VIII International Meeting on Lorentzian Geometry
Málaga. September 20-23, 2016
Fifteen years ago, several Spanish research groups interested in the area of Lorentzian Geometry and related mathematical topics, launched the biennial meetings on Lorentzian Geometry in Benalmádena 2001 (Málaga). This first meeting was developed in a very friendly atmosphere and had a vocation to be the first of a following suit on the same topic. As a consequence, a fruitful series of international meetings on Lorentzian Geometry started since that moment: Murcia 2003, Castelldefels 2005, Santiago de Compostela 2007, Martina Franca 2009 (Italy), Granada 2011, and São Paulo 2013 (Brazil). A special edition on "Lorentzian and conformal Geometry” was held in Greifswald (Germany) in 2014 in honour of Prof. Helga Baum. Along the years, the international character of these meetings has increased spectacularly. The excellent ambiance in which this series of meetings had been originated, recalling the first edition, led us to speak about the "Benalmádena's spirit".
Lorentzian Geometry was born as the mathematical theory used in General Relativity. Nowadays, Lorentzian Geometry constitutes a branch of Differential Geometry where many mathematical techniques are involved (Geometric Analysis, Functional Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Lie Groups and Lie Algebras...).
Topics on pure and applied Lorentzian geometry will be covered. As in previous editions, a mini-course by a renowned international researcher will take place.
The organizing committee will provide classrooms to foster exchange among small groups of researchers, students, etc.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
The organizing committee