Supported by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme - Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses - MSCF-CT-2004-516558
The conference will provide a wide-ranging review of the current status of general relativity, including observational and numerical results, with emphasis on the mathematical aspects of the theory. It is intended to introduce and illuminate the themes of the associated programme. There has been substantial progress in mathematical general relativity in the last few years, but there are also very many open questions and fundamental issues to be understood; thus, particular emphasis will be put on reviewing the major challenges in the field. It will bring together mathematicians, numerical analysts and physicists to discuss the current status of the field and present important recent developments.
Subjects covered by the conference will include global properties of solutions of the Einstein equations, singularity formation in hyperbolic equations, the numerical construction of space-times, the status of black hole observations and gravitational wave detection, and quantum field theory in curved space-time.