Mar 19 – 22, 2022
Asia/Taipei timezone
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Asia-Pacific School and Workshop on Gravitation and Cosmology 2022

Mar 19~22, 2022

General relativity has set a formidable benchmark for studying the characteristics of spacetime and its connections to the material world. The remarkable findings in cosmology and astrophysics, such as the expansion of the Universe, gravitational lensing, black holes, and gravitational waves not only change the conventional wisdom about the Mother Nature, but also pave the way for exploring the foundation of physics. However, new discoveries in recent years, including the Hubble tension, the enigmas regarding dark energy and dark matter, have requested further intellectual dedication and investigation to respond such profound challenges.

We have had a series of annual school/workshop on these topics since 2007 in Taidong, Taiwan, with the most recent version being held at Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe, Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, Korea, Feb 2020. Unfortunately the school and workshop in 2021 was cancelled  due to Covid-19. APSW 2022 will be a virtual meeting.

The school/workshop aims to promote understanding in frontier issues in gravitation and cosmology, to put forth a new idea, and to introduce and propose challenging problems to young physicists. 

This program consists of two parts. In the school, invited lecturers deliver a series of lectures from introductory to research level to help students and junior researchers to grasp the essence of the cutting-edge developments. In the workshop, participants are expected to give presentations on the recent developments in gravitation and cosmology and are encouraged to have intensive discussions and establish collaborations.

The topics to be covered by the school/workshop include

  • Gravitational waves
  • Numerical relativity
  • Black hole physics
  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Inflationary universe
  • Dark matter and dark energy
  • Quantum gravity


Invited Lecturers

Yuki Inoue, National Central University, Taiwan : "Frontier of Gravitational wave physics and Multi-messenger astronomy"

David Kubiznak, Charles University, Czech Republic/Perimeter Institute, Canada : "Hidden symmetries and black holes"

Levon Pogosian, Simon Fraser University, Canada : "A theorists perspective on the Hubble tension"

Chul-Moon Yoo, Nagoya University, Japan : "The basics of primordial black hole formation and its application"


IOC: David Blair (Univ Western Australia), Rong-Gen Cai (ITP-CAS), Sadakazu Haino (Academia Sinica), Bala Iyer (ICTS), Inyong Cho (SNUST), Chiang-Mei Chen (NCU), Gungwon Kang (KISTI), Hyung Mok Lee (KASI), Kei-ichi Maeda (Waseda Univ), Misao Sasaki (Kavli IPMU), Chopin Soo (NCKU), Takahiro Tanaka (Kyoto Univ)

LOC: Yeo-Yie Charng (SCU), Tzuu-Kang Chyi (SCU), Hing-Tong Cho (Tamkang University), Wolung Lee (NTNU), Shih-Yuin Lin (NCUE), Shun-Pie Miao (NCJU), Chun-Hsien Wu (SCU), Hwei-Jang Yo (NCKU)

Important Deadlines

Feb 28: oral presentation registration

Mar 15: general registration

Sponsored by 

 Department of physics, Soochow University, Taiwan

GSROC (Taiwan)