Spanish Relativity Meeting ERE2014, Valencia

ERE2014: Spanish Relativity Meeting 2014 – Encuentros Relativistas Espanoles 2014
“Almost 100 years after Einstein’s revolution”
Valencia, Spain, 1-5 September 2014

http://www.uv.es/ere2014

http://www.segre.es

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2014 edition of the “Spanish Relativity Meeting” (ERE2014) will be held in Valencia from the 1st to the 5th of September 2014. The Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE) is an international conference devoted to Relativity and Gravitation which is organized every year by different members of the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity (SEGRE). This year, it will be hosted by the University of Valencia. A brief historical background of the ERE can be found at http://www.segre.es/en/historia.shtml .

The meeting will address the status of gravitation and general relativity one year before the centennial of the publication of Einstein’s theory, which will be celebrated on November 25th 2015, as it was stablished by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation. In particular ERE2014 will focus on three research lines: relativistic astrophysics, mathematical relativity, and the interphase between gravitation and quantum theory.

The meeting will take place at the ADEIT building and will consist of plenary talks given by invited speakers during the morning sessions and contributed talks during the afternoon.The latter will be distributed in topical parallel sessions.

The interdisciplinary character of the meeting is reflected in the list of confirmed invited speakers:

Abhay Ashtekar, Penn State University, USA.
Victor Cardoso, CENTRA/IST, Lisboa, Portugal.
Christos Charmousis, Paris-Sud Orsay, Paris, France.
Alessandro Fabbri, Centro Fermi, Italy and IFIC, Valencia, Spain.
Eric Gourgoulhon, Observatoire de Paris, France.
Javier Gorosabel, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain.
Philippe LeFloch, UPMC, Paris 6, France.
Francisco Lobo, CAAUL, Lisboa, Portugal.
Leonard Parker, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.
Miquel Portilla, Universitat de València, Spain.
Jose Maria Martín Senovilla, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain.
Alberto Sesana, Albert Einstein Institute, Golm, Germany.
Masaru Shibata, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, Japan.
Nikolaos Stergioulas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Jorge Zanelli, CEC, Chile.

ERE2014 Scientific Advisory Board:

Miguel Alcubierre (ICN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State University).
Robert Beig (Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Viena).
Curt Cutler (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Inst. of Technology).
Thibault Damour (Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Paris).
Roy Maartens (Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth).
Fernando Quevedo (DAMTP, University of Cambridge).
Matt Visser (Victoria University of Wellington).

ERE2014 Local Organising Committee:

Jose Antonio Font, UVEG.
Jose María Ibanez, UVEG.
Pablo Cerda-Duran, UVEG.
Jose Navarro-Salas, CSIC/UVEG.
Gonzalo J. Olmo, CSIC/UVEG.

Information regarding registration, abstract submission, accommodation and travel can be found at the web page of the conference http://www.uv.es/ere2014

Looking forward to meeting all interested participants in Valencia this September!

With our best regards,

The Local Organising Committee

Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting (ERE2013) – Second Circular

Reminder: Application deadline is May 31

This is the second circular of the Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting (ERE2013), an  international conference to be held at the Pedro Pascual Center of Science, Benasque, Spain, from September 9 to September 12, 2013.

This year the conference is organized by the groups in Barcelona (Departament de Fisica Fonamental, Univ. Barcelona, Institut de Ciencies de l’Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Departament de Fisica and IFAE, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona). ERE 2013 will cover most of the areas of modern General Relativity – from cosmology and gravitational waves, to quantum gravity and the AdS/CFT correspondence and its applications.

On Tuesday, September 10th, there will be a session dedicated to the memory of Jose Alberto Lobo, a much esteemed and sorely missed member of our group and of the Spanish relativity community, who passed away on 30 September 2012. Prof. Lobo played a major role in boosting the research on gravitational radiation in Spain.

The program will run from the morning of 9 September until the evening of 12 September. Participants are expected to arrive in Benasque on 8 September and depart on 13 September. Please note that the Benasque Center will provide bus transportation from and to Barcelona for participants staying through the entire duration of the conference.

