Metric-Affine Frameworks for Gravity 2022, Tartu, Estonia

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Date:  2022-06-27  -  2022-07-01

Location:  Tartu, Estonia

Metric-Affine Frameworks for Gravity 2022 is a workshop focusing upon the various approaches to gravity, where the geometric setup assumes besides the metric also an independent affine connection. The topics will range from the foundational issues to the applications for cosmology, gravitational waves, black holes, and other objects.

The meeting will take place on June 27 – July 1, 2022 in Tartu, Estonia, while remote online participation can be also made possible when necessary. It is a continuation of a series of earlier conferences and workshops on the related subjects.

The theories under discussion include for instance:

– Palatini f(R), Palatini scalar-tensor, …
– Hybrid metric-Palatini f(R,R), …
– Ricci-based gravities,
– Metric teleparallel f(T), F(T,B), scalar-torsion, new GR, …
– Symmetric teleparallel f(Q), f(Q,B), scalar-nonmetricity, newer GR, …
– Generic teleparallel f(T,Q), …
– Einstein-Cartan-Sciama-Kibble gravity,
– Poincare’ gauge theories,
– Generic metric-affine gravities.

The conference is organized by the gravity research group at the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physics, University of Tartu. Invited speakers include Jose Beltran Jimenez (Salamanca, Spain), Branislav Cvetkovic (Belgrade, Serbia), Francisco S. N. Lobo (Lisbon, Portugal), Gonzalo J. Olmo (Valencia, Spain), Mikhail Shaposhnikov (Lausanne, Switzerland), among other to be announced.