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Gravitational Wave Symposium

Call for Papers and Presentations

Technical and Publication Chair
Glen A. Robertson
IASSPES, Madison, AL

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Interested authors or presenters are invited to submit abstracts for approval by email through the technical chairs listed within the individual descriptions with a copy sent to the editorial chair at abstract_AT_ias-spes.org for cataloging. The email submission should indicate in the SPESIF forum, number and title of the technical session in which they wish their abstracts to be considered. The general deadline for submission of abstracts for papers and presentation is July 15, 2009. After this date, approval will depends on space availability. So please submit early.

The abstract guidelines can be found at http://www.ias-spes.org/SPESIF2010_abstract.html. Generally, abstracts should include the name(s), phone number(s) and email(s) of all authors, and clearly indicate the motivation and purpose of the work, important results, significance, applications, and briefly summarize approach or methodology. Acknowledgment of receipt of submitted abstracts will be sent to the person submitting the abstract. Inquiries can be made by email to spesif AT ias-spes.org or by calling (256) 694-7941.

REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE OF FULL PAPERS: Authors with accepted abstracts will be asked to provide a draft manuscript for technical review by August 15, 2009. Draft manuscripts do not need to be complete, but must follow the format instructions for preparing the final manuscript and contain enough information for approval. The manuscript guidelines can be found at http://www.ias-spes.org/SPESIF2010_manuscript.html. A minimum fee of $50 will be required for editorial services rendered after draft approval; regardless of publication in the AIP proceedings.

Final, camera-ready, manuscripts are due no later than November 15, 2009 to insure acceptance into the AIP proceedings.

SPESIF expects a fully paid registration to accompany the final camera-ready paper for it to be published in the SPESIF-2010 AIP Proceedings. Please let us know at draft manuscript submittal if a payment delay is expected. A full registration fee will be billed for publication in the AIP proceedings, regardless of attendance at SPESIF-2010.

For more information and updates, please consult the SPESIF homepage at: http://www.ias-spes.org/SPESIF.html.

DEADLINES

Initial Abstract Submission

July 15, 2009

Draft Manuscript

August 15, 2009

Final Camera Ready Manuscript

November 15, 2009

D. 1st SYMPOSIUM ON HIGH-FREQUENCY GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

Program Chair

Bob Baker
8123 Tuscany Avenue,
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Phone: (310) 823-4143
FAX: (310) 821-1694
drrobertbaker AT gravwave.com

Program Co-Chair

Gary Stephenson
Seculine Consulting
P O Box 925
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (425) 443-8651
seculine AT gmail.com

The Symposium on High-Frequency Gravitational Waves (HFGWs) provides a forum for discussions pertaining to the means of detecting and generating HFGWs and their practical application. Papers on HFGWs may encompass the high-frequency (100 kHz to 100 MHz), very high frequency (100 MHz to 100 GHz), and ultra high frequency (greater than 100 GHz) bands all referred to as HFGWs and should concentrate on the means for evolving this technology. Fourteen laboratory High-Frequency Gravitational Wave (HFGW) generators (or transmitters) have been proposed in the past 45 years in peer-reviewed journal articles. Ten different HFGW detectors (or receivers) have been proposed since 1978, as reported in peer-reviewed journal articles, and three of them actually built. Thus HFGW generation and detection are paramount interest areas for the Symposium. Specific interests also include (but are not limited to) the description of HFGWs in conventional space-time, applications to astrophysics, communication, nuclear effects, surveillance and remote movement of massive objects. Concepts may be either theoretical or based upon actual experiments or fabricated devices and should include rigorous, logical, scientific support and plausible assumptions and/or data to validate the fundamental aspects of the presented papers. Examples of appropriate papers from the literature concerning High-Frequency Gravitational Waves can be found at:
http://www.gravwave.com/docs/HFGW%20References.pdf.

Papers and presentations are solicited that address HFGW themes, focusing on the following topics:

D01. Detectors/Receivers

Chair: Gary V. Stephenson, Seculine Consulting, Redondo Beach, Ca, (425) 443-8651; seculine AT gmail.com

Co-chair: Andrew Beckwith, Menlo Park, California, (650) 322-6768, rwill9955b AT yahoo.com

Papers are solicited that involve the detection of HFGWs having frequencies above 100 kHz. Research results concerning either HFGW detectors in operation or theoretical ones in the development or planning stage are
welcome. Application of superconductors, back-action analyses, new detection theories, relic HFGW detectors, etc.. would also be valuable contributions to be presented. Exemplar paper:
http://www.gravwave.com/docs/Detector%20Development.pdf

