The plenary sessions will take place in the mornings and the parallel sessions in the afternoons. Posters will be announced in the parallel sessions and will be placed in the coffee break area for better visibility. All presentations will be in English. The Symposium will also have three public talks in Portuguese.
A pdf version can be downloaded here.
08h30-09h00Opening Ceremony
09h00-10h20 Plenary Session IPlenary Session IIIPlenary Session VPlenary Session VIIPlenary Session IX
10h30-11h00 Coffee Break
11h00-12h30 Plenary Session IIPlenary Session IVPlenary Session VIPlenary Session VIIIPlenary Session X
12h30-14h00 Lunch
14h00-15h30RegistrationParallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions
Free AfternoonParallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions
15h30-16h10RegistrationCoffee Break
16h10-17h40RegistrationParallel Sessions
Parallel Sessions
Free AfternoonParallel Sessions
18h00-19h00Reception Cocktail
20h00Public TalkPublic TalkPublic TalkBanquet

Plenary sessions organization

Be advised that this is a temporary program and the time of some talk may undergo minor changes. Please keep checking this webpage for updates.

Sunday (December 16th)

Plenary Session I
09h00 - What ever became of ... ? Ideas (hypotheses, theories, models, scenarios...) from other TEXAS Symposia »
09h30 - New Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background »
09h55- LHC Results and Their Impact to Cosmology »
Plenary Session II
11h00 - The Accelerating Universe: Dark Energy and Alternative Models »
11h35 - Dark Matter »
12h10 - Dark Energy Survey (DES) »
Public Talk I
20h00 - Public Talk (in Portuguese) - Universo (Universe) »

Monday (December 17th)

Plenary Session III
09h00 - Large-Scale Structure, Galaxy and SMBH Formation and Growth, and the Milky Way Case »
09h45 - Tidal Disruption Events »
Plenary Session IV
11h00 - The feeding of supermassive black holes »
11h30 - Simulations of Accreting Black Holes on Horizon Scales »
11h55 - Gravitational Lensing: The beginning of a new era for the study of the dark Universe? »
Public Talk II
20h00 - Public Talk (in Portuguese) - Buracos Negros: Rompendo os Limites da Ficção (Black Holes - beyond science fiction) »

Tuesday (December 18th)

Plenary Session V
09h00 - Particle Astrophysics with High Energy Neutrinos »
09h35 - Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays: Theory, Results, and Prospects »
10h10 - CTA - Cherenkov Telescope Array »
Plenary Session VI
11h00 - Astrophysical tests of general relativity in the strong-field regime »
11h35 - Gamma ray Astronomy from GeV to TeV Energies »
12h10 - Core-Collapse Supernova Explosions:  The Theoretical Challenge »
Public Talk III
20h00 - Public Talk (in Portuguese) - Astrofisica Relativistica: Supernovas, Estrelas de Neutrons e Buracos negros hoje. (Relativistic Astrophysics: SuperNovae, Neutron Stars and Black Holes Today.) »

Wednesday (December 19th)

Plenary Session VII
09h00 - The Incredible Crab »
09h30 - Electromagnetic Signals that Accompany Neutron Stars Mergers, Supernova Shock Break Out and Low Luminosity GRBs »
09h55 - Pulsars and Magnetars »
Plenary Session VIII
11h00 - The first Focusing High-Energy X-ray Telescopes:  Opening a New Window on the High Energy Universe »
11h35 - Binary Black Hole Mergers in Numerical General Relativistic Astrophysics »

Thursday (December 20th)

Plenary Session IX
09h00 - Gravitational-Wave Detection using Laser Interferometer Systems and Pulsar Timing Arrays »
09h40 - Gravitational-wave Observatories: current results and future prospects »
Plenary Session X
11h00 - Challenges of Relativistic Astrophysics »
11h35 - New Frontiers in Relativistic Astrophysics: The Event Horizon Telescope and other Future Projects/Missions »

