By Philip W. Anderson (auth.), Daniel Iagolnitzer, Vincent Rivasseau, Jean Zinn-Justin (eds.)
The overseas convention on Theoretical Physics, TH-2002, happened in Paris from July 22 to 27 within the convention middle of the UNESCO, the United countries academic medical and Cultural association, lower than aegis of the IUPAP, the foreign Union of natural and utilized Physics and of the French and Euro pean actual Societies, with a wide aid of numerous French, ecu and foreign associations. foreign and crossdisciplinary, TH-2002 welcomed round 1200 partic ipants representing all domain names of contemporary theoretical physics. The convention provided a high-level medical software, together with 18 plenary lectures, forty five normal lectures in thematic periods and one hundred forty extra really good lectures, partially invited and partially chosen between proposals got from members. round 500 contribu tions have been additionally awarded as posters. Plenary lectures in addition to basic thematic lectures have been addressed to a basic viewers of theoricians, not just to experts. in accordance with our commitments in the direction of UNESCO and different sponsoring insti tutions, TH-2002 attributed greater than two hundred fellowships, as a rule to scientists from constructing international locations and jap Europe, masking registration charges and, for greater than 1/2 them, remain charges with pupil kind accomodation. specified highlights of the convention incorporated • the hole rite on July 22, with the participation of Mrs Claudie Haignere, French Minister of analysis, and M. Walter Erdelen, normal advert joint Director for Sciences at UNESCO. Their beginning addresses have been espe cially preferred and are reproduced lower than. This rite preceded the 1st lecture by way of Professor Cohen-Tannoudji, Physics Nobel prize winner.