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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
9:00-10:00 a.m. Ramesh Narayan (Harvard U) Black Holes in Astrophysics
10:00-11:00 a.m. Rainer Weiss (MIT and LIGO Lab) Gravitational Wave Experiments
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
Parallel Sessions
Time Room Topic
2:00-4:00 p.m. 101 Osmond Approaches to Quantum Gravity and QFT in Curved Space Time
201 Osmond Numerical Relativity
4:30-6:30 p.m. 101 Osmond Approaches to Quantum Gravity and QFT in Curved Space Time
201 Osmond Gravitational Wave Physics

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
9:05-10:05 a.m. Sean Carroll (U of Chicago) Dark Matter/Cosmological Constant
10:05-11:05 Gary Horowitz (UC, Santa Barbara) Gravitational Aspects of String Theory
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
Parallel Sessions
Time Room Topic
2:00-4:00 p.m. 101 Osmond Strings and Black Holes
201 Osmond Numerical Relativity
4:30-6:30 p.m. 101 Osmond Mathematical Relativity
201 Osmond Gravitational Wave Physics

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
9:45-10:45 a.m. Jorge Pullin (LSU) Analytic Interface to Numerical Relativity
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
Parallel Sessions
Time Room Topic
2:00-4:00 p.m. 101 Osmond Quantum Geometry and Loop Quantum Gravity
201 Osmond Numerical Relativity
4:30-6:30 p.m. 101 Osmond Mathematical Relativity
201 Osmond Gravitational Wave Physics

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
9:45-10:45 a.m. Carlo Rovelli (Marseille, France) Spin Foam Models
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
Parallel Sessions
Time Room Topic
2:00-4:00 p.m. 101 Osmond Spin Foams and Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
201 Osmond Numerical Relativity
4:30-5:30 p.m. 101 Osmond Quantum Cosmology
201 Osmond Gravitational Wave Physics

Conference Banquet

7:00pm, Board Room, Nittany Lion Inn, Penn State Campus
Master of Ceremonies: Jim Hartle (UCSB)
After-Dinner Talk: Ted Newman (Pittsburgh)
Blossoming of General Relativity, 1960s through 1970s

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
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
Parallel Sessions
Time Room Topic
2:00-4:00 p.m. 101 Osmond Spin Foams and Quantum Gravity Phenomenology
201 Osmond Numerical Relativity

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