Contact:  ibooth[AT]mun.caLocation:  St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
First Announcement: Atlantic general relativity 2016 conference and workshop
The 2017 Atlantic General Relativity Conference will be held from Thursday, June 1 to Friday, June 2 at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. As in previous years, the theme of Atlantic GR will be all aspects of classical and quantum gravity. The format will consist of two invited talks along with contributed talks by anyone who wishes to speak. The invited speaker this year is Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute).
Atlantic GR will be be preceded by a workshop hosted by the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) collaborative research group (CRG) on the “Mathematical and physical aspects of black holes” from Sunday, May 28 to Wednesday, May 31. The workshop will also be at Memorial University. The bulk of the workshop will consist of invited lectures from leading experts on various aspects of classical and quantum gravity delivered at a level suitable for intermediate or advanced graduate students (see website for details). The format will include ample time for discussion and collaboration. The main workshop speakers will be Stefanos Aretakis (University of Toronto), Jorma Luoko (Univerisity of Nottingham), Eric Poisson (University of Guelph) and Jeff Winicour (University of Pittsburgh).
There will be no registration fee for either the workshop or the conference. We expect funding to partially or fully subsidize accommodation in University residence for a limited number participants. If you wish to request this support please consult the conference website.
The local organizing committee is Ivan Booth and Hari Kunduri. The scientific organizing committee is Alan Coley, Jack Gegenberg, Viqar Husain, Robert van den Hoogen and Sanjeev Seahra.
More information and online registration: agr17.math.mun.ca (website will be up by February 7).