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
We request that all participants register.
Registration can be completed online by filling out the
online Registration Form or by e-mail to
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.)
List of registered participants.
The 27th PCGM will begin on Friday March 18 in Hameetman
Auditorium, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Caltech (see
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.
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