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.
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.
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.