Geometric Foundations of Gravity in Tartu, Estonia

Geometric Foundations of Gravity in Tartu

is a conference dedicated to the geometric foundations of gravity theories that will take place August 28 – September 1, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia. The aim of this conference is to gather experts on various alternative and modified approaches to gravity, as well as observations.

The main topics include:

* Gauge theories of gravity (Poincare, teleparallel, …)
* Extended field content and related theories ((multi)scalar-vector-tensor theories, Horndeski, f(R) gravity, generalized Proca, massive gravity and bimetric theories)
* Beyond Lorentzian geometry (Finsler geometry, modified dispersion relations)
* Observational evidence for GR and beyond

The conference is organized by the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, University of Tartu, Estonia.

Invited speakers are:

-Salvatore Capozziello (Napoli, Italy)
-Friedrich W. Hehl (Cologne, Germany)
-Lavinia Heisenberg (Zurich, Switzerland)
-Tomi S. Koivisto (Stockholm, Sweden)
-Claus Laemmerzahl (Bremen, Germany)
-Yuri N. Obukhov (Moscow, Russia)
-Sergei D. Odintsov (Barcelona, Spain)
-Jose G. Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
-Frederic Schuller (Erlangen, Germany)

The conference includes a social program including a presentation of the history of gravitational physics in Estonia, a public lecture and an excursion to Estonian natural heritage sites.

Registration is open and possible via the conference homepage

http://hexagon.fi.tartu.ee/~geomgrav2017

where all details on the meeting are available.

We are looking forward to meet you in Tartu in August, the organizing committee:
Laur Jaerv
Manuel Hohmann
Martin Krssak
Christian Pfeifer

Special Issue on “Phenomenological Aspects of Quantum Gravity and Modified Theories of Gravity”

Dear Colleagues,

A Special Issue on “Phenomenological Aspects of Quantum Gravity and Modified Theories of Gravity” will be published in the Journal “Advances in High Energy Physics” in September 2016.

You can find the Call for Papers for this Special Issue at

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/AHEP/si/212894/cfp/

Submission deadline is 6 May 2016.

Cordially Yours,

Lead Guest Editor: Ahmed Farag Ali (Benha University, Egypt)

Guest Editors: Giulia Gubitosi (Imperial College London, London, UK), Mir Faizal (Waterloo University, Waterloo, Canada), Barun Majumder (Montana State University, Bozeman, USA)