Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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New frontiers in strong gravity

2022, Jul 03 -- Jul 16

D. Blas (UAB/IFAE)
P. Figueras (Queen Mary University of London)
L. Stein (University of Mississippi)
H. Witek (UIUC)
S. Nissanke (University of Amsterdam)

The highly nonlinear, strong-field regime of gravity holds the key to address long-standing puzzles in modern physics. These range from deeply theoretical questions concerning a consistent theory of quantum gravity and resulting modifications to general relativity, over the stability properties of black holes in traditional general relativity, to new insight into nuclear matter under extreme conditions in the context of neutron star and multimessenger astronomy.

In this two-week workshop we will bring together leading experts as well as junior scientists in these diverse research areas, to encourage communication and training across the fields and to foster new research collaborations

Invited speakers

- Enrico Barausse (SISSA)
- Laura Bernard (LUTH, Meudon)
- Beatrice Bonga (Radboud U.)
- Katerina Chatziioannou (Caltech and LIGO Lab)
- Katy Clough (Queen Mary U. London)
- Mihalis Dafermos (Princeton U. & U. Cambridge)
- Will East (Perimeter Institute)
- Roberto Emparan (ICCUB & ICREA)
- Pau Figueras (Queen Mary University of London)
- Aaron Kovacs (Cambridge U.)
- Macarena Lagos (Columbia U) TBC
- Lionel London (KCL)
- David Mateos (ICCUB & ICREA)
- Samaya Nissanke (University of Amsterdam)
- Maria Okounkova (Flatiron Institute)
- Patricia Schmidt (Birmingham U.)
- Thomas Sotiriou (U. Nottingham)
- Leo Stein (University of Mississippi)
- Rita Teixeira (U. Cambridge)
- Alex Vaņķ-Viņuales (Lisbon, CENTRA)
- Toby Wiseman (Imperial College London)
- Nicolás Yunes (UIUC)

The number of participants is limited and we will notify accepted participants after the registration deadline on May 31, 2022.
Limited travel support will be available, with priority given to students and participants from underrepresented groups. To apply for travel support please include some text justifying your request for support on the registration page. We ask students to upload a short CV (maximal 2 pages).
Registration will close on May 31, 2022.

To help us create a safe and healthy environment, we ask that all participants are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Bus transportation for participants will be organized by the Center. In particular, there will be a bus connection between Barcelona (including airport) and Benasque. The trip takes approximately 6 hours. Alternatively the trip by car takes approximately 3,5 hours from Barcelona, and 3,2 hours from Toulouse (connected by high-speed train to Paris) or Zaragoza (connected by high-speed train to Paris). The CCBPP center can also be reached with public transportation, using buses that depart from Zaragoza's (4 hours) and Barcelona's (6 hours) high speed train stations.

The CCBPP will assist in securing a number of affordable accommodation options including hotels and short-term apartment rentals. The registration fee (see below for details) covers the use of the CCBPP (offices, computers room, etc), bus transportation, a daily coffee break and weekly wine and cheese receptions. The registration fee will become due after the registration deadline.

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 250 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

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

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2022relativity Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

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*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.

Further Information.

The CCBPP has received financial support for the organization of scientific meetings from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • logo CSIC
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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