Publication of MG13 Proceedings

The proceedings of the Thirteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting of Stockholm, Sweden (July 1 – 7, 2012), published by World Scientific Singapore in three volumes, are ready and will be on sale from March 2015. A preview here: http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9194

These proceedings included contributions from 33 morning plenary talks during 6 days, and 75 parallel sessions over 4 afternoons.

A global program of the meeting is available here:
http://www.icra.it/mg/mg13/MG13_Program_FINAL-sunday4.pdf

Publication of the MG13 proceedings and first parallel sessions of the next MG14 (Rome, 2015)

The proceedings of the MG13 Meeting on General Relativity (Stockholm University, Sweden, 1 – 7 July 2012), edited by: Kjell Rosquist (Stockholm University, Sweden), Robert T Jantzen (Villanova University, USA) and Remo Ruffini (International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet), Italy & University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy) are ready and will be printed and distributed by the end of 2014.

The three volumes of the proceedings of MG13 (see <http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9194>) give a broad view of all aspects of gravitational physics and astrophysics, from mathematical issues to recent observations and experiments. The scientific program of the meeting included 33 morning plenary talks during 6 days, and 75 parallel sessions over 4 afternoons.

Meanwhile, continues the organizers’ work on the program of the next MG14 of Rome, 2015.

We can anticipate the first confirmed parallel sessions:

Self-forces and small-mass-ratio binaries (Adam Pound)
Post-Newtonian and Analytic Approximations (Alexandre Le Tiec)
Binary Black Holes as Sources of Multi-messenger Astronomy (Pablo Laguna)
Numerical Analysis of Coalescing Binaries (Masaru Shibata)
Results and Strategies in Dark Matter Detection (Rita Bernabei)
Blazar (Paolo Giommi, Paolo Padovani)
Extended Theories of Gravity (Salvatore Capozziello)
Gravitational fields with sources: From compact objects to black holes (José P. S. Lemos, Paolo Pani)
Black holes in binary stellar systems and galactic nuclei (Anatoly M. Cherepaschuck, Stanislav O.Alexeyev)
Cosmic Microwave Background measurements (Silvia Masi, Paolo de Bernardis)
Cosmology with the Cosmic Microwave Background: Implications of Planck and Other Experiments in Temperature and Polarization (Carlo Burigana, Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen)
Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe (Alexei Starobinski, David Polarski)
Theoretical and Mathematical Cosmology (Alan Coley, David Wiltshire)
Semiclassical and Quantum Cosmology  (Paulo Vargas Moniz)
Experimental Gravitation (Claus Laemmerzahl)
Variation of Fundamental Constants (Victor Flambaum, Julian Berengut)
Compact Binaries and Strong-Field Tests of Gravity (Michael Kramer)
Photospheric Emission in GRBs (Gregory Vereshchagin, J Michael Burgess)
The energy compositions and acceleration processes of GRB jets (Shiho Kobayashi, Stefano Covino)
Exact Solutions in Four and Higher Dimensions: Mathematical Aspects (Georgy Alekseev)
Cosmological Singularities and Asymptotics (Spiros Cotsakis)
Theoretical Issues in GR (Dieter Brill)
Exact Solutions (Physical Aspects) (Susan Scott)
Quantum Fields (Vladimir Belinski)
Sources of Gravitational Waves (Andrew Melatos)
Status of the Gravitational Wave Detectors (Jean-Yves Vinet)
History of Relativity and Cosmology (Christian Bracco)
Observational Gravitational Lensing [Microlensing] (Philippe Jetzer)
Cosmology from GRBs (Lorenzo Amati)
Loop Quantum Gravity, Quantum Geometry, Spin Foams (Jerzy Lewandowski)
Quantum Gravity Phenomenology (Giovanni Amelino-Camelia)
Loop quantum gravity: cosmology and black holes (Jorge Pullin, Parampreet Singh)
Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics (Jorge Rueda, Rodrigo Negreiros)
Strong (EM) Field Physics and Astrophysics (Sang Pyo Kim, She-Sheng Xue)
Ground experiments and astrophysical observations in Strong Field Physics (Sang Pyo Kim, She-Sheng Xue)
Strong Fields and High Energy Astrophysical events (Yu-Qing Lou)
Supernova Explosions and Neutron Stars Dynamics (Kostas Kokkotas)
Accretion Processes onto Black Holes: Observation and Modeling (Sandip Chakrabarti)
Future prospects in high energy astrophysics (Filippo Frontera, Aldo Morselli)
New States of Matter and Strong Electromagnetico Fields in the Universe (Cesar Zen)
QCD phase diagram: from nuclear astrophysics to heavy ion collisons (Debora Peres Menezes)
Stellar Black Holes (Microquasars) (Felix Mirabel)
Experimental tests of fundamental physics with high energy gamma rays (Alessandro De Angelis)
Tests of gravity with atom interferometers and clocks (Gugliemo Tino)
Numerical simulations, SN, and GRB, connecting with massive SN (Valeri Chechetkin, Alexey Aksenov, Pascal Chardonnet)
Theory of light propagation in gravitation fields (lensing, shadows, etc.) (Volker Perlick)
Hairy Black Holes (Jutta Kunz)
Scalar fields in cosmology (Alfredo Macias)
Quantum Spacetime(chair Gherardo Piacitelli, general 40 minute talk by Sergio Doplicher)
Statistics and Geometry of Weak Lensing Data  (Domenico Marinucci)
Future Experiments and Missions in X and Gamma Ray (Shuang-Nan Zhang, Oscar Adriani)
Branes and Instantons in String Theory (Alberto Lerda)
Black Holes in String Theory (Gianguido Dall’Agata)
Gauge/gravity and related correspondences (Rubik Poghossian)
String Pheno and Cosmo (Gianfranco Pradisi)
The Status of Magnetic White Dwarfs (Enrique Garcia-Berro)
Geometric approaches to the thermodynamics of black holes (Hernando Quevedo)
Double Neutron Stars and Neutron Star-White Dwarf Binaries (Thomas Tauris)
Interacting Dark Matter (Nikolaos Mavromatos)

