Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting (ERE2013)

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Date:  2013-09-09  -  2013-09-12

Location:  Benasque, Spain

We are glad to announce the Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting (ERE2013), an international conference to be held at the Pedro Pascual Center of Science, Benasque, Spain, from September 9 to September 12, 2013.

This year the conference is organized by the groups in Barcelona (Departament de Física Fonamental, Univ. Barcelona, Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Departament de Física and IFAE, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona). ERE 2013 will cover most of the areas of modern General Relativity — from cosmology and gravitational waves, to quantum gravity and the AdS/CFT correspondence and its applications.

One of the sessions will be dedicated to the memory of José Alberto Lobo, a much esteemed and sorely missed member of our group and of the Spanish relativity community, who passed away on 30 September 2012. Prof. Lobo played a major role in boosting the research on gravitational radiation in Spain.

Please note that the Benasque Center will provide bus transportation from and to Barcelona for participants staying through the entire duration of the conference.

The web registration for the workshop is open at the conference website

Registration fees:

SEGRE members: 200€ (250€ after 1 July 2013)
Non SEGRE members: 250€ (300€ after 1 July 2013)

The registration fee will cover bus transportation from and to Barcelona, refreshments, and a conference dinner. If you want to join the SEGRE society ( you can do so by going to

The meeting will consist of plenary sessions with talks by invited speakers in the morning, and contributed talks in parallel sessions in the afternoon. The list of invited speakers is:

Invited Speakers

– Carlos Barceló (IAA Granada)
– José Juan Blanco-Pillado (U. País Vasco)
– Diego Blas (CERN)
– Paolo Creminelli (ICTP) *
– Karsten Danzmann (Hannover)
– Óscar Dias (Saclay SPhT)
– César Gómez (IFT-U. Autónoma de Madrid)
– Carlos Herdeiro (U. Aveiro)
– Don Marolf (UC Santa Barbara) *
– Bernard Schutz (AEI Golm)
– Alicia Sintes (U. Illes Balears) *

* : To be confirmed

Participants who would like to contribute a talk in the parallel sessions can apply by submitting a title and abstract in the registration website. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 June 2013. Participants will be informed shortly afterwards whether their contribution has been accepted.

There will not be a proceedings volume, but we are considering the possibility that the slides or write-ups of the talks be made available online.

The SEGRE society has a limited number of grants to support expenses of some Ph.D. students. The grants can cover the registration fee and/or accommodation and/or travel expenses. The application for financial support can be made through the registration website. Participants will be informed of the decision by 20 June 2013.

The Benasque Center for Science provides a stimulating environment for research. Benasque is a picturesque village nestled in the Spanish Pyrenees. The beautiful mountain atmosphere provides for many outdoor activities — for further information please consult

We look forward to seeing you in Benasque,

The organizers of ERE2013

Roberto Emparan
Jaume Garriga
Josep Llosa
Oriol Pujolas
Carlos Sopuerta
Enric Verdaguer