PCGM 26 Announcement

The 26th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting will be held at UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California, on March 26 and 27, 2010. In keeping with its tradition, this will be an open, relaxed, and informal conference. We are inviting researchers and students interested in all areas of gravitational physics: classical and quantum gravity, general relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, quantum cosmology, gravitational waves, experimental gravity, and mathematical relativity. Because this is a regional meeting, many attendees will be from the western United States, but all are welcome.


Following the usual tradition all participants, and especially postdocs and graduate students, are encouraged to contribute short, introductory talks on their current research, with the aim of fostering communication and understanding among gravitational physicists with different backgrounds. Everyone who requests to speak will be given equal time (plausibly between 10 and 15 minutes, including a question period). A prize (sponsored by the APS Topical Group on Gravity) will be awarded for the best talk given by a student at the meeting.

Practical Information

Please see our Practical Information page to learn about lodging, dining, directions, parking, and computer support for the 26th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting. Additional information may be found on the Last Minute Information page.

Last Minute Information for Participants

Please see our Last Minute Information page for final details about the 26th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting.


The 26th PCGM will begin at 9am, on March 26, in Ledden Auditorium, UC San Diego (see the Practical Information page for directions). The Scientific Program will be posted on this website shortly before the meeting, and will be distributed to participants on March 26.

A PDF of the program (including some useful maps) may be found [ here ].


There will be no registration fee, but no financial support is available for travel expenses. We request that participants register, and submit the titles of their talks if they wish to speak, by March 21, 2010. Registration can be completed online by filling out the online Registration Form or by e-mailing pcgm26@ccom.ucsd.edu.

List of registered participants.