7th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (3rd announcement)

International Center for Theoretical Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
and
Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation

This is the third and final announcement for ICGC2011. Please note that one cannot register in August without first pre-registering, on or before 30th June, 2011. The conference programme consists of:

[A] 19 Plenary Talks [Eric Adelberger, Dipankar Bhattacharya, J. R. Bond, Francois Bouchet, Mihalis Dafermos, John Ellis, Gary Horowitz, Robert Kirshner, Luis Lehner, Shiraz Minwalla, Priyamvada Natarajan, Jim Peebles, Bernard Schutz, Masaru Shibata, Rafael Sorkin, Alexei Starobinsky, Kip Thorne, David Wands, Stan Whitcomb]

[B] An evening Lecture by Abhay Ashtekar

[C] Three parallel sessions for contributed talks/posters:
Classical general relativity and gravitational waves [Sukanta Bose and Sanjay Jhingan]; Cosmology [Eiichiro Komatsu and L. Sriramkumar]; Quantum Gravity and Early Universe [Justin David and Shinji Mukohyama]

[D] Three dedicated mini-sessions on: Gravity as an emergent phenomenon [T. Padmanabhan]; Dark Energy [Varun Sahni]; Gravitational-wave astronomy [B. S. Sathyaprakash]

7th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (2nd announcement)

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE for THEORETICAL SCIENCES
TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

This is the second announcement for the Seventh International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology [ICGC 2011], to be held in Goa, India during 14-19 December, 2011. Pre-registration opens on 1st March, 2011 and closes on 30th June, 2011. Abstracts for contributed talks in parallel sessions can be submitted during this period. Apart from plenary talks, there will be invited talks in three mini-sessions on: Gravity as an Emergent Phenomenon; Dark Energy; Gravitational Wave Astronomy.

ICGC is a four yearly conference series held in India under the auspices of the Indian Association for General relativity and Gravitation. ICGC 2011 is the Silver Jubilee conference of the series, and is being held as part of the programme “Frontiers of Cosmology and Gravitation”. This programme will run from December 1-23, 2011 and is an activity of the newly formed International Centre of Theoretical Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The programme consists of a school on Cosmology and Gravitational Waves; ICGC 2011; and a workshop on Gravitational Wave astronomy. More information about the programme will become available at
http://www.icts.res.in/program/focg2011

7th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology

ICGC 2011 – Goa, India

We are pleased to announce that the VIIth International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology will be organized in Goa, India by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research [TIFR], during 14-19 December, 2011.

The ICGC series of conferences are held once every four years, in India, under the auspices of the Indian Association of General Relativity and Gravitation. The first ICGC was organized by TIFR in Goa, in 1987. Successive meetings were held at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (1991); Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune (1995); Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2000); Cochin University (2004) and IUCAA, Pune (2007).

2011 will be the Silver Jubilee Year of this conference series, and we are happy to take the conference back to its original venue : the picturesque beach locale of Goa on the west coast of India. December is a pleasant month in Goa – we look forward to your participation, and to putting up a vibrant and academically exciting conference.

More information about ICGC 2011 will be made available on the conference website, in May, 2010.