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Bauman Moscow State Technical University
5, 2-nd Baumanskaya street, Moscow, 105005 Russia

Faculty of Fundamental Sciences

ХХI International Meeting

Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory - 2019

01-05 July 2017

Laboratory Building of BMSTU

Moscow, Rubtsovskaya nab., 2/18

Title PIRT 2017


History of PIRT


Statment of PIRT-2019

Michael Duffy

In memory of Michael Duffy

Video PIRT-2017

Photos PIRT-2017

Additional photos of PIRT-2017

International Organizing Committee




Academician Committee (International Advisory Council)


Prof. A.N. Morozov

Prof. G. Pizzella

Prof. G. Pizzella

Prof. M. Sakellariadou

Prof. M. Sakellariadou


Prof. Dr. M.R. Adhikari

Invited Speakers

Prof. Louis Kauffman

Prof. Louis Kauffman

Prof. David Blair

Prof. David Blair

Important dates

Registration – March 1, 2017

Submission of Abstracts – April 1, 2017

Submission of Papers – May 1, 2017

Foundation Support

First informing letter


General program

Scientific program

Preliminary list of talks, including plenary and poster


The history of our institution, the Bauman MHTS (Moscow Higher Technical School), or presently the Bauman MSTU (Moscow State Technical University) dates back to 1830, when Emperor Nicholas I confirmed the "statute of the industrial school" to open in Moscow. Russia's developing industry needed skilled labor in many trades. So, the aim of the new school was to train skillful artisans with a solid theoretical background to improve and spread skills in various trades all over Russia. The training personnel of the school comprised graduates of the Moscow University who specialized in mathematics, mechanics, physics and chemistry. By 1868 the academic standards of the school were so high that it was reorganized into a special institution of higher learning (Imperial Moscow Technical School or IMTS). Its major task now was to train mechanics in construction, engineering and manufacturing. The IMTS was financially supported by the Government and industrialists. Its management was democratic. Its teaching staff boasted of many talented scientists who maintained contacts with the West. All these circumstances helped the School to achieve outstanding successes in manufacturing processes and practices in the chemical, food and textile industries, metal and wood processing, and structural mechanics. During the 1876 Exhibition in Philadelphia the practically-minded Americans highly appreciated and admired the methods used by the School, recognizing them as an original "Russian system" of training engineers. In 1876, Dr. Wrinkle, President of the Boston Institute of Technology, writes to V.K.Dela-Vos, Director of the Imperial Moscow Technical School that Russia is a recognized leader in handling the important problems of engineering education, and that no other system will hence be used in America. IMTS system of handicraft education of engineers was recognized all over the world. «Russian method» became especially well-known after Vienna World Exhibition (1873) where it was awarded Big Gold Medal. IMTS was recognized the best machine-building education institution of Russia and joined the ranks of the world leading polytechnic schools. A lot of outstanding scientists taught in IMTS, such as D. Mendeleev, N. Jukovsky, P. Chebychev, S. Chaplygin, A. Yershov, D. Sovetkin, F. Dmitriev, A. Letnikov, A. Gavrilenko.

Thus, the Moscow Higher Technical School joined the ranks of "leading polytechnical schools in Europe".

The late 19th century witnessed quickening progress in electrical engineering, aeromechanics, and the power engineering industry.

In 1918, the MHTS organized several research institutes, including TSAGI (Central Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics Institute), which eventually developed into independent structures, separating from their parent. The quick industrial expansion of the country called for new training facilities on other fields of science and technology. In 1930, the MHTS began to branch out into many new institutions of higher learning: the Moscow Aviation Institute, the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, the Military Chemical Academy, the Textile Institute, and the Moscow Civil Engineering Institute.

The MHTS continued to specialize in training engineers for the machine-building and instrumentation industries.

In 1938, the MHTS opened new departments with a defense profile: armoured vehicles and tanks, artillery, and ammunition. In 1948, a department of rocketry was added.

