20th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 26-27 March 2004

What's New: the 20th PCGM will run from 9am to 5:30pm on Mar 26 and 27. Here's the final scientific program.

What's Still Relevant: a list of confirmed participants. See also our practical information page on lodging, dining, directions, parking, and computer support for the 20th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting.


The 20th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting will be held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, on March 26 and 27, 2004. 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, and experimental gravity. Because this is a regional meeting, many attendees will be from the western United States, but all are welcome.


There will be no plenary lectures. Instead, 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). The Jocelyn Bell Burnell prize will be awarded for the best talk given by a student at the meeting.


The 20th PCGM will begin at 9am, on March 26, in room 201, E. Bridge, Caltech (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.


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 18, 2003.

Practical information

Please see our practical information page to learn about lodging, dining, directions, parking, and computer support for the 20th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting.

Registration form

Registration is now closed.

Previous PCGMs

PCGM 19 (University of Utah)

PCGM 18 (UC Davis)

PCGM 17 (UC Santa Barbara)

PCGM 16 (Caltech)

PCGM 15 (UC Santa Barbara)

Caltech resources

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Info: Michele Vallisneri
Caltech 130-33,
Pasadena CA 91125
tel. +1 (818) 393-7634