31st Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Prague, Czechia

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Date:  2022-09-12  -  2022-09-16

Location:  Prague, Czechia

Gravity: Classical, Numerical, Quantum, Modified, Tests
Relativity: Black Holes, Neutron Stars, Accretion, Jets
Multimessenger: Cosmic Rays, Neutrinos, Gamma Rays, X Rays, Gravitational Waves
Cosmology: Cosmic Microwave Background, Reionization, Early Universe, Large Scale Structure, Dark Matter
Special Sessions: Event Horizon Telescope, GRAVITY, X-ray Polarimetry, James Webb Space Telescope

Since 1978, the Texas Symposium has been one of the major meetings on Relativistic Astrophysics. Traditionally, it moves around the globe and takes place in different cities every 2 years. Bohemia (Czech Republic) has always had a rich cultural and intellectual history. In the context of physics, astronomy, and gravitation theory, Kepler, Doppler, Mach, and Einstein, among others, made their discoveries here. In 2022, this historic tradition will be complemented by a Texas Symposium coming to Prague, the country’s capital.

Prague is one of the most important cultural centers and popular destinations for tourists in Europe. It is often called “the city of a hundred spires” and much of its appeal lies in its medieval architecture and the number of spires in the city counted by the mathematician Bolzano at the beginning of the 19th century. Since 1992, the historic center of Prague has been part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The valley of the Vltava river with its beautiful bridges, cathedrals, castles, and palaces, including the Prague Castle whose construction started in 870 and it is currently the largest ancient castle in the world, makes much of the charm and beauty of the city.