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Dr. Alberto Vecchiato
INAF - Astrophysical Observatory of Turin, Italy
Interests: Theories of gravity; Experimental tests of theories of gravity; Relativistic astrometry; High-performance computing; Big data and numerical methods
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Dr. Matteo Luca Ruggiero
Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: rotation effects in relativity; gravitomagnetic effects in general relativity; rotating observers in special relativity; gravitational theories with torsion (Einstein–Cartan theory); relativistic theories of gravity and experimental tests; gravitational waves; relativistic positioning systems
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Dr. Julio Marny Hoff da Silva
UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interests: quantum field theory; algebraic and physical aspect of spinors; braneworlds; topological defects
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Dr. Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga
German Aerospace Center (DLR), 10178 Berlin, Germany
Interests: quantum gravity; differential topology of spacetime; cosmology; dark energy and matter; foundation of quantum field theory; quantum geometry
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Prof. Dr. Deborah Konkowski

US Naval Academy, Annapolis, USA
Interests: mathematical physics; general relativity; singularities; exact solutions
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Dr. Ivan De Martino
1. Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Torino, Via P. Giuria 1, I-10125 Torino, Italy
2. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Torino, Via P. Giuria 1, I-10125 Torino, Italy
Interests: astrophysics; cosmology; gravitation; space science
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Dr. Grigorios Panotopoulos
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: dark matter; gravity
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Dr. Mattia Dalla Brida
University of Milano - Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Interests: lattice QCD; phenomenology of the standard model; quantum field theory
Dr. Mohammadreza Hadizadeh
1. Central State University, Wilberforce, OH 45384, USA
2. Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Interests: Quantum mechanics of few-body systems; Hadronic interactions; Computational Physics
Prof. Dr. Vasilios Zarikas
1. School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan(Astana), Kazakhstan
2. Theory Division, General Department, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Interests: applied mathematics; applied statistics on technology and medicine; mathematical modeling; theoretical physics; mathematical physics; mathematical decision modeling; bayesian networks; intelligent human computer interaction; quantum field theory; modified gravities; cosmology and astroparticle physics
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Prof. Dr. Gregory Vereshchagin
ICRANet, Pescara, Italy
Interests: kinetic theory; plasma physics; astrophysics; cosmology
Dr. Valerio Ferroni
University of Trento, Via Giuseppe Verdi, 53, 38122 Trento TN, Italy
Interests: fundamental physics; space experiments and technology; gradiometry; astrodynamics; electrostatic patch effects
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Dr. Benjamin L’Huillier
Department of Astronomy, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: cosmology; astrophysics
Dr. Venkatessh Ramakrishnan
University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile
Interests: imaging supermassive black holes; accretion physics of AGNs; gas kinematics and stellar dynamics; multifrequency SED modeling; sparse image processing
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Dr. Armando Azua-Bustos
Department of Planetology and Habitability, Center of Astrobiology (CSIC-INTA), Madrid, Spain
Interests: Astrobiology; Atacama Desert; Xerophiles; Environmental Microbiology
Dr. Daniele Vernieri
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, PT1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: gravitation theory; cosmology; astrophysics
Dr. Oliver Just

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Planckstr. 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: Neutron star mergers; gamma-ray bursts; r-process nucleosynthesis; core-collapse supernovae; accretion disks; computational astrophysics
Dr. Qiugang Zong
Director of Center for Planetary and Space Science, Director of Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: heliospheric physics; cosmic ray; interstellar gas; interstellar magnetic field; radiation belt
Dr. Arundhati Dasgupta
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Canada
Interests: theoretical physics; quantum gravity theory and phenomenology; astrophysics; gravitational waves
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Dr. Rita Fioresi
Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: Supersymmetry Algebra Geometry Algebraic Geometry Group Theory Representation Theory
Prof. Dr. Essam Ghamry
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National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, 11421 Helwan, Cairo, Egypt
Interests: space geophysics; ionospheric studies; magnetic storms/substorms; magnetic micro-pulsations; satellite geomagnetism
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Dr. Erik Curiel
1. Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
2. Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Interests: foundations of gravitational theories; classical black hole physics and singularities; black hole thermodynamics and semi-classical gravity; cosmology; analytical mechanics; the structure of scientific knowledge and the epistemology of science
Dr. Luca Graziani
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Interests: Numerical Modeling Astronomy & Astrophysics Database Development Numerical Simulation High Performance Computing Java Monte Carlo Simulation Astrophysics Scientific Computing C++
Dr. Jacopo Ferretti
Center for Theoretical Physics, Sloane Physics Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8120, USA
Interests: baryon and meson spectroscopy and structure; exotic hadrons; dark matter searches; heavy-ion scattering; nuclear structure; neutrino physics
Prof. Dr. Zeljka Bosnjak
Department of applied physics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: high energy astrophysics
Dr. Manuel Hohmann
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University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Interests: geometry in physics; multi-metric gravity; area metric gravity; Finsler gravity; Cartan geometry; quantum manifolds; category theory
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Dr. Ricardo G. Landim
Physics Department, Technical University of Munich, Garching bei Munchen, Germany
Interests: cosmology; theoretical physics; dark energy; dark matter; baryogenesis/leptogenesis; extra dimensions; 21-cm hydrogen line; fast radio bursts; radio astronomy
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Dr. Simone Biondini
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: high-energy physics phenomenology; effective field theories; early universe
Dr. Rocco Lico
1. Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Glorieta de la Astronomía, s/n, 18008 Granada, Spain
2. Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR), Auf dem Hügel 69, D-53121, Bonn, Germany
Interests: radio astronomy; extragalactic astronomy; black hole physics; blazars; active galactic nuclei (AGN) science; very long baseline interferometry technique (VLBI); relativistic jets; imaging techniques
Dr. Christian Pfeifer
Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Physics Institute, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Interests: General Relativity; Finsler and Hamilton Geometry; Quantum Gravity Phenomenology; Modified Dispersion relations; Modified gravity; Teleparallel Gravity; The Geometry of Gauge Theories and Fibre bundles; Classical and Quantum Premetric Electrodynamics
Dr. Vera Georgievna Sinitsyna
Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics Division (NPAD), Russian Academy of Science, Russia
Interests: astrophysics of high and very high energy; gamma ray astronomy; space-borne experiments for the high energy particle studies; cosmic rays; observational cosmology; extragalactic background light; active galactic nuclei; massive binaries; supernova remnants
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Dr. Alessia Platania
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: Quantum Gravity; Asymptotic Safety; Renormalization Group; Quantum-gravity phenomenology; Cosmology; Black holes
Dr. Christian Steinwachs
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Interests: High energy physics, quantum field theory in curved spacetime, renormalization, quantum gravity, cosmology
Dr. Adrian Hamers
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Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching bei Munchen, Germany
Interests: Computational astrophysics; gravitational dynamics; stellar and binary evolution; long-term evolution of multi-star (binary, triple, and quadruple) systems during all stages of stellar evolution, in low and high-density environments (from the field to galactic nuclei); applications in gravitational wave sources, supernovae, and (exo)planets
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Dr. Idan Ginsburg
Astronomy Department, Harvard University, 60 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Interests: astrobiology; dynamics; gravitational waves; planetary formation and evolution
Dr. Sebastian Steinhaus
Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany
Interests: quantum gravity; spin foam models; numerical techniques; renormalization
Dr. Boris E. Meierovich
P. L. Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems. 2, Kosygina St., Moscow 119334, Russia
Interests: plasma physics; extreme states of matter; solid state physics; general telativity, cosmology, gravitation
Dr. Wolfgang Wieland
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics31 Caroline Street NorthWaterloo, ON N2L 2Y5, Canada
Interests: quantum gravity; loop quantum gravity and spinfoam models; spin structure of spacetime; quasi-local observables/quasi-local realisations of the holographic principle
Dr. Giuseppe Gaetano Luciano
Dipartimento di Fisica “E.R.Caianiello”, Università degli Studi di Salerno and I.N.F.N. Sezione di Napoli, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 I-84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Interests: neutrino physics; general relativity and gravitation; quantum field theory; non-commutative geometry
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Dr. Marco Danilo Claudio Torri
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano e INFN, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: quantum gravity; quantum field theory; theoretical physics and spacetime symmetries (Lorentz and CPT symmetries); neutrino physics; cosmic ray physics
