BritGrav 14, University of Cambridge, UK

The 14th BritGrav (British Gravity) Meeting will be held on 31 March – 1 April 2014 at the University of Cambridge in St Catharine’s College.

The meeting covers all areas of classical and quantum gravity, 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 will be a prize for the best student talk.

There is no conference fee, but participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and travel. Tea and coffee will be provided in breaks. Accommodation will be available at St Catharine’s College and limited funds have been provided by the IoP to assist with student participation. More details can be found on the conference website.

BritGrav 2013 (Second Announcement)

The 13th BritGrav (British Gravity) Meeting will be held on 3-4 April 2013 in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield. The meeting covers all areas of classical and quantum gravity including astrophysics, cosmology and experiments, and is intended to further collaborations and allow young researchers to showcase their work. The programme will begin with coffee at 10:30am on Wednesday 3rd April and will end at about 5pm on Thursday 4th April. The programme will include a reception generously sponsored by Classical and Quantum Gravity.

There is no registration fee, and participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and travel. We hope that all PhD students and postdocs who wish to will be able to give a talk, and we will schedule talks by others if time allows. Faculty are reassured that by submitting an abstract they will not be depriving a student of the opportunity to talk.

If you plan to participate, please register before Friday 15th March at the website:

http://sites.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/britgrav2013/

If you want to give a talk, please give a title and abstract when you register or by e-mail to britgrav[AT]sheffield.ac.uk. The deadline for abstracts is Friday 15th March.

A limited amount of funding will be available from the Gravitational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics to assist with travel and accommodation costs for research students, particularly those based in the UK. Please contact britgrav[AT]sheffield.ac.uk if you would like to apply for such funding.

More information will be posted on the above website. Please send any queries to britgrav[AT]sheffield.ac.uk.

Sam Dolan and Elizabeth Winstanley (University of Sheffield)

BritGrav 2013 at Sheffield

The 13th BritGrav (British Gravity) Meeting will be held on 3-4 April 2013 in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield. The meeting covers all areas of classical and quantum gravity including astrophysics, cosmology and experiments, and is intended to further collaborations and allow young researchers to showcase their work.

There is no registration fee, and participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and travel. We hope that all PhD students and postdocs who wish to will be able to give a talk, and will schedule talks by others if time allows.

If you plan to participate, please register at the website:

http://sites.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/britgrav2013/

If you want to give a talk, please give a title and abstract when you register (which can be amended later).

More information will be posted on the above website. Please send any queries to britgrav[AT]sheffield.ac.uk.

Sam Dolan and Elizabeth Winstanley (University of Sheffield)

BritGrav 12 in Southampton, UK (2nd circular)

The 12th BritGrav (British Gravity) Meeting will be held on 3/4 April 2012 in the School of Mathematics, University of Southampton. The programme begins with coffee at 10.30 on Tuesday, with the first talk at 11, and ends at 4.30 on Wednesday. The meeting covers all areas of classical and quantum gravity including astrophysics, cosmology and experiments, and is intended to further collaborations and allow young researchers to showcase their work.

There is no registration fee, and participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and travel. All PhD students and postdocs will be able to give a talk, others if time allows. Current planning is for all talks to last 20 minutes including questions.

Tea and coffee will be provided in breaks, lunch can be bought on campus, and there will be a wine reception on Tuesday after the end of the talks programme. A small prize will be awarded for the best talk by a PhD student.

If you plan to participate, please email Carsten Gundlach, cjg[AT]soton.ac.uk. If you want to give a talk, please send a title and abstract (which can be amended later). A list of the talks submitted so far can be found on http://www.soton.ac.uk/~cjg/britgrav12.

A limited amount of funding will be available from the Gravitational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics to assist PhD students with travel and accommodation costs. If you want to apply for this, please let us know as soon as possible.

