March 22, 2017 - March 24, 2017

GARYFEST: Gravitation, Solitons and Symmetries

Deadline for registration: 15/03/2017

This focused conference celebrates Gary Gibbons' remarkable contributions and continuing influence in diverse fields of contemporary physics including gravity, the theory of solitons and classical and quantum symmetries. The meeting will focus on current developments in these fields. The discussions are intended to be informal and to provide with the opportunity to exchange new ideas. The event is organized on the occasion of the award of the Honoris Causa Doctor of Science degree to Gary Gibbons by the University François-Rabelais of Tours.


Pr Gary Gibbons

FROM: University of Cambridge, UK 
IN RESIDENCE AT: Laboratory of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (LMPT), CNRS, Université François-Rabelais, Tours, FR

Pr Sergey Solodukhin

Laboratory of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics (LMPT), CNRS, Université François-Rabelais, Tours, FR

Confirmed speakers

  • Pr Bruce Allen, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Germany
  • Dr Constantin Bachas, ENS France
  • Clément Berthière, LMPT, France
  • Pr Marco Cariglia, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brasil
  • Pr Gérard Clément, LAPTh France
  • Pr Mirjam Cvetic, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Pr Thibault  Damour, IHES France
  • Dr Nathalie Deruelle, APC France
  • Pr Christian Duval, Aix Marseille Université France
  • Pr Peter Forgacs, LMPT, France
  • Pr Peter Horvathy, LMPT, France
  • Pr Emmanuel Humbert, LMPT, France
  • Pr Kirill Krasnov, Nottingham University UK
  • Pr Nicholas Manton, University of Cambridge UK
  • Dr Stam Nicolis, LMPT, France
  • Pr Malcolm J. Perry, University of Cambridge UK
  • Pr Christopher Pope, Texas A&M University USA

GARYFEST Gravitation, Solitons and Symmetries


Wednesday 22 March 2017 - LMPT : Amphithéâtre de Physique – Bâtiment F

  • 13H00 Welcome registration
  • 13H45 Opening
  • 14H00 Pr Bruce Allen
    Gary Gibbons, gravitational waves, and the LIGO observations of binary black holes.
  • 14H50 Pr Thibault Damour
    Gravitational Waves from Coalescing Black Holes
  • 15H40 Coffee break
  • 16H00 Pr Emmanuel Humbert
    ADM Mass and the Yamabe problem
  • 16H30 Dr Germain Rousseaux
    Classical analogue of an interstellar travel through a hydrodynamic wormhole
  • 17H00 Pr Gérard Clément
    A tale of two dyons (with Dmitri Gal'tsov)
  • 18H30 Public Lecture in French by Dr Nathalie Deruelle
    Au-delà d’Einstein, trous noirs et ondes gravitationnelles
  • Transfer by public transport
  • 20H30 Gala dinner at L’Atelier Gourmand (city centre)

Thursday 23 March 2017 - LMPT :  Salle 120 – Bâtiment F

  • 08H30 Morning coffee
  • 09H00 Pr Malcom J. Perry
    Soft Hair for Black Holes
  • 09H50 Dr Constantin Bachas
    Brane Charges As Anomalies
  • 10H40 : Coffee break
  • 11H00 Pr Nicholas Manton
    Exotic Vortices and their Dynamics
  • 11H50 Clément Berthiere
    Comparison theorems for causal diamonds
  • 12H20 Dr Stam Nicolis
    The interplay between chaos and integrability for probes of extremal black hole spacetimes
  • 13H00 Lunch
  • 14H00 Félix-Louis Julié
    Two-body problem in Scalar-Tensor theories : an Effective-One-Body approach 
  • 14H50 Pr Christian Duval
    The Schrödinger-Virasoro group: Geometry and Physics
  • Transfer by public transport to the City Centre
  • 17H00 Gary Gibbons Honoris Causa ceremony / cocktail (Salle Thélème)

Friday 24 March 2017 - LMPT : Amphithéâtre de Physique – Bâtiment F

  • 08H30 Morning coffee
  • 09H00 Pr Kirill Krasnov
    Quantizing gravitational instantons
  • 09H50 Pr Mirjam Cvetic
    AdS2 Gravity Holographic Dictionary
  • 10H40 Coffee break
  • 11H00 Pr Peter Forgacs
    Uses of vortices with condensates
  • 11H30 Pr Peter Horvathy
    Eisenhart-Duval Lift: A Unified Framework For Carroll And Galilei Symmetry
  • 12H00 Pr Marco Cariglia
    A decade of work with Gary: a journey through space, time, curiosity and universal structures
  • 12H50 Conclusion
  • 13H00 Lunch


Public institutions 100 EUR
Students & PhD scholars 50 EUR
Gala dinner 50 EUR

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