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GR100 Events around the World

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's presentation of the complete Theory of General Relativity to the Prussian Academy. We list here conferences and other events in honor of this centenary from colleagues throughout the world. If you are aware of an appropriate event not listed here, please send a link to the event's website to

ISGRG-sponsored events:

A Century of General Relativity, Berlin, Germany, 30 Nov 2015 - 5 Dec 2015. ISGRG has declared this event to be our official centenary conference due to its proximity in location and time of the year to Einstein's presentation.

General Relativity & Gravitation: a Centennial Perspective, Pennsylvania State University, 8-12 June 2015. This conference will take place under the auspices of ISGRG and of the American Physical Society's Topical Group in Gravitation. ISGRG sponsored student travel awards, deadline 1 March 2015

Other events:

32nd Winter School in Theoretical Physics: 100 years to General Relativity: From Theory to Experiment and Back, Jerusalem, 29 Dec 2014 - 8 Jan 2015.

junior scientist Andrejewski Days: 100 years of General Relativity, Begegnungsstatte Schloss Gollwitz, Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, 22 March - 4 April 2015.

The Next Detectors for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China, Beijing, 6 Apr - 8 May 2015.

GR100 in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 27 - 31 July 2015.

APS April Meeting, Baltimore, MD, USA, 11 - 14 April 2015.

Gravitation 2015, including exhibits and a workshop: 100 years of curved space time, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, October 2015. Contact:

20th International Summer School on Global Analysis and its Applications - General Relativity: 100 years after Hilbert , Stará Lesná, Slovakia, 17th - 21st August 2015.

The 2015 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, held in January and February 2015 at Penn State, celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Einstein's discovery of general relativity, a theory recognized as Einstein's greatest discovery.

GR100: Centennial of General Relativity, held at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, 22 or 23 June 2015. For further details contact Dr. Marko Vojinovic (

Instant Expert - Einstein's Universe is a public event sponsored by New Scientist magazine. It will be held at the British Library in London, 23 May 2015.

The International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology/The Fourth Galileo-Xu Guangqi Meeting celebrates the 100th anniversary of general relativity. It was held at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 4-8 May 2015.

International Conference on General Relativity (ICGR-2015) will be held to celebrate the centennial of general relativity. It will be held at SantGadge Baba Amravati University (India) on 25-28 November 2015.

The IoP Gravitational Physics Group announces a conference, Einstein's Legacy: Celebrating 100 Years of General Relativity, to be held 28-29 November 2015 at Queen Mary University of London. See the linked website for additional details.

The 2nd conference of the Polish Society on Relativity: 100 years of General Relativity will take place in Warsaw, Poland, on November 23-28, 2015. A registration form, a list of invited speakers, and all other details can be found at

The Second LeCosPA International Symposium under the auspices of AAPPS-DACG, Everything about Gravity: Celebrating the Centenary of Einstein's General Relativity, will be held at National Taiwan University, Tapei, Taiwan, 14-18 December 2015.

A conference, General Relativity at 100, sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies and Princeton University, will be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, NJ, USA, 5-6 November 2015.

The conference Strings 2015 included a special session 100 Years of General Relativity. The conference was held at ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru, India, 22 - 26 June 2015. Lecture videos and slides are available from the linked website.

The I UNIFESP Cosmology and Astrophysics Workshop, will be held in December 2015 at the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP). It celebrates the 100-year anniversary of Einstein's general relativity theory. Detais are available at

NOVA "Inside Einstein's Mind" Premieres Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 9pm ET/8C on PBS: Retrace Einstein’s thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity—and Einstein’s brilliance—as never before.

The international conference GR 100 Years in Lisbon will be held at the Instituto Superior Tecnico (University of Lisbon, Portugal) on Dec 18th-19th, 2015.Additional information may be found on the linked website.

Il Centenario della Relatività Generale di Einstein celebrato a Latina il 7 maggio 2016. Details (in Italian) may be found on the conference website.

Books commemorating GR100:

The International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG) has commissioned the book “General Relativity and Gravitation: A Centennial Perspective.” It will be published by Cambridge University Press later this spring. The editors are Ashtekar, Berger, Isenberg, and MacCallum, and the table of contents can be found at This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of gravitational physics. Cambridge University Press is offering a 50% discount to members of ISGRG who pre-order the book. Orders must be placed by June 7, 2015. After this date the book will be available at a 20% discount to ISGRG members, just like all other Physics and Astronomy books published by Cambridge University Press.

General Relativity: The most beautiful of theories - Applications and trends after 100 years, Carlo Rovelli (Ed.), De Gruyter Studies in Mathematical Physics 28.

Public lectures by ISGRG members related to GR100:

USA: Gary Horowitz, "Einstein and his Theory of General Relativity", Goleta (California) Public Library, 25 January 2015.

India: Abhay Ashtekar, "Gravitation and the Cosmos: 100 Years After Einstein's Discovery of General Relativity", 102nd Indian Science Congress, Mumbai, January 2015.

Ireland: Cormac O' Raifeartaigh, "Einstein's Universe: Relativity and the Big Bang", School of Theoretical Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies , 10 Burlington Road, Nov 9th at 7.00 p.m. Admission is free but advance booking is required: click here.

Ireland: Professor Mike Cruise (University of Birmingham), "One Hundred Years of Einstein’s Gravity - but where are the Waves?", 25 November 2015, Heaney lecture theatre, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free but advance booking is required: click here.

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