The Spanish Relativity Meeting (Encuentros Realtivistas Españoles - ERE) is an international conference organized yearly by different members of the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity (SEGRE). The 2014 edition will be hosted by the University of Valencia from the 1st to the 5th of September 2014.

The meeting will address the status of gravitation and general relativity one year before the centennial of the publication of Einstein's theory, which will be celebrated on 25th November 2015, as it was established by the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation. In particular this year's meeting will focus in three research lines: relativistic astrophysics, mathematical relativity and the interface between gravitation and quantum theory.

The meeting will take place at the ADEIT building and will consist in plenary talks given by invited speakers during the morning sessions and contributed talks in the afternoon distributed in topical parallel sessions.

Invited speakers

  • Abhay Ashtekar, Penn State University, USA.
  • Vitor Cardoso, CENTRA/IST, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Christos Charmousis, Paris-Sud Orsay, Paris, France.
  • Alessandro Fabbri, Centro Fermi, Italy and IFIC, Valencia, Spain.
  • Eric Gourgoulhon, Observatoire de Paris, France.
  • Javier Gorosabel, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain.
  • Philippe LeFloch, UPMC, Paris 6, France.
  • Francisco Lobo, CAAUL, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Leonard Parker, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.
  • Miquel Portilla, Universitat de València, Spain.
  • José María Martín Senovilla, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain.
  • Alberto Sesana, Albert Einstein Institute, Golm, Germany.
  • Masaru Shibata, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Nikolaos Stergioulas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Jorge Zanelli, CEC, Chile.

Scientific committee

  • Miguel Alcubierre, ICN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico.
  • Abhay Ashtekar, Penn State University, USA
  • Robert Beig, Institute of Theoretival Physics, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • Thibault Damour, Institut Hautes Études Scientifiques, Paris, France.
  • Roy Maartens, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth, UK.
  • Fernando Quevedo Rodríguez, DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Matt Visser, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Local Organizing committee

  • José Antonio Font, UVEG.
  • José María Ibáñez, UVEG.
  • Pablo Cerdá-Durán, UVEG.
  • José Navarro-Salas, CSIC/UVEG.
  • María Antonia Lledó Barrena, CSIC/UVEG.
  • Gonzalo J. Olmo, CSIC/UVEG.


This meeting has been possible thanks to the support of the University of Valencia, CSIC, Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity (SEGRE), Conselleria d'Educacio, Cultura i Esport of the Generalitat Valenciana (grant AYA2013-40979-P), ADEIT, La Nau and the grants of the Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competividad: CPAN-Ingenio2010 and Red Temática de Relatividad y Gravitación (FIS2011-15363-E).