Contact:  emontoya[AT]uis.edu.coLocation:  Cartagena, Colombia
On the occasion of Rodolfo Gambini’s and Luis Herrera’s 70th birthday. We are organizing the “70 & 70 Gravitation Fest”, a conference to take place in Cartagena, Colombia on September 28-30, 2016. Rodolfo and Luis have done an important contribution to the physics in Latin America, their works in classical and quantum theory of general relativity have been fundamental in the context of Latin America.
Rodolfo did (with A. Trias) the first loop representation of the Yang-Mills theory, he has been working in Loop Quantum Gravity and foundations of the quantum theory, having developed the Montevideo Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Luis has contributed to almost every area in the general relativity and is actively working in relativistic astrophysics. This event will cover many topics that have accompanied Rodolfo’s and Luis’s careers in Classical and Quantum Gravity, including relativistic astrophysics, general relativity, loop quantum gravity and loop quantum cosmology.
The conference will be held in Cartagena, a modern port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. At its core is the walled Old Town, with 16th-century plazas, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. With a tropical climate, the city is a popular beach destination.
Invited Plenary Speakers include:
Ivan Agullo (Louisiana State University, USA)
Miguel Alcubierre (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)
Roberto Aquilano (Universidad de Rosario Argentina)
Willians Barreto (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil y Universidad de Los Andes Merida, Venezuela)
Miguel Campiglia (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)
Jaume Carot (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain)
Alejandro Corichi (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico)
Mario Cosenza (Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela)
Alicia Di Prisco (Univerisidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela)
Justo Ospino (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
Jorge Pullin (Louisiana State University, USA)
Hernando Quevedo (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)
Alvaro Restuccia (Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile)
Oscar Reula (Universidad de Cordoba, Argentina)
Jorge A. Rueda (Universita di Roma e International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, Italy)
Roberto Sussman (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)
Information regarding registration, abstract submission, accommodation and travel can be found at the web page of the conference
The conference will be held in Spanish. This event is supported by the Universidad Industrial de Santander and the Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar.
With our best regards,
The Organizing Committee