Contemporary Relativity and Gravitational Physics (SIGRAV)
Under the sponsorship of the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitational Physics and of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics and in collaboration with the Physics Department of the University of Milan-Bicocca, the Department of Physics and Mathematics of our University organizes biannually in the spring a one week school on a topic in the field of General Relativity and Gravitational Physics.
The seat of the school is the Center for Scientific Culture “Alessandro Volta” located in Villa Olmo, a beautiful seventeenth century villa on the shore of Lake Como, a fifteen minute walk from downtown Como.
The school is primarily designed for Ph.D. students and young post-docs in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics who are interested in General Relativity, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Experimental Gravity and the Modern Quantum Theories of Gravitation. Each edition of the school is dedicated to a specific topic in the field. Lecturers are chosen among international experts who are invited to deliver short courses, collectively covering the different aspects of the chosen theme, from the observational and the experimental to the more theoretical and mathematical issues, reviewing latest achievements in the field.
Past Editions of the School:
Classical and Quantum Black Holes
Geometry and Physics of Branes
Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies
Probing Gravity Theories in Binary Systems.
The lecture notes of each edition are regularly published in the form of textbooks as references for the international scientific community.
Directors: Vittorio Gorini (Department of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Insubria, Como) and Monica Colpi (Department of Physics of the University of Milan-Bicocca)