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         The 16th Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation

                27th November(Mon) --- 1st December(Fri)
    Niigata Prefectural Civic Center (Niigata Kenmin Kaikan), Niigata

                    final circular (13th Nov. 2006)
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Dear Colleague,

The 16th workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation (JGRG16) 
will be held in Niigata soon. For detailed information, please visit 
our Web page:

   URL:  http://jgrg16.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp/

Place: Small Hole, the 2nd floor in Niigata Prefectural Civic Center

Date: 27th November(Mon) --- 1st December(Fri)

List of invited speakers:

  J. Richard Bond (CITA)
  Paolo Creminelli (ICTP)
  Eanna Flanagan (Cornell Univ.)
  Chris Fryer (LANL/Univ. of Arizona)
  Nobuyuki Kawai (TITech)
  Richard Manchester (Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO)
  Ryoichi Nishi (Niigata Univ.)
  Valery Rubakov (Russian Academy of Science)
  Norio Tamura (Niigata Univ.)
  Shoichi Yamada (Waseda Univ.)

Oral Presentation:  
   A liquid crystal display (LCD) projector and an overhead projector (OHP)
   will be available. We suggest you to prepare transparency sheets for the 
   OHP in case we have trouble on the LCD projector.
   Please do not use LCD projector for short oral presentation of posters. 

Poster Presentation: 
   Poster boards are prepared in an exhibition area on the 1st floor
   of Niigata Prefectural Civic Center. Poster can be displayed at
   12:00 on 27 November or later. The size of the poster board is
   180cm(height) x 100(width)cm.
   We allot 3 minutes short oral presentation for (P01-P14) posters on
   27th November and (Q01-Q12) on 28th November. Please check the
   programme and prepare OHP viewgraphs. The PC projector cannot be
   used for short oral presentation of posters.
   The exhibition area is open at 9:00 am (at 12:00 noon on Monday)
   and close at 18:00 pm every day.
   The poster session will be closed on 30th of November. Posters
   should be took off by 10:00 on 1st December.

Food and drink:
   No food and drink is permitted in the hall for the oral session and
   the exhibition area for the poster session !
   Food and drink is permitted only within the area for coffee break
   on the 2nd floor and in a public area on the 1st floor.

Registration:
   The registration desk is open from 13:00 to 17:00 on Monday. 
   On the other four days the registration desk is open during 
   the morning coffee break and the lunch time. 

Conference dinner:
   Conference dinner is held on November 30th from 19:00 at Niigata
   Toei Hotel (http://www.toei.co.jp/hotel/niigata/).
   We collect the charge for the conference dinner at the registration desk. 
   The fee is 4,500 yen for student; 5,500 yen for faculty members.
   Free buses to Niigata Toei Hotel will depart at 18:15 on Nov. 30
   from a rotary in front of the Civic Center.

Internet:
   Wireless (and probably limited ports of wired) broadband internet
   is available on the 2nd floor in the Civic Center.

Proceedings:
   Page limits:  20 pages for the invited speakers, 4 pages for other
   contributors. 
   Deadline: January 19, 2007
   Please write your manuscript in English. 
   Please download a TeX format file from the workshop web page,
       http://jgrg16.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp/
   Please prepare a postscript or pdf file of your manuscript. We ask you 
   to use a systematic file name (your presentation number).ps 
   or (your presentation number).pdf. Your presentation number (Axx,
   Bxx, Cxx, Pxx or Qxx) will be found at 
       http://jgrg16.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp/program.html
   Please send your ps or pdf file by one of the following two ways:

    e-mail to:  jgrg16@astro.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp
      with subject including jgrg16_proc (your full name) (your presentation
                                                           number)
          ex.)   Subject: jgrg16_proc Ken-ichi Oohara A99

      When your file size is large, please COMPRESS it. A gzip, ZIP or
      LHA format would be appreciated.

    postal mail to: 
      K. Oohara
      Department of Physics,  
      Niigata University, 
      Ikarashi, Niigata 950-2181
      Japan

Program: (subject to change)

Type                         Number     Time (Talk + Discussion)
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Invited talk                (A01-A10)   40 + 10 min
Long Oral                   (B01-B04)   25 +  5 min
Oral                        (C01-C43)   15 +  5 min
Short Oral Presentation 
            of Poster (P01-P14,Q01-Q12)  3 min
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11/27(Mon)

