4th-5th July 2013, Potsdam, Germany
The Albert Einstein Institute will host a short meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Kerr metric. The meeting will take place 4-5 July 2013, immediately before the GR 20 - Amaldi conference in Warsaw, which begins on July 7. This makes it convenient for participants in the Warsaw meeting also to attend the Kerr commemoration.
Speakers will include Roy Kerr and Reinhard Genzel.
The one and one-half day meeting will survey the importance of the Kerr metric for modern physics and astronomy and the history of the black hole concept. This announcement is preliminary, to allow those interested to save the date and make travel plans. A further announcement will be made shortly when the website is available, at which time registration will be invited and hotel reservations will be possible.
The conference venue is the Max Planck Campus in Golm, Potsdam.