Scientific Program
29th Pacific Coast Gravity Meeting

Friday, March 29




8:30-9:00 Coffee and pastries  
9:00-9:15 Welcome  
9:15-9:30 Norihiro Tanahashi Horizon instability of an extreme Reissner-Nordstrom black hole
9:30-9:45 Steven Carlip Near-horizon black hole symmetry revisited
9:45-10:00 Yinbao Shi Nonlocal model for Black Hole Evaporation
10:00-10:15 Charles Torre The spacetime geometry of an electromagnetic wave
10:15-10:30 Lee Lindblom Solving the Relativistic Inverse Stellar Structure Problem
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-11:15 Bela Szilagyi Update on Binary Black Hole work with SpEC
11:15-11:30 Roland Haas Binary neutron star simulations using SpEC
11:30-11:45 Fan Zhang Suppressing initial junk radiation in NR simulations
11:45-12:00 Anil Zenginoglu Caustic Echoes from Black Holes
12:00-12:15 Evan Foley Comparing black-hole masses and spins in simulations 
using different initial data method
12:15-12:30 Sarah Gossan The Application of Bayesian Inference to Gravitational Waves
from Core-Collapse Supernovae
12:30-2:00 Lunch  
2:00-2:15 James P. Dilts The Einstein Constraint Equations on Asymptotically Flat Manifolds
2:15-2:30 Henrique Gomes Lorentz or spatial Weyl symmetry? An alternative description of gravity
2:30-2:45 William R. Kelly A positive energy theorem for the gravitational Dirichlet Problem
2:45-3:00 Jeffrey S. Hazboun General relativity in a signature changing phase space
3:00-3:15 Amy Thompson Gravitational radiation with linked tendex and vortex lines
3:15-3:30 Tevian Dray Exceptional Symmetry Groups
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break  
4:00-4:15 Daniel E. Clark The Seismic Platform Interferometer - an auxiliary instrument for
control of seismic isolation platforms in Advanced LIGO
4:15-4:30 David Atherton Testing Gravity With Laser Cooled and Trapped Microspheres
4:30-4:45 Eric A. Quintero Nonlinear noise generation in mechanical systems
4:45-5:00 Marcus Luty Renormalization of Entanglement Entropy and the Gravitational Effective Action

Saturday, March 30

8:30-9:00 Coffee and pastries  
9:00-9:15 David Rideout Summing over Causal Set Histories with Metropolis Monte Carlo
9:15-9:30 Joshua H. Cooperman Transition Amplitudes in Causal Dynamical Triangulations Part 1
9:30-9:45 Jonah M. Miller Transition Amplitudes in Causal Dynamical Triangulations Part 2
9:45-10:00 Charles A. Pierce Expansion of Light Cones in CDT
10:00-10:15 Adam Getchell The Newtonian Limit in CDT
10:15-10:30 Eugene Kur Connection between discrete exterior calculus and Regge calculus
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00-11:15 Robert G. Littlejohn Asymptotics of spin networks
11:15-11:30 Colin I. Cunliff Do new massive gravitons have mass?
11:30-11:45 McCullen Sandora Nonlinear Partially Massless from Massive Gravity?
11:45-12:00 Danny Birmingham Stability of black holes in topologically massive gravity
12:00-12:15 Ahmad Borzou General Relativity as an Effective Field of a Power-Counting Renormalizable
Tensor-Tensor Theory of Gravity
12:15-12:30 Geoffrey Lovelace The tidal disruption of a neutron star by a nearly extremal black hole
12:30-2:00 Lunch  
2:00-2:15 Rana X. Adhikari LIGO III
2:15-2:30 Debajyot Sarkar CFT Representation of Bulk Locality for Fields With and Without Spin
2:30-2:45 Sebastian Fischetti Flowing Black Funnels: AdS black holes with non-Killing horizons 
and heat flow in the dual CFT
2:45-3:00 Sayandeb Basu Asymptotic Darkness vs Asymptotic Safety: An assessment
3:00-3:15 Huan Yang Macroscopic quantum mechanics in a classical spacetime
3:15-3:30 Munawar Karim Fluctuations in Shapiro delay as evidence of quantum property of gravity field
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break  
4:00-4:15 William S. Oakley The Gravitational Field
4:15-4:30 Alexander F. Mayer No ‘dark halo’: the effect of host cluster gravitational tidal forces on the
internal dynamics of spiral galaxies
4:30-4:45 TBA   
4:45-5:00 TBA