Geometric Foundations of Gravity in Tartu

Geometric Foundations of Gravity in Tartu

This conference was supported by the EU Regional Development Fund

is a conference dedicated to the geometric foundations of gravity theories that will take place August 28 - September 1, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia. The aim of this conference is to gather experts on various alternative and modified approaches to gravity, as well as observations.

The main topics include:

  • Gauge theories of gravity (Poincare, teleparallel, ...)
  • Scalar/vector/tensor extensions of general realtivity (f(R) gravity, scalar-tensor and multiscalar-tensor, Horndeski and beyond, generalized Proca, massive gravity and bimetric theories, ...)
  • Beyond Lorentzian geometry (Finsler geometry, modified dispersion relations, ...)
  • Observational evidence for general relativity and beyond

The conference is organized by the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, University of Tartu.


Invited speakers

  • Salvatore Capozziello (Napoli, Italy)
  • Friedrich W. Hehl (Cologne, Germany)
  • Lavinia Heisenberg (Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Tomi S. Koivisto (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Claus Lämmerzahl (Bremen, Germany)
  • Yuri N. Obukhov (Moscow, Russia)
  • Sergei D. Odintsov (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Jose G. Pereira (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Frederic Schuller (Erlangen, Germany)

Organising Committee

  • Laur Järv
  • Manuel Hohmann
  • Martin Krššák
  • Christian Pfeifer
This conference was supported by the Estonian Research Council This conference was supported by the University of Tartu