Special Events

Roundtable Discussion - Wednesday, December 11th
"Recollections of the Relativistic Astrophysics Revolution"

Jürgen Renn of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science will moderate a plenary roundtable of veterans who will reminisce and reflect on the circumstances that led to the first formal meeting of relativists and astrophysicists in 1963 and the subsequent impact on the development of these disciplines. Participants to date include:
  • James Anderson (Stevens Institute of Technology)
  • Dieter Brill (University of Maryland)
  • Cecile DeWitt (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Joshua Goldberg (Syracuse University)
  • Roy Kerr (University of Canterbury)
  • Charles Misner (University of Maryland)
  • Ted Newman (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Roger Penrose (University of Oxford)
  • Wolfgang Rindler (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Louis Witten (University of Cincinnati)

First Symposium
Attendees of the first Symposium in Dallas, 1963. Left to right: Fred Hoyle, Alfred Schild, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Lloyd Berkner. (Photo courtesy The University of Texas at Dallas Special Collections/Archives)
Symposium Banquet - Tuesday, December 10th

The 27th Texas Symposium Banquet will be held at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel. To purchase banquet tickets, please follow the registration link found here. Banquet tickets are optional and can be purchased during or after registration for the meeting.