Carsten Gundlach and Nils Andersson (University of Southampton)

BritGrav 12 (first announcement)

The 12th BritGrav (British Gravity) Meeting will be held on 3/4 April 2012 in the School of Mathematics, University of Southampton. The programme begins with coffee at 10.30 on Tuesday, with the first talk at 11, and ends at 4.30 on Wednesday. The meeting covers all areas of classical and quantum gravity including astrophysics, cosmology and experiments, and is intended to further collaborations and allow young researchers to showcase their work.

There is no registration fee, and participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and travel. All PhD students and postdocs will be able to give a talk, others if time allows.

If you plan to participate, please email Carsten Gundlach, cjg[AT]soton.ac.uk. If you want to give a talk, please send a title and abstract (which can be amended later). More information will be posted on http://www.soton.ac.uk/~cjg/britgrav12 .

A limited amount of funding will be available from the Gravitational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics to assist with travel and accommodation costs for research students.

Carsten Gundlach and Nils Andersson (University of Southampton)

NPPD 2011

Five Institute of Physics subject groups will be holding their annual conferences jointly under the umbrella of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Divisional Conference in 2011. The Nuclear Physics, High Energy Particle Physics, Gravitational Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Particle Accelerators and Beams Groups will meet together at the University of Glasgow from 4 Apr 2011 to 7 Apr 2011. Together, they will form one of the largest, most exciting and broadest ranged NPP divisional conferences ever held.

Over the course of the four days, there will be joint plenary sessions covering topics of broad interest to all delegates, including a number of topics in experimental and theoretical gravity research. It will be an excellent opportunity to explore the interface between gravitational physics and the remit of the other four IOP groups represented at the conference.

Furthermore, the 11th British Gravity (BritGrav) meeting will be held during the parallel sessions, and will provide opportunities for research students and young postdocs to present their work.

The deadlines for abstract submission and early registration are approaching fast (see below). A provisional programme and instructions for abstract submission, registration and booking accommodation may be found on http://nppd.iopconfs.org/

Deadlines: abstract submission 11 Feb 2011, early registration 25 Feb 2011, registration 18 Mar 2011

Britgrav 2011

The format of the Britgrav meeting in 2011 will be different to that in previous years. The Gravitational Physics Group is a member of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Division (NPPD) of the IOP, and the 2011 Britgrav meeting will be included in the 2011 NPPD conference (4-7 April 2011, University of Glasgow) as parallel sessions. PhD students and young postdocs (experimentalists and theorists alike) are encouraged to submit an abstract. In addition to the parallel sessions, the 2011 NPPD conference will include invited plenary talks on gravitational physics. See http://nppd.iopconfs.org/ for further details.

For abstract submission information see http://nppd.iopconfs.org/

Please note that the abstract submission deadline is *21 January 2011*.

David Burton
Hon. Sec. IOP Gravitational Physics Group

BritGrav 10 (Second Announcement)

BritGrav 10 will take place in Dublin on April 6th and 7th, 2010. The conference is jointly hosted by the School of Mathematical Sciences, Dublin City University and the School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin. It will take place in the Gallery at the Helix on the DCU campus.

The BritGrav conference series is dedicated to bringing together the gravitational research community of the UK, Ireland and beyond, and to providing a forum for the exchange of ideas. It aims to cover all aspects of gravitational physics — both theoretical and experimental — and related areas of mathematics. In particular, the series provides an opportunity for young researchers, both students and post-docs, to present their work to the regional gravitational research community.

The conference will open at 10.30am (registration and coffee) on Tuesday 6th April, with the scientific programme commencing at 11.10am. The conference will close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 7th.

Information regarding registration, abstract submission, travel and accommodation can be found at

http://www.dcu.ie/conferences/britgrav10/

In selecting the programme, preference will be given to junior researchers (postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers). There will be a prize, sponsored by Classical and Quantum Gravity, for the best student presentation.

A limited amount of funding will be available from the Gravitational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics to assist with travel and accommodation costs for research students. See the conference registration webpage for details.

Registration will open in the first week of February; please check the website for updates.

Contact: britgrav10[AT]dcu.ie

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin.
Marc Casals (DCU)
Brien Nolan (DCU)
Adrian Ottewill (UCD)