The web registration for the workshop is open at the conference website

http://www.benasque.org/2013ere/

Registration fees:

SEGRE members: 200 Euros (250 Euros after 1 July 2013)
Non SEGRE members: 250 Euros (300 Euros after 1 July 2013)

The registration fee will cover bus transportation from and to Barcelona, refreshments, and a conference dinner. If you want to join the SEGRE society (http://www.segre.es/es/presentacion.shtml) you can do so by going to http://www.segre.es/docs/membership.pdf.

The meeting will consist of plenary sessions with talks by invited speakers in the morning, and contributed talks in parallel sessions in the afternoon. The list of invited speakers is:

Invited Speakers

- Carlos Barcelo (IAA Granada)
- Jose Juan Blanco-Pillado (U. Pais Vasco)
- Diego Blas (CERN)
- Karsten Danzmann (AEI and Hannover U.)
- Oscar Dias (Saclay SPhT)
- Cesar Gomez (IFT-U. Autonoma de Madrid)
- Carlos Herdeiro (U. Aveiro)
- Kyriakos Papadodimas (CERN & U. Groningen)
- Bernard Schutz (AEI Golm)
- Alicia Sintes (U. Illes Balears)
- Licia Verde (ICREA & U. Barcelona)

Participants who would like to contribute a talk in the parallel sessions can apply by submitting a title and abstract in the registration website. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 June 2013. Participants will be informed shortly afterwards whether their contribution has been accepted.

There will not be a proceedings volume, but we are considering the possibility that the slides or write-ups of the talks be made available online.

The SEGRE society has a limited number of grants to support expenses of some Ph.D. students. The grants can cover the registration fee and/or accommodation and/or travel expenses. The application for financial support can be made through the registration website. Participants will be informed of the decision by 20 June 2013.

The Benasque Center for Science provides a stimulating environment for research. Benasque is a picturesque village nestled in the Spanish Pyrenees. The beautiful mountain atmosphere provides for many outdoor activities – for further information please consult http://www.benasque.org/

We look forward to seeing you in Benasque,

The organizers of ERE2013

Roberto Emparan
Jaume Garriga
Josep Llosa
Oriol Pujolas
Carlos Sopuerta

Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting (ERE2013)

We are glad to announce the Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting (ERE2013), an international conference to be held at the Pedro Pascual Center of Science, Benasque, Spain, from September 9 to September 12, 2013.

This year the conference is organized by the groups in Barcelona (Departament de Física Fonamental, Univ. Barcelona, Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (CSIC-IEEC), Departament de Física and IFAE, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona). ERE 2013 will cover most of the areas of modern General Relativity — from cosmology and gravitational waves, to quantum gravity and the AdS/CFT correspondence and its applications.

One of the sessions will be dedicated to the memory of José Alberto Lobo, a much esteemed and sorely missed member of our group and of the Spanish relativity community, who passed away on 30 September 2012. Prof. Lobo played a major role in boosting the research on gravitational radiation in Spain.

Please note that the Benasque Center will provide bus transportation from and to Barcelona for participants staying through the entire duration of the conference.

The web registration for the workshop is open at the conference website

http://www.benasque.org/2013ere/

Registration fees:

SEGRE members: 200€ (250€ after 1 July 2013)
Non SEGRE members: 250€ (300€ after 1 July 2013)

The registration fee will cover bus transportation from and to Barcelona, refreshments, and a conference dinner. If you want to join the SEGRE society (http://www.segre.es/es/presentacion.shtml) you can do so by going to http://www.segre.es/docs/membership.pdf.

The meeting will consist of plenary sessions with talks by invited speakers in the morning, and contributed talks in parallel sessions in the afternoon. The list of invited speakers is:

Invited Speakers

- Carlos Barceló (IAA Granada)
- José Juan Blanco-Pillado (U. País Vasco)
- Diego Blas (CERN)
- Paolo Creminelli (ICTP) *
- Karsten Danzmann (Hannover)
- Óscar Dias (Saclay SPhT)
- César Gómez (IFT-U. Autónoma de Madrid)
- Carlos Herdeiro (U. Aveiro)
- Don Marolf (UC Santa Barbara) *
- Bernard Schutz (AEI Golm)
- Alicia Sintes (U. Illes Balears) *

* : To be confirmed

Participants who would like to contribute a talk in the parallel sessions can apply by submitting a title and abstract in the registration website. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 June 2013. Participants will be informed shortly afterwards whether their contribution has been accepted.