Parallel sessions organization

The parallel sessions will be divided in the following topics:
  • Cosmology
  • Galactic and Intergalactic Astrophysics
  • Compact Objects
  • High Energy Astrophysics/Astroparticle Physics
  • Alternative Models and Theories
  • New Windows/Gravitational Waves
  • New Projects/Missions
  • Quantum Effects in Relativistic Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation for Relativistic Astrophysics
For organization purposes we grouped some of these topics as:
  • COS - Cosmology/Alternative Models and Theories
  • COB - Compact Objects/Quantum Effects in Relativistic Astrophysics
  • GIA - Galactic and Intergalactic Astrophysics
  • HEA - High Energy Astrophysics/Astroparticle Physics/Instrumentation for Relativistic Astrophysics
  • NGW - New Windows/Gravitational Waves/New Projects/Missions

Sunday (December 16th)

Nelson Pinto Neto
Cecilia Chirenti
14h00 Daisuke Nagai (2011 IUPAP winner of the YOUNG Scientist Prize in Astrophysics)
A New Era of Cosmology and Astrophysics with Galaxy Clusters (#1546)
14h00Jorge Rueda
On globally and locally neutral static and rotating neutron stars (#1548)
14h30 Bruno Moraes
The CFTH/MegaCam Stripe-82 Survey (CS82): Overview and First Results (#1513)
14h18 German Lugones
Hybrid Stars In The Light Of The Massive Pulsar PSR J1614−2230 (#1512)
14h45 Victor De Castro Mourão Roque
Unveiling the QCD phase transition through the eLISA/NGO detector (#1509)
14h36 Carlos Frajuca
Estimating pulsars' braking indices (#1471)
15h00 Reinaldo Rosa
A new gravitational N-body simulation algorithm for investigation of chaotic advection in astrophysical and cosmological systems (#1544)
14h54 Jorge Horvath
"Black Widow" pulsars and related objects (#1469)
15h15 Tomonori Totani
FastSound: Testing Gravity at z > 1 by Redshift Space Distortion with Subaru/FMOS (#1455)
15h12 Riccardo Ciolfi
Poloidal-Field Instability In Magnetized Relativistic Stars (#1442)
Maria Luiza Bedran
Jorge Rueda
16h10 Nelson Pinto Neto
The quantum-to-classical transition of primordial cosmological perturbations (#1534)
16h10 Joseph Mitchell
Shell Flashes on H/He Accreting CO White Dwarfs (#1465)
16h25 Alnadhief Alfedeel
The Null Cone Observations in Lemaître metric (#1552)
16h28 Patricia Arevalo
Accretion disc - corona connection in AGN (#1503)
16h40 Vladimir Strokov
Phenomenological Approach in the Study of Singularity Problem (#1452)
16h46 Jaderson Schimoia
Short timescale variations of the H alpha double-peaked profile of the nucleus of NGC 1097 (#1499)
16h55 Osamu Seto
Asymmetric dark matter after a cosmological phase transition (#1474)
17h04 Jorge Cuadra
Stellar Winds and the Infalling Cloud in the Galactic Centre (#1502)
17h10 Reinaldo Rosa
Alternative cosmology from cusp geometries (#1545)
17h22 Mauri Valtonen
Proof of the no-hair theorem for the OJ287 primary black hole (#1422)
17h25 Marcelo Byrro Ribeiro
Fractal Analysis Of The Galaxy Distribution In The Redshift Range 0.45 < z < 5.0 (#1555)
17h40M. Angelez Perez-Garcia
Multi-messenger emission from Neutron star internal phase transition (#1432)

Monday (December 17th)

