20th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation and 10th Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Warsaw, Poland


Early registration: deadline April 1, 2013
Late registration: deadline May 1, 2013

Early abstract submission: deadline February 15, 2013
Decision on selected proposals: March 15, 2013

Late abstract submission: deadline May 1, 2013
Decision on selected proposals: May 31, 2013

Applying for financial support: deadline February 15, 2013
Decision on financial support: March 20, 2013


– Exact solutions and their interpretation
– Mathematical relativity and other progress in classical gravity theory
– Modified gravity theories
– Complex and conformal methods in classical and quantum gravity
– Relativistic astrophysics
– Numerical relativity and astrophysical applications
– Numerical relativity : methods, theoretical gravity and high energy applications
– Analytic approximations, perturbation theory, effective field theory methods and their applications
– Observational cosmology
– Theoretical/mathematical cosmology
– Pulsar Timing Arrays: Latest Developments and Future Directions
– GWs: Search Results, Data Analysis and Parameter Estimation
– Progress and Challenges in Advanced Ground Based Detectors
– Concepts and Research for Future Detectors
– Space Based Detectors
– Q and A Everything you wanted to know about GWs but were afraid to ask
– Multi-Messenger Astronomy of GW Sources
– Education and Public Outreach on Gravitational Wave Astronomy
– Experimental gravitation
– Loop quantum gravity and spin foams
– Strings, branes and M-theory
– Causal sets, causal dynamical triangulations, non-commutative geometry, and other approaches to quantum gravity
– Quantum fields in curved space-time, semiclassical gravity, quantum gravity phenomenology, and analog models


– 51 years ago in Warszawa-Jabłonna (Opening, M. Demianski, Uniwersytet Warszawski)
– 51 years after GR3 in Warszawa-Jabłonna (Opening, A. Ashtekar, Penn State University)
– Planck results and consequences for cosmology (G. Efstathiou, University of Cambridge)
– Present and future cosmological constraints on dark energy (T. Davis, University of Queensland)
– Formation of the trapped surfaces (I. Rodnianski, MIT)
– Approximate solution-finding methods in higher-dimensional GR (R. Emparan, Universitat de Barcelona)
– Dynamics of asymptotically AdS spacetimes (P. Bizon, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski)
– Loop Quantum Gravity – soluble theories of quantum gravity (T. Thiemann, Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg)
– Gravity and condensed matter correspondence focusing on Entanglement Entropy (T. Takayanagi, University of Kyoto)
– Numerical Relativity and its applications to astrophysics and high energy physics (U. Sperhake, Caltech)
– Neutron stars (J. Lattimer, Stony Brook University)
– Formation of supermassive black holes (P. Natrajan, Yale University)
– Modified gravity as alternatives to dark energy or dark matter (P. Ferreira, University of Oxford)
– Black hole micro-states/entropy in string theory (A. Sen, Harish Chandra Research Institute)
– Cold atoms for Equivalence Principle tests and GW detection (P. Wolf, Observatoire de Paris)
– Event Horizon Telescope (A. Broderick, Perimeter Institute)
– Black Hole Inequalities (S. Dain, Medina Allende s/n Ciudad Universitaria, Cordoba)
– Status of Advanced (ground based) Gravitational Wave Detectors (M. Evans, MIT)
– Space-based Gravitational Wave Detectors (S. Vitale, Universita degli Studi di Trento)
– Observational Results from Ground-based Gravitational Wave Detectors (M. A. Bizouard, LAL Orsay / Carleton College)
– Pulsar Timing Arrays (M. Mclaughlin, West Virginia University)
– Effective field theory for gravitational wave computations (I. Rothstein, Carnegie Mellon University)


– Conformal Symmetry and Perspectives in Quantum and Mathematical Gravity, http://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/2013/
– School of Gravitational Waves, http://bcc.impan.pl/13Gravitational/
– GR Maple Workshop, http://gr20-amaldi10.edu.pl/index.php?id=23