The following famous scientists and specialists have graduated our school: Academician A.N. Tupolev, S.P. Korolev, and many other aircraft and rocket designers and developers; Academician N.A. Dollezhal, chief designer of atomic piles; Academician A.I.Tselikov, chief designer of metallurgical engineering; Academician S.A.Lebedev, chief designer of computers.

Our School is distinguished for high-level scientific and engineering training of students, extensive relations with industries, good traditions, and high professional and moral requirements which both the professors and students feel obliged to meet and maintain.

In 1989, the MHTS was conferred a new name: the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Bauman MSTU).

Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev (16 May 1821 – 8 December 1894) was a Russian mathematician. Chebyshev is known for his work in the fields of probability, statistics, mechanics, and number theory. The Chebyshev inequality is used to prove the Weak Law of Large Numbers. Chebyshev is also known for the Chebyshev polynomials.

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev(8 February 1834 – 2 February 1907) was a Russian chemist and inventor. He formulated the Periodic Law, created his own version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.

Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky (17 January 1847– 17 March 1921) was a Russian scientist and a founding father of modern aero- and hydrodynamics. Whereas contemporary scientists scoffed at the idea of human flight, Zhukovsky was the first to undertake the study of airflow.

Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (12 January 1907 – 14 January 1966) was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics.

Vladimir Nikolayevich Chelomey (30 June 1914 – 8 December 1984) was a Soviet mechanics scientist, aviation and missile engineer. He invented the very first Soviet pulse jet engine and was responsible for the development of the world's first anti-ship cruise missiles and ICBM complexes.



P.L. Chebyshev


D.I. Mendeleyev


N.E. Zhukovskiy


S.P. Korolev


V.N. Chelomey

Laboratory Building of BMSTU

The Laboratory Building of BMSTU was opened in 2004.

At the opening ceremony Minister of Education Vladimir Filippov called it "a symbol of the Russia’s rebirth".

The total area of the 11-storey building is over 80 thousand sq. meters (equivalent of 11 football fields). 5 thousand students of all departments can have classes there simultaneously.

The building houses 100 lecture halls, 20 computer classrooms, 19 elevators, a library, which can store nearly 1 million books, a reading room for 700 visitors, a concert hall having almost 1,200 seats and a conference hall for 130 seats.

The Laboratory Building stands on the bank of the River Yauza and its similarity with a ship's hull explains its nickname, that is "an icebreaker".

The Fundamental Science Scientific and Training Complex (visit for the Russian version and - for the English version) is located on the 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the Laboratory Building as well as in the main building on 2nd Baumanskaya street.

The PIRT Conference has been held in the Conference Hall of the Laboratory Building since 2005.

Laboratory Building of BMSTU Laboratory Building of BMSTU

Department of Physics

Department of Physics of Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) has worked since 1832, when Physical Study to demonstrate physical phenomena during lectures for students was created at the Craft Institution of Moscow Training House.

On the first June in 1968 the Craft Institution was reformed into Emperor Moscow Technical Specialized School and the Physical Study got a new official status as Department of General and Applied Physics. Professor A.S.Vladimirskii, who had graduated from Moscow University, headed the Department.

The brightest historical moments of the Department were linked with names of professor V.S.Shchegolyaev (the head of the Department since 1886 till 1912) and academician P.P.Lazarev (the head of the Department since 1912 till 1925).

At different times a number of remarkable scientists have worked at the Department: academician, president of USSR Science Academy S.I.Vavilov, corresponding-members of USSR Science Academy K.A.Krug and A.S.Predvoditelev, professors A.B.Mlodzievskii, A.K.Trapeznikov, A.V.Shpol'skii, N.E.Uspenskii, V.D.Zernov, K.A.Putilov.

At present the staff of the Department of Physics consists of 14 professors, 47 readers, 8 senior teachers and 7 professors, 15 readers, 7 senior teachers occupy private positions.