There will not be a proceedings volume, but we are considering the possibility that the slides or write-ups of the talks be made available online.

The SEGRE society has a limited number of grants to support expenses of some Ph.D. students. The grants can cover the registration fee and/or accommodation and/or travel expenses. The application for financial support can be made through the registration website. Participants will be informed of the decision by 20 June 2013.

The Benasque Center for Science provides a stimulating environment for research. Benasque is a picturesque village nestled in the Spanish Pyrenees. The beautiful mountain atmosphere provides for many outdoor activities — for further information please consult http://www.benasque.org/

We look forward to seeing you in Benasque,

The organizers of ERE2013

Roberto Emparan
Jaume Garriga
Josep Llosa
Oriol Pujolas
Carlos Sopuerta
Enric Verdaguer

Spanish Relativity Meeting in Portugal, ERE2012 (3rd circ.)

The Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE) is an international conference devoted to Relativity and Gravitation and it is supported by the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity (SEGRE) http://www.segre.es/en/congresos.shtml.

Invited speakers
- Alan Rendall (Albert Einstein Institut, Golm, Germany)
- Claes Uggla (Karlstad University, Sweden)
- Gabriel Lopes-Cardoso (IST, Lisbon, Portugal)
- George Ellis (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Jörg Frauendiener (Otago University, New Zealand)
- José Edelstein (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
- Juan Valiente Kroon (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
- László Szabados (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)
- Marc Mars (University of Salamanca, Spain)
- Pau Figueras (University of Cambridge, UK)
- Paul Tod (University of Oxford, UK)
- Pedro Ferreira (University of Oxford, UK)
- Peter Dunsby (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Radu Roiban* (Penn State University, USA)
- Vítor Cardoso (IST, Lisbon, Portugal)

*To be confirmed

We remind those interested in submitting an abstract to the conference that the deadline for abstract submission (10th of June) is quickly approaching. Also it is expected that the conference dates will be a busy period in Guimarães as the city is the “European Capital of Culture” in 2012. This makes it advisable to book accommodation well in advance. Finally we would like to ask participants to check regularly the conference website for further information updates.

We look forward to seeing you all in Guimarães,

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Alfonso García-Parrado
Estelita Vaz (Coordinator)
Irene Brito
Filipe Mena
Filipe Moura
M. Piedade Machado-Ramos
Viktor Czinner

Spanish Relativity Meeting in Portugal ERE2012 (2nd circ.)

The Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE) is an international conference devoted to Relativity and Gravitation and is supported by the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity (SEGRE) http://www.segre.es/en/congresos.shtml.

In 2012, the meeting will take place at the University of Minho in the town of Guimaraes (world heritage site and European capital of culture in 2012) from 3-7 September 2012.

Participants are encouraged to send their contributions. Contributed talks will be grouped according to their topic and scheduled in parallel sessions in the afternoon. The deadline for conference registration and abstract submission is 10th of June, 2012.

We advise participants to book accommodation well in advance as hotels in Guimaraes are expected to be more crowded than usual due to events of the European capital of culture.

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

- Alan Rendall (Albert Einstein Institut, Golm, Germany)
- Claes Uggla (Karlstad University, Sweden)
- George Ellis (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Gabriel Lopes-Cardoso (IST, Lisbon, Portugal)
- Joerg Frauendiener (University of Otago, New Zealand)
- José Edelstein (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
- Juan Valiente Kroon (Queen Mary, University of London, U.K.)
- Laszlo Szabados (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)
- Marc Mars (University of Salamanca, Spain)
- Pau Figueras (University of Cambridge, U.K.)
- Paul Tod (University of Oxford, U.K.)
- Pedro Ferreira (University of Oxford, U.K.)
- Peter Dunsby (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
- Vitor Cardoso (IST, Lisbon, Portugal)

EARLY REGISTRATION FEE

- SEGRE members = 250EUR
- Non SEGRE members = 280EUR

The registration fee will cover lunches, refreshments, an abstract booklet, a conference folder and the proceedings volume. The following social events are also covered:

- Welcome cocktail reception.
- Half a day visit tour.
- Conference dinner.

