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Date: 2019-07-07 - 2019-07-12
Location: Valencia, Spain

GR22 and Amaldi13, Valencia, Spain

Dear Relativists,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 22nd International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR22) and the 13th Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi13) which takes place from 7th – 12th July 2019 at the University of Valencia, Spain.

Registration is now open!

GR22 is the latest in the series of triennial international conferences held under the auspices of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation. This conference series constitutes the principal international meetings for scientists working in all areas of relativity and gravitation.
The Amaldi conferences are held under the auspices of the Gravitational Wave International Committee. Since 1997, they have been held every two years and are regarded as the most important international conferences for the gravitational-wave detection community. In Valencia, GR22 and Amaldi13 are organized as a joint event.

The program of the conference, among many topics, includes a celebration of the Eddington expedition, the status of analogue experiments, tests on the nature of compact objects, superradiance and dark matter in strong-field gravity, progress in post-Newtonian expansions and effective field theory methods, progress in mathematical relativity, Numerical Relativity and its applications to astrophysics and high-energy physics, neutron stars, formation of supermassive black holes, Loop Quantum Gravity, the Event Horizon Telescope, the galactic center black hole, holography and quantum information, post-Planck cosmology, the LIGO-Virgo detections and multi-messenger astronomy, as well as the future of gravitational-wave detectors.

The program will also include a public talk on gravitational waves, an award ceremony for the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize, and a tribute to Stephen Hawking.

The conference venue is the Valencia Conference Centre (2010 World’s Best Convention Centre) designed by internationally renowned architect Norman Foster. Public transportation access is straightforward from all parts of the city by either bus, metro, or tram, or even using the environmentally friendly bicycles of Valenbisi. The venue is only ten minutes away from the city’s airport and from the high-speed train station, and it is surrounded by hotels, with circa 1,000 hotel rooms within two minutes’ walking distance. The venue is well connected with the Old Town where the visitor can enjoy a large monumental heritage comprising buildings dating to Roman and Arabic times and UNESCO heritage sites.

We look forward to welcoming you to Valencia 2019!

Vitor Cardoso – Chair, GR22 Scientific Organizing Committee
Sheila Rowan – Chair, Amaldi 13 Scientific Organizing Committee
Toni Font – Chair, GR22/ Amaldi13 Local Organizing Committee
Eric Poisson – ISGRG President