The main scientific directions of the Department of Physics are

  • Electro-hydrodynamics (Prof. I.N. Aliev)
  • Nonreversible process research in natural media. Theory of precise measurements. (Prof. A.N. Morozov,
  • Electrodynamics of moving media; experimental tests of the relativity theory and electrodynamics (Prof. V.O. Gladyshev,
  • Applied electrodynamics and radio-physics (Prof. O.S. Litvinov)
  • Theory of strength and destruction for solid bodies (Prof. V.N. Bovenko, (
  • Optics and spectroscopy (Prof. V.S. Gorelik,
  • Physical processes modeling in continuous media (Prof., Ph.D., the Winner of the State Prize of the USSR A.M. Makarov)
  • Physics of high-temperature processes (Prof. V.V. Gorev,
  • Methods of Computational Physics (Prof. M.F. Ivanov,
  • Solid State Physics (Prof. B.E. Vintaykin)
  • Laser Physics (Prof. N.F. Bunkin,
  • Semiconductor microwave technology (Prof. S.P. Babenko,
  • Electrodynamics of inhomogeneous media (Prof. S.M. Korotaev,
  • Terahertz technology, spectroscopy (Prof. S.O. Yurchenko,
  • High energy astrophysics (Prof. V.L.Kauts,
  • Early Universe models and an exact solutions of the Einstein equations (Prof. I.V. Fomin,

There is a laboratory for student researching at the Department of Physics.

Since 2001 the Department of Physics trains on the courses of bachelor and master degrees in Engineering Physics.

More detailed information can be obtained from the Head of BMSTU Department of Physics - A.N.Morozov (

Проф. А.С.Владимирский
Prof. A.S.Vladimirsky - The first head of the department "General and Applied Physics" of the Imperial Moscow Technical School (1868)
Проф. П.П.Лазарев
Prof. P.P.Lazarev - Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1917). A Head of the Department of Physics from 1912 to 1924
Проф. С.И.Вавилов
Prof. S.I. Vavilov - the President of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, worked in the Department of Physics in Bauman MSTU from 1918 to 1932
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History of PIRT

The PIRT Conference is a event held in September since 1988 at Imperial College in London and since 2003 at Bauman University in Moscow.

Year Imperial College,
London, UK
Bauman University,
Moscow, Russia
1988 PIRT I -
1990 PIRT II -
1992 PIRT III -
1994 PIRT IV -
1996, Sept. 6-9 PIRT V -
1998, Sept. 11-14 PIRT VI -
2000, Sept. 15-18 PIRT VII -
2002, Sept. 6-9 PIRT VIII -
2003, 30.06-03.07 - PIRT-2003 (XI)
2004, Sept. 3-6 PIRT IX -
2005, July 4-7 - PIRT-2005 (XII)
2006, Sept. 8-11 PIRT X -
2007, July 5-7 - PIRT-2007 (XIII)
2008, Sept.12-15 PIRT XIV -
2009, July 6-9 - PIRT-2009 (XV)
2010, Sept. 10-13 PIRT XVI -
2011, July 4-7 - PIRT-2011 (XVII)
2013, July 1-4 - PIRT-2013 (XVIII)
2015, 29.06-02.07 - PIRT-2015 (XIX)
2017, July 3-6 - PIRT-2017 (XX)

Initially the conference aimed to allow free communication for foreign scientists with scientists from the former Soviet Union. It was planned to hold a conference in Kazan University (Russia), where one of the founders of non-Euclidean geometry N.I. Lobachevsky used to work.

In 1988 the first PIRT conference was organized at Imperial College (London), where it is held every two years. The conference is notable for the freedom of scientific views, large reports (up to 40 min), Proceedings published and the participation of Russian scientists.

In 2003 the first PIRT conference was held at BMSTU in Moscow. The event was a success, and it was decided to hold a conference in Moscow every two years. The PIRT Conference was also held in Calcutta (India) and Budapest (Hungary).

The PIRT Conference features talks on multi-dimensional theory of gravity, gravitational-wave experiments, dark matter, cosmic microwave background, space anisotropy search, tests of the theory of relativity and electrodynamics.


