This international conference will be held as part of the framework of the Recontres du Vietnam. Our aims are to discuss and review recent developments on:
- Astrophysics of compact objects
- Gravitational waves (experimental and theoretical)
- Experimental gravity and tests of General Relativity
- Alternative gravity theories and Cosmology related issues
The conference will consist of plenary sessions for indepth oral presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), parrallel and poster sessions (contributions sollicitated or selected from abstract submission). Special emphasis is being placed on active participation by young researchers and post-docs. A common plenary session with the conference Cosmology in the Planck Era is planned.