Contact: jg[AT]icranet.orgLocation:  Bucaramanga and Bogota, Colombia
It is particularly special to dedicate this scientific meeting to Julio Garavito, the most recognized Colombian astronomer, and whose memory was honored by the International Astronomical Union by assigning his name to one of the Moon’s craters. Garavito’s reluctance to accept the new conceptual ingredients of the Einstein’s theory based on non-Euclidean geometries helps us to witness how, the Einstein’s message did not reach with success the astronomical community in the world in the first 50 years of general relativity. On the contrary, becoming probably one of the most mathematically elegant existent physical theories, The General Theory of Relativity has become a significant milestone of not only astronomy and astrophysics, but of physics in general.
This satellite meeting of the Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann meeting (MGXIV) in Rome is part of the ICRANet celebrations of the International Year of Light by UNESCO, as well as the 100 Anniversary of the Einstein Equations and the Golden Jubilee of Relativistic Astrophysics. Other MGXIV satellite meetings organized by ICRANet in 2015 are: the “Second Cesar Lattes Meeting” from 13 to 18 April in Rio de Janeiro; the “Fourth Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting” from 4 to 8 May in Beijing; the “1st Giovanni Domenico Cassini Meeting” in Nice from 14 to 26 September; and the “1st Sandoval Vallarta Caribbean Meeting” in Mexico City from 1 to the 5 December.
This meeting celebrates as well the recent signature of the scientific cooperation agreement between the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) and ICRANet and will take place from the 23 to the 25 November at UIS in Bucaramanga, and the 27 November at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.
The meeting will cover theoretical and observational aspects of neutron stars, black holes, supernovae, gravitational waves, high-energy astrophysics, and cosmology. The status and prospects of the ICRANet projects in Latin America, with special emphasis in Colombia, will be also discussed.
A few support for travel and/or living expenses will be available for some of the students presenting oral/poster contributions.