João Braga
Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann
14h00 Alexander Van Der Horst (2012 IUPAP winner of the YOUNG Scientist Prize in Astrophysics)
From gamma rays to radio waves: the extremes of gamma-ray bursts (#1543)
14h00 Carlos Argüelles
Fermionic Dark Matter and galactic structures at all scales (#1539)
14h18 Ronaldo Vieira
A third integral of motion for nearly equatorial orbits in axisymmetric thin disks (#1470)
14h36 Lixin Dai
Simulating tidal disruptions of stars by supermassive black holes: extracting black hole spin (#1497)
14h36 Vanessa Pacheco De Freitas
Self-gravitating disks: aspects of stability (#1479)
14h54 Roland Walter
The tidal disruption of an extrasolar planet detected at hard X-rays (#1421)
14h54 Daniel Alf Drehmer
Dynamical model for the stellar kinematics and determination of the the mass of the supermassive black hole in NGC 4258 (#1507)
15h12 Luis Juracy Lemos
Luminosity Function of GRBs (#1556)
15h12 Michael Kesden
Tidal disruption by spinning supermassive black holes (#1490)
Odylio Denys Aguiar
Jorge Horvath
16h10 João Braga
The MIRAX Mission on the Lattes Satellite (#1431)
Claudia Aguilera Gómez
Failure Conditions of the Elastic Crust of Neutron Stars (#1478)
16h28 Fabrizio Tavecchio
Axion-like particles and emission of very high energy gamma rays in blazars (#1441)
Michael Gabler
Modulating the emission of magnetars - neutron star seismology with QPOs of SGRs (#1447)
16h46 Ulisses De Almeida
Relativistic astrophysical sources: New results from MAGIC (#1476)
Cecilia Chirenti
F-modes of slowly and differentially rotating stars (#1424)
17h04 Peter Eger
Search for Very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from Galactic globular clusters with H.E.S.S. (#1484)
Shinichiro Yoshida
A numerical eigenmode analysis of rotating relativistic stars (#1425)
17h22 Amy Furniss
VERITAS Extragalactic Gamma-ray Observations (#1489)
Manuel Malheiro
Magnetic moments of SGRs and AXPs as white dwarfs pulsars (#1553)

Wednesday (December 19th)

João Braga
José C. N. De Araújo
14h00 Elisabete De Gouveia Dal Pino
Particle Acceleration by Magnetic Reconnection: from solar flares to AGNs and GRBs (#1454)
William Lima
Awaking the vacuum in relativistic stars (#1429)
14h18 Zhuo Li
Gamma-ray burst neutrino limit from IceCube and Fermi observations (#1456)
Raissa Mendes
Vacuum awakening in spheroidal configurations (#1491)
14h36 Arman Esmaili
Indirect Dark Matter Detection in the Light of Sterile Neutrinos (#1516)
André Landulfo
Particle creation due to tachyonic instability in relativistic stars (#1428)
14h54 Bernardo Fraga
Self-gravitating system of fermions as dark matter halos and central objects in galaxies (#1536)
Rodrigo Macedo
Time evolution of non-symmetric Robinson-Trautman spacetimes (#1538)
15h12 Andrea Giuliani
SNR W44, the first unambiguous evidence of gamma-rays emission from neutral-pions decay (#1495)
Danilo Teixeira
No Evidence For Bardeen-Petterson Alignment In Conservative GRMHD Simulation Of Moderately Thin, Tilted Accretion Disk (#1532)
Elisabete De Gouveia Dal Pino
César Augusto Costa
16h10 Kumiko Kotera
Pulsars, supernovae, and ultrahigh energy cosmic rays (#1423)
Odylio Denys Aguiar
Schenberg Gravitational Wave Antenna: Status Report (#1510)
16h28 Sander Walg
Relativistic AGN jets: The effect of radial stratification on internal shocks and jet integrity (#1430)
Andrezj Krolak
Searching for gravitational wave signals from rotating neutron stars with the LIGO and Virgo detectors (#1434)
16h46 Dmitry Chernyshov
Possible link between FERMI bubbles and cosmic rays (#1480)
José C. N. De Araújo
Searching for Gravitational Waves with a Geostationary Interferometer (#1550)
17h04 Ke Fang
Very High and Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Ray Nuclei from Pulsars (#1494)
Cristina Valéria Torres
Capitalizing on GW polarization bias for a pair of interferometric detectors to increase parameter estimation speed and the potential implications for cosmological models (#1518)
17h22 Curt Cutler
Improved versions of the F-statistic for more efficient GW pulsar searches (#1519)

Thursday (December 20th)

Odylio Denys Aguiar
Marcio Eduardo da Silva Alves
14h00 Jozef Skakala
No asymptotically highly damped quasi-normal modes without horizons? (#1445)
Gabriel Perez-Giz
Bigrade Orbits Around Kerr Black Holes (#1540)
14h18 Maria Victoria Del Valle
Bowshocks of runaway stars as gamma-ray sources (#1462)
Motoyuki Saijo
Nonlinear effect of r-mode instability in uniformly rotating stars (#1468)
14h36 Efrain Ferrer
Effect of Diquark-Diquark Repulsion in the EoS of Strongly Interacting Systems (#1531)
Carlos Frajuca
Network of interferometric gravitational wave detectors sensitivity for identifying the metric theory of gravity (#1473)
14h54 Ana Virginia Penacchioni
Recent progress on the Induced Gravitational Collapse Model (#1537)
Daniela Delia Alic
Electromagnetic and Gravitational Wave emission from merger of supermassive black holes in force-free plasma (#1439)

Posters organization

Posters will be announced in the parallel sessions and will be placed in the foyer close to the coffee break area for better visibility. They are listed below according their topics:

Alternative Models and Theories

Pedro Moraes - Cosmology from Kaluza-Klein gravitational model (#1485)

Rodrigo De Souza - Reducing the parameter space for Unparticle-inspired models using white dwarf masses (#1482)

Felipe Nogueira - Fractal Characteristics in the Lemaître-Tolman-Bondi Cosmology (#1457)

Antônio Carlos Amaro de Faria Júnior - Calculating Vacuum Energy from a Universal Background (#1449)

Compact Objects

Gibran Henrique de Souza - Comparison between SLy and the polytropic equation of state for Neutron stars structure (#1560)

Sheyse Martins de Carvalho - On The Relativistic Feynman-Metropolis-Teller Equation of State at Finite Temperatures and its Applications to White Dwarfs (#1554)

Carlos Eduardo Cedeño Montaña - Collapse of a cloud of matter to form a polytropic star in the characteristic formulation of general relativity (#1526)

Pedro Marronetti - Initial Data for Binary Neutron Stars with Arbitrary Spin and Orbital Eccentricity (#1524)

José Arbañil - An overview of the generalizations of the Birkhoff theorem (#1483)

Vilson Tonin Zanchin - Compact objects in General Relativity: testing the Buchdahl limit for charged spheres (#1469)

Cristóbal Armaza - MHD equilibria in barotropic stars (#1466)

Marcio Bronzato de Avellar - Time lags in the kilohertz quasi-periodic oscillations of the low-mass X-ray binaries 4U1608-52 and 4U1636-53 (#1460)

Renan Santos - Models of Pulsars Binary Systems and Emission of Gravitational Waves (#1443)


Fabio Cabral Carvalho - Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect as probe dark energy (#1547)

Leonardo Castañeda Colorado - Weak Gravitational Lensing and Cosmological Perbutation Theory (#1520)

Gil De Oliveira Neto - Notes on the use of curvature scalars in order to identify singularities in quantum cosmology (#1492)

Amanda Reis Lopes - Cosmic time evolution of the average galactic mass and luminosity from z=0.5 to z=5 (#1459)

Antônio Carlos Amaro de Faria Júnior - Variation of the speed of light and the invariance of the Fine Structure Constant (#1453)

Claudio Nassif Da Cruz - Doubly special relativity with an invariant minimum speed and the accelerated expansion of the universe (#1450)