Dr. Michael Duffy, PIRT-2002

PIRT-2006 at Imperial College

PIRT-2006 at Imperial College

On the Red Square, PIRT-2005

On the Red Square, PIRT-2005

Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, PIRT-2007

Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed,

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, PIRT-2009

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour,

Transport to BMSTU

How you can get to BMSTU from International Airport "Sheremetyevo-II" to metro station «Baumanskaya» (three variants):

  • Take bus number 817 to the underground station «Planernaya» (about 45 min., 21.5 km). Then go to the underground station «Tverskaya», then go to the underground station «Teatral'naya», and go over to the underground station «Ploshchad' Revolyutsii», then go to the underground station «Baumanskaya».
  • Take bus number 851 to the underground station «Rechnoi Vokzal» (about 43 min., 21.7 km). Then go to the underground station «Teatral'naya», (about 21 minutes) and go over to the underground station «Ploshchad' Revolyutsii», then go to the underground station «Baumanskaya».
  • High-speed trains “Aeroexpress” depart from Sheremetyevo Airport to Belorussky Railway station every 20–30 minutes. Travel time is 30–40 minutes to the underground station «Beloruskaiya». Then go to the underground station «Teatral'naya», (about 7 minutes) and go over to the underground station «Ploshchad' Revolyutsii», then go to the underground st

From station «Baumanskaya» to BMSTU.

From station «Baumanskaya» walk to the Rubtsovskaya nab., 2/18 (about 15 minutes).

Study Laboratory Building of BMSTU


As BMSTU hasn't got a special hotel for guests, you can book a room by yourself in the hotel of Izmailovskii Tourist Complex.

The hotel is nearby the underground station "Partizanskaya" (3 stations from the underground station "Baumanskaya").

Address: 105187, Moscow, Izmailovskoye Shosse, 71, Bldg. 3V, "Vega" Complex.

(All information on

Registration Fee



The Moscow PIRT-2017 will be held in the Study Laboratory Building of BMSTU, situated at the bank of river Yauza. Rubtsovskaya naberezhnaya 2/18.

The Hall is provided with modern equipments for presentations and has a system of synchronizing translation from Russian into English.


Photos of previous conferences

Permission, visa

To prepare the official Letter for Invitation for Russian Embassy in the other countries we need the following information from participants:

  • first name, second name (or patronymic name), and surname;
  • copy of passport (by e-mail or by fax);
  • place of work (Institution, University, etc.). (If you haven't got any, please write down "housekeeper");
  • address of work (Institution, University, etc.);
  • position;
  • dates of visiting Russia (arrival and departure);
  • cities and towns to be visited (Moscow and others);
  • date of birth;
  • place of birth;
  • dates of issue and expire of passport;
  • city visa.

It is needed to have medical insurance when you visit Russia.


  • We will send to all participants of the conference letters of invitation to report by E-mail.
  • If you need the letter will be set by mail or fax.
  • For foreign participants Organizing Committee will preparethe official letters of invitation for the Russian Embassy.
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Cultural program

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  • Coffee breaks are planned between the reports.
  • The time for coffee breaks and for lunch will be in programe of the Meeting.
  • Participants can have lunch in the BMSTU professors' dinning room the main building (about 150 Rub. or 3-4 $).
  • The Organizing Committee is planning to give a dinner party for participants.
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Translation (Interpretation)

  • Russian and English are the working languages at the conference.
  • The Organizing Committee can arrange interpretation for foreign participants during official parts of the Meeting (the opening and the closing of the Meeting, and reports) and excursions.

Kirsanova Galina Vladimirovna

Moscow PIRT Proceedings

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Preferred format for abstracts and papers

The example of paper

Example of theses

Registration finished


For all questions related to the Conference PIRT- 2019, please contact:

Scientific Secretary of PIRT-2019: Dr. Tyannikova Nina (Bauman MSTU, Russia).

Dr. Tyannikova N.D.