Singularities and Curvature in General Relativity

19 - 23 June 2023
Nijmegen, The Netherlands



General Relativity is traditionally studied from an analysis/PDE, differential geometric, or physics perspective. Recently, new approaches to analyze nonsmooth Lorentzian structures have also emerged from geometric measure theory and optimal transport. This workshop brings together researchers from all these different research directions to discuss open problems and new tools. To facilitate maximal interaction two minicourses and several introductory/plenary talks are scheduled.


Andreas Bernig (Goethe University Frankfurt)
   - Curvature measures of singular spaces in the Riemannian and pseudo-Riemannian setting
Yakov Shlapentokh-Rothman (University of Toronto)
   - Recent developments in Mathematical General Relativity

Invited speakers

Dmitry Faifman  (Tel Aviv University)
Nicola Gigli  (SISSA Trieste)
Gustav Holzegel  (University of Münster & Imperial College London)
Michael K.-H. Kiessling  (Rutgers University)
Michael Kunzinger (University of Vienna)
Klaas Landsman (Radboud University)
Robert J. McCann (University of Toronto)
Raquel Perales (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Oaxaca)
Miguel Sánchez (University of Granada)
Iva Stavrov (Lewis & Clark College)
Stefan Suhr (University of Bochum)
Maxime Van de Moortel (Rutgers University)
Qian Wang (University of Oxford)


Annegret Burtscher (Radboud University)
A. Shadi Tahvildar-Zadeh (Rutgers University)


Additional Material


Registration and Abstract submission

Please register before 30 April 2023. Registration may close earlier if maximum capacity is reached.

Participants can submit an abstract for a talk or poster. Conference fees (incl. coffee breaks, lunches, and a conference dinner) are covered. Limited funding may be available for junior participants.

Further information


The workshop starts on 19 June 2023 (Monday) at 9:00 and ends on 23 June 2023 (Friday) at 17:00.

A poster session and a conference dinner is planned on Monday, and a light excursion on Wednesday afternoon.



Huygens building 
Radboud University
Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Nearby international airports are Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and Eindhoven. Take a train to Nijmegen Central Station. For public transport within the Netherlands consult



Please book your own accommodation (early is recommended). Some suggestions in the city center are:
Hotel Courage
Hotel Credible
Guesthouse Vertoef
Bed&Breakfast Pluweel

Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands, and was the European green capital of 2018.