24 July 2023 to 4 August 2023
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The first edition of the School of General Relativity, Astrophysics and Cosmology is organised by the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University and the Polish Society on Relativity. Our school is dedicated to PhD students and postdocs conducting research in general relativity theory. The summer school will be divided into two parts: the first will be held at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw from July 24-29, and the second at the European Center for Geological Education in Chęciny from July 31-August 4 - bus transportation from Warsaw to Chęciny will be provided for all the participants. Participants will have opportunity to present their posters.
If you are unable to find funding for accommodation during the first part of the School you may apply for financial assistance during registration.

The School is aimed to PhD students and academic employee who obtained a doctoral degree no earlier than 7 years ago.


Lectures (Warsaw):

Abhay Ashtekar:   Gravitational waves: interplay between mathematical foundations and observations

Maciej Dunajski:   Twistor methods in General Relativity 

Rod Gover:   Conformal and related techniques for applications in GR

Ruth Gregory:   On the Nature and Mathematics of Black Holes

Piotr Jaranowski:   Post-Newtonian General Relativity and Gravitational Waves

Adam Pound:   Self-force theory and the gravitational two-body problem


Lectures (Chęciny):

Julian Adamek:   Relativistic Simulations for Cosmology

Vladimir Karas:   Relativistic effects in spectra and polarization from black hole accretion disks

Mikołaj Korzyński:   Redshift drift, position drift and parallax in general relativity

Patryk Mach:    Matter around black holes - self-gravitating systems

Olivier Sarbach:   Particle motion and dynamics of a Vlasov gas in the exterior of a Kerr black hole

Marek Szczepańczyk:   The quest to detect gravitational waves

Organizing Committee: 
Lars Andersson (Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik: Potsdam), Bartłomiej Bąk (University of Warsaw), Piotr Chruściel (University of Vienna), Jerzy Lewandowski  (University of Warsaw), Patryk Mach (Jagiellonian University), Adam Szereszewski  (University of Warsaw), Sebastian Szybka (Jagiellonian University).

Local Organizers: 
Eryk Buk,  Joanna Ciesielska,  Maciej Kolanowski, Marta Kowol, Maciej Ossowski,  Anna Pawelec,  Krystyna Wójcik

Lecture hall: 0.06 (Warsaw)
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Pasteura 5, Warszawa European Centre for Geological Education, Korzecko 1C, Chęciny

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Background Photo by Michał Jankowski