The International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation,
ISGRG, is an international learned society. It acts as Affiliated
Commission 2 (AC.2) of the International Union of Pure and Applied
The Society's purposes are ``to promote the study of GRG and to
exchange information in the interest of its members and the
profession''. It pursues these aims in several ways: it organizes a
triennial conference, publishes a journal "General Relativity and
Gravitation," sponsors a bulletin and website service, Hyperspace, and
represents its research community in international science politics
through IUPAP, acting as its responsible commission for other relevant
conferences. See under Activities.
The Society was formed in 1971, as the successor to the International
Committee on General Relativity and Gravitation: for more information
see under History. Its constitution and
current structure are posted on this web site under Organization.
Members are offered reduced registration fees for the major
conferences organized by the Society, reduced rate subscriptions to
the Society's journal, and discount book offers. They are able to
take part in international science policy-making and in
the Society's representation of our community on issues of national
and international policy, ranging from the treatment of individual
scientists by their governments to the funding of international space
missions. Membership is open to "All technically competent
scientists who have an interest in GRG." Full information on
benefits, eligibility and how to join are given under Membership and Dues.
Within IUPAP the GRG Society is one of the participants in its Working
Group called the
Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics and Gravitation International
Committee (PANAGIC), and also has links with the Gravitational Wave International
Committee (GWIC). Other related bodies, including national and regional GRG societies are listed under Related organizations.