PCGM 29 at University of California at Davis: registration open

Registration is now open for PCGM 29, the 29th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, which will take place March 29-30 at the University of California at Davis. The conference website, http://pcgm29.ucdavis.edu, includes a registration form, as well as information about food, transportation, and lodging.

The Pacific Coast Gravity Meetings are designed to be very open and informal, aimed at fostering communication among gravitational physicists with varied backgrounds. Students and postdocs are especially encouraged to give short, introductory talks about their research. A prize, sponsored by the APS Topical Group on Gravity, will be awarded for the best talk given by a student at the meeting.

If you are interested in attending — and especially if you would like to give a talk — please register, to allow us to estimate the attendance and start planning the program.

PCGM 29 at the University of California at Davis (1st circ.)

The 29th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting will be held at the University of California at Davis on March 29-30, 2013. The conference will cover all aspects of classical and quantum gravity, both theory and experiment. In keeping with tradition, the style will be very open and informal, with the aim of fostering communication among gravitational physicists with varied backgrounds. Students and postdocs are especially encouraged to give short, introductory talks about their research. As a regional meeting, the PCGM normally draws most of its participants from western North America, but all are welcome.

There will no registration fee, and no financial support for travel. A prize, sponsored by the APS Topical Group on Gravity, will be awarded for the best talk given by a student at the meeting.

Davis is located in California’s Central Valley, about 15 miles west of Sacramento. The nearest airport is Sacramento International; a variety of shuttle services are available between the airport and Davis. We will reserve a block of nearby hotel rooms for participants.

A second announcement, with website containing more information on registration, travel, and lodging, will appear in mid-January.

27th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting

The 27th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting will be held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, on March 18 and 19, 2011. In keeping with its tradition, this will be an open, relaxed, and informal conference. We are inviting researchers and students interested in all areas of gravitational physics: classical and quantum gravity, general relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, quantum cosmology, gravitational waves, and experimental gravity. Because this is a regional meeting, many attendees will be from the western United States, but all are welcome.

Talks
Following the usual tradition all participants, and especially postdocs and graduate students, are encouraged to contribute short, introductory talks on their current research, with the aim of fostering communication and understanding among gravitational physicists with different backgrounds. Speakers will be given equal time (between 10 and 15 minutes, including a question period). Graduate students and postdocs will be given first priority if there are more requests to speak than available time slots. A prize (sponsored by the APS Topical Group on Gravity) will be awarded for the best talk given by a student at the meeting.

Program
The 27th PCGM will begin at 9am, on March 18, in Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Caltech (see the Practical Information page of the meeting web site for directions). The Scientific Program will be posted on the meeting website shortly before the meeting, and will be distributed to registered participants on March 13, 2011. All participants are asked to register on the meeting web site or by e-mail by 11 March, 2011.

More information will be posted on the meeting web site as it becomes available: http://www.tapir.caltech.edu/~pcgm27/

Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting 26

The 26th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting will be held at the University of California at San Diego, on March 26 and 27, 2010. In keeping with its tradition, this will be an open, relaxed, and informal conference. We are inviting researchers and students interested in all areas of gravitational physics: classical and quantum gravity, general relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, quantum cosmology, gravitational waves, and experimental gravity. Because this is a regional meeting, many attendees will be from the western United States, but all are welcome.

Talks

Following the usual tradition all participants, and especially postdocs and graduate students, are encouraged to contribute short, introductory talks on their current research, with the aim of fostering communication and understanding among gravitational physicists with different backgrounds. Everyone who requests to speak will be given equal time (plausibly between 10 and 15 minutes, including a question period). A prize (sponsored by the APS Topical Group on Gravity) will be awarded for the best talk given by a student at the meeting.

Program

The 26th PCGM will begin at 9am, on March 26, in Ledden Hall, University of California at San Diego (see the Practical Information page of the meeting web site for directions). The Scientific Program will be posted on this website shortly before the meeting, and will be distributed to participants on March 26. The deadline for registration is March 21.