PCGM 27 Announcement

The 27th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting will be held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California on March 18 and 19, 2011. 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.


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. Speakers will be given equal time (between 10 and 15 minutes, including a question period). Graduate students and postdocs will be given first priority if there are more requests to speak than available time slots. A prize (sponsored by the APS Topical Group on Gravity) will be awarded for the best talk given by a student at the meeting.


We request that all participants register. Registration can be completed online by filling out the online Registration Form or by e-mail to pcgm27@tapir.caltech.edu. There will be no registration fee, and no financial support is available for travel expenses. (Please register even if you do not plan to give a talk, so that we can get an accurate estimate of the number of participants for refreshments, etc.)

Registration Form.

List of registered participants.


The 27th PCGM will begin on Friday March 18 in Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Caltech (see the Practical Information page for directions). Breakfast and registration will start at 8am. The Scientific Program, including the detailed schedule of talks, is now posted on the Scientific Program link from this page.

Practical Information

Please see our Practical Information page to learn about lodging, dining, directions, parking, and computer support for the 27th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting. Coffee and light breakfast will be served each morning before the talks begin, and refreshments will be served at the breaks during the meeting. There will also be an informal conference party for all participants on Friday evening March 18 (details to be announced at the meeting).