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Date: 2019-08-28 - 2019-08-30
Location: Saint Flour, France

Lost in Gravity 2019, Saint Flour, France (2nd announcement)

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.

Confirmed speakers include

Vitor Cardoso (IST, Portugal)
Helvi Witek (King’s College, UK)
David Hilditch (IST, Portugal)
Michael Puerrer (MPI, Germany)
Thomas Sotiriou (Nottingham University, UK)
Silke Weinfurtner (Nottingham University, UK)
Johannes Noller (Oxford University, UK)
Michela Mapelli (University of Padova, Italy)
Adam Pound (Southampton University, UK)
Enrico Barausse (SISSA, Trieste, IT)

The workshop is funded by the European COST action CA16104 GWverse : “Gravitational waves, black holes and fundamental physics”, and by the Observatoire de Paris through the “action federatrice PhyFOG”.

For people interested to participate, please register at https://indico.obspm.fr/event/75/overview
Registration fee has a cost of 60 Euro.

Looking forward to seeing you in Saint Flour,

Laura Bernard, Andrea Maselli, Miguel Zilhao