IGC@25: Multimessenger Universe, Penn State, USA (3rd announcement)

This international conference will be held at the University Park campus of Penn State from Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, 2019 in celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos (IGC).

Registration is now open (See the external link given at the top of the page)
It will close on May 24th, 2019, or earlier if the limited capacity of the main auditorium is reached. (In the past we have had to close registration early). The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 24th, 2019.

Plenary Program: Speakers and Topics

France Cordova : After Banquet speaker

Nima Arkani-Hamed: Gravity, Quantum Mechanics and Scattering Amplitudes
Eugenio Bianchi: Loop Quantum Gravity
Alessandra Buonanno: Probing the Nature of Gravity and Compact Objects with Gravitational-Wave Observations
Kipp Cannon: Gravitational Waves from Neutron Star Collisions
Tom Gaisser: Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos
Gabriela Gonzalez: Gravitational Wave Astronomy:Status and Latest Results
Donghui Jeong: Cosmic Microwave Background as Laboratory for Fundamental Physics
Marc Kamionkowski Novel Relics from the Early Universe
Badri Krishnan: Beyond Waveforms: The Role of Numerical Relativity in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
Miguel Mostafa: Multimessenger Astrophysics with AMON
David Weinberg: Large Scale Structure and Dark Energy

Panel: Anne Kinney (Chair), Sheila Rowan, Bernard Schutz, Rainer Weiss
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Future Prospects

Invited Panels: Chairs and Topics

John Beacom: MMA at the TeV Frontier: Gamma Rays, Cosmic Rays, and Neutrinos
Bernd Bruegmann: Numerical and Analytical Approaches to Gravitational Waves
Caryl Gronwall: Multiwavelength Observations of Galaxies
Zeljko Ivesic: Cosmological Surveys
Mansi Kasiwal: Multimessenger Observations
Kumiko Kotera: UHE Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos
Charles Lawrence: Cosmic Microwave Background: Observational Aspects
David Reitze: Next Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors
Luciano Rezzolla: Theory and Simulations of Binary Neutrons Stars
Mark Trodden: The Early Universe: Theoretical Aspects

Parallel Sessions: Contributed Talks

Classical and Quantum Gravity: Foundations and Mathematical Aspects
Loop Quantum Cosmology, Quantum Black Holes and Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
Scattering Amplitudes and Applications
Cosmology: Observational Aspects
Cosmology: Theoretical Aspects
Multimessenger Astrophysics
Gravitational Waves: Observations
Next Generation of Gravitational Wave Detectors

The scientific program has a dual goal: to assess the current status of our field in broad terms, and to discuss future directions. The plenary talks will provide a broad overview of the field, with emphasis on developments that have occurred in the past ~25 years, and not concentrate only on the most recent advances, or research carried out by just one or two groups. Panels will focus on developments over the past decade and, especially, the vision for the next decade or two. The plenary talks and panels will set the stage for more specialized invited and contributed parallel sessions.

The conference program is designed to provide ample opportunities for both formal and informal discussions. In addition to providing global, long-range perspectives and an opportunity for stimulating scientific exchange across traditional boundaries, the conference will also be a festive event celebrating the completion of 25 years of IGC. We hope it will bring together many of the several hundred researchers who have passed through IGC. The conference will take place immediately after the biannual Loops’19 conference on Loop Quantum Gravity, which is scheduled for the week of the 17th to 21st June 2019, also at Penn State.

Further information, including the conference poster, can be found at the external link given at the top of this page.

IGC@25: Multimessenger Universe, Penn State, USA (1st announcement)

This is the first announcement of international conference entitled

IGC@25
Multimessenger Universe

will be held at the University Park campus of Penn State from Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 2019 in celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos (IGC). The scientific program has a dual goal: to assess the current status of our field in broad terms, and to discuss future directions.

The Invited portion of the program will feature plenary talks and panel discussions reflecting these goals. The plenary talks by leading experts will provide a broad overview of the field, with emphasis on developments that have occurred in the past ~25 years, and not concentrate only on the most recent advances, or research carried out by just one or two groups. Panels will focus on developments over the past decade and, especially, the vision for the next decade or two.

The plenary session will set the stage for more specialized invited and contributed parallel sessions. IGC has three Centers: Center for Fundamental Theory; Center for Particle and Gravitational Astrophysics and Center for Theoretical and Observational Cosmology. There will be parallel sessions devoted to all these areas.

The conference program is designed to provide ample opportunities for both formal and informal discussions. In addition to providing global, long-range perspectives and an opportunity for stimulating scientific exchange across traditional boundaries, the conference will also be a festive event celebrating the completion of 25 years of IGC. We hope it will bring together many of the several hundred researchers who have passed through IGC. The conference will take place immediately after Loops19, which is scheduled for the week of the 17th to 21st June 2019, also at Penn State.

Please mark your calendars. Information on the conference website and registration will appear soon in the second announcement.