The European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) is a non-profit international society devoted to the promotion of scientific research under various gravity conditions in Europe. The organization, established in 1979, provides a networking platform for all scientists interested in life and physical sciences and technology in space or on ground. ELGRA aims at representing and strengthening the scientific community of gravity-related research and helping young scientists and engineers get involved in low- and hyper-gravity research through educational programs.
In 2019, ELGRA celebrates its 40th anniversary. Our 2019 Symposium will be a great opportunity to remember the history of our association and to plan the research in microgravity for the coming years, in which Space Exploration activities are expected to increase significantly.

You can join ELGRA at http://www.elgra.org/



This conference is the latest in a series that has been held yearly since 2006, joining an active and consolidated scientific community across the five continents, which includes experts of, technology and experimentation in space in the field of multiphase fluid physics. The conference provides a platform for researchers to exchange information and identify research needs in this important area encompassing several engineering, mechanical and physical disciplines, in a perspective of space applications, but considering also their fallback for the improvement of terrestrial applications. Members of world space agencies and space industry generally participate and give their contribution.




The 26th edition of the ELGRA Symposium and General Assembly will be held jointly with the 14th International Conference on Two-Phase Systems for Space and Ground Applications (ITTW-2019) and the annual meetings of the following European Space Agency Topical Teams:

- Diffusion in Non-Metallic Mixtures.
Geophysical Fluid Flow Simulation.
- Marangoni Instabilities in Systems with Cylindrical Symmetry.
Non-Equilibrium Phenomena in Soft Matter and Complex Fluids.
Space Grains.
Thermophysical Properties.

The Symposium will take place at the Barceló Granada Congress Hotel in Granada (Spain) from 24th to 27th September 2019. Granada is a charming city in the southern region of Andalusia, with many interesting sights to visit and an attractive style of life for visitors. The venue is located close to the city center and offers excellent facilities for conferences. This is the ideal place to meet, generate fruitful discussions, start new collaborations, and elaborate bright ideas about microgravity research that will make our community even more successful.




Granada is music and poetry, pure monumental art, millenary culture. It is a province that reaches for the sky from the steep mountain tops of the Sierra Nevada; cities full of impressive architecture coming to rest on the high plains; white villages scattered along valleys and slopes that die on the cliffs and beaches of the Tropical Coast. The Province of Granada, a privileged tourist destination, allows the traveler to practice skiing in the Sierra Nevada, exploring the remote villages of the Alpujarra, trace the last frontier of Al-Andalus in the West of the Province or stay in caves that bring back to life our troglodyte past.