Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting

The 32nd Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting (PCGM) will be held at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), on Friday, April 1, 2016 – Saturday, April 2, 2016.

As with past PCGM meetings, 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, experimental gravity, and mathematical relativity. 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.

Besides the regular talks, we will also have a special talk (30-60 minutes) discussing LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

There is no conference fee. However, we ask that participants register so that we can get an accurate estimate of the number of people attending.

Please visit the website to register, and to let us know your talk title if you wish to present a talk, by March 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

If you have any questions or special requests, please contact Geoffrey Lovelace.