Special Session SS13  28 June 2017

Aims and scope

To remind our colleagues that the present grows out of the past and leads to the future. With this goal in mind, we have planned three 1.5 hour sessions on aspects of General Relativity as we see it, with 3 half-hour time slots within each, devoted to past, present, and future discoveries and problems.

Programme

  • 09.00 - 09.30 Luisa Bonolis: The lead-up to first Texas Symposium and the emergence of relativistic astrophysics
  • 09.30 - 10.00 Martin Rees: Why relativistic effects are crucial in high energy astrophysics
  • 10.00 - 10.05 Virginia Trimble: We will meet, but we shall miss him; there will be an empty chair. In memory of Neil Gehrels
  • 10.05 - 10.16 Dmitry Svinskin: Konus-Wind and the Interplanetary network observations of gravitational wave sources
  • 10.16 - 10.26 Maxim Eingorn: Cosmological perturbations produced by point-like masses: all scales covered
  • 10.26 - 10.28 Tayebeh Tahamtan: Nonsymmetric Dynamical Thin-Shell Wormhole
  • 10.28 - 10.30 Irina Vavilova: General Relativity Theory: Recognition through Time


  • 12.30 - 14.00 LUNCH BREAK


  • 14.00 - 14.30 Alexander Blum: General Relativity - The first 50 years
  • 14.30 - 15.00 Jirí Bicák, David Heyrovsky, Martin Scholtz: Some themes in classical general relativity
  • 15.00 - 15.30 Daniele Oriti: Why relativistic effects are crucial in high energy astrophysics


  • 15.30 - 16.00 COFFEE BREAK


  • 16.00 - 16.30 Virginia Trimble: Einstein's Second Biggest Blunder: The Uncertain Existence of Gravitational Waves
  • 16.30 - 17.00 Alessandra Buonanno: Current status of gravitational-wave observations with LIGO
  • 17.00 - 17.30 Monica Colpi: LISA: exploring the deep Gravitational Universe
  • Invited speakers

    • Jiri Bicák (Charles University, Prague)
    • Alex Blum(MPIWG, Berlin)
    • Luisa Bonolis (MPIWG, Berlin)
    • Alessandra Buonanno (LIGO Collaboration)
    • Monica Colpi (eLISA Collaboration)
    • David Heyrovsky(Charles University, Prague)
    • Daniele Oriti (Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam-Golm)
    • Martin Rees (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge)
    • Martin Scholtz(Charles University, Prague)
    • Virginia Trimble (University of California, Irvine)

    Scientific organisers
    Luisa Bonolis (MPIWG, Berlin), Jürgen Renn (MPIWG, Berlin), Virginia Trimble (University of California, Irvine)

    Contact
    lbonolis @ mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de

    Updated on Wed Apr 26 18:38:59 CEST 2017