GR22 and Amaldi13 in Valencia, Spain. ¡Bienvenidos!


Welcome to the homepage of the 22nd edition of the International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, "GR22", and the 13th edition of the Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, "Amaldi13".

GR22 is the latest in the series of triennial international conferences held under the auspices of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation. This conference series constitutes the principal international meetings for scientists working in all areas of relativity and gravitation. The Amaldi conferences are held under the auspices of the Gravitational Wave International Committee. Since 1997, they have been held every two years and are regarded as the most important international conferences for the gravitational-wave detection community. In Valencia, GR22 and Amaldi13 are organized as a joint event. The organization is coordinated by Drs. José Antonio Font and José Navarro-Salas, from the University of Valencia (UV) / Instituto de Física Corpuscular (CSIC), on behalf of a large national committee. Organisational support is provided by the Fundación Universidad Empresa UV - ADEIT.

Plenary Speakers

  • Abhay Ashtekar

    Department of Physics
    Penn State University,
    United States of America
  • Andrea Ghez

    UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department
    University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America
  • Asimina Arvanitaki

    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Waterloo
    Ontario, Canada
  • Bill Weber

    University of Trento
  • Clifford M. Will

    Department of Physics
    University of Florida
    United States of America
  • Don Marolf

    Department of Physics
    University of California,
    Santa Barbara,
    United States of America
  • Edward K. Porter

    Laboratory of Astroparticles and Cosmology (APC)
  • Eva M. Silverstein

    Institute for Theoretical Physics
    Stanford University,
  • Gabriela Gonzalez

    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    Louisiana State University, United States of America
  • Heino Falcke

    Department of Astronomy
    Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Jonathan Luk

    Department of Mathematics
    Stanford University, California, United States of America
  • Katerina Chatziioannou

    Center for Computing Astrophysics
    United States of America
  • Licia Verde

    Institute of Cosmological Sciences (ICC) UB-IEEC
    Universidad de Barcelona, Spain
  • Lisa Barsotti

    MIT Kavli Institute - LIGO Laboratory
    United States of America
  • Mark Van Raamsdonk

    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Matt Visser

    School of Mathematics and Statistics
    Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Paolo Pani

    Department of Physics
    Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
  • Rafael Porto

    Institute for Advanced Study
    Princeton, New Jersey
    United States of America
  • Shiraz Minwalla

    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    Mumbai, India

  • Stephen Taylor

    TAPIR Group, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
    California Institute of Technology
    United States of America


The Valencia Conference Centre, designed by the internationally renowned architect Norman Foster, and chosen as the World’s Best Convention Centre in 2010, is Valencia’s leading congress and convention venue.



A. General relativity (including modified theories of gravity)
A1. Analogue Gravity Experiments (Matt Visser NZ)
A4. Testing the Kerr nature of compact objects (Paolo Pani IT)
A6. Progress in analytical approximations (Rafael Porto BR)
B. Dark matter
B1. Searching dark matter & strong gravity (Asimina Arvanitaki CND)
C. Mathematical Relativity
C1. Mathematical progress in general relativity (Jonathan Luk US)
D. Relativistic Astrophysics (including Astronomy)
D2. The Event Horizon Telescope (Heino Falcke The Netherlands)
D3. Probing the Galactic centre black hole with stars (Andrea Ghez US)
E. Quantum Gravity (including String Theory)
E1. Loop Quantum Gravity (Abhay Ashtekar US)
E3. Insights from holography (Don Marolf US)
E4. Opportunities from Quantum Information (Mark Van Raamsdonk CND)
F. Cosmology
F4. Post-Planck Cosmology covering Outstanding Issues and Planned Experiments (Licia Verde SP)
G. History
Inauguration event on the 1919 eclipse experiment (Clifford Will US)




  • OCTOBER 10, 2018


  • 2019

  • FEBRUARY 15, 2019


  • MARCH 1, 2019


  • MARCH 29, 2019


  • APRIL 12, 2019


  • MAY 9, 2019


  • JULY 7-12, 2019

    22nd International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation

    13th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves

  • JULY 13, 2019

    International Gravitational Waves Outreach Group Meeting


Honour Committee

  • Honour Presidency

    His Majesty King Felipe VI
  • Molt Honorable Sr. D. Ximo Puig i Ferrer

    President of the Regional Government of Valencia
  • Excelentísimo Sr. Pedro Francisco Duque Duque

    Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities of Spain
  • Excelentísimo Sr. Joan Ribó

    Mayor of the city of Valencia
  • Rectora Magnífica Prof. Dra. Mª Vicenta Mestre Escrivá

