Albert Einstein, Michele Besso and Marcel Grossmann, 13-17 July 2015

This meeting, being a parallel meeting of MGXIV, is organized under the aegis of Besso Foundation, ICRANet, Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Albert Einstein Archives and Racah Institute for physics and Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

The program of the meeting is available: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/social_events.htm

Updates on the Marcel Grossmann Meeting (MG14)

In two weeks the MG14 meeting with more than 1200 participants and about 100 parallel sessions will begin.

The plenary program is being daily updated on: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/plenary_program.htm

The number of parallel sessions increased on the base of the larger number of participants.

Please, see the continuous updates on: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/parallel_sessions.htm

The website of the conference: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/

The Marcel Grossmann Award motivations are also daily updated on www.icra.it/mg/mg14/mg14_awards.pdf

Update news about Marcel Grossman meeting

The number of registered participants to MG14 is exceeding 1000.

The early registration fee is 350 EUR with the deadline extended to June 10th, after which the fee will be 400 EUR. The student fee is 150 EUR at any time (with certification of “Student Status”).

The updated information on the proceedings including the new submission policy: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/proceedings.htm. No summary are mandatory prior to the meeting, just an abstract of few lines.

The plenary program of the meeting is continuously updated: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/plenary_program.pdf

The MG Awards with motivations are announced in http://www.icra.it/mg/awards/#14th.htm
Please see also the previous MG Awards here http://www.icra.it/mg/awards/

Banquet tickets at Colonna palace are available at 70 euro under request prior to the meeting, or at the meeting subjected to availability.

Albert Einstein, Michele Besso and Marcel Grossmann: a satellite meeting of MG14

A satellite meeting of MGXIV will take place at the Besso Foundation, Largo di Torre Argentina, 11 – 00186 Rome, under the aegis of the Besso Foundation, ICRANet, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with the participation of the Albert Einstein Archives and Racah Institute for physics, the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin.

During this meeting a presentation of several books is planned:

Presentation of the exposition of selected manuscripts of Einstein, Besso and Marcell Grossman by Claudia Graff, Hanoch Gutfreund, Juergen Renn and Remo Ruffini

Presentation of the book on Marcel Grossmann by Claudia Graff, grandchild of Marcell Grossmann

Presentation of the two volumes by Princeton University co-authored by Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

Presentation of the book ICRANet and relativistic astrophysics

More information will be soon available on the MGXIV website http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/

Update news about Marcel Grossman meeting

There are updates regarding the Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theory to be held at the University of Rome Sapienza July 12 – 18, 2015. http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/

Information on the financial support for participants can be found in www.icra.it/mg/mg14/financial_support.htm

There are five satellite MG14 meetings in Brazil, China, Cuba, Monaco and France, and Mexico, for details see http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/satellite_meetings.htm

The plenary program of the meeting is now available: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/plenary_program.pdf

During MG14 four public lectures will be delivered, for details see http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/public_lectures.htm

The tour program for accompanying persons include tours to: The Vatican (on Monday 13), Galleria Borghese (on Tuesday 14), Walking tour in the Baroque Rome (Wednesday 15), Ghosts of Rome and … Hora Felix with Michelangelo and Caravaggio (Thursday 16), Ancient Rome (Friday 17). For details see http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/social_activities.htm

The conference banquet will be held on Wednesday 15 at Palazzo Colonna http://www.galleriacolonna.it/en/

The International Organizing chaired by Remo Ruffini can be found here www.icra.it/mg/mg14/ioc.htm

The International Coordinating Committee including representatives from 55 nations and chaired by Robert Jantzen can be found here www.icra.it/mg/mg14/icc.htm

The Local Organizing Committee chaired by Massimo Bianchi can be found here www.icra.it/mg/mg14/loc.htm

The registration to the meeting and abstract submission is open in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/registration.htm

The MG Awards are announced in http://www.icra.it/mg/awards/#14th.htm
Please see also the previous MG Awards here http://www.icra.it/mg/awards/

The updated information on the proceedings including the new submission policy is given in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/proceedings.htm

The list of plenary speakers has been recently updated http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/invited_speakers.htm

The list of about 100 parallel sessions is given in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/parallel_sessions.htm

Time grid of parallel sessions can be found in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/timetable.htm

The information on transportation, including the special Air France fare can be found in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/transportation.htm

Update news about Marcel Grossman meeting

There are updates regarding the Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theory to be held at the University of Rome Sapienza July 12 – 18, 2015. http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/

Information on the financial support for participants can be found in www.icra.it/mg/mg14/financial_support.htm

There will be five satellite MG14 meetings to be held in Brazil, China, Cuba, Monaco and France, and Mexico, for details see http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/satellite_meetings.htm

During MG14 four public lectures will be delivered, for details see http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/public_lectures.htm

The tour program for accompanying persons include tours to: The Vatican (on Monday 13), Galleria Borghese (on Tuesday 14), Walking tour in the Baroque Rome (Wednesday 15), Ghosts of Rome and … Hora Felix with Michelangelo and Caravaggio (Thursday 16), Ancient Rome (Friday 17). For details see http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/social_activities.htm

