7th Central European Relativity Seminar

February 16 - 18, 2017

    The 7th Central European Relativity Seminar will be held in Bremen between February 16 - 18, 2017.

    This is the seventh seminar of a series initiated at the ESI (Vienna) January 27 - 29, 2011, which has been followed by a seminar in Cracow February 2 - 4, 2012, one in Golm February 7 - 9, 2013, one at ESI on February 27-March 1, 2014, one in Budapest February 26-28, 2015, and one in Prague January 28 - 30, 2016

    This series of seminars is designed to provide a forum for younger researchers to present their work, and to expand their research horizons. The main geographical basin of attraction is Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Germany.

   The scientific program will include keynote lectures by D. Giulini and C.Lämmerzahl, as well as  seminars by young researchers selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. The speakers will be chosen mainly amongst graduate students and post-docs. We anticipate about 24 talks of 20 minutes each. A few longer talks might replace some of the shorter ones if scientifically or pedagogically desirable.

   The seminar will be accompanied by a public lecture (in english) by Jochen Liske, Hamburger Sternwarte, Universität Hamburg, on 18.02.2017, 15.30, entitled: The World's Largest Telescope and the Acceleration of the Universe.

Abstract: Over the past decades, the science of cosmology evolved from what was once an amusing speculation to a buzzing industry aspiring to provide precise answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. However, nearly 20 years ago cosmologists made a discovery that has baffled us ever since: the expansion of the Universe is accelerating! This property of the Universe is in fact so bizarre and difficult to explain that its discoverers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011.

In this talk I will describe this puzzling result and its implications in detail. I will discuss current efforts to resolve the mystery and show how the world's largest telescope may usher in an era of "real time cosmology".

The public lecture will take place in the "Haus der Wissenschaften" in the center of Bremen (Sandstraße 4/5, 28195 Bremen, Olbers Saal, first floor, here).

   See you on February 16 - 18 2017 in Bremen!



Lars Andersson (Golm)

Robert Beig (Vienna)

Piotr Bizoń (Cracow)

Piotr Chruściel (Vienna)

Helmut Friedrich (Golm)

Norman Gürlebeck (Bremen)