30th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics

The 30th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics will take place from Sunday 15 to Friday 20 December 2019 in the historic seaside city of Portsmouth, UK. The Texas meetings have covered topics such as black holes, gravitational waves, neutron stars, cosmic rays, dark matter and the early Universe since the first symposium, held in Dallas in 1963.

The 2019 meeting will be hosted by the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG).

Invited Speakers

Antony Lewis (University of Sussex, UK)

Astrid Eichorn (University of Heidelberg, Denmark)

Chris Reynolds (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK)

Claudia De Rham (Imperial College London, UK)

Dany Page (National Autonomous University, Mexico)

Elena Gallo (University of Michigan, USA)

Elena Rossi (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Elisa Resconi (Technical University Munich, Germany)

Elisabeth Krause [TBC] (University of Arizona, USA)

Giovanni Losurdo (INFN Pisa, Italy)

Juan Garcia-Bellido (University of Madrid, Spain)

Luciano Rezzolla (University of Frankfurt, Germany)

Martin Lemoine (IAP, France)

Rennan Barkana (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Takahiro Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan)

Tanja Hinderer (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Tom Giblin (Kenyon College Ohio, USA)

Ulisses Barres de Almeida (CBPF, Brazil)

Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

The ICG is an internationally-recognised centre for research in cosmology, astrophysics and gravitation. ICG researchers investigate the very early universe, dark energy and modified gravity, large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, supernovae, gravitational waves, galaxy evolution and stellar population modelling, the first stars in the Universe. ICG also has an active programme of outreach and public engagement, inspiring the next generation of scientists through school visits, public lectures, stargazing nights and media appearances.

About Portsmouth

Portsmouth is on the south coast of England, just over an hour from London and within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick airports. As the only island city in the UK, it has a rich naval and maritime history. It’s home to Admiral Lord Nelson’s famous flagship, HMS Victory, and Henry VIII’s Mary Rose. And it is just a hop across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

The Texas Symposium plenary sessions will take place in the Guildhall, in the centre of the city, a short walk from the central Portsmouth and Southsea train station. There are many hotels and restaurants close by, and Gunwharf Quays is a few minutes away.

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Email us at texas2019@port.ac.uk.