A preliminary list of chairpersons and parallel sessions can be seen at: <http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/par_sessions_chairs.htm>

The complete and detailed list will be published on the site: <http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/>

Thirteenth Marcel Grossman Meeting (MG13) in Stockholm (6th circ.)

The proceedings will be published as usual by World Scientific. However, the plenary session written contributions together with the chair selected rapporteur reports (both nominally up to 20 pages) will be published in early 2013 in the journal IJMPD (submission deadline of December 31, 2012). The remaining parallel session contributions up to 5 pages in the normal proceedings and poster contributions up to 2 pages (submission deadline of February 28, 2013) will be published together with the previously described contributions as usual as a three volume set by World Scientific.

On Saturday July 7 at the International Conference on High Energy Physics in Melbourne, Australia the CERN scientists will announce their possible discovery of the Higgs particle, until which time news on this topic will be restricted. However, thanks to the time difference between Melbourne and Stockholm, just after the announcement in Melbourne, a special presentation will be made in the Saturday morning MG13 plenary session by two scientists, one from each of the two experimental groups involved, followed by a talk about the theoretical implications of the findings by Luciano Maiani.  The plenary program is available on-line.

During the month of June parallel session chairs will prepare the final program of their sessions. Contact the appropriate chairperson with any questions that arise; their emails are on the conference website. Any abstracts remaining to be submitted should be uploaded as soon as possible to receive consideration by the chairperson. The final parallel session program will be published in late June.

