origin of particles and the Universe. The highlight of KMI2017 is to bring the most recent results together, as well as to discuss the mysteries of Dark Universe, such as the dark matter problem.

1. Sponsorship:

Sponsored by KMI and Daiko Foundation.

2. Date

From January 5 (Thursday) to January 7 (Saturday), in 2017

3.Conference venue

Conference will be held at ES Hall on the ground floor of ES Building at Nagoya University, Higashiyama campus. The detail is shown here.

4. Tentative schedule

Jan.5 (Thursday)
12:30-13:00 Reception
13:00-13:05 Welcome address by Prof. T. Maskawa, President General


Session 1

Introduction of KMI, Physics at LHC
15:10-18:45 Session 2
Flavor Physics
19:00-21:00 Session 3

Poster Session

Jan.6 (Friday)
9:00-13:10 Session 4

Observational Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravity, QCD Matter

13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:25-18:30 Session 5


Dark Matter, Flavor physics, Belle II experiment


Jan.7 (Saturday)
9:00-13:15 Session 6
Cosmology and Gravity
13:15-13:25 Closing Remark

5. Confirmed Speakers

T. Abe, A. Albert, S. Aoki, E. Barausse, K. Choi, T. Fukada, A. Gaz, K. Hirota, K. Izumi, J. F. Kamenik, Y. Kato, M. Kitaguchi, T. Kitayama, G. de Lellis, S. Matsumoto, K. Matsuoka, B. Mueller, T. Naka, Y. Nakahama, C. Nonaka, T. Ohashi, Y. Omura, B. Petersen, Y. Sato, W. Michael Snow, H. Tajima, H. Tanaka, T. Tobe, M. Tomoto

6. Participation

We do encourage participation of those who are interested in and would appreciate your passing on to others the information of the Conference. Those who are applying for the participation in the Conference are asked to fill out the Registration Form on the Web page of the Conference by Nov. 30.

Those who are applying for the Poster Session on Jan. 5 evening, please check "Poster Presentation" on the Registration Form and fill in the Title and Abstract. (Acceptance may be limited due to the capacity.)

The registration fee 5,000 yen should be paid "by cash" at the reception desk of the Conference. The registration fee is free for students.

7. Organization

Advisory Committee:

J. Ellis (King's College), G. 't Hooft (Utrecht), T. Kajita (ICRR), T. Kugo (Kyoto Sangyo, MISC), K. Sato (JSPS/IPMU), J. Silk (Oxford), M. Yamauchi (KEK)

Organizing Committee:

T. Maskawa (Chair), T. Iijima (Co-Chair), H. Kunieda (Co-Chair), S. Nojiri (Co-Chair), M. Harada, J. Hisano, Y. Itow, H. Kanno, M. Kobayashi, P. Krizan, H. Matsumoto, T. Naka, Y. Nakahama, M. Nakamura, Y. Omura, H. Shimizu, T. Shiromizu, N. Sugiyama, H. Tajima, M. Tanabashi

Local Organizing Committee:

T. Abe, A. Gaz, K. Ichiki, K. Izumi, Y. Kato, M. Kitaguchi, Y. Maeda, N. Maekawa, K. Matsuoka, T. Sako, and members of the Organizing Committee

8. Topics include:

Physics at LHC, Flavor Physics, Theory of Standard Model and Beyond, QCD Matter, Cosmology and Gravity, Neutrino Physics, Dark Matter and Astroparticle Physics, Observational Astrophysics

9. Correspondence:

KMI2017 Secretariat
Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602, JAPAN