One of the most successful theory describing cosmic objects,
their interactions and their time evolution, is the Einstein’s theory of Gravity.
One of the main prediction of the Gravity theory is the existence of Gravitational Waves (GW),
the ripples of space-time.The latest GW detections by ground-based interferometers and the
discovery of a binary pulsar whose orbital period changes in accordance with the predicted GW emission,
verified the predictions of the Einstein’s theory and opened up an intensive activity of
understanding all aspects of the GWs and the implications of this discovery to alternative
theories of Gravities and their cosmological implications.
The modified gravity theories can give us important information on
the structure and properties of the compact objects predicted by these theories and
also the observational signatures which they can introduce. It is expected that future
ground and space-borne detectors will improve our perception of gravitational interactions
in particular will shed light into the existence of exotic compact objects, like hairy
black holes and wormholes. These compact objects provide a window into the microscopic
structure of spacetime in quantum gravity and the hope is to understand the nature of
their interior, potential applications to quantum cosmology, and the development of
further connections to quantum information and laboratory quantum simulation.
The formation of these compact objects may also trigger possible holographic phase
transitions to other compact objects.
The aim of the 11th Aegean
Summer School is to discuss the recent developments in theory
in Gravity and Cosmology and in observations discussing the LIGO,
VIRGO, LISA and BINGO experiments.
In the first week gravity theory and its
modifications will be discussed, like high curvature theories
and scalar-tensor theories and also the physics of black
holes, their formation, their stability and their connection
to astrophysical objects. Models of early and late
cosmological evolution will be presented and their connection
with dark matter and dark energy will be discussed.
In the second week there will be mainly
talks on Gravitational Waves and their observational
signatures, quantum gravity and holography.
The 11th Aegean Summer School will take place in Ermoupolis of
the island of Syros 5-15 of September and it is organized and
sponsored by the National Technical
University of Athens, Greece,
of Tuebingen, Germany, The
Hellenic Society on Relativity, Gracitation and Cosmology (HSRGC)
and the European Gravitational
The 11th Aegean Summer School will take place in Ermoupolis in
the island of Syros.
The housing will be in the town of Ermoupolis in hotels which soon
will appear in the Travel and Accommodation link.
Τhe Municipality of
Syros kindly offered to the Organizing Committee of the 11th
Aegean Summer School the Lecture Hall "Ιωάννη Ρίτσου" in the
Cultural Center of Ermoupolis where the lectures will be