A Century of General Relativity, Berlin

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Date:  2015-11-30  -  2015-12-05

Location:  Berlin, Germany

A Century of General Relativity

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s field equations. To celebrate this event, the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (or Albert Einstein Institute) will host a conference during the week of November 30, 2015, exactly one hundred years after the publication of Einstein’s paper. The conference will take place in the recently renovated Harnack House in Berlin, where Albert Einstein regularly lectured between 1915 and 1931.

The first two days of the conference (Monday November 30 and Tuesday December 1) will be devoted to a review of recent developments in and future perspectives for General Relativity and its connections to particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics. The third day (Wednesday December 2) will be a joint event with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, with talks on the past, present and future of General Relativity. On December 3-5 the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science will conclude the celebratory events with a workshop on the history of Einstein’s theory.

For more information and to register please see here http://www.einsteinconference2015.org

Eric Adelberger (University of Washington, Seattle)
Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State University, University Park)
Zvi Bern (University of California, Los Angeles)
Thibault Damour (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette)
Reinhard Genzel (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestial Physics, Munich)
Andrea Ghez (University of California, Los Angeles)
David Gross (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara)
Hanoch Gutfreund (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Ted Jacobson (University of Maryland, College Park)
Sergiu Klainerman (Princeton University, Princeton)
Joseph Polchinski (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara)
Frans Pretorius (Princeton University, Princeton)
Harvey Reall (DAMTP, Cambridge)
David Spergel (Princeton University, Princeton)
Ingrid Stairs (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Paul Steinhardt (Princeton University, Princeton)
Rai Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge)

Scientific Organization Committee:
Bruce Allen, Alessandra Buonanno, Karsten Danzmann,Hermann Nicolai (Chair), Bernard Schutz
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam and Hannover