
PCGM 31 Scientific Program (Oregon, March 1314, 2015)
Friday, March 13, 2015
Session I (Chair: Jim Isenberg)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 


Registration (and emergency coffee for those in need) 
8:15 
8:50 

Jim Isenberg 
University of Oregon 
Welcome and Announcements 
8:50 
9:00 

Kiwamu Izumi 
LIGO Hanford Observatory 
Current status of advanced LIGO 
9:00 
9:20 

Dipongkar Talukder 
University of Oregon 
Searches for gravitational waves associated with gammaray bursts 
9:20 
9:40 

Rui Xu 
Indiana University, Bloomington 
Corrections to Nonrelativistic Gravity from Lorentz Violation 
9:40 
10:00 
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Coffee/Snack Break (30 minutes) 
10:00 
10:30 

Session II (Chair: Steven Carlip)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Casey Handmer 
California Institute of Technology 
Spectral Cauchy Characteristic Extraction  Gauge free news in SpEC 
10:30 
10:50 
★ 
Jonathan Blackman 
California Institute of Technology 
Surrogate models of gravitational waveforms from numerical relativity simulations of binary black holes 
10:50 
11:10 
★ 
Maria Okounkova 
California Institute of Technology 
Numerical Tests of the Cosmic Censorship Conjecture via EventHorizon Finding 
11:10 
11:30 
★ 
Zachary Mark 
California Institute of Technology 
Quasinormal modes of weakly charged KerrNewman spacetimes 
11:30 
11:50 
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Lunch (1 hour, 50 min) 
11:50 
1:40 

Session III (Chair: Beverly Berger)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Jonas Mureika 
Loyola Marymount University 
Black Hole Thermodynamics in a Generalized Uncertainty Principle Spacetime 
1:40 
2:00 

Matthew Giesler 
California Institute of Technology 
Simulations of nearly extremal binary black holes 
2:00 
2:20 
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Geoffrey Lovelace 
California State University, Fulllerton 
Nearly extremal apparent horizons in simulations of merging black holes 
2:20 
2:40 

Spencer Chang 
University of Oregon 
CMB signals of preinflationary bubble collisions 
2:40 
3:00 



Coffee/Snack Break (20 minutes) 
3:00 
3:20 

Session IV (Chair: Ray Frey)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Adam Layne 
University of Oregon 
Instability of certain T^2symmetric cosmological solutions with magnetic field 
3:20 
3:40 
★ 
James Dilts 
University of Oregon 
The Conformal Constraint Equations on Asymptotically Euclidean Manifolds 
3:40 
4:00 
★ 
Ryan QuitzowJames 
University Of Oregon 
Search Strategy for Gravitational Waves Associated with Magnetar Bursts during LIGO's Sixth Science Run 
4:00 
4:20 
★ 
Sudarshan Karki 
University of Oregon 
Absolute calibration of secondgeneration gravitational wave detectors using photon radiation pressure 
4:20 
4:40 
★ 
Kevin Croker 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa 
ngravs: Distinct gravitational interactions in GADGET2 
4:40 
5:00 
★ 
Special Lecture (Chair: Jim Isenberg)
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Session V (Chair: Paul Allen)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 


Registration (and emergency coffee for those in need) 
9:00 
9:10 

Robert Littlejohn 
University of California Berkeley 
Symplectic Aspects of the Schla"fli Identity 
9:10 
9:30 

Eugene Kur 
University of California, Berkeley 
Noether Currents, Boundary Terms, and Multisymplectic Geometry 
9:30 
9:50 
★ 
Michael Ross 
Humboldt State University 
Experimental Progress on Test of Gravity at 20 Microns with a ParallelPlate Torsion Pendulum 
9:50 
10:10 
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Coffee/Snack Break (20 minutes) 
10:10 
10:30 

Session VI (Chair: Geoffrey Lovelace)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 
Tevian Dray 
Oregon State University 
The Geometry of Relativity 
10:30 
10:50 

Gabriel Herczeg 
University of California, Davis 
CPT horizons and chronology protection in shape dynamics 
10:50 
11:10 
★ 
Joseph Mitchell 
University of California, Davis 
Where are the BTZ Black Hole Degrees of Freedom? 
11:10 
11:30 
★ 
Charlie Hagedorn 
University of Washington / Center for Experimental Nuclear 
Submillimeter ParallelPlate Test of the Gravitational InverseSquare Law 
11:30 
11:50 
★ 
Meg Millhouse 
Montana State University 
Detecting and characterizing binary black hole mergers without waveform templates 
11:50 
12:10 
★ 
Nader Inan 
UC Merced 
The interaction of gravitational waves with superconductors 
12:10 
12:30 
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Lunch (1 hour, 40 min) 
12:30 
2:10 

Session VII (Chair: Tevian Dray)
Name 
Organization 
Talk 
Begin 
End 
Student 


GGR Student Talk Award
(Winner: TBA) 
2:10 
2:20 

Steven Carlip 
University of California, Davis 
Fourdimensional entropy from threedimensional gravity 
2:20 
2:40 

Bill Engels 
California Institute of Technology 
Corecollapse Gravitational Wave Prediction with Multivariate Regression 
2:40 
3:00 

Daniel Hemberger 
California Institute of Technology 
SXS Catalog of Gravitational Waveforms 
3:00 
3:20 

Beverly Berger 
NSF (retired) 
Comments on expanding T2 symmetric cosmological spacetimes 
3:20 
3:40 

Paul Allen 
Lewis & Clark College 
The shearfree condition and the regularity of hyperboloidal initial data at future null infinity 
3:40 
4:00 

Naomi Gendler 
Reed College 
A Parameter Estimation Pipeline for aLIGO 
4:00 
4:20 