Dr. Luciano Petruzziello
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 I-84084, Fisciano (SA), Italy
Interests: neutrino physics; quantum field theory in curved spacetime; quantum gravity; general relativity; extended theories of gravity; Casimir effect; quantum information
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Prof. Dr. Darko Androić
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Interests: physics; experimental nuclear physics; particle physics
Dr. Pedro Cunha

Instituto Superior Técnicodisabled, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: Gravity and General Relativity; black holes; exotic compact objects; strong gravitational lensing and black hole shadows
Dr. Giacomo Fragione
Northwestern University,Evanston, United States
Interests: stellar and planetary dynamics and evolution; compact objects; intermediate-mass black holes; multiple-star systems; gravitational wave sources; galactic center; hypervelocity stars; computational astrophysics
Prof. Dr. André Guimarães Lemos Antunes
Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa, Macao
Interests: Astrobiology; Limits of Life; Biosphere-Geosphere interactions
Dr. Gabriella Gilli
Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, 1349-018 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: Solar System terrestrial planet atmospheres; upper atmosphere of Venus and Mars; Atmospheric gravity waves; General Climate Models; Exo-planet atmospheres
Prof. Dr. Ehsan Hatefi
1. Scuola Normale Superiore and I.N.F.N, Piazza Dei Cavalieri 7, 56126 Pisa, Italy
2. Center for Theoretical Physics and College of Physics,Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China
Interests: string theory; mathematics; D-branes, black holes; gravitation; QFT; AdS/CFT; geometry
Prof. Dr. Georgios V. Kraniotis
Department of Physics, University of Ioannina Ioannina, Greece
Interests: Gravity; General Relativity; Cosmology; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Black Holes; mathematical physics; string theory; quantum fields in curved spacetime; special functions
Prof. Dr. B.P. Bonga (Béatrice)
Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Radboud University, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Interests: gravitational wave theory; resonance effects in neutron stars and black hole spacetimes; gravitational radiation in cosmological spacetimes; early universe cosmology
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Feo
Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Interests: Numerical relativity; computational fluid dynamics; gravitational physics; gravitational waves; binary neutron star mergers; lattice QCD
Dr. Seungyeol Lee
NASA Johnson Space Center & Lunar and Planetary Institute
Interests: planetary science; astrobiology; astrochemistry; meteoritics; origin of life; mineralogy
Dr. Ettore Perozzi

ASI - Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Viale del Politecnico snc, 00133 Roma, Italy
Interests: celestial mechanics; planetary science; interplanetary mission analysis; near-earth asteroid hazard
Dr. Luca Buoninfante
Cosmology group, Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2 Chome-12-1 Ookayama, 152-8550 Tokyo, Japan
Interests: quantum gravity; higher derivative and nonlocal field theories; modified gravity; black holes; compact objects; gravitational waves
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Prof. Stefano Viaggiu

1) Department of Fisica Nucleare, Subnucleare e delle Radiazioni, Universita degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, Via Plinio 44, I-00193 Roma, Italy;
2) Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Roma \Tor Vergata", Via della Ricerca Scientifica, 1, I-00133 Roma, Italy;
3) INFN, Sezione di Napoli, Complesso Universitario di Monte S. Angelo, Via Cintia Edificio 6, 80126 Napoli, Italy.
Interests: General relativity; cosmology; quantum gravity; non commutative spacetimes; gravitational waves
Dr. Ana Alonso-Serrano
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein-Institute)Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Interests: High Energy Physics; General Relativity; Quantum Field Theory; Special and General Relativity; Quantum Physics; Cosmology; Gravitational Physics; Fundamental Physics; Quantum Cosmology; Black Holes; Universe; Multiverse
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Prof. Dr. Renada Konstantinova-Antova
Institute of Astronomy and NAO, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72 Tsarigradsko shosse blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: stellar magnetic fields, dyanmo driven activity, stellar structure and evolution, late-type stars
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Dr. Astrid Heske

European Space Agency | ESA · Future Missions Office, Science Directorate
Interests: Astrophysics; Space Technology; Systems Engineering; Observational Astronomy; science payloads
Prof. Dr. Silvia Piranomonte
National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), Italy
Interests: Multi-Messenger astronomy and Compact Objects; Gravitational Wave (GW): Sources and Electromagnetic Counterparts studies, Search and Characterization of GW electromagnetic counterparts, multi-messenger astronomy and multi-wavelenght observations; Gamma Ray Bursts (GRB) and Kilonovae: Evolution and Multifrequency Studies; Optical and Infrared follow up of GRB; X-ray/Infrared/Optical Spectra of GRB and kilonovae; High Redshift Galaxies Studies Through Observation of GRBs Afterglows and kilonovae; Statistics studies of GRBs.
Dr. Andreas Trautner
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: CP violation; flavor physics; neutrino interactions; physics beyond the standard model; particle cosmology; strong CP problem; symmetries and outer automorphisms
Dr. Daniel Ruterbories
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, USA
Interests: Neutrino oscillations; neutrino-nucleus interactions; computational and data analysis tools and techniques.
Dr. Alison Mitchell
University of Zurich, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Interests: Gamma-ray Astronomy; Pulsar Wind Nebula; Gamma-ray Halos; Extensive Air Showers; Cherenkov Telescopes
Dr. Riccardo Maria Bianchi
1. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
2. ATLAS Experiment, CERN-European Organization for Nuclear Research CH-1211, 23 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: experimental particle physics; supersymmetry; model-independent searches; data acquisition; computational physics; detector description and simulation; interactive data visualization; quantum computing
Dr. S. G. Moiseenko
RAS, Space Research Inst Space Plasma Physics, Prosoyuznaya ul 84/32, 117997 Moscow, Russian
Interests: neutron star
Dr. Cora Uhlemann
School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics, Herschel Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: Cosmic structure formation; large-scale structure; cosmology
Dr. Szymon Piotr Harabasz
Institut für Kernphysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt 64289, Germany
Interests: Heavy-ion collisions; dileptons; statistical hadronization; azimuthal flow; high density QCD
Dr. Valeri V. Vardanyan
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: gravitational waves; large scale structure; cross correlation
Dr. Francesco Pace
Department of Physics & Astronomy, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Interests: cosmology; structure formation; dark energy and modified gravity; perturbation theory; parameter constraints
Dr. Ambra Nanni
Astrophysics Division, National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Warsaw, Poland
Interests: astronomy & astrophysics; stellar evolution; evolved stars; galaxy evolution; chemical evolution of galaxies; interstellar medium; dust; photometry
Dr. Mariusz Tarnopolski
Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Interests: celestial mechanics; active galactic nuclei; gamma-ray bursts; chaos; statistics
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Dr. Márcio Ferreira
Center for Physics, University of Coimbra (UC), 3000-370 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: nuclear matter; neutron stars; statistical methods; machine learning
Dr. Syed A. Uddin
McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas at Austin, Centre for Space Studies, American Public University System, Austin, TX, USA
Interests: supernova cosmology; large-scale structure; instrumentation
Dr. Guillem Domenech
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Università di Padova, 35020 Padova, Italy
Interests: cosmology; gravitational waves; early universe; inflation; theories of gravity; euclidean gravity
Dr. Zhiguo Yao
Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100049, China
Interests: ray physics; particle astrophysics; high energy gamma ray astronomy; neutrno astronomy; dark matter; gamma ray burst; active galaxy nuclei; supernova remnant; particle detector; air shower array; atmospheric cherenkov telescope; water cherenkov detector; scintillator detectorp; muon detector; big data analysis
Dr. Mateja Dumbović
Hvar Observatory, Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, Kaciceva 26, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: heliophysics; space weather
Dr. Roberto Bonezzi
Institute for Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Zum Großen Windkanal 6, D-12489 Berlin, Germany
Interests: first-quantized approaches to quantum field theory; higher-spin gauge theories; duality-invariant formulations of string theory; higher gauge structures
Dr. Xinwu Cao
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Astron Observ, Shanghai, China
Interests: astronomy
Dr. Tao An
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
Interests: astrophysics
Dr. Stefano G. Giaccari
Department of Applied Mathematics, Holon Institute of Technology, 52 Golomb Street, POB 305 Holon 5810201, Tel Aviv, Israel
Interests: String theory, Dp-branes and non-perturbative string effects, gauge/gravity duality, effective string models, quantum anomalies, supersymmetric field theories, conformal field theories, higher spin t
Dr. Maura Pilia
Osservatorio Astronomico Cagliari, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), Roma, Italy
Interests: fast radio bursts; pulsars; magnetars; neutron stars binary systems
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Graczyk
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wrocław, pl. M. Borna 9, 50-204 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: particle and nuclear physics
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