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Gravitation: A Decennial Perspective Program

Sunday, June 8th, 2003

Plenary Session: Thomas Building, Room 102
Time Speaker(s) Topic
8:45-9:00 a.m. Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State)
chair: Lee Samuel Finn (Penn State)
Opening Remarks
[Slides | Audio]
9:00-10:00 a.m. Ramesh Narayan (Harvard U) Black Holes in Astrophysics
[ Slides | binarysim.mpg | movie2002.mpg | Audio ]
10:00-11:00 a.m. Rainer Weiss (MIT and LIGO Lab) Gravitational Wave Experiments
[ Slides | Audio ]
11:00-11:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. chair: Pablo Laguna (Penn State)
Masaru Shibata (U Tokyo, Japan)
Simulations for General Relativistic Hydrodynamical Phenomena
[ Slides | Audio ]

Monday, June 9th, 2003

Plenary Session: Thomas Building, Room 102
Time Speaker(s) Topic
8:45-9:05 a.m. Daniel Larson (Dean, ECOS, Penn State)
Graham Spanier (President, Penn State)
chair: Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State)
Welcome
[ Audio ]
9:05-10:05 a.m. Sean Carroll (U of Chicago) Dark Matter/Cosmological Constant
[ Slides | Audio ]
10:05-11:05 Gary Horowitz (UC, Santa Barbara) Gravitational Aspects of String Theory
[ Slides | Audio ]
11:05-11:35 a.m. Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 chair:Thomas Thiemann (AEI)
John Baez (UC, Riverside)
Quantum Geometry and Its Applications
[ Slides | Audio ]

Tuesday, June 10th, 2003

Plenary Session: Thomas Building, Room 102
Time Speaker(s) Topic
8:45-9:45 a.m. chair: Beverly Berger (NSF)
Bernard Schutz (AEI, Germany)
Confronting Theory with Gravitational Wave Observations
[ Slides | Audio ]
9:45-10:45 a.m. Jorge Pullin (LSU) Analytic Interface to Numerical Relativity
[ Slides | davetoy.mpg | scalfield.mpg | hyp.wmv | hypme.wmv | Audio ]
10:45-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. chair: Pablo Laguna (Penn State)
Badri Krishnan (AEI, Germany)
Isolated and Dynamical Horizons and Their Applications
[ Slides | Audio ]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2003

Plenary Session: Thomas Building, Room 102
Time Speaker(s) Topic
8:45-9:45 a.m. chair: Robert Wald (Chicago)
Saul Teukolsky (Cornell)
The Next Ten Years in Numerical Relativity
[ Slides | Audio ]
9:45-10:45 a.m. Carlo Rovelli (Marseille, France) Spin Foam Models
[ Slides | Audio ]
10:45-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. chair: Karel Kuchar (Utah)
Ted Jacobson (Maryland)
Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
[ Slides | Audio ]

Thursday, June 12th, 2003

Plenary Session: Thomas Building, Room 102
Time Speaker(s) Topic
8:45-9:45 a.m. chair: Peter Meszaros (Penn State)
Roger Penrose (Oxford & Penn State)
The Mathematics of General Relativity: Some Results and Pointers to the Future
[ Slides | Audio ]
9:45-10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. chair: Jim Hartle (Santa Barbara)
Panel Discussion
Future Directions
Introduction [ Audio ]
Eanna Flanagan [ Slides | Audio ]
Gabriela Gonzalez [ Slides | Audio ]
Pablo Laguna [ Slides | Audio ]
Alejandro Perez [ Slides | Audio ]
Donald Marolf [ Slides | Audio ]
discussion [ Audio ]

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