Plenary Sessions date grid (preliminary)


MONDAY 2nd July

09:00 - 09:35 Marcel Grossmann Awards

Mathematics and Relativity

Chairperson: Vladimir Belinski

09:35 - 10:10 Hermann Nicolai (Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik):

Hidden symmetries: from BKL to Kac-Moody
10:10 - 10:45 Claes Uggla (Karlstadt Universitet):

Spacetime singularities: Recent developments
10:45 - 11:05 coffee break
11:05 - 11:40 Sergiu Klainerman (Princeton university):

Recent developments in mathematical GR
11:40 - 12:15 Harvey Reall (Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge):

Black holes in higher dimensions
Monday evening Public Lecture Mario Livio (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore):

The greatest scientific achievements of the Hubble space telescope

TUESDAY 3rd July: Quantum and Gravity

Chairperson: Hagen Kleinert

09:00 - 09:35 Frederik Denef (Harvard University):

String Glasses
09:35 - 10:10 Jan Ambjorn (Copenhagen University):

Lattice gravity: overview and recent progress
10:10 - 10:30 coffee break
10:30 - 11:05 Petr Horava (Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics):

Gravity with Anisotropic Scaling and the Multicritical Universe
11:05 - 11:40 Martin Reuter (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität):

QEG: Towards an Asymptotically Safe Quantum Theory of Gravity
11:40 - 12:15 Zvi Bern (UCLA):

Perturbative Quantum Gravity as a Double Copy of Gauge Theory and Implication for UV Properties
Tuesday evening Reception city hall


Supernovae and their outcomes

Chairperson: David Blair

09:00 - 09:35 Ariel Goobar (Stockholm University)

Supernova Cosmology: Past and future
09:35 - 10:10 Robert Kirshner (Harvard University):

The accelerating universe: a Nobel surprise
10:10 - 10:45 David Arnett (University of Arizona):

Stellar turbolence and why we should care
10:45 - 11:05 coffee break
11:05 - 11:40 Jorge Rueda (ICRANet and University of Rome Sapienza):

Strong, Weak, Electromagnetic and Gravitational Interactions in Neutron Stars
11:40 - 12:15 Luciano Rezzolla (Albert Einstein Institute):

Using numerical relativity to explore fundamental physics and astrophysics
12:15 - 12:50 David Reitze (California Institute of Technology):

Ground-based Gravitational-wave Astronomy Using Interferometers: Past and Future
Wednesday evening Banquet

THURSDAY 5th July:

Cosmology and Gamma Ray Bursts: Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Chairperson: Roy Kerr

09:00 - 09:35

Tsvi Piran (The Hebrew University):

Electromagnetic Signals from Neutron Star Mergers
09:35 - 10:10 Bing Zhang (University of Nevada):

Open Questions in GRB Physics
10:10 - 10:45 Remo Ruffini (University of Rome Sapienza):

GRBs and the Supernova-Neutron-Star-Black-Hole Sequence
10:45 - 11:05 coffee break
11:05 - 11:40 Michael Kramer (University of Manchester):

Precisions tests of theories of gravity using pulsars
11:40 - 12:15 Piero Madau (University of California Santa Cruz):

Connecting the Dark and Light Side of Galaxy Formation
Thursday evening Fang Li Zhi and Relativistic Astrophysics

FRIDAY 6th July: Cosmic Background Radiation

Chairperson: Paolo De Bernardis

09:00 - 09:35 Charles Bennett (Johns Hopkins University):

09:35 - 10:10 Nazzareno Mandolesi (INAF IASF Bologna):

Planck and fundamental Physics
10:10 - 10:45 Jean-Loup Puget (Académie des sciences):

High energy Planck Mission
10:45 - 11:05 coffee break
11:05 - 11:40 Sunyaev Rashid (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik and IKI, Moscow):

Unavoidable CMB spectral features and Black Body Photosphere of our Universe
11:40 - 12:15 John Carlstrom (KAVLI Institute for Cosmological Physics):

Cosmology with the thermal and kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effects
12:15 - 12:50 David Spergel (Princeton University):

The cosmic microwave background and the hidden universe
Friday evening Carlos Frenk (Durham University):

Everything from nothing: how our universe was made

SATURDAY 7th July: The Frontiers

Chairperson: Kjell Rosquist

09:00 - 09:35 Roy Kerr (University of Canterbury)

09:35 - 10:10 Everitt Francis (Stanford University)

10:10 - 10:45 De Bernardis Paolo (University of Rome Sapienza)

10:45 - 11:05 coffee break
11:05 - 11:25 Chiara Mariotti (INFN Torino and CERN)

Recent searches of the Standard Model Higgs within CMS
11:25 - 11:45 Domizia Orestano (University of Rome 3)

Search for the Standard Model Higgs with the ATLAS detector
11:45 - 12:05 Luciano Maiani

LHC High-lights
12:05 - 12:40 Ruffini Remo (University of Rome Sapienza):

Concluding Remarks