Testing Gravity with Astrophysical

and Cosmological Observations


23 January - 3 February 2012

Kashiwa, Japan

Invited Speakers:

Rachel Bean (Cornell)

Alexander Dolgov (Ferrara)

Pedro Ferreira (Oxford)

Cesar Gomez (Madrid)

Kei-ichi Maeda (Waseda)

Dimitrios Psaltis (Arizona)

Thomas Sotiriou (SISSA)

Alex Vikman (CERN)

Scientific Organizing Committee:

Cosimo Bambi (LMU)

Jacob Bekenstein (Hebrew University)

Gia Dvali (LMU, MPI, CERN, NYU)

Ted Jacobson (Maryland)

Kei-ichi Maeda (Waseda)

Shinji Mukohyama (IPMU)

Misao Sasaki (YITP, Kyoto)

Naoki Yoshida (IPMU)

Local Organizing Committee:

Cosimo Bambi (LMU)

Shinji Mukohyama (IPMU)

Naoki Yoshida (IPMU)

The workshop will focus on present and near future tests of General Relativity and of other theories of gravity. In particular, we will talk about black holes, Early Universe, and modifications of gravity at large scales. In the first week, all the participants are encouraged to present something and there will be the time for free discussions. The second week will be used to promote true collaboration and we will arrange a few informal meetings on specific topics.