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2015: The Centennial of General Relativity

PCOS will be participating in two upcoming events
(NOTE: Working titles, all speakers confirmed but talk titles are notional.)

Meetings with PCOS Participation

  • Jan 5–8 American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle, WA
    • Co-organized by Ann Hornschemeier and Chris Reynolds
      • Monday, January 5, 2015 10:00 AM
        HEAD I: Centennial of General Relativity: An Astrophysical Perspective
        • Clifford Will, University of Florida, "Astrophysical Tests of General Relativity"
        • Charlie Misner, University of Maryland, "A Historical Perspective on relativity theory and black holes"
        • Virginia Trimble, UC Irvine/UMD, "A Historical Perspective on High Energy Astrophysics and Constraints of General Relativity"
      • Monday, January 5, 2015 2:00 PM
        HEAD II: Centennial of General Relativity: Looking Forward
        • Neil Cornish, Montana State, "Looking ahead to Space-based Measurements of Gravitational Waves"
        • Michael Kramer, Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomie, "Binary Pulsar Constraints on General Relativity"
        • Rachel Bean, Cornell University, "Testing General Relativity with Cosmology"
    • Organized by Gabriela Gonzalez
      • Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:00 PM
        The quest for gravitational waves, 100 years after Einstein
        • Daniel Holz, University of Chicago, "Astrophysical sources of gravitational waves and their electromagnetic counterparts"
        • Rainer Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ""A brief history of the search for gravitational waves"
        • Andrea Lommen, Franklin and Marshall College, "Detecting Gravitational waves of galactic and AU scales"
        • Laura Cadonati, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Detecting gravitational waves with LIGO and Virgo detectors"
    • We are also planning activities at the PCOS table in the NASA SMD area.

  • April 5–8 American Physical Society meeting in Baltimore, MD

Stay tuned! Plans are in progress and include a PCOS booth.

Other Centennial of GR Related Meetings

1–5 Dec 2014
GR 100—Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Jena
Jena, Germany
With Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity entering its 100th year since its inception in 1915, we are organizing a workshop on one of its most profound predictions—gravitational waves.
29 Dec 2014–8 Jan 2015
100 Years to General Relativity: From Theory to Experiment and Back; 32nd Winter School in Theoretical Physics
Jerusalem, Israel
The 32nd winter school in theoretical physics
4–8 January 2015
AAS Meeting
Seattle, WA
Three sessions concentrate on General Relatiivity: HEAD I: Centennial of General Relativity: An Astrophysical Perspective; HEAD II: Centennial of General Relativity: Looking Forward; The Quest for Gravitational Waves, 100 years After Einstein
10–14 February 2015
Celebrating 100 Years of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity
Lahore, Pakistan
First International Conference on Relativistic Astrophysics organized by Department of Mathematics, University of the Punjab, Lahore
12–16 February 2015
AAAS Annual Meeting
San Jose, CA
Physics and Astronomy Symposium: General Relativity at 100: Looking Forward and Looking Back
Meeting link: http://meetings.aaas.org/
Symposium link: https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2015/webprogram/Session9265.html
11–14 April 2015
APS April Meeting
Baltimore, MD
8–12 June 2015
100 Years of General Relativity
Penn State University, PA
International conference sponsored by the International Society on General Relativity & Gravitation and the Topical Group on Gravitation of the American Physical Society
28 June–5 July 2015
XII International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology (ICGAC-12), Moscow
Moscow, Russia
The Conference is devoted to 100 years of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
12–18 July 2015
Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting
Rome, Italy
Conference on recent developments in theoretical and experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theory celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Einstein equations as well as the International Year of Light under the aegis of the United Nations.
3–14 August 2015
IAU General Assembly
Honolulu, HI
The 29th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
30 Nov–5 Dec 2015
A Century of General Relativity
Berlin, Germany
The International Society on General Relativity & Gravitation—official centenary conference


Program News and Announcements

19 December 2019
We would like to welcome our four new PhysPAG EC members, starting in Dec 2019. We extend our thanks to the three departing EC members.
22 November 2019
Assessments of cost and technical credibility of the Large Mission Concept Studies and for the Probe studies are public this month. »  Details
22 November 2019
NASA Headquarters seeks PhD scientists to serve as Program Scientists »  Details
7 November 2019
NASA HQ has announced that all GO & GI programs will be converting to dual-anonymous peer review over the next year. »  Details
30 October 2019
The deadline to submit abstracts to give a lightning talk at the Jan AAS PCOS & PhysPAG session on a revolutionary multimessenger / multimission astrophysics discovery that involves at least one NASA mission is extended to Wed 27 Nov 2019.
7 October 2019
The deadline for Call for Nominations to Augment the NASA LISA Study Team has been extended to 11 Oct 2019. »  Details
30 September 2019
The application deadline for "The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission" is extended to 15 Oct 2019. NASA Headquarters Science Mission Directorate (the level up from NASA Astrophysics Division) is co-organizing the Nov 18–20 workshop in Tuscon, AZ, in the interests of broadening the pool of potential NASA PIs. »  Details
19 September 2019
The PhysPAG EC nomination deadline, including self-nominations, is extended to Monday 30 Sept 2019. We welcome self nominations and particularly encourage people of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Useful skills include good communication, a desire and ability to facilitate community organization and collaborative conclusions, and a broad perspective. See the announcement letter with instructions for nominating
13 September 2019
Submit your abstract today to give a 5min lightning talk on a revolutionary multimessenger / multimission astrophysics discovery that involves at least one NASA mission at the Jan AAS PCOS & PhysPAG session! Abstracts due by 31 Oct 2019.

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