Scientific Banquet, Dec 15th 2021

Scientific Banquet
at the
Neues Rathaus

December 15th 2021

The GWPAW banquet and evening talk will be held at the Neues Rathaus (New Townhall), a castle-like building walking-distance from the conference venue. Construction of the Neues Rathaus begun in 1900 and was completed 12 years later. You will be able to wonder the magnificent halls of this building and enjoy dinner overlooking the 25-acre Maschpark. Our evening speaker is Prof. Nils Andersson, Univ. of Southampton. Ticket available for purchase below.


Nils Andersson is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Southampton and Elected Chair of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. Amongst scientists he is well known for his Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (Oxford Graduate Texts), and with the younger public he is a celebrated author of a number of children’s books.

The title of his talk: “Learn to fail”

Our host observes “2GPlus” rules for participation, i.e. you have to show

  • proof of being fully vaccinated against covid or of being recovered

  • a negative antigen test result not older than 24 hours (exemption from testing requirements: people who have received “booster shots” already or who have recovered from Covid-19 after full vaccination (“breakthrough cases”)).

You can use the testing center set up near the conference venue on Wednesday morning. If you do not fall in either of these categories, please contact the organizers before purchasing any ticket.