Contact:  andrea.maselli[AT]roma1.infn.itLocation:  Saint Flour, France
Precision observations of gravitational and electromagnetic signals from astrophysical sources provide a new arena to test the nature of gravity and other interactions in regimes virtually unexplored so far, raising fundamental questions and shedding new light on old problems.
With this motivation in mind, we are organising a workshop in Saint Flour (France), from 28 to 30 of August 2019, to discuss unsolved problems related to strong gravitational phenomena and tests of gravity with current and future experiments.
The scientific program of the conference will include the following topics:
– Tests of the black hole hypothesis
– Alternative theories: status and prospects
– Tests of gravity from cosmological observations
– Numerical and analytical modelling of compact mergers
– Relativistic numerical simulations beyond GR
– Multi-messenger astrophysics
The workshop is organised in order to have few talks each day, and maximise the time for round tables and free discussions.
Preliminary list of speakers
Vitor Cardoso (IST, Portugal)
Helvi Witek (King’s College, UK)
Tanja Hinderer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
David Hilditch (IST, Portugal)
Michael Puerrer (MPI, Germany)
Thomas Sotiriou* (Nottingham, UK)
The workshop is funded by the European COST action CA16104 GWverse : “Gravitational waves, black holes and fundamental physics”.
Registration to the workshop will open soon.
Looking forward to seeing you in Saint Flour.
Laura Bernard, Andrea Maselli, Miguel Zilhao