Past Events


14 - 19 September, 2014, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

DPG Summer School General Relativity @ 99

Organized by Gerhard Schäfer (University of Jena) and Clifford M. Will (University of Florida and Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris)

General relativity (GR) is coming of age. The year 2015 will be its 100th anniversary.Just on the eve of this anniversary, the school aims at teaching GR with specific emphasis on its physical and astrophysical implications. The school is intended for graduate students in physics and astrophysics as well as for postdocs and scientists with some background in GR and astrophysics who are looking for more advanced treatments of the current problems in GR.The single lectures, pedagogical in nature, will be coordinated in order to give a coherent and exciting learning experience. Enough time will be reserved for questions and discussions among students and lecturers. During breaks the organizers welcome suggestions, oral or written, for additional material or explanations.Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, is a delightful venue, housed in a 19th Century mansion on the Rhine river just south of Bonn and Cologne.

Posters by the participants are welcome and discussions with the lecturers will be encouraged. Lecturers & Topics• Nils Andersson (University of Southampton, UK): Relativistic thermodynamics• Emanuele Berti (University of Mississippi, USA): Theory of black holes• Luc Blanchet (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, France): Analytical approximation methods• Alessandra Buonanno (University of Maryland, USA): The analytical/numerical relativity interface• Bernd Brügmann (University of Jena, Germany): Numerical relativity• Karsten Danzmann (University of Hanover and AEI Hanover, Germany): The bright future of gravitational wave astronomy• Pedro Ferreira (University of Oxford, UK): Big bang cosmology• Sergei Klioner (University of Dresden, Germany): Reference frames, astrometry and geodesy• Michael Kramer (MPI for Radioastronomy Bonn, Germany): Pulsar timing and GR• Claus Lämmerzahl (ZARM, University of Bremen, Germany): The importance of GR in space missions• Cole Miller (University of Maryland, USA): Black hole astrophysics• Ekkehard Peik (PTB Braunschweig, Germany): High precision clocks, timekeeping and GPS• Roberto Peron (IAPS-INAF Rome, Italy): Solar-system tests of GR• Eric Poisson (University of Guelph, Canada): Introduction to GR• Jürgen Renn (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany): Einstein’s struggle for GR• Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow, UK): Gravitational wave detection• Xavier Siemens (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA): Tests of gravity in the strong-field and dynamical regimes• Norbert Wex (MPI for Radioastronomy Bonn, Germany): Binary pulsars and GR• Clifford Will (University of Florida and Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris): Introduction to GR

1 - 12 September 2014, Trockenborn-Wolfersdorf, Thüringen 

PhD Summer School in Saalburg

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31 March - 4 April 2014, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Winter School of the RTG "Models of Gravity" combined with the
558. WE-Heraeus-Seminar 

The Strong Gravity Regime of Black Holes and Neutron Stars

Scientific organizers: Dr. Eva Hackmann, ZARM U Bremen • Dr. N. Wex, MPIfR Bonn • Prof. H Falcke, U Nijmegen/NL 

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10 - 13 March 2014, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

XXVI Workshop Beyond the Standard Model

Organizer: JProf Dr. Marco Zargermann

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2 - 13 September 2013, Trockenborn-Wolfersdorf

PhD Summer School in Saalburg

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June 15 - 18, 2013, University of Mons, Campus de la Plaine, Belgium

PhD Summer School in Mons, Belgium

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12 - 16 November 2012, Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD school in Copenhagen

"Black holes and applied holography"

Registration opening day: August 15, 2012.
Registration deadline: October 21, 2012.

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3 - 14 September 2012 Hotel Am Kellerberg, Wolfersdorf, Thüringen

Summer School for Graduate Students

"Foundations and New Methods in Theoretical Physics"

Deadline for application: June 30, 2012

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