Celebrating 100 Years of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

The International Conference on Relativistic Astrophysics will be held in downtown area of Lahore-Pakistan during February 10-14, 2015.  It is the first International Conference on Relativistic Astrophysics organized by Department of Mathematics, University of the Punjab, Lahore. There are two Nobel Laureates “Dr. Har Gobind Khorana” and “Dr. Abdus Salam” among the University’s alumni and formal staff. University of the Punjab, Quaid-e-Azam campus spread over 1800 acres of lush green landscape. A canal dividing the academic blocks from the student lodgings adds to the beauty of the campus. This conference is devoted to celebrate 100 years of General Relativity. This conference is aimed to provide an effective floor to researchers for presenting their research findings and share their knowledge as well as experience with each other. It will also provide a unique platform for young researchers, faculty and especially M.Phil./Ph.D. students to interact/collaborate with distinguished researchers from all over the world working in the area of relativity and astrophysics.

The main topics of the conference will be:

Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics
Astronomical observations; Cosmological implications of the God particle; Dark matter astrophysics; Dark energy; Electromagnetic process and properties; Fundamental aspects of astrophysics; High-energy astrophysics/astroparticle; Relativistic stars, structure, stability and oscillation - other topics.

Cosmic acceleration; Cosmic microwave background radiation; Inhomogeneous exact cosmologies; Large scale structures;  Mathematical and relativistic aspects of cosmology; Observational cosmology including Hubble constant, distance scale, cosmological constant, early Universe; Theoretical cosmology - other topics.

Compact Objects
Black holes, mergers and accretion disks; Galaxy evolution; Measurements common to several branches of physics and astronomy; Neutron stars; Self-gravitating systems; Strong gravitational lensing - other topics.

General Relativity and Modified Gravity Theories
Alternative theories of gravity; Classical general relativity; Numerical studies of critical behavior, singularities and cosmic censorship; Strong-field tests of general relativity - other topics.