13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

The 28th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from December 13 to 18, 2015. It is organized by the Astronomy Department and the Physics Section of the University of Geneva. The Symposium will include both invited and contributed talks and posters.

The Texas Symposia on Relativistic Astrophysics are an impressive series of events where major astrophysical discoveries have been announced and discussed in the field related to relativistic theory of gravitation and cosmology, such as black-holes, quasars, neutron stars, X-ray binaries, gamma-ray bursts, particle acceleration, the cosmic background, dark matter and dark energy.

We are excited to welcome hundreds of international astrophysicists and physicists in Geneva, the home town of the LHC, to review remarkable discoveries and prospects, one century after the publication of General Relativity by Albert Einstein, and to bridge astrophysics with particle physics.

The Symposium will include morning plenary sessions and afternoon parallel sessions which will function as mini-symposia in each sub-field. The plenary sessions will consist of 30-45 min review talks. The afternoon sessions will feature oral (about 20 min) and poster contributions.

IUPAP Young Astrophysicist Awards 2014/2015

The winners will receive their awards and present their scientific achievements at the 28th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics.

        Support astronomy in Nepal

The TEXAS symposium 2015 will use possibly remaining fund in its budget to help high-level education in physics and astronomy in Nepal. You have the possibility to contribute to that effort during the registration process.



International Union of Pure and Applied Physics    University of Geneva
The Tomalla Foundation  
Swiss National Science Foundation
INTEGRAL Science Data Center   Center for Astroparticle Physics
Swiss Institute of Particle Physics   Société Académique de Genève
Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy      
République et Canton de Genève   Geneva Tourism & Conventions Foundation


International Conference Centre Geneva      
Swiss International Air Lines      


The Texas Syposium 2015 will be conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles. In particular, no bona fide scientist will be excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science.

Starts 13 Dec 2015 16:00
Ends 18 Dec 2015 17:10
International Conference Centre Geneva
17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva