International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology


The International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC) was held at IISER Mohali during Dec.14-18, 2016. ICGC is a series of international meetings, held once in four years, and organized by the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation (IAGRG). The first meeting was organized in 1987 in Goa and the meeting in 2015 was the 8th meeting in the series.

The year 2015 was the centenary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. A special session was organized in the conference to mark the centenary and the contribution of Indian relativists.

The program of the conference consisted of twenty plenary lectures on different aspects of gravitation like gravitational waves, cosmology, quantum gravity, etc. There was a public lecture for general audience. There were three parallel sessions on (1) Classical Gravity and Gravitational Waves, (2) Cosmology, and, (3) Quantum Gravity and Early Universe. More than fifty talks were given in the parallel sessions. More than thirty papers were presented as posters.

A total of 160 participants attended the conference. More than fifty participants from different universities and institutes all over the world made up the international component of the conference. The presentations from the conference and other details are available at

Professor J. S. Bagla was convener of the local organization committee with Drs. H. K. Jassal and K. P. Yogendran as members. The scientific organization was managed by seventeen member SOC with Professors Sukanta Bose and J S Bagla as co-chairs.