[Chair: Misao Sasaki (YITP)]
14:00--14:50
(A01) Eanna Flanagan (Cornell Univ.) 
        Theoretical explanations for the accelerating Universe
14:50--15:40
(A02) J. Richard Bond (CITA)
        Constraining Inflation Histories with the CMB and Large Scale
	Structure

15:40--16:10 Break

[Chair: Hideki Ishihara (Osaka City Univ.)]
16:10--17:30
(C01) Masumi Kasai (Hirosaki Univ.)
        Post-Friedmannian effects of inhomogeneities in observational
        cosmology
(C02) Tomohiro Kai (Osaka City Univ.)
        Can inhomogeneities accelerate the cosmic volume expansion?
(C03) Shinji Mukohyama (Univ. of Tokyo)
        Higgs phase of gravity
(C04) Tom Auld and Michael Bridges (Univ. of Cambridge)
        Accelerated Cosmological Parameter Estimation

17:30--18:12 3min x 14 (P01 - P14)

11/28(Tue)

[Chair: Kei-ichi Maeda (Waseda Univ.)]
 9:15-- 10:05
(A03) Paolo Creminelli (ICTP)
        Starting the Universe: Stable Violation of the Null Energy
        Condition and  Non-standard Cosmologies
10:05--10:55
(A04) Norio Tamura (Niigata Univ.)
        Current Status of Neutrino Oscillations

10:55--11:20 Break

[Chair: Jiro Soda (Kyoto Univ.)]
11:20--12:20
(C05) Kazuhide Ichikawa (ICRR, Univ. of Tokyo)
        Neutrino mass constraints from WMAP and SDSS
(C06) Bo Feng (RESCEU)
        Spontaneous Baryogenesis, CPT violations and the observational
	imprints
(C07) Masahide Yamaguchi (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.)
        Time variation of fundamental constants with runaway dilaton

12:20--12:56 3min x 12 (Q01 - Q12)

12:56--13:50 Lunch

[Chair: Takahiro Tanaka (Kyoto Univ.)]
13:50--14:40
(A05) Valery Rubakov (Russian Academy of Science)
        Brane world as theoretical laboratory
14:40--15:50
(C08) Ken Matsuno (Osaka City Univ.)
        Masses of Kaluza-Klein Black Holes
(C09) Masashi Kimura (Osaka City Univ.)
        Kaluza-Klein Multi-Black Holes
(B01) Shinya Tomizawa (Osaka City Univ.)  --- (30min)
        Coalescing Black Holes on Eguchi Hanson Space

15:50--16:50 Break and Poster

[Chair: Shinji Mukohyama (Univ. of Tokyo)]
16:50--18:10
(C10) Tatsuhiko Koike (Keio Univ.)
        Homogeneous and cohomogeneity-one objects in five-dimensional
        anti-de-Sitter spacetime
(C11) Yuko Urakawa (Waseda Univ.)
        Higher order quantum correction to the cosmological
	perturbations
(C12) Kouji Nakamura (SOKENDAI/NOAJ)
        Second order gauge invariant cosmological perturbation theory:
        --- Einstein equations in terms of gauge invariant variables ---
(C13) Yoshiharu Tanaka (YITP)
        Non-linear cosmological perturbations on large scales

11/29(Wed)

[Chair: Ken-ichi Oohara (Niigata Univ.)]
 9:15-- 10:05
(A06) Chris Fryer (LANL/Univ. of Arizona)
        The Mechanisms behind Supernovae and Long-Duration Gamma-Ray
	Bursts
10:05--10:55
(A07) Nobuyuki Kawai (TITech)
        Current Topics on the Gamma-Ray Burst Observations

10:55--11:20 Break

[Chair: Kunihito Ioka (Kyoto Univ.)]
11:20--13:10
(B02) Kenji Toma (Kyoto Univ.) --- (30min)
        Low-luminosity GRB 060218: A Collapsar Jet from a Neutron Star?
(C14) Kentaro Takami (Hiroshima Univ.)
        Probing the Jet Structure of Gamma-Ray Bursts with Steep Decay
        Phase of their Early X-ray Afterglows
(C15) Ken'ichiro Nakazato (Waseda Univ.)
        Neutrino Emission from Stellar Core Collapse and Black Hole
	Formation
(C16) Motoyuki Saijo (Univ. of Southampton)
        Secular bar mode instability in rotating relativistic stars
(C17) Eiji Mitsuda (Nagoya Univ.)
        Self-similar homogeneous collapse of a perfect fluid and new
        critical phenomena

