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. Following the tradition of previous meetings, the 2019 Symposium will cover a broad range of subjects in relativistic astrophysics, including:



Gravitational Waves


Relativity At Work

Test of Gravity, Modified Gravity, Quantum Gravity, Numerical RelativityCMB, Reionisation, Early Universe, LSS, Lensing, Supernovae, Dark Energy, SimulationsModelling, Sources, Experiments, Pulsar timingCosmic Rays, Gamma Rays, X-Rays, NeutrinosBlack holes, AGN, Quasars, Neutron stars, Discs, Jets & Magnetic Fields

Texas 2019 is now over. We thank all speakers and participants that contributed to make it successful and we look forward to see you again at Texas 2021 in Prague

Invited Speakers

Antony Lewis (University of Sussex, UK)

Astrid Eichorn (University of Southern Denmark & Heidelberg
University, Germany)

Chris Reynolds (University of Cambridge, UK)

Claudia De Rham (Imperial College London, UK)

Dany Page (National Autonomous University, Mexico)

Dimitrios Psaltis (University of Arizona, USA)

Elena Gallo (University of Michigan, USA)

Elena Rossi (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Elisa Resconi (Technical University Munich, Germany)

Elisabeth Krause (University of Arizona, USA)

Giovanni Losurdo (INFN Pisa, Italy)

Joseph Silk (IAP, France)

Juan Garcia-Bellido (University of Madrid, Spain)

Luciano Rezzolla (University of Frankfurt, Germany)

Martin Lemoine (IAP, France)

Raffaella Margutti (Northwestern University, USA)

Raphael Hirschi (Keele University, UK)

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)

Vincent Bourier (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

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

Contact us

If you have any queries about the conference, please get in touch.

Email us at texas2019@port.ac.uk.

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