GRANTS

The SEGRE society has a limited number of grants to support some of the younger participants who are in the last years of their Ph.D., specially among those submitting a contribution to the conference. In order to apply for financial support please proceed to the ERE2012 website, “Grants” section.

To find out more, please visit our conference website at http://w3.math.uminho.pt/~ERE2012

We hope to see you all in Guimaraes,

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Alfonso Garcia-Parrado
Estelita Vaz (Coordinator)
Irene Brito
Filipe Mena
Filipe Moura
M. Piedade Machado-Ramos
Viktor Czinner

Spanish Relativity Meeting in Portugal: ERE2012 (first announcement)

We are pleased to announce the “Spanish Relativity Meeting in Portugal (ERE2012)”, September 3-7, 2012, at the University of Minho, in Guimarães (world heritage site and European capital of culture in 2012). Information about the program and registration will be included on a second announcement and will appear at http://w3.math.uminho.pt/~ERE2012

The Local Organizing Committee,
Alfonso Garcia-Parrado
Estelita Vaz
Filipe Mena
Filipe Moura
Irene Brito
Piedade Machado Ramos

Special Session at ERE2010 Dedicated to the Memory of Brian Edgar

On the afternoon of Thursday 9th September a special session of talks will be held at the Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE2010) to honour the memory of S. Brian Edgar who died on 10th June 2010. The ERE2010 meeting will be held at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) in Granada, Spain from 6th-10th September 2010.

Brian was a frequent attendee at the ERE meetings in recent years and shared fruitful collaborations with several groups in Iberia and indeed world-wide. Brian was a dedicated teacher and supervisor and a very able and productive researcher. However to many of us, Brian was more than just a colleague, but rather a dear friend.

Further details of the programme may be found on the ERE2010 web-site: http://www.iaa.es/ere2010/website/modules/tinyd0/index.php?id=22

On hyperspace@aei there is an obituary (http://hyperspace.aei.mpg.de/2010/06/15/death-of-brian-edgar/) written mainly by Marcos Maia, who was a PhD student together with Brian at King’s college in London, with input from others, and on MAI an obituary (http://www.phys.umu.se/bradley/GRSweden/maiobituary.pdf) written by his colleagues at the Department of Mathematics at Linköping University.

Spanish Relativity Meeting ERE2010: 2nd Announcement

ERE2010: Second Announcement
“Gravity as a Crossroad in Physics”

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11th JUNE!!!

The 2010 edition of the Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE2010) will be held in Granada from the 6th to 10th September 2010, hosted by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC). The Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE) is an international conference organized every year with the main objective of promoting scientific discussion and interchange of knowledge in Relativity and Gravitation in a relaxed atmosphere. ERE2010 edition will have as subtitle “Gravity as a Crossroad in Physics”, aiming at discussing the potential fundamental role of Gravity as an interdisciplinary arena for debate and research in Physics.

1) ORGANIZATION ASPECTS
The webpage of the conference (www.iaa.es/ere2010) has now been updated to include information on:
- Registration (NOW OPEN!):
To register, please proceed through the “Registration” link at the “Main Menu” of the conference webpage. Click then on “Registration Form” and fill the corresponding form.
- Abstract submission: proceed through the “Registration page”.
- Conference venue and facilities.
- Accommodation.
- Travel information to Granada.

2) IMPORTANT DATES:
- 11th of June: Deadline for Abstract Submision.
- 11th of June: Deadline for Application for Financial Support.
- 25th of June: Decision about Financial Support.
- 25th of June: Decision about Contribution Presentations.
- 2nd of July: Deadline for Hotel booking.
- 16th of July: Deadline for Conference Registration.
- 16th of July: Deadline for Payment of Registration Fee.

3) INVITED SPEAKERS:
A. Achúcarro, L. Álvarez-Gaumé, M. Ansorg, A. Ashtekar, F. Barbero, T. Baumgarte, B. Carter, M. Colpi, S. Dain, J. Garriga, S. Liberati, A. Lobo, M. Longair, J.M. Martín-García, G. Mena-Marugán, R. Narayan, T. Padmanabhan, R. Parentani, R. Rebolo, C. Rovelli, A. Sintes, J. Valiente-Kroon, E. Verdaguer, M. Visser, G.E. Volovik and J. Winicour.