D02. Generators/Transmitters

Chair: Robert M L Baker, Jr., Playa del Rey, CA, (310) 823-4143; drrobertbaker AT gravwave.com

Co-chair: Gary V. Stephenson, Seculine Consulting, Redondo Beach, Ca, (425) 443-8651;  seculine AT gmail.com

Papers are solicited that involve the laboratory generation of HFGWs having frequencies above 100 kHz. Research results concerning theoretical HFGW generators and transmitters are welcome. Application of superconductors to high-gain HFGW transmitter antennas utilizing HFGW optics, nuclear generation and transmitter/receiver systems would also be valuable contributions to be presented. Exemplar paper: http://www.gravwave.com/docs/AIP;%20HFGW%20Nuclear%20Fusion.pdf

D03. Applications to Cosmology/Astrophysics

Chair: Andrew Beckwith, Menlo Park, California, (650) 322-6768, rwill9955b AT yahoo.com

Co-chair: Giorgio Fontana, University of Trento, Trento, Italy, +390461883906; giorgio.fontana AT unitn.it.

Since observation of high-frequency relic gravitational waves (HFRGWs) will provide vital information about the birth of the Universe and its early dynamical evolution as well as enable significant direct inferences to be drawn about the value of the Hubble parameter of the early universe and the cosmological scale factor, papers concerning these applications are solicited. Other astrophysical applications involve the entropy growth of the early Universe, an ability to rule out alternatives to inflation theories, to pinpoint the energy scale at which inflation took place and to provide clues about the symmetries underlying new physics at the highest energies, would also be most valuable contributions to be presented. Exemplar paper:
http://www.gravwave.com/docs/Entropy%20_provisional%20draft%20_-Andrew%20Bec
kwith.pdf

D04. Applications to the Global Anti-Terrorism

Chair: Robert M L Baker, Jr., Playa del Rey, CA, (310) 823-4143; drrobertbaker AT gravwave.com

Co-chair: R. Clive Woods, Louisiana State University, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Baton Rouge, La, (225) 578-8961; cwoods AT lsu.edu.

Papers are solicited that apply HFGW technology to defeat global terrorism. Examples include, but are not limited to: secure (low probability of intercept or LPI) communications to and among our anti-terrorism assets including deeply submerged submarines; surveillance through and into various structures, underground and underwater installations to observe weapons of mass destruction or WMDs, cashes of weapons and ammunition, terrorist command and control centers, etc. ; remote HFGW force-field generators to displace missile warheads, defeat anti-satellite systems, interfere with weapon systems of all varieties, etc. Also papers dealing with potential WMDs that include remote nuclear-event generation in order to anticipate and defend against them would be valuable contributions. Exemplar paper:
http://www.gravwave.com/docs/War%20on%20Terror%20Applications.pdf

D05. Commercial Applications of HFGWs

Chair: R. Clive Woods, Louisiana State University, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Baton Rouge, La, (225) 578-8961; cwoods AT lsu.edu.

Co-chair: Robert M L Baker, Jr., Playa del Rey, CA, (310) 823-4143; drrobertbaker AT gravwave.com

Papers are solicited that describe potential applications of HFGWs to the commercial market place. These applications may be theoretical but should be practical and commercially realizable given suitable likely advances in technology. Possible subjects include, but are not limited to: radioactive waste-free nuclear energy production, propulsion, and HFGW optics and communication systems. Exemplar paper:
http://www.gravwave.com/docs/com%20study%20composite.pdf

D06. Theoretical HFGW Research

Chair: Giorgio Fontana, University of Trento, Trento, Italy, +390461883906; giorgio.fontana AT unitn.it.

Co-chair: R. Clive Woods, Louisiana State University, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Baton Rouge, La, (225) 578-8961; cwoods AT lsu.edu.

One of the revolutionary concepts introduced by the theory of Special Relativity is recognizing that time is a full-featured dimension on a par with space. We solicit papers on theories for modeling gravitational waves in the full four-dimensional manifold of General Relativity and in a multidimensional universe. Generation and detection by physical transducers and propagation in space-time and Euclidean space (Hyperspace) should be the main topics of the contributions. In addition, the analysis of non-linear propagation effects would be of great interest for applications. Lorentzian or Euclidean approaches to space-time are of interest, including comparisons between the two formalisms. Gravitational waves in Gravitoelectromagnetic models of gravity are also accepted, including 3+1 formulations derived from General Relativity, 4+1 formulations derived from Euclidean Relativity and Dark Matter. Exemplar paper:
http://www.gravwave.com/docs/Beckwith-Dark_2009-03-17.pdf