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 ].

Friday, March 26, 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 Space-Time Curvature on Spin-1/2 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 All-sky 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 Continuous-wave gravitational radiation from pulsar glitch recovery 11:30 11:45
Antony Searle Caltech Multi-messenger astronomy with transient gravitational wave sources 11:45 12:00
Michael Cohen Caltech Searches for Cosmic String Gravitational-Wave 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 Head-on Black-Hole-Binary Mergers 4:15 4:30
Marc Favata Caltech Comparisons between post-Newtonian and self-force calculations 4:30 4:45
Ned S. Rasor Consultant Quasi-Newtonian Dynamics and Universal Expansion 4:45 5:00
Franklin Felber Starmark, Inc. New exact time-dependent solution of Einstein's equation 5:00 5:15

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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 Non-Gaussianity Parameters τNL and gNL 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 Hawking-like radiation in a FRW Universe 11:00 11:15
Paolo Bonifacio University of Aberdeen Spacetime conformal fluctuations and quantum dephasing 11:15 11:30
Shau-Yu 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 High-spin Binary Black Hole Mergers 2:15 2:30
Mark Scheel Caltech Spectral Numerical Simulations of Unequal-Mass Binary Black Hole Mergers 2:30 2:45
Jeff Kaplan Caltech Simulations of Neutron-Star 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 Quasi-Equilibrium Initial Data For Simulations of Generic Black-Hole 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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