General Relativity at One Hundred: The Sixth Biennial Bacon Conference

March 10-12, 2016, Pasadena, CA

The sixth biennial Francis Bacon Conference will take place from March 10 to 12, 2016, at the California Institute of Technology and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Titled General Relativity at One Hundred or GR 100, the three-day conference is occasioned by the centennial of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Participants at GR 100, collaboration among physicists and historians, will explore topics ranging from the early history of general relativity to current experimental projects, including gravitational wave detection and precision tests, and various fronts of theoretical research.

The conference is organized by the Divisions of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech, with The Huntington’s Research Division. It begins with the Francis Bacon Award Lecture by Jürgen Renn, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, who received the 2014 Bacon Award for his influential studies of structural changes in systems of knowledge.

The conference is made possible by the generous financial support of the Francis Bacon Foundation and Caltech’s Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics. For more information, please visit

Posted: February 08, 2016