4) ERE2010 Advisory Board:
M. Alcubierre (ICN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
A. Ashtekar (Penn State University).
R. Beig (Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Viena).
C. Cutler (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Inst. of Technology).
T. Damour (Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Paris).
R. Maartens (Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth).
F. Quevedo (DAMTP, University of Cambridge).
M. Visser (Victoria University of Wellington).

As we expressed in the First Announcement, we hope that this conference will be of your interest, so that we will meet you in Granada in September.

With best regards,
The Local Organising Committee
Víctor Aldaya, Carlos Barceló (Coordinator), Luis J. Garay, José Luis Jaramillo (Coordinator), Francisco López-Ruiz

Spanish Relativity Meeting ERE2010: 1st Announcement

ERE2010: First Announcement
“Gravity as a Crossroad in Physics”

The 2010 edition of the Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE2010) will be held in Granada from the 6th to 10th September 2010. The Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE) is an international conference devoted to Relativity and Gravitation which is organized every year by one of the Spanish groups working in this area. This year, it will be hosted by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) in Granada, Spain. ERE2010 is scientifically supported by the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity (SEGRE) and the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.

The EREs started in 1977 with the main objective of promoting scientific discussion and interchange of knowledge in relativity and gravitation in a relaxed atmosphere. Over the years, the conference has gained international recognition and has attracted an increasing number of worldwide participants. EREs are nowadays established as relevant international events in the field, maintaining substantially their original relaxed character. A list of previous meetings and a short history of the EREs can be found in http://www.segre.es/en/historia.shtml.

1) SCIENTIFIC CONTENT

ERE2010 will have as subtitle “Gravity as a Crossroad in Physics”. The underlying rationale is to present Gravity physics as a scientific “locus” for the interbreeding between (separate) communities in Physics. We aim at reflecting this interdisciplinary perspective in the scientific program. In this sense, each Day along the week will be devoted to a particular “dialogue” between two communities sharing some of their ultimate goals, but differing in their conceptual background, methodology or technical approach. These ”dialogues” are envisaged as opportunities to compare alternative viewpoints, keeping a focus on their complementary nature.

The following “Day Titles” aim at capturing the scientific spirit of each Day (brief descriptions can be found at http://www.iaa.es/ere2010/):

Day 1: Fundamental vs. Effective Approaches in Theoretical Gravity
Day 2: Geometric vs. Quantum Field/String Theory Approaches to Quantum Gravity
Day 3: Theoretical Cosmology vs. Physical Cosmology
Day 4: Relativity vs. Astrophysics
Day 5: Mathematical Relativity vs. Numerical Relativity

2) INVITED SPEAKERS

The interdisciplinary character of the meeting is reflected in the provisional list of invited speakers:

A. Achúcarro, L. Álvarez-Gaumé, A. Ashtekar, F. Barbero, B. Carter, M. Colpi, S. Dain, J. Garriga, E. Gourgoulhon, B. Krishnan*, S. Liberati, A. Lobo, J.M. Martín-García, G. Mena-Marugán, R. Narayan, T. Padmanabhan, R. Parentani, R. Rebolo, L. Rezzolla*, C. Rovelli, J. Valiente-Kroon, E. Verdaguer and M. Visser, G.E. Volovik.

(* to be confirmed)

3) COMMITTEES

ERE2010 Advisory Board:

M. Alcubierre (ICN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
A. Ashtekar (Penn State University).
R. Beig (Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Viena).
C. Cutler (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Inst. of Technology).
T. Damour (Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Paris).
R. Maartens (Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth).
F. Quevedo (DAMTP, University of Cambridge).
M. Visser (Victoria University of Wellington).

ERE2010 Local Organising Committee:

Víctor Aldaya
Carlos Barceló (Coordinator)
Luis J. Garay
José Luis Jaramillo (Coordinator)
Francisco López-Ruiz

4) ORGANIZATION ASPECTS

Information regarding registration, abstract submission, accommodation and travel issues will be posted soon at the web page of the conference http://www.iaa.es/ere2010 .

We hope that this conference will be of your interest, so that we will meet you in Granada in September.

With best regards,
The Local Organising Committee