To register and find more visit our homepage


Local organizing institutions: Polskie Towarzystwo Relatywistyczne and Uniwersytet Warszawski

For Scientific Organising Committee GR20 (SOC GR20), Scientific Organising Committee Amaldi10 (SOC Amaldi10), Local Organising Committee (LOC GR20/Amaldi10), and Supporting Institutions, see: http://gr20-amaldi10.edu.pl/index.php?id=13

GR20/Amaldi10: the satellite schools

Dear Relativists,

Before GR20/Amaldi10 there will be organized two satellite schools:

Conformal Symmetry and Perspectives in Quantum and Mathematical Gravity, in Zakopane: http://th-www.if.uj.edu.pl/school/2013/


School of Gravitational Waves, in Warsaw: http://bcc.impan.pl/13Gravitational/

Please pass this information to whoever may be interested.

Warm Regards
Jerzy Lewandowski
Chair, GR20/Amaldi10 LOC

GR20 and Amaldi10 in Warsaw, Poland

Dear Relativists,

it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 20th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR20) and the 10th Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi10) which takes place from 7th – 13th July 2013 at Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warsaw, Poland.


GR20 is the latest in the series of triennial international conferences held under the auspices of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation. This conference series constitutes the principal international meetings for scientists working in all the areas of relativity and gravitation. The Amaldi conferences are held under the auspices of the Gravitational Wave International Committee. Since 1997, they have been held every two years and are regarded as the most important international conferences for the gravitational wave detection community. This time, in Warsaw, GR20 and Amaldi10 are organized as a joint event.

The program of the conference, among many topics, includes: Planck Results, Dark Energy, Formation of the Trapped Surfaces, Dynamics of Asymptotically AdS spacetimes, Gravity and Condensed Matter Correspondence, Numerical Relativity and Its Applications to Astrophysics and High Energy Physics, Neutron Stars, Formation of Supermassive Black Holes, Modified Gravity as Alternatives to Dark Energy or Dark Matter, Cold Atoms for Equivalence Principle Tests and GW Detection, Quantum Fields in Curved Space-time, Higher-Dimensional Spacetimes, Loop Quantum Gravity, Strings and Branes.

The conference venue is part of the prestigious historical Main Campus of the University, located in the touristic center of Warsaw, by the Royal Route. This puts it within walking distance of the Old Town, the Kings Castle and other anchor tourist attractions of the city of Fryderyk Chopin and Maria Sklodowska-Curie.

We are planing to begin the reistration in mid October.

We look forward to welcoming you to Warsaw 2013!

Bala Iyer – Chair, GR20 Scientific Organizing Committee
Sheila Rowan – Chair, Amaldi 10 Scientific Organizing Committee
Jerzy Lewandowski – Chair, GR20/ Amaldi10 Local Organizing Committee,
President, Polish Society on Relativity

Bids for GR20 and GR21

The International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation will hold its triennial conferences GR20 and GR21 in 2013 and 2016. Please consider seriously whether you or your group could host either of them. Normally only bids for the next conference would be considered, but because of the possible link with centenary celebrations for general relativity we will also be willing to consider preliminary bids for GR21. Bids should be presented at the GR19 meeting in July 2010 in Mexico City.

Guidelines on what is needed are posted on the Society’s Web site at http://grg.maths.qmul.ac.uk/grgsoc/bidsguide.php, and institutions or groups considering making a bid are encouraged to contact the Secretary, Prof. Malcolm MacCallum, at m.a.h.maccallum[AT]qmul.ac.uk, for further guidance if required. Past conferences have to some extent cycled between Europe, North America and the rest of the world but there has been no definite rule (e.g. there were successive meetings in India and South Africa) so no site is ruled out at this stage (although preference would probably be given to those which did not host the meeting in the last decade or so). Please also let the Secretary know at least a couple of weeks before GR19 if you do eventually decide to present a bid, so that he can schedule presentations.