MG13, Parallel sessions SG1 – SG2: “GR around the Earth and the Sun”, Stockholm

Parallel sessions SG1 – SG2, “GR around the Earth and the Sun”
Chair: Roberto Peron – Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (IAPS-INAF), Roma, Italy
Neil Ashby – Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA; NIST Affiliate

The session deals with the recent advances in testing general relativity and alternative theories of gravitation around Earth and in the Solar System. This includes testing frame dragging and PPN gravitation with laser ranged satellites as well as with dedicated missions around Earth. Also important are the connections with geodesy and reference frames issues, now well known with the use of GPS. Testing general relativity in the framework of Solar System exploration is another important part, including the ongoing Cassini and the forthcoming BepiColombo. Modeling the dynamical environment of a probe in these different contexts is an important issue, and specific contributions in this direction are welcome. A special attention will be devoted moreover to tests of the Equivalence Principle. The verification of this cornerstone for many gravitational theories – in its various formulations – continues to be at the center of scientific interest, also for the potential impact that violations could have in our overall picture of the Universe.

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The list of 72 parallel sessions (http://www.icra.it/mg/mg13/parallel_sessions.htm)
is now ready and interested participants can register themselves for the meeting and submit a short abstract for the parallel session of their choice. A preliminary list of confirmed invited plenary speakers is also available at http://www.icra.it/mg/mg13/invited_speakers.htm .
Note that no more than two abstracts should be submitted with exactly the same author list in order to keep the parallel sessions manageable.  A few more parallel sessions might be added in the near future.

Early registration at 350€ is now possible extending through May 25, 2012, after which the registration fee will be 400€. The student fee is 150€. Abstracts for parallel session presentations must be submitted by June 15, 2012, but preferably at the time of registration and as early as possible. Chairpersons have been asked to give submitters preliminary judgments of abstracts for oral and poster presentation requests as they are received in order to create their programs, so delaying submission of an abstract decreases its chances of receiving an oral presentation. If a session receives too many worthy abstracts for oral presentation in one afternoon session, there is the possibility of  splitting it into two sessions, while some pressure will be relieved by having poster sessions to allow presentation of excess abstracts.

MG13 will take place July 1-7, 2012 at Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden. Preregistration will take place Sunday, July 1, and the meeting will officially open Monday morning with the Marcel Grossmann awards announcement. During the six day conference a wide variety of topics will be discussed in the morning plenary sessions beginning with mathematical topics on Monday, quantum aspects of gravity on Tuesday, precision tests of general relativity on Wednesday, relativistic astrophysics on Thursday, cosmology and astroparticle physics on Friday and the latest scientific news and the history of physics Saturday. There will be five plenary lectures each morning and up to twenty parallel sessions in the four weekday afternoons excluding Wednesday, which is left free for a trip and the evening conference banquet. The plenary lectures will be held in the Aula Magna lecture hall and the parallel sessions at the AlbaNova University Center, both easily reachable by public transportation from the city center.

In addition to the Wednesday evening banquet, there will be a reception by the mayor of Stockholm Tuesday evening, and popular level science lectures open to the participants and their accompanying persons and to the general public on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

We have added some additional topics to the original program and parallel sessions. In particular in view of the expected July 4 announcement of the LHC at the Rochester conference in Australia and its astrophysical implications, we have added a special parallel session on astroparticle physics on Friday afternoon, chaired by Carlo Dionisi and Luciano Maiani who will report on these developments in the Saturday morning plenary session.

Since 1975, the Marcel Grossmann Meetings (on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories) have been organized in order to provide opportunities for discussing recent advances in gravitation, general relativity and relativistic field theories, emphasizing mathematical foundations, physical predictions and experimental tests. The objective of these meetings is to elicit exchange among scientists that may deepen our understanding of spacetime structures as well as to review the status of ongoing experiments aimed at testing Einstein’s theory of gravitation either from the ground or from space.

Thirteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting (MG13) in Stockholm (3rd circ.)

The list of 70 parallel sessions is now ready and interested participants can register themselves for the meeting and submit a short abstract for the parallel session of their choice. A preliminary list of confirmed invited plenary speakers is also available.

Early registration at 350€ will be possible starting February 10, 2012, extending through May 25th, 2012, after which the registration fee will be 400€. The student fee is 150€. Abstracts for parallel session presentations must be submitted by June 1, 2012, but preferably at the time of registration.

