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Date: 2013-07-22 - 2013-07-26
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Karl Schwarzschild Meeting 2013, Frankfurt, Germany

The first Karl Schwarzschild Meeting (KSM) on Gravitational Physics will be held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 22-26 July, 2013.

The meeting will bring together both working specialists in the field of black holes and rising young researchers to foster new conversations and collaborations. Invited speakers will deliver plenary talks on a wide range of black hole theory, highlighting their applications to astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, and strongly correlated systems.

In addition to plenary talks, several sessions devoted to the next generation of gravitational physicists. The senior scientists will also serve as “mentors” to the attending younger generation of researchers.

Karl Schwarzschild was a native of Frankfurt who published his first papers while attending the Gymnasium Frankfurt in the late 1880s. This year (2013) will mark the 140th anniversary of his birth. The conference will be held at at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and at the Goethe University’s new Otto Stern Center, whose namesake was a member of the Physics Department where, along with Walther Gerlach, their 1922 groundbreaking quantum spin experiment was performed.

The current list of confirmed key note speakers includes:

Alfio Bonanno (Catania Astrophysical Observatory)
Silke Britzen (MPI for Radioastronomy, Bonn)
Georgi Dvali (LMU and MPI for Physics, Munich & NYU)
Steven Gubser (Princeton U.)
Andreas Karch (Washington U., Seattle)
Claus Laemmerzahl (Bremen U. and ZARM, Bremen)
Greg Landsberg, (Brown U. and CERN)
Frank Linhard (Frankfurt U.)
Reinhard Meinel (Jena U.)
Robert Mann (Waterloo U. and Perimeter Institute)
John Moffat (Waterloo U. and Perimeter Institute)
Leonardo Modesto (Fudan U., Shanghai)
Thanu Padmanabhan (IUCAA, Pune)
Luciano Rezzolla (MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
Kellog Stelle (Imperial College, London)
Leonard Susskind (Stanford U.)
Herman Verlinde (Princeton U.)
Robert Wald (Chicago U. and EFI, Chicago)
Clifford Will (Florida U., Gainesville and Washington U., Saint Louis)

For more information about the KSM follow the link or write to nicolini[AT]

Scientific Advisory Board
Jacob Bekenstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Ted Jacobson (University of Maryland, College Park)
Joseph Polchinski (University of California and KITP, Santa Barbara)
Martin Reuter (Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz)
Carlo Rovelli (Aix-Marseille University and CPT Marseille)
Dam T. Son (University of Chicago).

Organizing Committee
Marcus Bleicher (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Matthias Kaminski (University of Washington, Seattle)
Jonas Mureika (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles)
Piero Nicolini (Goethe University Frankfurt)