Contact:  info[AT]benasque.orgLocation:  Benasque, Spain
This is the first circular for the conference “New frontiers in strong gravity” taking place in Benasque, Spain from Jul 05-18, 2020. The workshop’s web page is at http://benasque.org/2020relativity/. Limited travel funds are available, with priority given to PhD students. We would appreciate it if you could forward to interested researchers in our field.
The organizers (D. Blas, P. Figueras, E. Lim, L. Stein, H. Witek, S. Nissanke)
New frontiers in strong gravity
The highly nonlinear, strong-field regime of gravity holds the key to address long-standing puzzles in modern physics. These range from deeply theoretical questions concerning a consistent theory of quantum gravity and resulting modifications to general relativity, over the stability properties of black holes in traditional general relativity, to new insight into nuclear matter under extreme conditions in the context of neutron star and multimessenger astronomy.
In this two-week workshop (Jul 05-18, 2020) we will bring together leading experts as well as junior scientists and PhD students in these diverse research areas, to encourage communication and training across the fields and foster new research collaborations.
Invited speakers include:
– Samaya Nissanke – Tessa Baker – Roberto Emparan – Katy Clough – Enrico Barausse – Deirdre Shoemaker – Will East – Aaron Zimmerman – Thomas Sotiriou – Mihalis Dafermos – Maria Okounkova – David Mateos – Anne Davis – Rachel Rosen – Niels Warburton – Laura Bernard – Harald Pfeiffer
The number of participants is limited. We ask students to upload a short CV (maximal 2 pages). Limited travel support will be available, with priority given to students. To apply for travel support please include some text justifying your request for support on the registration page. Registration will close on May 25. Registration and more information is at the workshop’s web page, http://benasque.org/2020relativity/.