Cosmology and relativistic astrophysics

The 2014 year marks the 100th anniversary of Yakov Zeldovich. The conference will commemorate his contribution to astronomy by concentrating on recent progress in cosmology and high energy astrophysics, the areas where his ideas laid the basis for revolutionary advances.The conference program will include key issues of the theory of large scale structure formation, results of barionic acoustic oscillations observations, spectral distortions, angular fluctuations and polarization of the CMB, reionization and sources of CMB foregrounds, theory of disk accretion onto black holes and neutron stars, and theoretical and observational X-ray astronomy — topics which were among the main interests of Yakov Zeldovich during the last 25 years of his life. We plan to organize a special section to discuss the physics of clusters of galaxies and their observations in microwave, optical, infra-red and X-ray spectral bands. There will be a broad discussion of plans for the Spectrum-RG/eROSITA and ART-XC X-ray sky survey ( up to 150 thousands of clusters of galaxies and 3 Million AGN) and its synergy with SPT, ACT, Carma, gravitational lensing data and with observations of QSOs and AGN in other spectral bands and their use for cosmology.