
All talks will take place in
Room 2250 (Ledden Auditorium)
in
Building 250 (HSS  Humanities and Social Sciences Building)
on the UCSD campus.
(See Ledden Auditorium on the UCSD campus map by clicking
here
or by navigating to the
practical information page.)
Each speaker will be alloted a maximum of 15 minutes for setup +
the talk itself + questions and answers. Plan to limit your talk
to no more than 12 minutes to allow time for setup and a question or two.
Speakers using computer generated talks: Please verify
prior to your session that your laptop communicates correctly with
the projector. Speakers should begin connecting their laptops to the
projector during the question period of the speaker immediately preceeding
their talk.
Whenever possible, speakers from each session should collect
talks onto a single loptop to minimize setup delays.
Blackboards, chalk, and overhead transparancy projectors are
also available.
Coffee, tea, sodas, and light snacks (bagels, pastrys, fresh fruit, cookies,
etc.) will be available (provided fittingly by Einstein Brothers)
before the morning sessions starting at 8am, and
during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks. These will be served
in Room 2402A of the APM Building, located immediately adjacent to
the Lecture Auditorium.
A PDF of the program below (including some useful maps) may be found [ here ].
A printable version of the program alone
may be found [ here ].
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 

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