The scientific focus of the seminar will be on the equations of motion in General Relativity and in alternative gravity theories. In particular on the motion of extended test bodies, self-force calculations, the motion of self-gravitating/heavy bodies, as well as test bodies with microstructure. Different approximations methods linked to the derivation of the equations of motion (e.g. multipolar, post-Newtonian, and post-Minkowskian techniques) will be covered. Furthermore, there will be an overview of current and future observations (gravitational waves, pulsars, celestial mechanics, astrometry, satellite experiments).
This 524. WE-Heraeus-Seminar will take place at the Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany. More details and contact information can be found on the seminar webpage, http://puetzfeld.org/eom2013.html.
We particularly encourage students and young researchers to participate in this seminar. There are no conference fees. The living expenses (overnight costs and meals) for all selected participants will be covered by the WE-Heraeus foundation. Since the number of participants to this seminar is limited we encourage early registrations (registration deadline: 15 November 2012).
This seminar is organized by D. Puetzfeld (ZARM, U Bremen), C. Laemmerzahl (ZARM, U Bremen), B.F. Schutz (AEI, Potsdam), and is generously funded by the WE-Heraeus-Foundation.
In case you need assistance or have questions regarding the seminar please contact:
University of Bremen
28359 Bremen, Germany