Why this workshop...
The First Italian-Pakistani workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics was held in the enchanting baroque town of Lecce, Italy in the summer of 2007, in order to make scientists of different countries meet and discuss on recent aspects of theoretical and observational Relativistic Astrophysics. The proceedings of the first workshop have been published as a special issue of Nuovo Cimento B. Following the scientific success of the first workshop , the Second Italian-Pakistani Workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics was organized in the beautiful town of Pescara, Italy in July 2009. The second workshop was dedicated to the memory of John Archibald Wheeler who left in April 2008 and whose scientific production and ideas inspired generations of scientists. The proceedings of the second workshop have been published as a special issue of General Relativity and Gravitation. Continuing the series of these workshops, the Third Italian-Pakistani workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics was held in Lecce, Italy in the month of July 2011 and was dedicated to the celebration of the 65th Birthday of Prof. Asghar Qadir. The proceedings of the third workshop have been appeared in Journal of Physics: Conference Series.
As a consequence of this scientific success, we decided to organize the Fourth Italian-Pakistani Workshop on Relativistic Astrophysics in the beautiful city of Islamabad which is close to the archaeological site of Gandhara civilization known as Taxila. The fourth workshop is dedicated to celebrate 50 years of the Kerr metric. Like the previous three workshop, we intend to publish the proceedings of the fourth workshop as a special issue of an International Journal.
These workshops follow the signature of an Agreement between the Department of Physics, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy and the Centre for Advanced Mathematics and Physics, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan aiming of promoting scientific and academic cooperation between the parties.
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Scientists from countries (other than Italy and Pakistan) interested to participate are welcome to register for the workshop.