20th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting:

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

List of confirmed participants

Alfonso Agnew California State University, Fullerton No Biquaternion Geometry and Twistors
Rafael Araya-Gochez Caltech No Gravitational waves from hyper-accretion onto nascent black holes
John Armstrong JPL No -
Ivan Avramidi New Mexico Tech No Noncommutative Deformation of General Relativity
Daniel Bambeck Montana State University Yes Sensitivity Curves for LISA-like detectors with nearly equal arms
Eric Berg UC Irvine No -
Luisa T. Buchman JPL No A Hyperbolic Tetrad Approach to Numerical Relativity
Sasha Buchman Stanford University No LISA technology progress
Lior Burko University of Utah No Higher-derivative Palatini gravity and the accelerating universe
Belkis Cabrera-Palmer Syracuse University Yes A new instability of the black string
Steven Carlip UC Davis No A homogeneous early universe from sums over topologies
Adam Clausen University of Oregon No -
Dominic Clancy University of Crete No Generating solutions for gravi-scalar systems with potentials
Patrick Conley ASI Yes -
Keith Copsey UCSB Yes Through the Looking Glass: AdS-CFT with time dependent boundary conditions
Teviet Creighton Caltech No Detectability of extreme-mass-ratio inspirals by LISA
William Cross UC Irvine Yes -
Jeff Crowder Montana State University Yes Lisa Signal Confusion
Phillip W. Dennis TechFinity Inc. No -
Randy M. Dumse New Micros, Inc. No -
James Dunham - No Geometric Basis of Born Infeld Electrodynamics
Robert D. Eagleton California State Polytechnic University, Pomona No Gravitation and the Vacuum Structure
Henriette Elvang UCSB Yes Black Rings: Non-uniqueness of Black Holes in Supergravity
Frank Estabrook JPL No -
Hua Fang Caltech Yes -
Marc Favata Cornell University Yes The gravitational radiation rocket effect
Franklin Felber Starmark, Inc. No -
Arthur E. Fischer University of California, Santa Cruz No A New Geometric Approach to Existence, Uniqueness, and Persistance of Solutions for Einstein's Empty Space Field Equations
Steve Giddings UCSB No The locality bound and the information paradox
Lisa Goggin Caltech No -
Jan Harms Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik Yes Nonlinear Optics and Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors
James Hartle UCSB No -
Thomas Hertog UCSB No Black Holes and Asymptotics in Anti de Sitter Space
Craig Hogan University of Washington No Quantum Gravity Gives Inflationary Perturbations a Discrete Spectrum That Might be Observed
Jack Hohner AXAMA Corporation No Deficiencies in Tidal Friction
Gary Horowitz UCSB No How to violate cosmic censorship
Shinson Hsiao UCLA Yes -
Jim Imamura University of Oregon No -
Takumi Inoue UC Irvine No -
Jim Isenberg University of Oregon No Cosmological Solutions with no CMC Slices
Ulf Israelsson Jet Propulsion Laboratory No -
Rick Jenet JPL No Pulsar timing and gravitational wave detection: Constraining the properties of the proposed super-massive black hole system in 3C66B
Martin N. Kaplan University of Wisconsin No Gravitation and the Vacuum Structure
Poghos Kazarian GCC No -
Shane L. Larson Caltech No Little stars, big black holes: gravitational waves from parabolic capture orbits
Lee Lindblom Caltech No -
Geoffrey Lovelace Caltech Yes Tidal Coupling in Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals
Ilya Mandel Caltech Yes Breaking black holes with scalar waves
Szabolcs Marka Caltech No Search for the gravitational wave signature of GRB030329
Donald Marolf UCSB No On the Quantum Width of a Black Hole Horizon
David L. Meier JPL No Ohm's Law in the Fast Lane: General Relativistic Charge Dynamics
Eric Minassian ITP, University of Bern, Switzerland No -
Robert Owen Caltech Yes Optimal Constraint Projection for Symmetric Hyperbolic Systems
Yi Pan Caltech Yes Physical family of GW templates for precessing binaries
Zoltan Perjes KFKI RMKI - Hungarian Academy of Sciences No Perturbations of FRW models with a cosmological constant
William Pezzaglia Santa Clara University No Is Gauge Invariance Violated by Spin and Torsion?
Harald P. Pfeiffer Caltech No Construction of initial data for GR
Frans Pretorius Caltech No Numerical experiments with generalized harmonic coordinates
Richard Price University of Utah No Radiative tails in Schwarzschild spacetime revisited one more time yet again (with Lior Burko)
Patricia Purdue Colorado College No -
Louis Rubbo Montana State University Yes Characterizing the Galactic Gravitational Wave Background
Kenneth V. Saunders Rand Corp. (retired) No -
Pavlin Savov Caltech Yes Comparison Between Nearly Flat and Concentric Mexican-Hat Modes for Advanced LIGO - Applications to Angular Instabilities
Mark Scheel Caltech No Controlling growth of constraints in numerical relativity
Paul Schladensky Montana State University Yes Hierarchical methods for detecting supermassive black hole binaries
Naoki Seto Caltech No Strong Gravitational Lensing and Localization of Merging Massive Black Hole Binaries with LISA
Peter Shawhan Caltech No Status of LIGO Searches for Binary Inspirals
David Snead UCLA Yes -
Damian Sowinski UC Berkeley No -
Patrick Sutton Caltech No Status of LIGO
Sherry Suyu Caltech Yes Determining the Hubble Constant from the Gravitational Lens B1608+656
Brett Taylor Radford University No -
Kip Thorne Caltech No -
Seth Timpano Montana State University Yes Modeling the Galactic Gravitational Wave Background
Michele Vallisneri JPL No Synthetic LISA
Chris Varvas GCC Yes -
Akira Villar Caltech Yes Sapphire Mirrors: Preliminary data from the TNI
Stan Whitcomb Caltech/LIGO No -
Peng Peng Yu Dartmouth College Yes -

Confirmed: 79
Speaking: 51

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