BritGrav 15, Birmingham
The 15th British Gravity (BritGrav) Meeting will be held on 20–21 April 2015 at the University of Birmingham, organised by the Gravitational Physics Group.
The meeting covers all areas of gravity, classical and quantum, including astrophysics, cosmology, mathematical general relativity, gravitational-wave data analysis and instrumentation. It is intended to bring together the entire gravitational research community to further collaboration and allow young researchers to showcase their work.
We hope that all interested graduate students and post-docs will be able to give talks; there shall be talks by others if time allows. There is a prize for the best student talk sponsored by Classical & Quantum Gravity.
There is no conference fee, but participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and travel. Financial support for students from British or Irish institutions is available courtesy of the IOP. Tea and coffee will be provided in breaks.
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Thanks to the Institute of Physics' Gravitational Physics Group, we have some limited funds for student support (for those at institutions in the UK/Ireland). To apply, please contact us with (i) a letter of recommendation from your supervisor explaining why you need financial assistance, and (ii) an itemised estimate of your expenses. The deadline to apply for student support is the final abstract deadline of Friday 20 March.
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Jim Hough from the University of Glasgow will give our public lecture on Tuesday 21 April.
His talk Gravitational waves—Advances towards detection, will cover the exciting science surrounding gravitational-wave detection.
The talk should be suitable for a general audience, and we particularly encourage school groups to attend.
Following the talk, there will be refreshments as well as some hands-on demonstrations and the chance to chat with our researchers.
The lecture will be in the Large Lecture Theatre of the Poynting Physics building, which is marked on the campus map as R13.
Tickets are free, but we ask everyone to book in advance.