Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Encuentros Relativistas Españoles 2013

2013, Sep 08 -- Sep 13

R. Emparan (ICREA & U. Barcelona)
J. Garriga (U. Barcelona)
J. Llosa (U. Barcelona)
O. Pujolas (UAB - IFAE)
C. Sopuerta (IEEC)
E. Verdaguer (U. Barcelona)


The Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting (ERE) is an annual international conference series devoted to Relativity and Gravitation, organized by the Spanish and Portuguese groups working in this field. In 2013 its organization is run by the groups in Barcelona (Departament de Física Fonamental, Univ. Barcelona, Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Departament de Física and IFAE, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona). ERE 2013 will cover most of the areas of modern General Relativity -- from cosmology and gravitational waves, to quantum gravity and the AdS/CFT correspondence and its applications.

One of the sessions will be dedicated to the memory of José Alberto Lobo, a much esteemed and sorely missed member of our group and of the Spanish relativity community, who passed away on 30 September 2012. Prof. Lobo played a major role in boosting the research on gravitational radiation in Spain.

The meeting will consist of plenary sessions with talks by invited speakers in the morning, and contributed talks in parallel sessions in the afternoon. There will be a free afternoon for sightseeing.

The program will run from the morning of 9 September until the evening of 12 September. Participants are expected to arrive in Benasque on 8 September and depart on 13 September.

There will not be a proceedings volume, but we are considering the possibility that the slides or write-ups of the talks be made available online.

Organizing Committee

- Roberto Emparan
- Jaume Garriga
- Josep Llosa
- Oriol Pujolas
- Carlos Sopuerta
- Enric Verdaguer

Invited Speakers

- Carlos Barceló (IAA Granada)
- José Juan Blanco-Pillado (U. País Vasco)
- Diego Blas (CERN)
- Karsten Danzmann (Hannover)
- Óscar Dias (Saclay SPhT)
- César Gómez (IFT-U. Autónoma de Madrid)
- Carlos Herdeiro (U. Aveiro)
- Kyriakos Papadodimas (U. Groningen)
- Bernard Schutz (AEI Golm)
- Alicia Sintes (U. Illes Balears)
- Ulrich Sperhake (DAMTP Cambridge)
- Licia Verde (ICREA & U. Barcelona)

Call for contributions

The deadline for abstract submission was 15 June 2013.
Participants will be informed shortly afterwards whether their contribution has been accepted.

Registration fee

     SEGRE members: 200€ (250€ after 1 July 2013)
     Non-SEGRE members: 250€ (300€ after 1 July 2013)

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual:

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193 BIC: CAZRES2Z

Please indicate your name and the title of the conference in the transfer subject. Please send a confirmation (including your name, conference name and transfer details) by e-mail to info@benasque.org

If you want to join the SEGRE society (http://www.segre.es/es/presentacion.shtml) you can do so by going to http://www.segre.es/docs/membership.pdf.

Cancellation Policy

A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date. A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

The registration fee will cover bus transportation from and to Barcelona, refreshments, and a conference dinner.

The SEGRE society has a limited number of grants to support expenses of some Ph.D. students. The grants can cover the registration fee and/or accommodation and/or travel expenses. The application for financial support can be made through the registration website. Participants will be informed of the decision by 20 June 2012.

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • logo CSIC
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque