Precision tests of general relativity are being developed enthusiastically on many fronts, but there is not enough communication between researchers working across different distance scales — the observables, parametrization frameworks, and even alternative theories are different and hard to compare. The aim of this workshop is to develop a sort of “lingua franca” for those working on cosmological and strong-field tests of gravity, the eventual aim being the ability to usefully interpret observational results across the two fields.

Invited lecturers

We will have lectures from:

  • Niayesh Afshordi (Perimeter Institute)
  • Tessa Baker (U Penn)
  • Clare Burrage (Nottingham)
  • Vitor Cardoso (IST Lisbon)
  • Lam Hui (Columbia)
  • Kazuya Koyama (ICG Portsmouth)
  • Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Jeremy Sakstein (ICG Portsmouth)
  • Thomas Sotiriou (Nottingham)
  • Norbert Wex (MPIfR, Bonn)
  • Kent Yagi (Princeton)

Please see the schedule for more details.

Organizing committee


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics.