Research Project GAČR 14-37086G

Albert Einstein Center for Gravitation and Astrophysics

We propose to establish the Albert Einstein Center for Gravitation and Astrophysics, a Project of Excellence that will bring together four leading research teams from the Czech Republic to address outstanding problems in gravitation theory and its astrophysical applications. We will strive to answer questions such as: What are the properties of exact models of gravitational radiation? How will the most important physical processes near rotating black holes change in the presence of large-scale magnetic fields or external sources? What are the mathematical and physical aspects of higher-dimensional relativity, including its implications for other fields of physics? The applying teams have long-term expertise in the relevant areas of theoretical physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. They include internationally recognized leaders as well as young researchers working at the main universities and research institutes in the Czech Republic.