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Karl Schwarzschild Meeting 2013

The first Karl Schwarzschild Meeting (KSM) on Gravitational Physics will be held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 22-26 July, 2013. The foundational spirit of the meeting can be summarized as: "by acknowledging the past we open a route to the future''. The five-day meeting will bring together both working specialists in the field of black hole physics and rising young researchers to foster new conversations and collaborations.

Confirmed key note speakers

Alfio Bonanno (Catania Astrophysical Observatory)

Silke Britzen (MPI for Radioastronomy, Bonn)

Xavier Calmet (University of Sussex)

Bernard Carr (QMU, London)

Georgi Dvali (LMU & MPI for Physics, Munich & NYU)

Steven Gubser (Princeton U.)

Andreas Karch (Washington U., Seattle)

Frans Klinkhamer (KIT, Karlsruhe)

Claus Laemmerzahl (Bremen U. and ZARM, Bremen)

Greg Landsberg, (Brown U. and CERN)

Frank Linhard (Frankfurt U.)

Reinhard Meinel (Jena U.)

Robert Mann (Waterloo U. & Perimeter Institute)

John Moffat (Waterloo U. & Perimeter Institute)

Leonardo Modesto (Fudan U., Shanghai)

Thanu Padmanabhan (IUCAA, Pune)

Luciano Rezzolla (MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)

Kellog Stelle (Imperial College, London)

Leonard Susskind (Stanford U.)

Herman Verlinde (Princeton U.)

Robert Wald (Chicago U. & EFI, Chicago)

Clifford Will (Florida U., Gainesville & Washington U., Saint Louis)

The early registration fee is 200 EUR (including the conference dinner) by June 15. After this date the fee is 350 EUR (including the conference dinner). For more information visit the link about fees.

Invited speakers will deliver plenary talks on a wide range of black hole theory, highlighting their applications to astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, and strongly correlated systems.

In addition to plenary talks, several sessions devoted to the next generation of gravitational physicists. The senior scientists will also serve as "mentors'' to the attending younger generation of researchers.

We invite abstracts from both senior researchers, postdocs and students pursuing research in the fields covered by the meeting. 

A prize will be given for the best student presentation.

For more information about the KSM follow the links KSM meeting, program , registrationaccommodation or write

Scientific Advisory Board

Jacob Bekenstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Ted Jacobson (University of Maryland, College Park)

Joseph Polchinski (University of California & KITP, Santa Barbara)

Martin Reuter (Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz)

Carlo Rovelli (Aix-Marseille University & CPT Marseille)

Dam T. Son (University of Chicago).

Organizing Committee

Marcus Bleicher (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Matthias Kaminski (University of Washington, Seattle)

Jonas Mureika (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles)

Piero Nicolini (Goethe University Frankfurt)


Remarks after the conference

We thank all participants to the inaugural KSM. We recall the winners of the Springer-Karl-Schwarzschild Prizes for the best talks in the student and junior sessions.


Winner: Daniel Siegel (MPI, Potsdam)

Honourable mentions (alphabetic order): Maximiliano Isi (LMU-LA),  Stefan Janiszewski (UW, Seattle), Benjamin Niedner (Oxon)


Winner: Daniele Malafarina (Fudan U., Shanghai)

Honourable mentions (alphabetic order): Shohreh Abdolrahimi (Oldenburg U.),  Michele Fontanini (Sao Paolo U.),  Benjamin Koch (PUC, Santiago)


The slides of talks presented at the conference are available at the link slides.


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