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Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

14th Canadian Conference on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics (1st circ.)

This is the first announcement for the the 14th Canadian Conference on General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics which will take place July 9-12, 2012 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. CCGRRA14 is the latest in a biennial series of meetings that bring together Canadian and international relativists for scientific discussion and exchange. These meetings are broadly based, covering the wide range of research done in Canada including mathematical and numerical relativity, quantum gravity, string-theoretic approaches to gravity, relativistic astrophysics and cosmology.

Invited lectures will be given by: Patrick Brady (U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Robert Brandenberger (McGill U.), Sergio Dain (U. Nacional de Cordoba), Andrew Frey (U. of Winnipeg), Valeri Frolov (U. of Alberta), Veronika Hubeny (Durham U.), Hari Kunduri (Memorial U.), Robert Mann (U of Waterloo), Harald Pfeiffer (U. of Toronto), Eric Poisson (U. of Guelph) and Sanjeev Seahra (U. New Brunswick, Fredericton). In addition to these plenary lectures, time will be allotted in the afternoons for contributed talks from members of the national and international community. Post-docs and grad students are especially encouraged to contribute talks.

The meeting will begin with an opening reception on Monday, July 9th. Talks will happen from Tuesday morning (the 10th) until Thursday evening (the 12th), including a public lecture on Tuesday night. On Wednesday afternoon there will be an organized whale-watching trip to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve followed by a banquet on the beach.

For more information please see the website http://www.ccgrra14.ca or contact ccgrra14[AT]gmail.com. Registration will open in January.

Organizing Committee: Ivan Booth (ibooth[AT]mun.ca), Hari Kunduri (hkkunduri[AT]mun.ca), Ben Tippett (bktippett[AT]mun.ca).