Fourth International Conference
on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime


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Minkowski Institute

International Society for the Advanced Study of Spacetime

Minkowski Institute Press

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Einstein's General Relativity published in Annalen der Physik in 1916
The Fourth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime will commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of Einstein's general relativity in Annalen der Physik in 1916.

While the Scientific Organizing Committee invites papers from physicists and philosophers on any topics related to the nature and ontology of spacetime, at this conference we especially wish to encourage submissions on not fully explored implications of general relativity for other areas of research in physics, cosmology, mathematics, philosophy of physics and for our understanding of the world.

In addition to talks and poster sessions, special tea / coffee hours will be included in the program to stimulate more informal discussions among the participants. For this reason we encourage interested colleagues to attend the conference even if they do not plan to give a talk or present a poster.

Contributed papers in the form of extended abstracts of up to two pages should be emailed by Sunday, January 31, 2016 to Submissions will be reviewed and notification of acceptance will be given by Monday, March 14, 2016.

The conference proceedings will be published.

Students may be offered a registration discount and eventually bursaries if financially possible. Graduate students interested in attending but concerned about cost should submit an abstract and will be contacted before the registration deadline if a discount and bursaries are possible.

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