27th Midwest Relativity Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

The website is ready for the Midwest Relativity Meeting 2017 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, October 12-14. The website for the conference is

https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/midwest-gravity-meeting/

Please, register through this website as soon as possible. The registration deadline is October 5th, 2017. There is no registration fee.

The website lists hotel rooms blocked for participants of this meeting, and reservations must be made by September 11 for the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites, and, September 27 for the Executive Learning and Conference Center Center. For more information please see our website.

The meeting will start on Thursday (October 12th) at 2pm. and will end in the afternoon of Saturday (October 14th). In addition to the regular talks, there will be two plenary talks, one by Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State) and one by Matthew Evans (MIT). The rough schedule will be as follows:

Thursday (Oct 12):

2-3pm. Registration

3-5pm. Talks

5-6pm. Refreshments.

Friday (Oct 13):

9-10am. Plenary talk by Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State)

followed by regular talks during the day (coffee breaks provided /lunch on your own).

Saturday (Oct 14):

9-10am. Plenary talk by Matthew Evans (MIT)

followed by regular talks during the day (coffee breaks provided /lunch on your own).

We strongly encourage graduate students and postdocs to present talks on their research. The Blue Apple Prize will be awarded for the best talk by a student.

Please pass this information along to anyone you think will be interested.

We look forward to seeing you at the Midwest Relativity Meeting!

Best regards.

The organizers:

Lydia Bieri, Henriette Elvang, David Garfinkle