    Chancellor of the University of Valencia
  • Prof. Vitor Cardoso

    Chair of the Scientific Organizing Committee
  • Prof. Sheila Rowan

    GWIC Chair
  • Prof. Eric Poisson

    President of ISGRG
  • Sra. Dña. Rosa María Menéndez López

    President of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • Sr. D. Mateo Valero

    Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • Dr. D. Santiago Grisolía

    Fundación Valenciana de Estudios Avanzados
  • Prof. Luis Viña

    President IUPAP Spanish-Liaison Commitee.
    Departamento de Física de Materiales, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Pending formal confirmation of other members of the honour committee.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • SOC GR22
  • Carlos Barceló Seron (Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics - CSIC)
  • Beverly Berger (Secretary, ISGRG) ex-officio
  • Zhoujian Cao (Beijing Normal University, China)
  • Vitor Cardoso (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, Chair)
  • Ali H. Chamseddine (American University of Beirut, Lebanon & IHES France)
  • Alessandra Corsi (Texas Tech University, US)
  • Mihalis Dafermos (Cambridge, UK)
  • Peter Dunsby (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Leonardo Gualtieri (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
  • Gary Horowitz (UC Santa Barbara) ex-officio
  • Veronika Hubeny (University of California, Davis, US)
  • Bala Iyer (ICTS-TIFR, India)
  • Gilad Lifschytz (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • Shinji Mukohyama (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Japan)
  • Samaya Nissanke (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
  • Jiri Podolsky (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Eric Poisson (President ISGRG and previous Chair, U Guelph, CAN)
  • Sheila Rowan (Glasgow, GWIC Chair)
  • Ralf Schutzhold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
  • Geraldine Servant (DESY, Germany)
  • Alicia M. Sintes Olives(Universitat de les Illes Balears, LOC)
  • Madhavan Varadarajan (Raman Research Institute, India)
  • Silke Weinfurtner (Nottingham University, UK)
  • Norbert Wex (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany)
  • Nico Yunes (Montana State University)
  • Jorge Zanelli (Centro de Estudios Científicos, Chile)
  • SOC Amaldi13
  • Matthew Bailes (Swinburne University, Australia)
  • Beverly Berger (IUPAP Affiliate Commission AC2)
  • Marica Branchesi (Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy)
  • Karsten Danzmann (Albert-Einstein-Institut fur Gravitations Physik and University of Hannover, Germany)
  • Kelly Holly-Bockelmann (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Bala Iyer (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India)
  • Takaaki Kajita (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Michael Kramer (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany and Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. University of Manchester, UK)
  • Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
  • David McClelland (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Maura McLaughlin (West Virginia University, USA)
  • Michele Punturo (INFN-Perugia, Italy)
  • Somak Raychaudhury (Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, India)
  • Dave Reitze (California Institute of Technology and University of Florida, USA)
  • Fulvio Ricci (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
  • Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow, UK, Chair)
  • Yoshio Saito (KEK, Japan)
  • Bernard Schutz (Albert-Einstein-Institut für Gravitations Physik, Germany)
  • David Shoemaker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Ira Thorpe (Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)
  • Jo van den Brand (Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef) and VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Stefano Vitale (University of Trento, Italy)

Local/National Organizing Committee:

  • Ivan Agulló (Louisiana State U.)
  • Miguel A. Aloy (Universitat de València)
  • Fernando Barbero (CSIC)
  • Carlos Barceló Seron (Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics - CSIC)
  • Mar Bastero-Gil (Universidad de Granada)
  • Isabel Cordero-Carrión (Universitat de València)
  • Thomas Dent (Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías)
  • Antonio Dobado (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Roberto Emparan (Universitat de Barcelona/ICREA)
  • Alessandro Fabbri (Universitat de València/CSIC)
  • Joan Ferrando (Universitat de València)
  • José Antonio Font (Universitat de València, chair)
  • Juan García-Bellido (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/CSIC)
  • Jaume Garriga (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Sascha Husa (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
  • José M. Ibáñez (Universitat de València)
  • Ruth Lazkoz (Universidad del País Vasco)
  • María Antonia Lledó (Universitat de València/CSIC)
  • Marc Mars (Universidad de Salamanca)
  • José M. Martín Senovilla (Universidad del País Vasco)
  • Mario Martínez Pérez (Institut de Física d'Altes Energies, UAB)
  • Juan Antonio Morales (Universitat de València)
  • Carlos Muñoz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/CSIC)
  • José A. Muñoz (Universitat de València)
  • José Navarro-Salas (Universitat de València/CSIC, vicechair)
  • Gonzalo J. Olmo (Universitat de València/CSIC)
  • Tomás Ortín (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/CSIC)
  • Vicent Quilis (Universitat de València)
  • Alicia Sintes-Olives (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
  • Carlos Sopuerta (CSIC)
  • Enric Verdaguer (Universitat de Barcelona)

Contact Us

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