The 558th WE-Heraeus-Seminar on The Strong Gravity Regime of Black holes and Neutron stars is kindly funded by the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Foundation. It will be held from March 31st to April 4th, 2014 at the Physikzentrum of the German Physical Society in Bad Honnef near Bonn and Cologne, Germany.

The main theme of this seminar is the observation and theoretical description of systems where gravity is strong and non-linear, in particular systems containing black holes and neutron stars which are ideal gravitational laboratories. To cover the complete complexity of this field of research, experts and graduate students from the observational and theoretical community are invited to bring together their expertise.

As a rough guideline, we have the following categories:

  • Strong-field gravity in GR and its alternatives
  • Black holes as strong field probes
  • Neutron stars as strong field probes
  • Gravitational wave observations and merger events

The program consists of invited as well as contributed talks and posters. We particularly encourage female scientist to contribute to the seminar. For young scientists we award the best poster with a price.

The number of participants is limited to about 70. All local costs (i.e., meals and accommodation) of the participants will be covered. The registration deadline is December 15th, 2013.