
GRAVITY THEORY SEMINARS, Fall
2004
(Includes also other seminars of interest to the gravity group)
The Seminars are supposed to take place every Wednesday
at
2:00pm in Room 4102 (unless otherwise stated below).
For information about GRT group seminars contact Albert Roura (3014056032).
For information about scheduled seminars in the UMD Physics Department
look
at the Department
Seminar
Pages.
You can also see the lists of seminars in previous semesters: spring
2001,
fall 2001,
spring 2002,
fall 2002,
spring 2003,
fall 2003 and spring 2004.
Date, Time, Place  Speaker, Affiliation, Title
(sometimes linked to an abstract) 
Wed. Sept.
8 Room 1304 
Albert
Roura, University of Maryland ``MIGO is no better than LIGO'' 
Wed. Sept. 15 
Chris Fleming, University of Maryland ``The Universe Tunneling from Nothing'' (informal presentation) 
Wed. Sept.
22 
Neil
Lambert, King's College London ``Brane Decay'' 
Wed. Oct. 6 
Markus
Luty, University
of Maryland ``IR Modification of GR'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Fri. Oct. 8 
Markus
Luty, University
of Maryland ``IR Modification of GR (II)'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Wed. Oct.
13 
Cole
Miller, University
of Maryland ``High Amplitude Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals'' 
Fri. Oct. 15  Matthew
Kleban, IAS ``Poincaré Recurrences and Topological Diversity'' 
Mon. Oct. 25 
John H.
Schwarz, Caltech ``Superconformal ChernSimons Theories'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Nov. 1 1:15pm Room 1201 
Robert C.
Myers, Perimeter
Insitute, Canada ``Cosmic superstrings II'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Nov. 1 2:30pm Room 1201 
David
Reitze, University
of Florida ``The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory: Lasers at the Frontiers of Astrophysics'' (JOINT seminar with the Atomic, Molecular and Optical physics group) 
Tue. Nov. 9 
Andy
Strominger, Harvard ``Black Hole Attractors and the Topological String'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Nov. 15 
Mark
Trodden, Syracuse
University ``Two Faces of Speculation about Cosmic Acceleration'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Nov. 22 
Anthony
Zee, Santa Barbara, KITP ``Some Speculative Thoughts about the Cosmological Constant'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Nov. 29 
Marvin
Weinstein, SLAC ``Cosmology Quantized in Cosmic Time'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Tue. Nov. 30 4:00pm Room 1410 
Edward
Seidel, Lousiana
State University ``Using Supercomputers to Collapse Gravitational Waves, Collide Black Holes (and Study other Cataclysms)'' (Department COLLOQUIUM) 
Dec. 1 
Nemanja
Kaloper, UC
Davis ``Exorcising w < 1'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Dec. 6 1:00pm Room 1201 
Joseph
Polchinski, Santa
Barbara ``Regge Scattering in String Theory and QCD'' (JOINT seminar with the Elementary Particle Theory group) 
Mon. Dec. 6 2:30pm 
Joe
Henson, UC
San Diego ``Recent progress in the causal set quantum gravity program'' 
Fri. Dec. 10 10:30am Bldg. 60 auditorium @ NRL 
Seth
Lloyd, MIT ``Quantum Limits to Measuring Spacetime Geometry'' (Quantum information and coherence seminar at the Naval Research Laboratory) 
Fri. Dec. 17 2:00pm 
Conrad
Schiff, University
of Maryland ``Modeling Extended Fluid Objects in General Relativity'' (DOCTORAL DEFENSE; Dissertation Committee Chair: Prof. Charles W. Misner) 
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