Scientific Program

This is the preliminary program of the meeting. Registration and morning plenary sessions will take place at the Mathematics Faculty (Aula Rey Pastor). Afternoon parallel sessions will take place at the Faculty of Physics (Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4A, 6A and 7). Poster session will take place on Monday 29th August during the welcome  cocktail. SEGRE assembly will take place at the Faculty of Physics (Sala de Grados) on Thursday 1st September at 18:00.

Monday, 29th August                                Chairperson: Peter K.S. Dunsby

9:00 - 10:00
Registration and welcome

S. Hollands (VIDEO)
Is de Sitter spacetime stable against quantum corrections?
Coffee break

11:30-12:30 G. J. Olmo (VIDEO)
Cosmology and black holes in Palatini theories of gravity.
J.L. Jaramillo (VIDEO)
A cross-correlation approach to strong-field dynamics in black hole spacetimes.



Parallel session 1A (Room 1)
Chairperson: Fernando Atrio-Barandela
15:30-15:50 M. Karciauskas The Primordial Curvature Perturbation from General non-Abelian Vector Fields
15:50-16:10 I. Sendra Constraints to Primordial Gravitational Waves with the latest Cosmic Microwave Background data
16:10-16:30 E. Beynon A Detailed General Relativistic Model of Cosmological Lensing
16:30-16:50 A. Contillo Renormalisation group improved early universe cosmology and transition to classicality
16:50-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:40 M. Bouhmadi-Lopez Cosmological Imprints of a Generalized Chaplygin Gas Model for the Early Universe
17:40-18:00 A. Montiel
Testing a DBI model for the unification of dark matter and dark energy with Gamma-Ray Bursts.

Parallel session 1B (Room 2)

Chairperson: Filipe A. Mena
15:30-15:50 G. Fodor
Oscillating localized objects formed by a scalar field coupled to gravity
15:50-16:10 D. Staicova
Two-dimensional generalization of the Muller root-finding algorithm and its applications
16:10-16:30 J.E. Cuchí
Comparison of metrics obtained with analytic perturbation theory and a numerical code
16:30-16:50 J. Lopes Costa
Linear spherical waves in de Sitter spacetime
16:50-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:40 R. Goswami
Almost Birkhoff Theorem in General Relativity
17:40-18:00 E. Nungesser
Future Asymptotics of some Bianchi A spacetimes with collisionless matter

Parallel session 1C (Room 3)

Chairperson: Konstancja Satalecka
15:30-15:50 G. Jannes Hawking tunneling and boomerang behaviour of massive particles with E<m
15:50-16:10 J.L. Blázquez Salcedo Core-crust transition pressure variations during glitches of a Vela-type pulsar
16:10-16:30 A.M. Nzioki A Geometrical Approach to Strong Gravitational Lensing in f(R) Gravity
16:30-16:50 P. Sukova Different methods of recognising chaos in the black-hole-disc system
16:50-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:40 V. Gammaldi Gamma ray flux from brane-world wimps
17:40-18:00 I. de Martino Coalescing binaries as possible standard candles

Parallel session 1D (Room 4A)

Chairperson: Gonzalo J. Olmo
15:30-15:50 J.P. Mimoso
Spherically symmetric models: separating expansion from contraction in models with anisotropic pressures
15:50-16:10 D. Rubiera García Thermodynamic analysis of black holes supported by non-linear electrodynamics
16:10-16:30 J. Gaite Turbulence models of gravitational clustering
16:30-16:50 L. Cortés Barbado Hawking radiation as perceived by different observers
16:50-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:40 P. Jimeno Romero Kerr-Newman black holes in f(R) theories
20:00-22:00 Welcome cocktail

Tuesday, 30th August                              Chairperson: Mar Bastero-Gil

9:00 - 9:30 C. Eling (VIDEO)
The holographic fluid dual to Rindler spacetime
9:30 - 10:00 M. Bastero Gil (VIDEO)
Observational CMB predictions from warm inflation
10:00-11:00 P. González-Díaz (VIDEO)
Covariant accelerating holography
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 E. Martínez-González (VIDEO)
The Planck mission and the cosmological paradigm
12:30-13:30 Y. Wang (VIDEO)
Observational Probes of Dark Energy



Parallel session 2A (Room 1)

Chairperson: Mariam Bouhmadi López
15:30-15:50 F. Atrio-Barandela The matter power spectrum as a test of cosmological models
15:50-16:10 M. Zumalacarregui Constraining Entropic Cosmology
16:10-16:30 M. Sanfrutos
Cosmological phenomenology of p-adic strings
16:30-16:50 N. Braz
Non-singular generalized k-essence models
16:50-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:40 U. Alam Constraints on Early Dark Energy using Current and Future Observations
17:40-18:00 S. February Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in a Void

Parallel session 2B (Room 2)

Chairperson: Norbert van den Bergh
15:30-15:50 E. Eiroa
Thin shells in Einstein-Born-Infeld theory
15:50-16:10 L.F.O. Costa
Mathisson's helical motions --- are they unphysical?
16:10-16:30 M. Bradley
Classification of the conformally flat pure radiation metrics with cosmological constant
16:30-16:50 O. Svitek
Conformal infinity in Robinson-Trautman spacetimes with cosmological constant
16:50-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:40 A. Soria
On the Penrose inequality for null shells in the N-dimensional Minkowski space-time

Parallel session 2C (Room 3)

