Latin American Conference on
Astrophysics and Relativity

June 24-27, 2024
Bogotá, Colombia
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LACAR 2024 will focus on many interesting and knowledge empowering & enhancing scientific sessions and covers all frontier concepts & topics in General Relativity and Astrophysics. The conference also includes Keynote presentations by prominent scientists from around the globe in addition to both oral and poster presentations.

Relativistic Astrophysics
Gravitational Waves & Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Cosmology / Early Universe / Dark Energy / Dark Matter
Gravitation and Astrophysics: General Topics


The registration fees cover coffee breaks, badge and program book:

Before 15 May 2024:
Faculty/Staff: 300.000 COP (~$100 )
Student: 75.000 COP  (~$25)

After 15 May 2024:
Faculty/Staff:  360.000 COP (~$120)
Student: 75.000 COP  (~$25)

Conference dinner:  90.000 COP (~$30)

Prices are in Colombian Pesos (COP).

This information will be updated as soon as possible.

Bridge Talk Speakers

"Bridge" talks are intended to provide a connection between the main topics of the conference and to fuel conversations during our conference.

Scott Hughes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Cole Miller, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Nicolas Yunes, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA

Invited Speakers


Review Lectures

Cecilia Chirenti, Federal University of ABC Center for Mathematics, Brazil
Jack Steiner, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA


Our full program schedule will be available later. Please check back for updates!


09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-12:00 Course I
14:00-16:00 Course II
16:00-18:00 Course III
18:00-19:00 Registration
18:30-20:00 Reception


08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Opening Session
10:00-11:25 Invited talk
11:25-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-12:00 Invited talk
12:00-12:25 Invited talk
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 Invited talk
14:30-15:00 Invited talk
15:30-16:00 Invited talk
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:00 Invited talk
17:00-18:00 Contributed Talks


09:00-10:00 Bridge talk
10:00-10:30 Invited talk
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Bridge talk
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Bridge talk
15:00-15:30 Invited talk
15:30-16:30 Interaction Time
16:30-18:00 Contributed Talks

18:00-21:00 Conference Dinner


10:30-11:30 Bridge talk
11:30-12:00 Invited talk
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30  Invited talk
14:30-15:00 Contributed Talks
15:00-15:30 Interaction Time
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 Contributed Talks
17:00-18:00 Discussion

19:00 Astronomy on Tap BOG



- Alexander Bonilla Rivera, Universidad El Bosque

- Mario Armando Higuera-Garzón, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

- Eduard Larranaga, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

- Santiago Vargas-Dominguez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia


-Alejandro Cárdenas-Avendaño, Princeton University, USA

- Daniel Castro, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA

- Lía Racquel Corrales, University of Michigan, USA

- Cristian Rodrigo Erices Osorio, Universidad Central de Chile, Chile

- Javier García, California Institute of Technology, USA

- Erin Kara, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

- Juan Rafael Martínez Galarza, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA

- Rafael C. Nunes,  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

- Hector Okada da Silva, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Germany

- Andrés A. Plazas Malagón, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory & Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, USA

- Camilo Posada, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic

- Milton Ruiz, Universitat de Valéncia, Spain

- Riccardo Sturani, UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista & ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research, Brazil

About Bogotá

Bogotá is the capital and largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the country, it is diverse and multicultural, with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. The predominant colors in Bogotá are the green of the city’s many parks and the eastern mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe, and the rich red of its many brick buildings.

Our venue is equipped with the latest tecnology, stage, variable acoustics, parking lots and the best conditions for the conference.

Code of conduct

We aim to host a professional, inclusive, and welcoming meeting. Before registering you must read and agree to abide by the APS Meeting Code of Conduct ( In addition, participants are also expected the adhere to the following guidelines at all times:

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for everyone. We expect our participants to behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate at any time (including lunches and social events). Harassment includes verbal or physical abuse, offensive comments, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent.

Please be respectful at all times. We endeavour to provide a safe, comfortable and professional work environment. Participants should be courteous with the opinions of others and be mindful not to exclude anyone from discussions or work-related activities. In particular, participants should avoid making derogatory comments or jokes that may be damaging to the career prospects of others. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of the organisers.