The International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology/The Fourth Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting

Date :From 2015-05-04 To 2015-05-08
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The year 2015 is the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's presentation of the Theory of General Relativity. To celebrate the big event, the International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology, and the fourth Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting will be held on May 4-8, 2015 at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITP-CAS), Beijing, China, associated with the KITPC/ITP-CAS program “The Next Detectors for Gravitational Wave Astronomy” (April 6 to May 8, 2015). The goal of the two conferences is to bring the leading scientists working on gravitation, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics together, to review the current status and to present further directions in gravity, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics, and to promote relevant researches in China.


Cosponsored by the State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics (SKLTP/ITP-CAS), Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China (KITPC/ITP-CAS), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences(UCAS), Chinese Society of Gravitation and Relativistic Astrophysics, International Center for Theoretical Physics-Asian Pacific and National Natural Sciences Foundation of China, Chinese Center for Advanced Science and Technology(CCAST), Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Department of Astronomy, the University of Science and Technology of China, International College of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IC-UCAS) ,The Theoretical Physics Center for Science Facilities (TPCSF) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)


Confirmed invited speakers:

Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State University, USA)

Barry Barish (California Institute of Technology, USA)

Pisin Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

John Ellis (CERN)

Petr Horava (University of California, USA)

Sang Pyo Kim (Kunsan National University, Korea)

Kenta Kiuchi (Kyoto University, Japan)

Jun Luo (HUST, China)

Dimitri Nanopoulos (Texas A&M University, USA)

T. Padmanabhan (IUCAA, India)

Luciano Rezzolla (Goethe University, Germany)

Carlo Rovelli (Aix-Marseille University, France)

Alexei A. Starobinsky (L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia)

H. Tye (Hong Kong U. Sci. Tech., China)

Anzhong Wang (Zhejiang U. Tech., China & Baylor U., USA)

Mikhail Shaposhnikov (EPFL)

More will be added...


IOC of The International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology/The Fourth Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting:

Aharonian Felix (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik - Heidelberg)
Battiston Roberto(ASI)
David Blair(University of Western Australia)
Cai Rong-Gen (Co-Chair) (ITP, CAS)
Della Valle Massimo(INAF-OA)
Ferroni Fernando(INFN)
Gary Shiu(HKUST, Hong Kong/Wisconsin University, USA)
Geng Chao-Qiang(NTHU)
Han Zhanwen(Yunnan Observatories, CAS)
Lee Kimyeong(KIAS)
Misao Sasaki(YITP)
Nicolais Luigi(CNR)
Ruffini Remo(Co-Chair) (ICRANet, ICRA and University “La Sapienza”)
Wu Yue-Liang (Co-Chair)(KITPC/ITP-CAS,UCAS)
Yuan Feng (Shanghai Astronomical Obs,CAS)
Yuan Yefei(USTC, CAS)

Shesheng Xue ( ICRANet,
Physics Department, University of Rome ``La Sapienza'', Rome,


Local Organizing Committee:

Li-Ming Cao (USTC-CAS)

Yun-Gui Gong (HUST)

Zong-Kuan Guo (ITP-CAS)

Qing-Guo Huang (ITP-CAS)

Yi Ling (IHEP-CAS)

Yu-Feng Zhou (ITP-CAS)

Yun-Song Piao (UCAS)



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