Workshop announcement

The Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Physics group at the University of Mississippi will host a workshop on Testing General Relativity with Present and Future Astrophysical Observations on January 6-10, 2014.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts in experimental tests of general relativity, modified gravity and astrophysics. The discussion will be very informal with a small number of talks, and it will revolve around:

* current experimental constraints on Einstein’s theory,
* theoretical and numerical investigations of proposed extensions of general relativity, and
* the experimental opportunities that may open up in the near future with gravitational-wave observations.

The workshop was partially made possible thanks to the support of the International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Grant Numerical Relativity and High Energy Physics, awarded by the European Union under the FP7 program. Unfortunately we do not have funds to cover travel and lodging.

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For all inquiries related to the workshop, please contact Emanuele Berti:

berti [at] phy [dot] olemiss [dot] edu

We will post more information on this page as the meeting dates get closer.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Oxford next Spring!

The Scientific Organizing Committee
(Emanuele Berti, Vitor Cardoso, Luis Crispino, Leonardo Gualtieri, Carlos Herdeiro, Ulrich Sperhake)

The Local Organizing Committee
(Emanuele Berti, Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglià, Michael Horbatsch, Antoine Klein)

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