The 22nd Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity will be held at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas/Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during June 17-21, 2019. The first Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity was held in the ranch of the cinema director Frank Capra in 1998. Since then, a yearly meeting has been held in different parts of the world with the aim of understanding the two-body problem in General Relativity in the extreme mass-ratio regime (Extreme Mass-Ratio Inspirals - EMRIs). Since the detection of gravitational waves in 2015 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory and, particularly, with the upcoming Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission, this problem is not just of theoretical interest, but also of direct observational and astrophysical importance.
This will be the first Capra meeting to be held in the Southern hemisphere. It will gather general relativists from throughout the world interested in this two-body problem, which can be modeled via the gravitational self-force and connects to other approaches to the two-body problem. The meeting will cover topics ranging from foundations, calculational aspects and observational and astrophysical applications. Following the Capra tradition, the meeting will be informal. There will be no registration fee and no proceedings. The meeting will include plenary talks, contributed talks and ample time for discussions. Contributed talks on all aspects of the radiation reaction problem are welcome.
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