The conference banquet will be held on Wednesday 15 at Palazzo Colonna http://www.galleriacolonna.it/en/

The International Organizing chaired by Remo Ruffini can be found here www.icra.it/mg/mg14/ioc.htm

The International Coordinating Committee including representatives from 55 nations and chaired by Robert Jantzen can be found here www.icra.it/mg/mg14/icc.htm

The Local Organizing Committee chaired by Massimo Bianchi can be found here www.icra.it/mg/mg14/loc.htm

The registration to the meeting and abstract submission is open in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/registration.htm

The MG Awards are announced in http://www.icra.it/mg/awards/#14th.htm
Please see also the previous MG Awards here http://www.icra.it/mg/awards/

The updated information on the proceedings including the new submission policy is given in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/proceedings.htm

The list of plenary speakers has been recently updated http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/invited_speakers.htm

The list of about 100 parallel sessions is given in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/parallel_sessions.htm

Time grid of parallel sessions can be found in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/timetable.htm

The information on transportation, including the special Air France fare can be found in http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/transportation.htm

Program and a new abstract submission policy of the MG14 meeting

The list of invited speakers for the plenary session in MG14 is published on the MG14 website: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/invited_speakers.htm

The date grid of parallel sessions in MG14 is published on the MG14 website: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/timetable.htm. There are about hundred parallel sessions in all fields of Relativistic Astrophysics.

A new procedure for abstract submission has been adopted: when submitting an abstract, it is required also to upload a PDF file with a short summary of the contribution (2 pages for posters, 4 pages for oral contributions, 10 pages for plenary talks) including a complete reference list. The main reason for this new policy is twofold. First, in this way the chairpersons will have more information to evaluate and submit to referee each contribution for acceptance as well as to allocate the appropriate time slots. Second, when the program will be finalized, before the meeting, all the summaries of the accepted contributions (possibly updated, upon chairperson decisions) will be made available to all participants via the conference web page and, after the meeting, they will be published in the MG14 Proceedings Volumes. Detailed instructions on the summary PDF preparation will be available on the abstract submission web page and will be sent via e-mail to all who already registered.

MG14 on-line registration is open

It gives us great pleasure to announce the opening of on-line registration http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/registration.htm for the 14thMarcel Grossmann Meeting that will take place in Rome at “Sapienza” University  July 12 to 18 , 2015.

The early registration fee is 350 EUR through May 25, after which the fee will be 400 EUR. The student fee is 150 EUR at any time (with certification of “Student Status”).

The preliminary poster is: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/MG14_poster.pdf

Abstracts for parallel session presentations must be submitted by June 1st, 2015, but preferably at the time of registration.

The current preliminary list of parallel sessions and related chairpersons can be found at: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/par_sessions_chairs.htm

A preliminary list of confirmed plenary speakers is also available: http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/invited_speakers.htm

All inquiries may be directed to the meeting mailbox: mg14[AT]icra.it

Remo Ruffini (chair of International Organizing Committee)
Robert Jantzen (chair of International Coordinating Committee)
Massimo Bianchi (chair of Local Organizing Committee)

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/>

The Fourteenth Marcel Grossman Meeting – Rome, Italy, July 12-18, 2015

The Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting will be held in Rome, Italy, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, July 12-18, 2015.Since 1975, the Marcel Grossman Meetings 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 space-time 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. Previous meetings have been held in Trieste (1975) and (1979), Shanghai (1982), Rome (1985), Perth (1988), Kyoto (1991), Stanford (1994), Jerusalem (1997), Rome (2000), Rio (2003), Berlin (2006), Paris (2009) and Stockholm (2012). Interested scientists should address a member from any one of the organizing committees or the conference secretariat.

This edition of the Marcel Grossmann Meeting marks the 100th anniversary of the Einstein equations and celebrates the International Year of Light 2015 organized by UNESCO and with the Golden Jubilee of Relativistic Astrophysics, all of which will be celebrated by MG14 and other satellite meetings (soon announced).

The meeting poster is ready and can be downloaded at:
http://www.icra.it/mg/mg14/MG14_poster.pdf

The planning of the scientific program is in progress, with the renewal of selected past parallel sessions and the introduction of new ones.

Website: http://www.icra.it/MG/mg14/
email: mg14@icra.it

Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity (MG14)

Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity (MG14), Rome 2015

This is a preliminary announcement of the dates of the Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics to be held on the campus of the University of Rome “la Sapienza” in Rome, Italy in the year 2015:
Onsite registration Sunday July 12, Opening Monday July 13, Closing Saturday July 18, 2015.

Further information will be updated here and available at the website.

Remo Ruffini, University of Rome, Chair of the International Organizing Committee
Robert Jantzen, Villanova University, Chair of the International Coordinating Committee

Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity (MG14), Rome 2015

This is a preliminary announcement of the dates of the Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics to be held on the campus of the University of Rome “la Sapienza” in Rome, Italy in the year 2015:
Onsite registration Sunday July 12, Opening Monday July 13, Closing Saturday July 18, 2015.

Further information will be updated here and available at the website.

Remo Ruffini, University of Rome, Chair of the International Organizing Committee
Robert Jantzen, Villanova University, Chair of the International Coordinating Committee