The 2016 edition of the “Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting” (EREP2016) will be held in Lisbon from 12-15 September 2016. The Spanish-Portuguese Relativity Meeting 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) and of the Portuguese Society of Relativity and Gravitation (SPRG). This year, it will be hosted by the University of Lisbon. A brief historical background of the ERE can be found at http://www.segre.es/en/historia.shtml .
In 2016, we celebrate the centenary of the most famous solution of the field equations, the Schwarzschild solution, and the many phenomena that it describes. The topics of the plenary lectures will revolve around three main areas of research, namely Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology, Mathematical Relativity, and the interface between Gravitation and Quantum Theory, and reflect the intended broad scope of the meeting.
The meeting will take place at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Founded in 1956 by Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, the Foundation promotes knowledge in the fields of the arts, science and education. Headquartered in Lisbon, the Foundation has delegations in Paris and London. Located in central Lisbon, and well connected to the subway and buses, the Foundation hosts two important museums and is surrounded by wonderful gardens, designed by Ribeiro Teles (1962/1969), and featuring some unique flora.
Invited Plenary Speakers include:
Manuela Campanelli (Rochester Institute of Technology, US)
João Costa (ISCTE, Portugal)
Ruth Durrer (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
Roberto Emparan (ICREA and Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
Paulo Freire (Max-Planck-Institute fur Radioastronomie, Germany)
Gustav Holzegel (Imperial College London, UK)
Andrew King (University of Leicester, UK)
David Mota (University of Oslo, Norway)
Gonzalo Olmo (Universitat de València, Spain)
Frans Pretorius (Princeton University, US)
Jacques Smulevici (Département de Mathématiques d'Orsay, France)
Patrick Sutton (Cardiff U., UK)
Information regarding registration, abstract submission, accommodation and travel can be found at the web page of the conference.
Looking forward to meeting all interested participants in Lisbon this September!
With our best regards,
(On behalf of the local organizing committee)