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.
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.
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/