The Gravity Initiative Inaugural Meeting | PCTS Fourth Floor

Mar 6, 2019, 9:00 am9:00 am
PCTS Seminar Room | Jadwin Hall 4th Floor


Event Description

The Princeton Gravity Initiative was founded to elevate local research exploring the mysteries of gravity across the disciplines of mathematics, physics and astrophysics. Our inaugural conference celebrates this theme, bringing together leading experts from nearby institutions, and highlighting the work of the next generation of young researchers at Princeton. 

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday, March 6

  • 9:00-9:55am: Breakfast, PCTS
  • 9:55-10:00am: Opening Remarks
  • 10:00-11:00am: Juan Maldacena, Black holes and quantum mechanics
  • 11:00-12:00pm: Elena Giorgi, Linear stability of Reissner-Nordström spacetime
  • 12:00-1:30pm: Lunch, PCTS
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Szabolcs Marka
  • 2:30-3:30pm: Georgios Moschidis
  • 3:30-4:00pm: Coffee
  • 4:00-5:00pm: David Radice, Numerical Relativity Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers

Thursday, March 7

  • 9:00-10:00am: Breakfast, PCTS
  • 10:00-11:00am: Stefanos Aretakis, Observational signatures for extremal black holes
  • 11:00-12:00pm: Miriam Cabero Muller
  • 12:00-1:30pm: Lunch, PCTS
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Mirjam Cvetic
  • 2:30-3:30pm: Nicholas Loutrel
  • 3:30-4:00pm: Coffee
  • 4:00-5:00pm: William Cook

Friday, March 8

  • 9:00-10:00am: Breakfast, PCTS
  • 10:00-11:00am: Michael Johnson
  • 11:00-12:00pm: Kenta Hotokezaka
  • 12:00-1:30pm: Lunch, PCTS
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Martin Taylor
  • 2:30-3:30pm: Netta Engelhardt
  • 3:30-4:00pm: Coffee
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Eliot Hijano
  • 5:30pm: Reception/dinner

Organizing Committee: Adam Burrows, Mihalis Dafermos, Steve Gubser, Igor Klebanov, Frans Pretorius, Igor Rodnianski, Paul Steinhardt, Jim Stone, and Herman Verlinde.