12th Eastern Gravity Meeting
Center for Computational Relativity & Gravitation
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2009 June 15-16


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The 12th Eastern Gravity Meeting was held 2009 June 15-16 at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, hosted by the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and co-sponsored by RIT's School of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics. Around 50 researchers in assorted areas of gravitational physics, including classical, quantum, theory, observation, computation and experiment, took part.


A total of 36 presentations were given. In the spirit of previous Eastern Gravity Meetings (and other regional gravity meetings such as the Pacific Coast Gravity Meetings and Midwest Relativity Meetings), all submissions were accomodated, and all presentations were the same length (15 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions).

Most of the speakers have provided their presentations to be posted on our website. Their slides can be seen, along with the abstracts of all the talks, on our program page

Student Prize

A $200 prize for the best talk by a student was provided by the APS Topical Group on Gravitation. This year the prize was shared between Hans Bantilan of Princeton for his talk "Simulations of the Gravity Dual in an AdS/CFT Correspondence" and Edward Wilson-Ewing of Penn State for his talk "Loop quantum cosmology of Bianchi I models


Standing (l-r): Student prize co-winner Edward Wilson-Ewing, CCRG director Manuela Campanelli, Student prize co-winner Hans Bantillan, EGM 2009 organizing committee chair John Whelan

Meeting Location

The meeting took place in room 78-2230/2240 of the CIMS (Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies) building (building 78, Louise M. Slaughter Building) on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT's campus is located a few miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) as well as Exit 46 (I-390) off the New York State Thruway (I-90).

For more information on Rochester and the meeting site, please see our local information page. For hotel information, please view our lodging page.


Further questions can be directed to the local organizing committee at EGM2009@ccrg.rit.edu

Last Modified: 2012 January 5

Dr. John T. Whelan / john.whelan@astro.rit.edu

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