Chairperson: Ruth Lazkoz
15:30-15:50 J.C. Hidalgo
Non-relativistic extended gravity and its applications across different astrophysical scales
15:50-16:10 T. Bernal
MOND’s acceleration scale as a fundamental quantity
16:10-16:30 S. Mendoza Recovering MOND from extended metric theories of gravity
16:30-16:50 P. Mach
Stability of the Riemann problem in relativistic hydrodynamics
16:50-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:40 I. Cordero Carrión
Characteristic structure of the resistive relativistic magnetohydrodynamic equations
17:40-18:00 L. García de Andrade
Galactic dynamo seeds from light torsion in weak photon-torsion coupling
18:00-18:20 K. Rannu
Brans-Dicke wormholes: possibility for observations and distinction

Parallel session 2D (Room 4A)

Chairperson: Emilio Elizalde
15:30-15:50 G. J. Olmo
Black holes with electric charge in Palatini theories of gravity.
15:50-16:10 C. Bastos
Non-canonical Phase Space Noncommutative Black Holes and the Singularity Problem
16:10-16:30 F. Lobo
Wormhole geometries in modified gravity
16:30-16:50 F. Mena
Formation of Higher-dimensional Topological Black Holes
16:50-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:40 D. Sáez Gómez
Birkhoff's theorem in f(R) gravity and its scalar-tensor representation
17:40-18:00 P. Cizek
Linear perturbations of a Schwarzschild black hole by thin disc - convergence
18:00-18:20 A. Alonso-Serrano
Observing other universe through ringholes and Klein-bottle holes

Wednesday, 31th August                       
Chairperson: J. Fernando Pascual-Sánchez

9:00 - 10:00 A. Sintes (VIDEO)
Towards Gravitational-Wave Astronomy
10:00-11:00 A. Tartaglia (VIDEO)
Experimental tests of General Relativity: where are we?
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 F. Atrio-Barandela (VIDEO)
Large Scale Motions in Cosmology
12:30-13:30 K. Satalecka (VIDEO)
The MAGIC Cosmology



Guided visit to Aranjuez

Conference dinner

Thursday, 1st September                       
Chairperson: Fernando Barbero

9:00 - 10:00 F. Barbero (VIDEO)
Black holes: combinatorics and the thermodynamic limit
10:00-11:00 A. Pérez (VIDEO)
New aspects of black hole physics in loop quantum gravity
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 K. Landsteiner (VIDEO)
The sound of strongly coupled field theories: quasinormal modes in Anti de Sitter space
12:30-13:30 T. Ortín (VIDEO)
Black holes in supergravity and superstring theory



Parallel session 3A (Room 7)

Chairperson: José Pedro Mimoso
15:10-15:30 M. Morita
Effect of gravity modification on cosmological gravitational waves
15:30-15:50 D. Bacon
Constraining Modifications to Gravity with Combined Cosmological Probes
15:50-16:10 H. Bourhrous CMB Anisotropies in f(R) Theories of Gravity: Tensor Modes
16:10-16:30 A.J. López Revelles
Reconstructing cosmic acceleration from modified and non-minimal gravity
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-17:20 A. Abebe
Shearfree perturbations in f(R)
17:20-17:40 M. Abdelwahab
Cosmological dynamics of fourth order gravity: A compact view
17:40-18:00 B. Montes
General aspects of f(R) gravity theories and their application to different cosmological models

Parallel session 3B (Room 4A)

Chairperson: Michael Bradley
15:10-15:30 N. Van Den Bergh
Homogeneous Killing Spinor Space-times
15:30-15:50 R. Wiltshire
Compact three component rotating fluid sources for Kerr empty space-time
15:50-16:10 J. Hruška Conformal null Einstein-Maxwell fields
16:10-16:30 L. Fernández-Jambrina Singularities around w=-1
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-17:20 I. Brito Matching a static cylindrically symmetric elastic spacetime
17:20-17:40 R. Svarc Geodesic deviation: useful tool for understanding higher dimensional spacetimes

Parallel session 3C (Room 6A)

Chairperson: Karl Landsteiner
15:10-15:30 I. Garay
New tools for Loop Quantum Gravity with applications to a simple model
15:30-15:50 D. Martín de Blas
Inclusion of Matter in Inhomogeneous Loop Quantum Cosmology
15:50-16:10 J. Olmedo
Complete hybrid quantization of an inflationary universe with inhomogeneities
16:10-16:30 C. Shahbazi
Non-extremal Black Holes in Supergravity and String Theory.
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-17:20 A. Dueñas Vidal
Critical formation of trapped surfaces in collisions of gravitational shock waves.
17:20-17:40 P. Martín Moruno
Could a foliation by constant mean curvature hypersurfaces cover the existence of most observers in our part of spacetime?

SEGRE assembly (Sala de Grados, Faculty of Physics) 


PUBLIC LECTURE (Complutense University Historical Library)
19:30-20:30 J.L. Fernández Barbón (VIDEO)
Agujeros negros y los fundamentos de la Física

Friday, 2nd September                            
Chairperson: Pedro F. González-Díaz

9:00 - 10:00 P. Dunsby (VIDEO)
Is the Concordance Model the only game in town?
10:00-11:00 E. Elizalde (VIDEO) On f(R) spacetime thermodynamics and viscous cosmology
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 S. Odintsov (VIDEO)
Modified gravity: new paradigm for unified evolution history of the universe
12:30-13:30 T. Padmanabhan (VIDEO)
Gravity from an emergent perspective
13:30-14:00 Closing session