Useful Links

Below you will find links to sites which deal with the science behind general relativity and gravitation. If you think a link should appear on this site let us know via the contact form


International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG)
The Society’s purposes are to promote the study of GRG and to exchange information in the interest of its members and the profession. It pursues these aims in several ways: it organizes a triennial conference, publishes a journal “General Relativity and Gravitation”, and represents its research community in international science politics through IUPAP, acting as its responsible commission for other relevant conferences.

APS Topical Group in Gravitation (GGR)
Its objective is to serve as a focus for research on gravitational physics including experiments and observations related to the detection and interpretation of gravitational waves, experimental tests of gravitational theories, computational general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, solutions to Einstein’s equations and their properties, alternative theories of gravity, classical and quantum cosmology, and quantum gravity.

Gravitational Wave International Committee (GWIC)
The Gravitational Wave International Committee, was formed in 1997 to facilitate international collaboration and cooperation in the construction, operation and use of the major gravitational wave detection facilities world-wide. It is affiliated with the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics as a sub-committee of IUPAP’s Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics and Gravitation International Committee. GWIC is also affiliated with the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.

Gravity Research Foundation
The Gravity Research Foundation, established in 1948 by businessman Roger Babson, maintains an annual contest rewarding essays by scientific researchers on gravity-related topics.

Public Outreach

Einstein Online
An online presentation of Einstein’s theories of relativity. Visitors can find out about the basics of relativistic physics in the “Elementary Einstein” section, or explore its ramifications and modern relativity research in the “Spotlights on relativity”. Available in English and in German.

Einstein@Home is a program that uses your computer’s idle time to search for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational wave detector. It also searches for radio pulsars in binary systems, using data from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Einstein@Home is a World Year of Physics 2005 and an International Year of Astronomy 2009 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations.
Watch the whole story of black holes in a series of 15 short interviews with famous scientists from all over the world, for whom black holes are their work and their passion.


Classical and Quantum Gravity
CQG welcomes original research articles on all branches of gravitational physics and the theory of spacetime. The readership of the journal is broad, comprising gravitational theorists and experimentalists in physics, mathematics and cosmology.

General Relativity and Gravitation
A journal devoted to all aspects of modern gravitational physics, and published under the auspices of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation. The journal publishes research papers, review articles and comments on all theoretical and experimental aspects of modern general relativity and gravitation and its extensions, as well as book reviews.

International Journal of Modern Physics D
Gravitation, astrophysics and cosmology are exciting and rapidly advancing fields of research. This journal aims to accommodate and promote this expansion of information and ideas and it features research papers and reviews on theoretical, observational and experimental findings in these fields. Among the topics covered are general relativity, quantum gravity, gravitational experiments, quantum cosmology, observational cosmology, particle cosmology, large scale structure, high energy astrophysics, compact objects, cosmic particles and radiation.

Living Reviews in Relativity
A peer-reviewed, full open access, and exclusively online journal, publishing freely available reviews of research in all areas of relativity. Articles are solicited from leading authorities and are directed towards the scientific community at or above the graduate-student level.

Physical Review D
A leading journal in elementary particle physics, field theory, gravitation, and cosmology.

Best YouTube science videos 
The GeekWrapped science staff has curated a list of best YouTube channels that talk about various topics within the science field, including astronomy.