20-22 September 2021
Europe/Athens timezone


Due to significant uncertainties caused by the developing COVID-19 situation, the organization of the NEB-19 conference will take place as an Online Event during September 20-22, 2021. More details will be announced, soon! 

Participants will receive further information by email.

The 19th conference in the series "Recent Developments in Gravity" will be organized by the Hellenic Society for Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology. A list of all previous conferences in this series can be found here.

The scientific program will include plenary talks, as well as parallel sessions (with invited and contributed talks). The topics of the conference are 

  • Gravitational Waves
  • Relativistic Astrophysics
  • Alternative Theories of Gravity
  • Mathematical Relativity
  • Cosmology
  • Quantum Gravity

Plenary Speakers (TBC)

E. Berti (Johns Hopkins)
E. Gourgoulhon (Meudon)
R. Gregory (Durham)
M. Dafermos (Cambridge/Princeton)
S. Katsanevas (EGO-VIRGO)
K. Kokkotas (Tuebingen)
E. Plionis (NOA, Athens)
D. Psaltis (Arizona)
Th. Sotiriou (Nottingham)
M. Sakellariadou (King’s College)
S. Weinfurtner (Nottingham) 

Invited Parallel Session Speakers (TBC)

A. Gravitational Waves & Relativistic Astrophysics:
M. Agathos (Cambridge), Th. Apostolatos (Athens), E. Barausse (SISSA), D. Doneva (Tuebingen), N. Karnesis (Paris), Ch. Markakis (Queen Mary)

B. Alternative Theories of Gravity & Cosmology:
E. Babichev (Paris), S. Basilakos (Athens), G. Kofinas (Aegean), L. Papantonopoulos (Athens), K. Skordis (Prague),  S. Yazadjiev (Sofia), 

C. Mathematical Relativity & Quantum Gravity:
Th. Christodoulakis (Athens), L. Glaser (Vienna, TBC), (additional speakers TBA)

Scientific Program

Plenary talks will be 45 min. long, invited session talks will be 30 min. long and contributed talks will be 20 min. long.

We welcome the submission of abstracts for the parallel sessions (dates will be announced).

Meeting Venue

This is an online event. 

Important dates

Registration and abstract submission opens: TBA
Final Registration deadline: TBA
Abstract submission deadline: TBA

Abstract submission 

You may use the link on the left to submit an abstract to the conference. Please, indicate whether you would like your contribution to be considered as an oral or poster presentation. Please ensure that you have registered with the conference before submitting your abstract. You will be notified of acceptance after the deadline for submitting abstracts. Depending on the available slots for oral presentation, a poster presentation may be offered, instead.


(does not apply) The organizing committee has arranged for special discounts at selected hotels. There is no block reservation and availability is very limited, please book at your earliest convenience. Other hotels or other types of accommodation can be found in the area around the venue and in the center of Athens through the usual websites. Please book early (July is high season) and check local bus connections to the venue. 

Conference Registration Fee

The general registration fee is structured as follows:

Early registration fee TBA
Late registration fee TBA

For members of the Hellenic Society for Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology as well as BSc/MSc/PhD students who are supervised by special information will be announced.




Posters will be displayed in a dedicated area of the website.

Social program


Scientific Organizing Committee

Christos  Charmousis CNRS - University Paris-Saclay
George Kofinas University of the Aegean
George Pappas Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Emmanuel Saridakis National Obvervatory, Athens
Nikolaos Stergioulas Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Conference website: https://indico.physics.auth.gr/e/NEB19 

For additional info contact: neb19conference@gmail.com 



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