Conference of the South African Gravity Society, Durban, South Africa

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Date:  2023-03-17  -  2023-03-21

Location:  Durban, South Africa

This conference is organized by the South Africa Gravity Society, the CoE-MaSS, the Astrophysics Research Centre and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. The purpose of this conference is to consider present and future research directions in gravity theories and a variety of related applications in astrophysics and cosmology. We aim to review topical themes in research to be presented by leading experts in the field. Postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, emerging researchers and academic staff are welcome to attend. The formal presentations, mainly presented by national and international researchers, will cover research related to the central theme of the conference. Staff and postgraduate students will have the opportunity to participate in discussion sessions and make presentations on their research projects.

Dedicated sessions, focussing on the link between gravity theories and potential research problems, are planned where all delegates should participate. The meeting will allow for plenty of opportunity for delegates to reflect and interact on common research problems. We are hoping to create an environment for greater collaboration and interaction so that new research projects may be identified. Emerging researchers will benefit from the expertise of senior researchers present.

Venue: ANEW Hotel, Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dates: 17 – 21 March 2023

Send an email to Ms L Gurudas, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, UKZN, at gurudas’at’ or call at (031) 260 1019 indicating your interest. You will then be contacted with further details. Additionally please register on the conference website mentioned elsewhere on this page.

This is a limited conference as the venue is isolated and close to the Hluhluwe Game Park, home of the Big Five. Accordingly a limited number of international and local delegates can be accommodated. The conference agent Venues for Africa will send each delegate an invoice which should be paid timeously to confirm participation. Expect a cost of about R12 700 (just under USD750) per delegate. This cost covers accommodation for 4 nights including dinners, conference banquet, breakfast, lunches and tea breaks. Additionally transport from the King Shaka International airport will be provided for visitors within this cost. The fee will also include one excursion to the Game Park aboard game drive vehicles provided by the hotel.

Talks: There will be a series of plenary and invited talks of about 45 minutes duration each. Additionally contributed talks by faculty, fellows and students will also be scheduled. A poster session will also be allocated on the programme. Kindly complete the Registration form on the official website.

Conference Organisers: Sudan Hansraj (Chair), Sunil Maharaj, Jeff Murugan

For matters pertaining to the conference please email hansrajs’at’
For enquiries about invoices, registration and logistics kindly email Ms. L. Gurudas on gurudas’at’
For enquiries about SAGS please contact the current president Jeff Murugan at jeff.murugan’at’