13:10--14:00 Lunch

[Chair: Ken-ichi Nakao (Osaka City Univ.)]
14:00--15:50
(B03) Hideaki Kudoh (UCSB) --- (30min)
        Doubly Spinning Black Rings and Beyond
(C18) Takashi Mishima (Nihon Univ.)
        Superposition of five-dimensional black rings and black holes
(C19) Keiju Murata (Kyoto Univ.)
        (2+1)-dimensional black string
(C20) Norihiro Tanahashi (Kyoto Univ.)
        Time-symmetric initial data of brane-localized black hole in
        RS-II model
(C21) Nobuyuki Sakai (Yamagata Univ.)
  Gravitating Q-balls

15:50--16:50 Break and Poster

[Chair: Tetsuya Shiromizu (TITech)]
16:50--18:10
(C22) Stefano Ansoldi (Univ. of Trieste)
        Bubbles and Quantum Tunnelling in Inflationary Cosmology
(C23) Kazuharu Bamba (YITP)
        Large-scale magnetic fields from inflation
(C24) Hidenori Nomura (Hiroshima Univ.)
        Classical and quantum radiation from a moving charge in the
        expanding universe
(C25) Hideki Maeda (Waseda Univ.)
        Matter without matter: pure gravitational creation

11/30(Thu)

[Chair: Hideo Kodama (YITP)]
 9:15--10:05
(A08) Shoichi Yamada (Waseda Univ.)
        Recent Issues in Core-collapse Supernovae
10:05--10:55 (I)
(A09) Ryoichi Nishi (Niigata Univ.)
        Formation process of first generation luminous objects and
	their observational possibility

10:55--11:20 Break

[Chair: Hideki Asada (Hirosaki Univ.)]
11:20--12:50
(C26) Yudai Suwa (Univ. of Tokyo)
        Gravitational Wave Background from Population III Stars
(B04) Tatsunori Imai (Hirosaki Univ.) --- (30min)
        Periodic gravitational waves from a 3-body system
(C27) Wataru Hikida (Osaka Univ.)
        An efficient method for the computation of gravitational wave
        snapshots of generic extreme mass ratio inspirals
(C28) Atsushi Nishizawa (Kyoto Univ.)
        Displacement noise-free gravitational-wave detection

12:50--13:50 Lunch

[Chair: Yasufumi Kojima (Hiroshima Univ.)]
13:50--14:40
(A10) Richard Manchester (Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO)
        Pulsars as Gravitational Probes
14:40--15:40
(C29) Ryuichi Fujita (Osaka Univ.)
        Gravitational waves from a particle in bound geodesic orbits
        around a Kerr black hole
(C30) Kunihito Ioka (Kyoto Univ.)
        Second-Order Quasi-Normal Mode of the Schwarzschild Black Hole
(C31) Satoshi Okuzumi (Kyoto Univ.)
        Quasinormal ringing of acoustic black holes

15:40--16:40 Break and Poster

[Chair: Takeshi Chiba (Nihon Univ.)]
16:40--17:40
(C32) Tomohiro Harada (Rikkyo Univ.)
        Non-existence of self-similar black hole in a universe with a
        scalar field or quintessence
(C33) Daisuke Ida (Gakushuin Univ.)
        Topology Change of Black Holes
(C34) Hiromi Saida (Daido Institute of Technology)
        Non-equilibrium Phenomena in Black Hole Evaporation

19:00--      Party

12/01 (Fri)

[Chair: Yasusada Nambu (Nagoya Univ.)]
 9:15--10:55
(C35) Jiro Soda (Kyoto Univ.)
        Impact of Lorentz Violation on Cosmology
(C36) Shunichiro Kinoshita (Univ. of Tokyo)
        Stability of a de Sitter brane in a six-dimensional braneworld
(C37) Shuntaro Mizuno (RESCEU)
        Inflaton perturbations in brane-world cosmology with induced
	gravity
(C38) Tsutomu Kobayashi (TITech)
        Scalar cosmological perturbations in the Gauss-Bonnet braneworld
(C39) Yuichi Takamizu (Waseda Univ.)
        Fermions on Colliding Branes

10:55--11:25 Break

[Chair: Kazuya Watanabe (Niigata Univ.)]
11:25--12:45
(C40) Masaru Siino (TITech)
        Algebraic Quantum Gravity
(C41) Osamu Seto (Univ. of Sussex)
        Time dependent solutions in six dimensional supergravity
(C42) Yukinori Sasagawa (Waseda Univ.)
        Black Hole Solutions in Supergravity with String Corrections
(C43) Makoto Narita (National Taiwan Univ.)
        Global properties of some homogeneous spacetimes in the
        Einstein-Yang-Mills-dilaton system

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Posters

P01 Kiyotomo Ichiki (Tokyo)
   Cosmological Constraints on Generalized Dark Energy Models

P02 Shuichiro Yokoyama (Kyoto Univ.)
   Analysis of the evolution of curvature perturbations in preheating
   by using $\delta N$ formalism

P03 Ryuichi Takahashi (NAOJ)
   Weak lensing of galaxy clusters in relativistic MOND theory

P04 Chul-Moon Yoo (Osaka City Univ.)
   Gravitational lensing effects on Type Ia supernovae


P05 Kenta Kiuchi (Waseda Univ.)
  Chaotic motion of Spinning particle in Black hole space time

P06 Hiroko Koyama (Waseda Univ.)
  1/f fluctuations in spinning-particle motions near a Schwarzschild black hole

P07 Takamasa Chiba (Hirosaki Univ.)
  3-body problem in GR

P08 Hiroyuki Nakano (Univ. of Texas at Brownsville)
  Regular 2nd order perturbations of extreme mass ratio binaries

P09 Ken-ichi Nakao (Osaka City Univ.)
  Relativistic Gravitational Collapse of Cylindrical Dust

P10 Masaaki Takahashi (Aichi Univ. of Education)
  ``Black Hole Aurora'' in a Black Hole Magnetosphere

P11 Shijun Yoshida (Waseda Univ.)
  Equilibrium configurations of magnetized rotating polytropes

P12 Kohei Onda (Nagoya Univ.)
  Energy transport by MHD waves in force-free black hole magnetospheres

P13 Yasufumi Kojima (Hiroshima Univ.)
  Numerical Construction of Pulsar Magnetosphere Models

P14 Takashi Torii (Osaka Institute of Technology)
  Violation of third law of black hole thermodynamics



Q01 Kouji Ogawa (Osaka City Univ.)
  Adiabatic Evolutions of Stationary Rotating Cosmic Strings

Q02 Atushi Taruya (Univ. of Tokyo)
  Polarization analysis of gravitational-wave backgrounds

Q03 Hisaaki Shinkai (Osaka Institute of Technology)
  Constraint Propagation revisited

Q04 Umpei Miyamoto (Waseda Univ.)
  Inhomogeneous charged black branes: a novel stable phase

Q05 Keisuke Izumi (Kyoto Univ.)
  About the ghost in the DGP braneworld model

Q06 Hiroshi Kozaki (Osaka City Univ.)
  Bianchi type I brane in the 5-dim AdS spacetime

Q07 Masato Minamitsuji (Kyoto Univ.)
  Volume stabilization in a warped flux compactification model

Q08 Takashi Tamaki (Waseda Univ.)
  Ambiguity of black hole entropy in loop quantum gravity II

Q09 Yasunari Kurita (Osaka City Univ.)
  Mass, tension and thermodynamics of Kaluza-Klein black holes

Q10 Antonino Flachi(Kyoto Univ.)
  TBA

Q11 M. Ayub Faridi (Univ. of Punjab)
  Isometric Embeddings of Reissner-Nordstrom Spacetime

Q12 Alikram Aliev (Feza Gursey Institute)
  Properties of Rotating Charged Black Holes in AdS Space



SOC:

 H.Asada, T.Chiba, A.Hosoya, K.Ioka, H.Ishihara, M.Kawasaki, H.Kodama,
 Y.Kojima, K.Maeda, S.Mukoyama, T.Nakamura, K.Nakao, Y.Nambu,
 M.Sasaki, M.Shibata, T.Shiromizu, J.Soda, N.Sugiyama, S.Yamada,
 T.Tanaka, J.Yokoyama, R.Nishi, K.Watanabe, K.Oohara

Inquiries to:

  Ken-ichi Oohara
  Department of Physics
  Niigata University
  2-8050 Ikarasi, Niigata 950--2181, Japan
  Phone: +81-25-262-6162, Fax: +81-264-2282
  Email: jgrg16@astro.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp