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Date: 2014-09-15 - 2014-09-19
Location: Alessandria, Italy

XXI SIGRAV Conference, Alessandria, Italy

The biennial Conference of the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (SIGRAV) is devoted to all aspects of gravitation, such as Classical General Relativity (GR), Quantum Gravity, Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology, as well as Experimental Gravity.

A key and defining feature of the conference is the ability to present the state of the art of the wide variety of methods (experimental, theoretical, mathematical, computational) used to advance in the knowledge of gravity.

The five day conference will host 20 invited plenary talks, 4 shorter invited talks and a dozen of contributed talks in four parallel workshops sessions: classical GR, quantum gravity, relativistic astrophysics, experimental gravity. The conference will review the status, and present the advances in the fields of classical GR, modified gravity theories, relativistic astrophysics, astroparticle physics, precision tests of GR, cosmology, gravitational waves, numerical relativity, quantum gravity, quantum field theory in curved spacetime, supergravity. The geometry of quantum spacetime will be discussed also from the experimental viewpoint of quantum metrology and experimental cosmology, as well as aspects of precision cosmology.

A science popularization session will be organized.

During the Conference, the AMALDI MEDAL will be awarded to an outstanding european senior scientist and the SIGRAV Prizes will be awarded to (two) outstanding Junior scientists.