Workshop on Classical Gravity and Applications

August 29-31, 2022 

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP


Fundamental gravity, astronomy and cosmology have experienced unprecedented new developments and Gravitational Waves is a relatively recent actor on the stage. New observations of transients of electromagnetic, cosmic rays and neutrino origin are expected in the next decade, which will serve as cosmological probes as well as cosmic laboratories of strong gravity and high-energy physics. The high level of coordination required to maximize the (astro)physics output of forthcoming observations makes it timely to explore the cross-correlation among these different probes of astronomy, cosmology and fundamental gravity.

The aim of this workshop is to further stimulate activities in the Latin-American community in these rapidly evolving research areas related to classical gravity, to strengthen and spur new connections and collaborations, and to award the 2021 and 2022 ICTP-SAIFR Prizes for the best Latin-American thesis in Classical Gravity and Applications.

In addition to the invited talks, there will be space for contributed talks and posters.  Posters will be displayed during coffee breaks and flash presentations are planned, where each poster presenter will have 1′ to advertise their poster in front of the full audience.

This workshop is a satellite event of Cosmo22 that will take place in Rio de Janeiro from August 22-26, 2022. This activity will also be followed by the Riotto Minicourse on Inflationary Cosmology from September 1-2, 2022.

There is no registration fee.


Click HERE for online registration 

Registration deadline: July 31, 2022


  • Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada)
  • Rogerio Rosenfeld (IFT-UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Riccardo Sturani (IFT-UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Raul Abramo (USP-São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Thaisa Storchi Bergmann (UFRGS-Porto Alegre, Brazil)
  • José Dias (UFRN-Natal, Brazil)
  • Archisman Ghosh (University of Ghent, Belgium)
  • Valerio Marra (UFES – Vitória, Brazil)
  • Jessica Muir (Perimeter Institute, Waterloo)
  • Antonio Riotto (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Elena Sellentin (Leiden University, the Netherlands)



Click HERE for online registration 

Registration deadline: July 31, 2022




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Additional Information

COVID-19: Fully vaccinated Brazilians and foreigners are now exempt from presenting proof of a COVID-19 test with a negative or non-detectable result. You are only required to present proof of vaccination, printed or electronically. See requirements for travelling to Brazil at To enter the IFT-UNESP building, you may be required to show a Covid vaccination certificate.

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like:

Hotel recommendation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat.

How to reach the Institute: The program will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.

Yellow fever vaccination although not mandatory, it is recommended for travellers going to Brazil. Note that the vaccine needs to be taken at least ten days before the trip to be effective.