Relativity and Gravitation

100 Years after Einstein in Prague

  • Jiří Bičák
  • Tomáš Ledvinka
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 157)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Classical General Relativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrés Anabalón
      Pages 3-10
    3. Thomas Bäckdahl, Juan A. Valiente Kroon
      Pages 19-24
    4. Sergio Dain
      Pages 51-52
    5. Gyula Fodor, Péter Forgács, Philippe Grandclément
      Pages 53-60
    6. Norman Gürlebeck
      Pages 83-90
    7. Tim A. Koslowski
      Pages 111-118
    8. András László, István Rácz
      Pages 119-127
    9. Georgios Lukes-Gerakopoulos, George Contopoulos, Theocharis A. Apostolatos
      Pages 129-136
    10. Christian Lübbe, Juan A. Valiente Kroon
      Pages 137-143
    11. Donald Lynden-Bell, Joseph Katz
      Pages 155-160
    12. Chandra Kant Mishra, K. G. Arun, Bala R. Iyer
      Pages 169-175
    13. James M. Nester, Chiang-Mei Chen, Jian-Liang Liu, Gang Sun
      Pages 177-184
    14. Marcello Ortaggio, Vojtěch Pravda, Alena Pravdová, Harvey S. Reall
      Pages 185-190
    15. Oliver Rinne, Vincent Moncrief
      Pages 199-206
    16. Leszek M. Sokołowski
      Pages 223-227
    17. Robert Švarc, Jiří Podolský
      Pages 229-237
    18. Juan A. Valiente Kroon, Christian Lübbe
      Pages 239-245
    19. Miguel Zilhão, Vitor Cardoso, Leonardo Gualtieri, Carlos Herdeiro, Ulrich Sperhake, Helvi Witek
      Pages 247-254
    20. Jiří Bičák, Joseph Katz, Tomáš Ledvinka, Donald Lynden-Bell
      Pages 255-260
    21. Jiří Bičák, David Kofroň
      Pages 261-265
    22. Jiří Bičák, Martin Scholtz, Paul Tod
      Pages 267-273
    23. Felipe T. Falciano
      Pages 275-278
    24. Jakub Haláček, Tomáš Ledvinka
      Pages 279-282
    25. Tina A. Harriott, J. G. Williams
      Pages 283-286
    26. S. Hervik, M. Ortaggio, L. Wylleman
      Pages 287-290
    27. Alicja Konieczny
      Pages 295-298
    28. Christian Pfeifer, Mattias Wohlfarth
      Pages 305-308
  3. Cosmology and Relativistic Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. J. S. Alcaniz, H. A. Borges, S. Carneiro, J. C. Fabris, C. Pigozzo, W. Zimdahl
      Pages 325-329
    3. Vladimír Balek
      Pages 331-338

About these proceedings


In early April 1911 Albert Einstein arrived in Prague to become full professor of theoretical physics at the German part of Charles University. It was there, for the first time, that he concentrated primarily on the problem of gravitation. Before he left Prague in July 1912 he had submitted the paper “Relativität und Gravitation: Erwiderung auf eine Bemerkung von M. Abraham” in which he remarkably anticipated what a future theory of gravity should look like.

At the occasion of the Einstein-in-Prague centenary an international meeting was organized under a title inspired by Einstein's last paper from the Prague period: "Relativity and Gravitation, 100 Years after Einstein in Prague". The main topics of the conference included: classical relativity, numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, quantum gravity, experimental aspects of gravitation, and conceptual and historical issues.

The conference attracted over 200 scientists from 31 countries, among them a number of leading experts in the field of general relativity and its applications. This volume includes abstracts of the plenary talks and full texts of contributed talks and articles based on the posters presented at the conference. These describe primarily original results of the authors. Full texts of the plenary talks are included in the volume "General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics--Perspectives 100 Years after Einstein in Prague", eds. J. Bičák and T. Ledvinka, published also by Springer Verlag.


Einstein-in-Prague Centenary Goldberg-Sachs Theorem Kerr Initial Data Klein-Gordon Field Kundt Spacetimes Lanczos-Lovelock Gravity RAMOD Measurement Protocol Schwarzschild Spacetime Szekeres Models Unruh-DeWitt Detector Weyl Tensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiří Bičák
    • 1
  • Tomáš Ledvinka
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

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