PCGM 30 Announcement

The 30th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting will be held at UC San Diego, in La Jolla, California, on March 28 and 29, 2014. 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.

Talk Format
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.

Scientific Program
The 30th PCGM will begin at 9am, on March 28, in Ledden Auditorium, UC San Diego. The schedule of talks and related information will be posted on the Scientific Program page shortly before the meeting, and will be distributed to participants on March 28. A PDF of the program (including some useful maps) will also be posted on that page when available.

Practical Information
Please see our Practical Information page to learn about lodging, dining, directions, parking, and computer support for the 30th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting. A few days before the meeting begins, additional information will 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 30th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting.

Online Registration
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, 2014. Registration can be completed online by filling out the Online Registration Form, or by e-mailing pcgm30@ccom.ucsd.edu. For the list (updated daily) of who is planning to come to the meeting, please see the list of Registered Participants.

The 30th PCGM to be held at UC San Diego is jointly sponsored by the UCSD Center for Computational Mathematics, together with the UCSD Division of Physical Sciences. We wish to thank Mark Thiemens, Dean of Physical Sciences, for his financial support that made all of the coffee and snacks possible!