International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) 2015, IISER Mohali

The 8th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISERM), during December 14 - 18, 2015. ICGC meetings are held once in four years and are organised by the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation.

This meeting aims at bringing together active scientists to take stock of present status in Gravitation and Cosmology and exchange ideas, as well as offer young researchers from Indian an opportunity for interaction with experts. The programme will have a series of plenary lectures, with parallel workshops and poster sessions. 2015 marks the centenary of Einstein's general theory of relativity and the confenrence will have special lectures to mark this milestone.

A registration fees of Rs.8000 for participants from within India (USD 150 for participants from outside India) will be charged. The fees covers the cost of registration material and all meals and refreshmets. Lunch on all days of the conference as well as the conference dinner is covered.

A registration fees of Rs.5000 will be charged for each accompanying participant if the participant is from India. For a participant from outside India, the registration fees is USD 100 for each accompanying participant. A day care facility will be available on all days of the conference. The charge for day care facility is Rs.200 per day per child.

Student participants may apply for a partial or a full waiver of the fees.

Last date for payment of fees will be 30 days before the commencement of the conference. Registration fees is not refundable.

About the Institute: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali is one of the five institutes established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The basic mandate of the IISERs is to carry out research in frontier areas of science and to provide quality science education at the undergraduate and at the postgraduate level. IISER Mohali started functioning from a transit campus in 2007 and now functions from the campus in Sector 81, Mohali (renamed SAS Nagar). The institute has 72 faculty members, around 600 students in the BS-MS programme and around 300 PhD and Integrated PhD students. Research and teaching in biological sciences, chemical sciences, earth and environmental science, humanities and social sciences, mathematical sciences and physical sciences is being carried out at the institute.