André Luís Delvas Fróes - Screening Mechanisms in Cosmology (#1446)

Maria Luiza Bedran - Evolution of the scale parameter in a universe filled with a van der Waals fluid (#1444)

Eduardo Dos Santos Pereira - Super-Massive Black Hole accretion of Matter in the Dark -Energy Cosmologies (#1435)

Malu Maira da Silva - Brownian motion of a test particle coupled to vacuum fluctuations near a reflecting plane (#1562)

High Energy Astrophysics/Astroparticle Physics

Vivian De La Incera - Electric Susceptibilities of Strongly Magnetized Fermion Systems (#1542)

Laura Paulucci - Photonuclear reactions in a gamma ray burst environment (#1506)

Francesco De Palma - The First Fermi-LAT Catalog of Supernova Remnants (#1504)

Andrzej Niedzwiecki - Gamma-ray emission from hot accretion flows (#1498)

David Ian Jones - Co-moving coordinates: bringing low-frequency radio and (V)HE gamma-ray astronomy together (#1486)

Luís Henrique Sinki Kadowaki - MHD simulations of magnetic reconnection in accretion disk systems (#1477)

Luiz Augusto Stuani Pereira - Cosmic ray Veto of the MARIO SCHENBERG Gravitational Wave Detector (#1464)

Maria Victoria Del Valle - First Order Fermi acceleration rate in turbulent magnetic reconnection sites (#1463)

Behrouz Khiali - Non-thermal Emission from the Accretion-Disk/Coronae of AGNs and Particle Acceleration by Magnetic Reconnection (#1461)

Wlodek Bednarek - Curvature Origin of the Sub-TeV Pupsed Gamma-Ray Emission from the Light Cylinder Region of the Crab Pulsar Magnetospehere (#1440)

Florencia Laura Vieyro - Neutrino emission from Population III gamma-ray bursts (#1436)

Instrumentation for Relativistic Astrophysics

César Augusto Costa - The Critical Coupling Likelihood method, one approach for linking gravitational wave search software with gravitational wave detector hardware (#1493)

Marcio Constancio Junior - Comparison between a Multi-Nested Pendula and a multi-linear pendula system (#1487)

Carlos Frajuca - A New Design for Mechanical Impedance Matchers for Transducers in Spherical Gravitational Wave Detectors (#1475)

Carlos Frajuca - A phase modulator controller of pulsed ion beams (#1472)

Desiree Della Monica Ferreira - Design and development of coatings for the ATHENA mission (#1541)

New Projects/Missions/New Windows/Gravitational Waves

Marcio Eduardo da Silva Alves - Resolving polarization modes of gravitational waves in Pulsar Timing experiments (#1551)

Stephen Bruenn - Axisymmetric Core-Collapse Supernova Simulations from First Principles (#1525)

Juliana Celestino - Polarization of gravitational waves due propagation in an anisotropic background gravitational field (#1517)

Eduardo Valentino Tonini - The gravitational wave recoil in the merger of two colliding black holes: the non-head-on case (#1514)

Ivano Damião Soares - The Bondi-Sachs Four Momentum in Non-Axisymmetric Robinson-Trautman Spacetimes (#1505)

Gabriela Nunes Depetri - N-body Choreographies and Gravitational Waves (#1500)

Fabio Da Silva Bortoli - Sphere suspension in Schenberg Detector: Vibrational analyses of the attenuation in the seismic noise (#1488)

Fabio Da Silva Bortoli - Schenberg Detector: Vibrational Isolation of Thermal Conection from the Dilution Refrigerator (#1481)

Carlos Filipe da Silva Costa - Low latency data analysis for spherical gravitational wave detectors (#1458)

Antônio Carlos Amaro de Faria Júnior - Gravitational Waves in Braneworld Scenarios with AdS Background (#1448)

Rubens De Melo Marinho Junior - Gravitational Wave Data Analysis (#1427)