XX SIGRAV Conference – Second Announcement

Napoli, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Ottobre 22-26, 2012
(Second Announcement) 

The biennial Conference of the  Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (SIGRAV) is devoted to all aspects of gravitational physics, such as Classical and Quantum Gravity, Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology, as well as Experimental Gravity.

The five day Conference will host about twenty invited plenary talks and shorter invited and contributed talks in three parallel workshops. A science divulgation/outreach session will be hosted during the Conference.

The Conference will take place at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Napoli), in the framework of the celebrations of 200 years since its foundation.

During the Conference, the AMALDI MEDAL and the SIGRAV Prizes will be awarded to outstanding Senior and Junior scientists.

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Only registered participants will be admitted to the Conference Centre. All participants will be required to pay a registration fee. Exceptions have to be agreed with the Organizing Committee.

The Registration form should be sent  NOT LATER than July 30, 2012. Later or on-site registrations will be possible, upon the payment of higher fees (if applicable). The fees include all the Conference material, the badge, the participation to all sessions, lunches, the coffee breaks.

The registration fees are fixed to:

  • 230 Euro (within October 1)
  • 200 Euro (SIGRAV members within October 1)
  • 100 Euro (students within October 1)
  • 280 Euro (within October 20)
  • 250 Euro (SIGRAV members within October 20)
  • 100 Euro (students within October 20)
  • 300 Euro (on site)
  • 270 Euro (SIGRAV members on site)
  • 120 Euro (students on site)

The fees can be paid by:

  • Bank transfer invoiced to SIGRAV, c/c 10/15035, Istituto Bancario San-Paolo-IMI di Torino, Ag. 24 (ABI 1025, CAB 1024), C.so Turati 18, 10128 Torino. (IBAN IT32E 01025 01024 100000015035)
  • Postal transfer invoiced to “Società Italiana Relatività Generale Fisica Gravitazione”, via C. Alberto 10, 10123 Torino, c/c 34372102
  • Check (Not transferable) invoiced to SIGRAV; send it by safe mail procedures to Lorenzo Fatibene, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Torino, via C. Alberto 10, 10123 Torino (Italy).

The Organizers prefer bank transfer payments.


For submitting a contribution to a Workshop please send an e-mail (containing title and abstract) to the relevant Workshop Chairman at one of the following addresses  NO LATER than June 15, 2012.

Acknowledgment will be sent directly by the Chairmen briefly after receipt and final acceptance or rejection will be communicated to contributors before June 30; the final program of the workshops will be published after July 2.

(A)  Classical and Quantum Theoretical Gravity. L. Fatibene G. Esposito (wa@sigrav.org)

(B)  Astrophysics and Cosmology. Chairman: D. de Martino, M. Paolillo (wb@sigrav.org)

(C)  Experimental Gravity. Chairman: R. De Rosa, F. Garufi (wc@sigrav.org)

Plenary Speakers:

Mauro Carfora (UNIPV), Giuseppe Marmo (UNINA), Roberto Giambò (UNICAM), M. Bruni (IGC, Portsmouth), Augusto Sagnotti (Pisa, Scuola Normale), Sabino Matarrese (UNIPD), Mariafelicia De Laurentis (UNINA), Paolo Aschieri (UNITO), Luca Lusanna (INFN-Firenze), Gabriele Ghisellini (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera), Filippo Frontera (UNIFE), Lorenzo Amati (INAF – IASF BO), Cesare Barbieri (UNIPD), Giuseppe Longo (UNINA), Massimo Capaccioli (UNINA), Valeria Ferrari (UNIROMA, La Sapienza), Robert Williams (Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore), Maurice van Putten (Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seul), Guglielmo Tino (UNIFI), Giancarlo Barbarino (UNINA), Enrico Calloni (UNINA), Eugenio Coccia (UNIROMA, La Sapienza), Massimo Bassan (UNIROMA, Tor Vergata), Philippe Jetzer (Universita’ di Zurigo), Claus Lammerzhal (Universität Bremen), Giovanni Landi (UNITS)

Outreach Day Speakers:

Luigi Amodio, Fondazione IDIS; Emilio Balzano (UNINA), Giovanni Bignami (ASI-UNIMI), Massimo Capaccioli (UNINA), Salvatore Capozziello (UNINA), Massimo Della Valle (INAF-OAC), Elisabetta Durante (Scientific Reporter), Edoardo Erba (Dramaturg), Franco Fabbri (INFN-Esplica), Lorenzo Fatibene (UNITO), Alessandro Griffini (ENEA-IAMS), Adele La Rana (CERN), Giuseppe Longo (UNINA), Marcella Giulia Lorenzi (UNICAL-IAMS), Girolamo Mangano (Rai-TG3-Leonardo), Leopoldo Milano (UNINA)

Poster session:

A poster session will be organized during the conference

A more detailed program will be provided as soon as possible.


The Organization has agreed with some Hotels a special convention for the participants of the Conference. The Hotels will reserve a number of rooms until July 30. For late bookings we are not able to guarantee the same deals. Any other information about the convention can be asked to the Hotel directly.

The participants should reserve directly at the Hotel they prefer (mentioning the convention name listed below with the Hotels):

Hotel list:

Grand Hotel Oriente
Via Diaz n. 44
80134 Napoli

Grand Hotel Capodimonte
Via Capodimonte n. 3
80136 Napoli

Hotel Villa Capodimonte
Via Moiariello n. 66
80131 Napoli

Hotel Napolit’amo
Via S. Tommaso D’Aquino n. 15
80133 Napoli

B&B  Il Portocino
Via Bosco di Capodimonte n. 83
80131 Napoli

B&B La Casa dell’Architetto
Calata di Trinita’ Maggiore n. 4
80134 Napoli

B&B La Torre di Ro
Salita Moiariello 53
80131 Napoli

Scientific Committee: 

Massimo Bassan (Università Roma2),
Carlo Bradaschia (INFN – Pisa),
Salvatore Capozziello (Università di Napoli “Federico II” – Chair),
Massimo Della Valle (INAF – Osservatorio di Capodimonte – Chair),
Giampiero Esposito (INFN Sez. Napoli),
Lorenzo Fatibene (Università di Torino- Secretary),
Mauro Francaviglia (Università di Torino, Presidente SIGRAV – Chair),
Luca Lusanna (Firenze),
Sabino Matarrese (Università di Padova).
Leopoldo Milano (Università di Napoli “Federico II”),
Augusto Sagnotti (Scuola Superiore Normale di Pisa),
Luigi Stella (INAF Roma),
Gaetano Vilasi (Università di Salerno).

Organizing Committee: 

Mariafelicia De Laurentis (Università di Napoli “Federico II” – Secretary),
Salvatore Capozziello (Università di Napoli “Federico II” – Chair),
Romilda Cozzolino (INAF – Osservatorio di Capodimonte),
Massimo Della Valle (INAF – Osservatorio di Capodimonte-Chair),
Giampiero Esposito (INFN Sez. Napoli),
Lorenzo Fatibene (Università di Torino),
Marcella Lorenzi (Università della Calabria),
Leopoldo Milano (Università di Napoli “Federico II”),
Maurizio Paolillo (Università di Napoli “Federico II”),
Ester Piedipalumbo (Università di Napoli “Federico II”),
Cosimo Stornaiolo (INFN Sez. di Napoli),
Simona Pasquale (Ateneapoli)

Supported by: 

SIGRAV, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche dell’Università di Napoli “Federico II”
INFN Sez. di Napoli
INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte
Polo Scienze e Tecnologie, Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Galli & Morelli
MIUR-PRIN 2009 E61J11000300001