MG13 will take place July 1-7, 2012 at Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden. Preregistration will take place Sunday, July 1, and the meeting will officially open Monday morning with the Marcel Grossmann awards announcement. During the six day conference a wide variety of topics will be discussed in the morning plenary sessions beginning with mathematical topics on Monday, quantum aspects of gravity on Tuesday, precision tests of general relativity on Wednesday, relativistic astrophysics on Thursday, cosmology and astroparticle physics on Friday and the latest scientific news and the history of physics Saturday. There will be five plenary lectures each morning and up to twenty parallel sessions in the four weekday afternoons excluding Wednesday, which is left free for a trip and the evening conference banquet. The plenary lectures will be held in the Aula Magna lecture hall and the parallel sessions at the AlbaNova University Center, both easily reachable by public transportation from the city center.

Since 1975, the Marcel Grossmann Meetings (on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories) have been organized in order to provide opportunities for discussing recent advances in gravitation, general relativity and relativistic field theories, emphasizing mathematical foundations, physical predictions and experimental tests. The objective of these meetings is to elicit exchange among scientists that may deepen our understanding of spacetime structures as well as to review the status of ongoing experiments aimed at testing Einstein’s theory of gravitation either from the ground or from space.

Thirteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting (MG13) in Stockholm (2nd circ.)

MG13 will take place at Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden on July 1-7, 2012. Preregistration will take place Sunday, July 1, and the meeting will officially open Monday morning, July 2, when the Marcel Grossmann prizes will be awarded. During the six day conference a wide variety of topics will be discussed in the morning plenary sessions beginning with mathematical topics on Monday, quantum aspects of gravity on Tuesday, precision tests of general relativity on Wednesday, relativistic astrophysics on Thursday, cosmology and astroparticle physics on Friday and the latest scientific news and the history of physics Saturday. There will be five plenary lectures each morning and up to twenty parallel sessions in the four weekday afternoons excluding Wednesday, which is left free for a trip and the evening conference banquet. The plenary lectures will be held in the Aula Magna lecture hall and the parallel sessions at the AlbaNova University Center, both easily reachable by public transportation from the city center.

The local organizing committee is chaired by Prof. Kjell Rosquist. Together with the chairs of the International Organizing Committee, Prof. Remo Ruffini, and the International Coordinating Committee, Prof. Robert Jantzen, the first actions will be to announce a first draft of the plenary and parallel session programs including some chairpersons who have already volunteered, with others to be added later.

Major international sponsors, in addition to the Swedish universities, are IUPAP, ICRA and ICRANet, ICTP, TWAS, and all the universities and research centers participating in the joint Ph.D. program in relativistic Astrophysics: the IRAP PhD Erasmus Mundus program.

Early registration at 350€ will be available online December 15th 2011 through June 15th 2012, after which the registration fee will be 400€. The student fee is 150€.

New members have been added to the International Committees and the final version of the poster is now available for download at the meeting website.

Since 1975, the Marcel Grossmann Meetings (on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories) have been organized in order to provide opportunities for discussing recent advances in gravitation, general relativity and relativistic field theories, emphasizing mathematical foundations, physical predictions and experimental tests. The objective of these meetings is to elicit exchange among scientists that may deepen our understanding of spacetime structures as well as to review the status of ongoing experiments aimed at testing Einstein’s theory of gravitation either from the ground or from space.

Thirteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting (MG13) in Stockholm (1st circ.)

The International Organizing Committee chaired by Remo Ruffini, the International Coordinating Committee chaired by Robert Jantzen, and the Local Organizing Committee chaired by Kjell Rosquist are pleased to announce the Thirteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theory at the University of Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden July 1 – 7, 2012.

As information becomes available, it will be posted at the
meeting website linked to this page:
http://www.icra.it/MG/

Regards,
Remo Ruffini, University of Rome
Robert Jantzen, Villanova University
Kjell Rosquist, University of Stockholm