**JOINTLY ORGANIZED WITH DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, UPM AND MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS**

Due date for Contributed Talk is before **June 7th, 2010**

**INTRODUCTION**

Expository Quantum Lecture Series (EQuaLS) is a series of lectures conducted by members of Laboratory of Computational Sciences & Informatics, Institute for Mathematical Research and Physics Department, Faculty of Science. The main objective of this lecture series is to rapidly introduce and update researchers and students with the latest developments and techniques in theoretical physics, quantum science and technology or related areas,
The first series of EQuaLS began in 2007 with the theme "Geometry, Number Theory and Quantum Physics 2007" (see webpage of
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EQuaLS1**). This is followed by "Foundations of Quantum Science & Technology 2008" (see webpage of
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EQuaLS2**) in 2008 and the third one being "Quantum Information Science 2009".(see webpage of
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EQuaLS3**). Besides quantum physics, the other pillar of modern physics is Einstein's theory of relativity, which in its general form describes gravity. Cosmology, describing the large scale features of the universe, derives its formalism mainly from general relativity. Describing early cosmology, however, will involve elements of high energy physics. In this lecture series with the theme "Cosmology, Gravitation and
High Energy Physics 2010", we will hear expositions on frontier topics of cosmology interfacing with high energy physics from speakers of international repute.

The speakers and the title of their talks are listed below:

1. |
Sigbjorn Hervik (Universitetet Stavanger, Norway), "Cosmological Models for Our Universe" |

2. |
Rajesh Parwani (National University of Singapore), "Information Theory, Particle Physics and Cosmology" |

3. |
Anirudh Pradhan (Hindu Postgraduate College, India), "Recent Developments in Gravity and Cosmology" |

4. |
Jiro Soda (Kyoto University, Japan), "Fine Structures of Inflationary Scenario" |

5. |
Teo Lee Peng (University of Nottingham, Malaysia Branch), "Finite
Temperature Casimir Effect" |

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND**

All researchers and students interested in cosmology, relativity, high energy physics and related areas of mathematics and theoretical sciences.