Amaldi/NRDA Conference: upcoming deadlines

Amaldi/NRDA early registration deadline extension: June 2

The early registration deadline for the 9th Edoardo Amaldi Conference and Numerical Relativity – Data Analysis workshop (Cardiff, 10-15 July 2011) has been extended to the end of Thursday June 2cd (UK time). To qualify for the reduced registration fee, payment should be paid by that time.

Other upcoming deadlines are abstract submission (10 June), and late registration is (17 June).

Please note that recent network difficulties at Cardiff University have required us to change the IP address for the conference website. If you have access difficulties with the standard URL ( then you can access the website directly here:

Please contact amaldi[AT] for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in Cardiff.

Best regards,
— Patrick Sutton

for the Amaldi LOC & NRDA SOC

2010 GWIC Thesis Prize

I am pleased to announce that the Gravitational Wave International Committee (GWIC) Thesis Prize for 2010 is awarded to Haixing Miao from the University of Western Australia, for his thesis “Exploring Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics in Optomechanical Devices”. We hope that we will be able to give Haixing his award at the Amaldi9 meeting in Cardiff.

This year, we again set a record for the number of nominations: seventeen theses from six countries. Moreover, with this award, Australia becomes the fourth continent to host a winner in the five year history of the GWIC Thesis Prize, demonstrating in the clearest fashion the truly global nature of gravitational wave research.

The nominees and their theses can be found at

We are most grateful to chair Viviana Fafone and the Selection Committee (Duncan Brown, Chris van den Broeck, Neil Cornish, Andreas Freise, Dick Manchester, Masa-Katsu Fujimoto, and Peter Shawhan) for their hard work.

2011 Numerical Relativity – Data Analysis (NRDA) meeting

The 2011 Numerical Relativity – Data Analysis (NRDA) meeting will be held in Cardiff from July 10-12. The NRDA meetings bring together numerical relativists who simulate sources of gravitational radiation, and data analysts who search for these signals in gravitational-wave detector data.

This years’ meeting will be held in conjunction with the 9th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, which will run from July 11-15. Registration will open soon, with options for registration to either NRDA (Sunday to Tuesday), Amaldi (Monday to Friday) or both meetings (Sunday to Friday). More information can be found at .