9th EASTERN GRAVITY MEETING (EGM9)


Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
March 24 - 25, 2006


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Announcement

The 9th Eastern Gravity Meeting (EGM9) will be held at the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Interested researchers and students in all areas of gravitational physics --- classical and quantum, theory, observation, and experiment --- are invited. Graduate students and postdocs are especially encouraged to attend. Because this is a regional meeting, many participants will be from the Eastern United States, but all are welcome.

Talks

The meeting will follow the standard informal format of regional gravity meetings such as previous Eastern Gravity Meetings, the Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting, and the Midwest Relativity Meeting. All participants, especially postdocs and graduate students, are invited to contribute talks on their current research. Depending on the the number of registrants, we will try to allot equal time to everyone who requests to speak; if necessary, preference will be given to students and postdocs. We will not have parallel sessions. Based upon previous experience, we anticipate the duration of each talk to be 10 to 15 minutes. We expect the meeting to run from about 9am-5pm, both days. There will be no proceedings. (I had originally hoped to post electronic format talks on this webpage, but was unable to do so in a timely fashion: I was badly injured in an accident shortly after EGM9, and then this server failed for several months. By the time everything was working again, it was just a few months until EGM10!)

Registration

There will be no registration fee; the organizers are unable to provide financial support to participants. Refreshments will be provided at coffee breaks, but meals and accommodations will be the responsibility of individual attendees.

Registration for talks is now CLOSED. We have had a great response to the call for registrants in the meeting, so much so that we are now overflowing with talks. We are very sorry to disappoint anyone who was hoping to give a talk. If you would like to be considered as an alternate talk (in case we have any cancellations), please send an email to easterngravity9@gmail.com listing the talk title, your affiliation, and whether or not you are a student and thus are in contention for the student talk prize.

There is still room if you wish to attend but not give a talk. If this is the case, please send a registration email to easterngravity9@gmail.com with your name and affiliation. (This is just to assist our planning --- making sure we have enough chairs, order enough coffee, etc.)

Please send any questions you may have about the meeting to easterngravity9@gmail.com. Please do not directly email any of the Kavli Institute staff with questions about the meeting! --- use the gmail account instead.


Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kendall Hotel (webpage; map). This block will be held until March 3 2006. Please contact the hotel directly (1-866-566-1300; stay@kendallhotel.com) to make reservations. Mention the "Eastern Gravity Meeting" to get the group rate ($154.00 per night).

A second block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel @ MIT (webpage; map). This block will be held held until February 27 2006. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations. If you phone (1-617-577-0200), mention the "Eastern Gravity Meeting" or "EGM" to get the group rate ($169.00 per night). It may be easier to make your reservation online:


Location

The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research is located in Building 37 on the MIT campus. Its street address is 70 Vassar Street. The Kendall Square subway stop (Red line) is nearby, as is the The Kendall Hotel. The Hotel @ MIT is slightly farther away in the other direction. See this page for directions on how to reach MIT.

Please note that parking on campus is extremely difficult. If you have a car with you, you are urged to park at your hotel and walk to the meeting.

All talks will be held in the Marlar Lounge of Bldg 37 (Room 37 - 252, on the 2nd floor of Bldg 37).


Student Prize

A prize of $200 will be awarded by the American Physical Society Topical Group on Gravitation for the Best Student Presentation at EGM9.