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Date: 2014-09-15 - 2014-09-19
Location: Alessandria, Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy

XXI SIGRAV Conference on General Relativity and Gravitational Physics, Alessandria

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 25 invited plenary talks, and 4 shorter invited talks and a dozen of contributed talks for each of the three parallel workshops sessions: classical and quantum gravity, relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, 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 evening 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.

Parallel Sessions
During the scientific program the following parallel sessions will be organised
Workshop A: Classical and quantum gravity
Chairmen: Roberto Casadio, Lorenzo Fatibene
Contact: WorkShopA[AT]
Workshop B: Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology
Chairmen: Antonaldo Diaferio, Alberto Vecchiato
Contact: WorkShopB[AT]
WorkShop C: Experimental Gravity
Enrico Calloni, Giancarlo Cella
Contact: WorkShowC[AT]
Candidate contributors to workshops should contact organization at the above links.
Fees and Deadlines:
Fees include lunches, coffee breaks and welcome refreshment.
Regular Eur 200,
Students Eur. 100.
Fees after July 31 Eur. 230.
The registration fee is to be paid via bank transfer to:
Società Italiana di Relatività Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione (SIGRAV)
IBAN: IT84 S030 6901 0241 0000 0015 035
Istituto Bancario San Paolo-IMI di Torino, Ag. 24,
Cso Turati 18, 10128 Torino
Specifying: Registration fees for XXI SIGRAV, Alessandria
Then send the payment receipt via mail to secretariat[AT]
Only late registration fees can be paid cash on site in Alessandria.
For information send an email to secretariat .

Local Organizing Committee
Paolo Aschieri (chair), Salvatore Capozziello, Leonardo Castellani (chair), Mariafelicia De Laurentis, Antonaldo Diaferio, Lorenzo Fatibene, Pietro Antonio Grassi.
Scientific Committee
Paolo Aschieri (chair), Carlo Bradaschia, Marco Bruni, Salvatore Capozziello, Mauro Carfora, Leonardo Castellani (chair), Eugenio Coccia, Mariafelicia De Laurentis, Antonaldo Diaferio, Mariateresa Crosta, Lorenzo Fatibene, Valeria Ferrari, Pietro Fre’, Alberto Lerda, Stefano Liberati, Luca Lusanna, Sabino Matarrese, Augusto Sagnotti, Luigi Stella, Leopoldo Milano, Gaetano Vilasi, Sergio Zerbini