1-4 July 2020
Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece
Europe/Athens timezone


Due to significant uncertainties caused by the developing COVID-19 situation, the organization of the NEB-19 conference is POSTPONED to September 6-9, 2021 (note that the date is next year). 

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

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

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 (Athens), L. Papantonopoulos (Athens), K. Skordis (Prague), Ch. Tsagas (Thessaloniki),  S. Yazadjiev (Sofia), 

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

Scientific Program

Regular talks (plenary and parallel sessions) will be on July 1-3 only. The last day (July 4th) is reserved for optional social activities.

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.

Meeting Venue

The conference will place at the Eugenides Foundation in AthensGreece. The venue is located in a southern suburb of Athens, near the coastal line of Faliro

Important dates

Registration and abstract submission opens: 31 December 2019.
Final Registration deadline: 31 March 2020.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2020.

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.


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. Please beware of unsolicited advertising about accommodation through email or phone by private individuals - the organizing committee will not contact you to offer accommodation.

Conference Registration Fee

The general registration fee is structured as follows:

Early registration fee (before March 15): 160€
Late registration fee (after March 15): 200€

Members of the Hellenic Society for Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology as well as BSc/MSc/PhD students who are supervised by members should consult this page for information on registration fees.

The conference fee includes conference material, conference dinner and coffee breaks. 

Travel Information

From Athens International Airport (El. Venizelos), you can reach the venue by public transportation (bus or bus+metro). 


Speakers are welcome to use their own laptops or provide their presentations in pdf format. Please make sure you have tried your presentation 10 minutes before your session starts. The organizing committee will assist you with that.


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

Social program

There will be a conference dinner. Additional social events will be announced here.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Christos  Charmousis CNRS - University Paris-Saclay
George Pappas Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Emmanuel Saridakis National Obvervatory, Athens
Nikolaos Stergioulas Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Andreas  Zoupas University of Thessaly

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

For additional info contact: neb19conference@gmail.com 



Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece
387 Syggrou Ave.
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