The 15th Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation
There has been an impressive progress in astrophysical/cosmological
observations in recent years. Cosmology has entered an era of precision science.
Astrophysical black holes have been observed in many frequency bands with better
resolutions and sensitivities. Observations of gamma-ray bursts have added a new
mystery to relativistic astrophysics. And, a new frontier is waiting to be explored
by gravitational wave interferometers.
On the theoretical side, motivated by unified theories of fundamental interactions,
especially string theory, many efforts have been made for studies of physics in
5-dimensional or higher dimensional spacetimes, and there is a growing interest
in experimental verifications of extra dimensions. There have been also important
and interesting developments in various other areas, including alternative theories
of gravity, quantum gravity, and spacetime singularities, to mention a few. This
year, we plan to overview these recent developments and discuss future perspectives.
Hideki Asada, Takeshi Chiba, Yoshiharu Eriguchi, Toshifumi Futamase,
Akio Hosoya, Hideki Ishihara, Masahiro Kawasaki, Hideo Kodama,
Yasufumi Kojima, Kei-ichi Maeda, Shinji Mukohyama, Shigehiro Nagataki,
Takashi Nakamura, Ken'ichi Nakao, Ken-ichi Oohara, Misao Sasaki,
Masaru Shibata, Masaru Siino, Tetsuya Shiromizu, Jiro Soda, Naoshi Sugiyama,
Takahiro Tanaka, Akira Tomimatsu, Jun'ichi Yokoyama
Department of Physics
Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Oookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan