First Circular

Lattice 2015: First Circular

Lattice 2015: The 33rd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory


First Circular

Lattice 2015, the 33rd International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory
will be held at Kobe International Conference Center in the Kobe
Convention Center complex, Kobe, Japan
from Tuesday July 14, 2015 to Saturday July 18, 2015.

Kobe faces the Seto Inland sea of Japan and located very near
the Japan Standard Time meridian, approximately 30 km west of Osaka.
The conference venue is located in the middle of the Kobe Port Island
and can be reached easily using public transportation.

The plenary sessions will be held at the main hall of the Kobe
International Conference Center in the Kobe Convention Center complex.
The parallel sessions and poster session will take place on the fourth
floor in the same building.

The welcome reception will be held on the evening of Monday, July 13,
from 18:30 to 21:00 at Kobe Animal Kingdom (K Computer Mae station),
located two stops away from Kobe Convention Center (Shimin Hiroba station)
by the Portliner.

The scientific program starts in the morning of Tuesday, July 14, 2015,
and ends after the afternoon session on Saturday, July 18.


Contact Information

More information can be found on the conference web site:

The detailed information will be updated on the conference homepage.
If you need to contact us, please send an email at


Important Deadlines

The deadline for financial support applications is April 17, 2015.
The Early Bird Registration deadline is May 15, 2015.
The Abstract Submission deadline is May 29, 2015.
The Regular Registration deadline is June 12, 2015.

Registration and abstract submission will proceed via the conference
web page, and an announcement will be made when these features become
Hotel reservations will be also available via the web page.



The program will include plenary talks, parallel talks and a poster
session on the following topics:

Algorithms and Machines,
Applications Beyond QCD,
Chiral Symmetry,
Hadron Spectroscopy and Interactions,
Hadron Structure,
Nonzero Temperature and Density,
Physics Beyond the Standard Model,
Standard Model Parameters and Renormalization,
Theoretical Developments,
Vacuum Structure and Confinement,
Weak Decays and Matrix Elements.


International Advisory Committee

Peter Boyle (University of Edinburgh)
Norman Christ (Columbia University)
Gilberto Colangelo (University of Bern)
Thomas DeGrand (University of Colorado Boulder)
Carleton DeTar (University of Utah)
Robert Edwards (Jefferson Lab)
Aida El-Khadra (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Leonardo Giusti (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Sourendu Gupta (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
Shoji Hashimoto (KEK)
Karl Jansen (NIC, DESY)
Sandor Katz (Eotvos University)
Chuan Liu (Peking University)
Owe Philipsen (Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt)
Sasa Prelovsek (University of Ljubljana)
Kari Rummukainen (University of Helsinki)
Christopher Sachrajda (University of Southampton)
Andreas Schaefer (Regensburg University)
Hiroshi Suzuki (Kyushu University)
Mithat Unsal (North Carolina State University)
James Zanotti (The University of Adelaide)


Financial Support

An exemption of the conference fee will be available for a limited
number of students.
Applicants should send their application to the following addresses:

The subject line of your email should be:
   LATTICE2015 - financial support application.

Student applicants should provide a statement of support by their
supervisor, as well as the title of any presentation they intend to give.
The deadline for the applications is April 17, 2015.

Please note that the available number of the exemption is limited and
not all applications may be successful.


Travel Information

Travel information can be found in the conference web page:

The conference venue is located in the middle of the Kobe Port Island.
A convenient transportation to the venue is provided by the Portliner,
which connects between the Sannomiya Station (which is also shared by
the JR line and subway, and is located in the center of Kobe on the Japanese
main land) and the Kobe Airport beyond the other end of the Port Island.
After arriving at the finial destination airport in Japan, participants
should head towards the Sannomiya- or the Kobe Airport- Portliner Station,
and then take the Portliner to the K Computer Mae Station for the welcome
reception or to the Shimin Hiroba Station to get to the conference venue.


Visa information

Visa information is available on the conference web page:

All visitors to Japan must have a valid passport. Citizens of certain
countries also need a visa to enter Japan. Please check the list of
countries which have the visa exemption agreement with Japan, which is
linked via the web page. If your country is included in the list, you
usually do not need to apply for a visa.



The afternoon of Thursday, July 16 has been allocated for excursions,
and we are currently in the process of organizing a selection of options.


History of the Lattice conference

We are organizing the summary page of the history of the Lattice conference
on the conference web cite:

To improve this page, if you have any information about the history of the
Lattice conference, please inform us.



This announcement is being sent to the LatticeNews mailing list.
Please forward it to colleagues who have not yet subscribed to the
list and might be interested in attending the conference. To register
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We are looking forward to seeing you in Kobe.


Lattice 2015 Local Organizing Committee:
Yasumichi Aoki (Nagoya University, Vice-Chair)
Shinji Ejiri (Niigata University)
Hidenori Fukaya (Osaka University)
Ken-Ichi Ishikawa (Hiroshima University)
Yoshinobu Kuramashi (University of Tsukuba, RIKEN AICS, Chair)
Yoshifumi Nakamura (RIKEN AICS)
Yuya Shimizu (RIKEN AICS)
Shinji Takeda (Kanazawa University)