The Division of Gravitational Physics (DGRAV) was launched in April 1995 (as the Topical Group in Gravitation, GGR) to serve as a focus for research in all areas of gravitational physics. Its objective is to serve as a focus for research on gravitational physics including experiments and observations related to the detection and interpretation of gravitational waves, experimental tests of gravitational theories, computational general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, solutions to Einstein’s equations and their properties, alternative theories of gravity, classical and quantum cosmology, and quantum gravity.

Information about the DGRAV on the APS Homepage


Executive Committee

Chair: Thomas W Baumgarte (04/23–04/24)

Chair-Elect: Jolien D Creighton (04/23–04/24)

Vice Chair: Bangalore S Sathyaprakash (04/23–04/24)

Past Chair: Jennie Traschen (04/23–04/24)

Secretary/Treasurer: Leo C Stein (04/23–04/26)

Councilor: Manuela Campanelli (01/21–12/24)

Member-at-Large: Marcelle Soares-Santos (04/21–04/24)

Member-at-Large: Kent Yagi (04/21–04/24)

Member-at-Large: Elena Caceres (04/22–04/25)

Member-at-Large: Marissa B Walker (04/22–04/25)

Member-at-Large: Deborah Ferguson (04/23–04/26)

Member-at-Large: Cynthia Keeler (04/23–04/26)

Student Member: Amanda Farah (04/22–04/24)

Student Member: Lorena Magaña Zertuche (04/23–04/25)


Nominating Committee

  • 2022-2023: Sarah Vigeland (Chair), Elena Caceres, Delilah Gates
  • 2021-2022: Matt Evans (Chair), Sarah Vigeland, Maya Fishbach.
  • 2020-2021: Henriette Elvang (Chair), Alejandro Cardenas-Avendaño, Ted Jacobson, Eanna Flanagan, and Matt Evans.
  • 2019-2020: Henriette Elvang (Chair), Lisa Barsotti, Thomas Baumgarte, Daniel Holz, and Belinda Cheeseboro
  • 2018-2019: Lisa Barsotti (Chair), Beverly Berger, Katerina Chatziloannou, Cody Messick, Frans Pretorius.
  • 2017-2018: Kelly Holley-Bockelmann (Chair), Megan Jones.
  • 2016-2017: Duncan Brown (Chair), Thomas Baumgarte, Manuela Campanelli, Jim Isenberg, Jess McIver
  • 2015-2016: Steve Drasco (Chair), Sarah Gossan, Maura McLaughlin, Stephan Schlamminger, Michele Vallisneri
  • 2014-2015: Tiffany Summerscales (Chair), Kim Boddy, Matt Duez, Parampreet Singh, Wolfgang Tichy
  • 2013-2014: Deirdre Shoemaker (Chair), Kim Boddy, Steve Detweiler, Larry Ford, Mike Landry
  • 2012-2013: Laura Cadonati (Chair), Jenne Driggers, Steve Liebling, Christian Ott, Eric Poisson
  • 2011-2012: Michael Landry (Chair), Emanuele Berti, Ted Jacobson, Amber L. Stuver
  • 2010-2011: Luis Lehner (Chair), Don Marolf, Joe Giame, Simonetta Frittelli
  • 2009-2010: Frans Pretorius (Chair), Norna Roberston, Martin Bojowald, Duncan Brown
  • 2008-2009: Eric Poisson (Chair), Peter Shawhan, Frans Pretorius, Manuela Campanelli
  • 2007-2008: Lee Lindblom (Chair), Peter Shawhan, Simonetta Frittelli, Don Marolf

Fellowship Committee

  • 2022-2023: Jolien Creighton (Chair), Paul Anderson, Laura Cadonati, Lawrence Kidder, Lisa Barsotti
  • 2020: Jennie Traschen (Chair), Duncan Brown, Steve Carlip, Katie Freese, Jorge Pullin
  • 2019: Gabriela González (Chair), Don Marolf, Steven Liebling
  • 2018: Nicolas Yunes (Chair), Neil Cornish, Thomas Baumgarte
  • 2017: Gary Horowitz (Chair), Alan Weinstein, Bernard Whiting
  • 2016: Emanuele Berti (Chair), Ted Jacobson, Shane Larson, Yanbei Chen
  • 2015: Peter Shawhan (Chair), Manuela Campanelli, David Garfinkle
  • 2014: Laura Cadonati (Chair), Frans Pretorius, Michael Zucker
  • 2013: Deirdre Shoemaker (Chair), Eanna Flanagan, Norna Robertson
  • 2012: Beverly Berger (Chair), Larry Ford, Pablo Laguna
  • 2011: Daniel Holz (Chair), Jennie Traschen, Matt Visser
  • 2010: Manuela Campanelli (Chair), Steve Carlip, Peter Saulson
  • 2009: Patrick Brady (Chair), Abhay Ashtekar, Matthew Choptuik
  • 2008: Steve Detweiler (Chair), Don Marolf, Eanna Flanagan
  • 2007: Stan Whitcomb (Chair), Beverly Berger, Luis Lehner
  • 2006: David Garfinkle (Chair), Lee Lindblom, Gary Horowitz


You can contact (some) members of the executive committee by emailing contact[AT]dgrav(DOT)org.