At the Interface of Mathematical Relativity and Astrophysics (22w5025)


(Queen Mary, University of London)

Edgar Gasperin Garcia (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal)

Badri Krishnan (Albert Einstein Institute-Max Planck)

Jose Luis Jaramillo (Université de Bourgogne)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "At the Interface of Mathematical Relativity and Astrophysics" workshop in Banff from April 24 - 29, 2022.

Mathematical relativity is concerned with the systematic study of the topological, geometric and analytic properties of solutions to the equations of the theory of general relativity. The detection of gravitational waves from the merger of black holes and neutron stars, has opened the remarkable possibility of verifying (or disproving) the predictions of mathematical relativity using observational data and numerical simulations. This workshop brings together some of the leading researchers of mathematical relativity and key researchers in relativistic astrophysics and gravitational wave science, aiming at identifying areas of potential fruitful interaction for both communities.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).