
PCGM 26 Scientific Program (UCSD, March 2627, 2010)
Session I (Chair: Michael Holst, UC San Diego)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 


Breakfast and Registration 
8:00 
9:00 

Michael Holst 
UC San Diego 
Welcome and Announcements 
9:00 
9:05 

Gary Horowitz 
UC Santa Barbara 
Holographic superconductors 
9:05 
9:20 

Tomas Andrade 
UC Santa Barbara 
Comments on Holography and Diffeomorphism Invariance 
9:20 
9:35 
★ 
Ian A Morrison 
UC Santa Barbara 
The IR stability of de Sitter 
9:35 
9:50 
★ 
Dinesh Singh 
University of Regina 
Effects of SpaceTime Curvature on Spin1/2 Particle Zitterbewegung 
9:50 
10:05 



Coffee Break 
10:05 
10:45 

Session II (Chair: Lee Lindblom, Caltech)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Joseph Betzwieser 
Caltech 
Searching for Continuous Gravitational Waves with coherent methods 
10:45 
11:00 

Vladimir Dergachev 
Caltech 
Allsky search for continuous gravitational waves with PowerFlux 
11:00 
11:15 

Pinkesh Patel 
Caltech 
Search for continuous gravitational waves from a nearby
neutron star 
11:15 
11:30 
★ 
Mark Bennett 
University of Melbourne 
Continuouswave gravitational radiation from pulsar glitch recovery 
11:30 
11:45 
★ 
Antony Searle 
Caltech 
Multimessenger astronomy with transient gravitational
wave sources 
11:45 
12:00 

Michael Cohen 
Caltech 
Searches for Cosmic String GravitationalWave Bursts in
Mock LISA Data 
12:00 
12:15 
★ 


Lunch 
12:15 
2:15 

Session III (Chair: Melvin Leok, UC San Diego)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Michael Holst 
UC San Diego 
Solution of the Einstein constraint equations on manifolds with boundary 
2:15 
2:30 

Jim Isenberg 
University of Oregon 
Gluing Initial Data Sets at Asymptopia 
2:30 
2:45 

Xianghui Luo 
University of Oregon 
Future Global Stability of Cosmological Models with Scalar and Electromagnetic Fields 
2:45 
3:00 
★ 
Jeff Winicour 
University of Pittsburgh 
Disembodied Boundary Data for Einstein's Equations 
3:00 
3:15 

Hector H. Calderon 
Idaho State University 
Towards a new definition of singularity 
3:15 
3:30 



Coffee Break 
3:30 
4:00 

Session IV (Chair: Steve Carlip, UC Davis)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Michael Kesden 
Caltech 
Spin alignment during black hole inspirals 
4:00 
4:15 

David Nichols 
Caltech 
A Hybrid Approximation Technique for Headon
BlackHoleBinary Mergers 
4:15 
4:30 
★ 
Marc Favata 
Caltech 
Comparisons between postNewtonian and selfforce calculations 
4:30 
4:45 

Ned S. Rasor 
Consultant 
QuasiNewtonian Dynamics and Universal Expansion 
4:45 
5:00 

Franklin Felber 
Starmark, Inc. 
New exact timedependent solution of Einstein's equation 
5:00 
5:15 

Session V (Chair: Gary Horowitz, UC Santa Barbara)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 


Breakfast and Registration 
8:00 
9:00 

Steven Carlip 
UC Davis 
A nonextremal Kerr/CFT correspondence 
9:00 
9:15 

Marcus Afshar 
UC Davis 
Quasilocal Energy in FRW Cosmology 
9:15 
9:30 

Reiko Toriumi 
UC Irvine 
Quantum Gravity and Cosmological Density Perturbations 
9:30 
9:45 

Joseph Smidt 
UC Irvine 
New Constraints On The Primordial NonGaussianity
Parameters τ_{NL} and g_{NL} 
9:45 
10:00 
★ 
Krzysztof Bolejko 
University of Arizona 
Inhomogeneous cosmology: from dark energy to
homogenization of the Universe 
10:00 
10:15 



Coffee Break 
10:15 
11:00 

Session VI (Chair: Rana Adhikari, Caltech)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Douglas Singleton 
CSU Fresno 
Hawkinglike radiation in a FRW Universe 
11:00 
11:15 

Paolo Bonifacio 
University of Aberdeen 
Spacetime conformal fluctuations and quantum dephasing 
11:15 
11:30 

ShauYu Lan 
UC Berkeley 
Atom Interferometry in Fundamental Physics 
11:30 
11:45 

Michael Hohensee 
UC Berkeley 
Matter Waves for Gravitational Wave Detection 
11:45 
12:00 

Cheong Chan 
UC Berkeley 
Atom Interferometric Measurement of Newton's Constant 
12:00 
12:15 
★ 


Lunch 
12:15 
2:15 

Session VII (Chair: David Meyer, UC San Diego)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Bela Szilagyi 
Caltech 
Spectral Numerical Simulations of Highspin Binary Black
Hole Mergers 
2:15 
2:30 

Mark Scheel 
Caltech 
Spectral Numerical Simulations of UnequalMass Binary
Black Hole Mergers 
2:30 
2:45 

Jeff Kaplan 
Caltech 
Simulations of NeutronStar Binaries using SpEC 
2:45 
3:00 
★ 
Tony Chu 
Caltech 
Estimating gauge errors in numerical waveforms 
3:00 
3:15 
★ 
Fan Zhang 
Caltech 
Gauge Independent Tetrad for Numerical Waveform Extraction 
3:15 
3:30 
★ 
Keith D. Matthews 
Caltech 
QuasiEquilibrium Initial Data For Simulations of Generic
BlackHole Binaries in Harmonic Coordinates 
3:30 
3:45 
★ 


Coffee Break 
3:45 
4:15 

Session VIII (Chair: Jim Isenberg, University of Oregon)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 


GGR Student Talk Award
(Winners: Jeff Kaplan and Pinkesh Patel) 
4:15 
4:20 

Nicholas Taylor 
Caltech 
Second order in space spectral methods for numerical relativity 
4:20 
4:35 

Lee Lindblom 
Caltech 
A Spectral Approach to the Relativistic Inverse Stellar Structure Problem 
4:35 
4:50 

Rana Adhikari 
Caltech 
New directions for the GW Inteferometers 
4:50 
5:05 

