17th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity, Caltech

Since the inaugural meeting in 1998 (held at Caltech’s Capra ranch near San Diego) Capra meetings have been bringing together relativists interested in the problem of radiation reaction in relativity and its application to extreme-mass-ratio inspirals (EMRIs) as astrophysical sources of gravitational waves. The meetings address an important open problem in gravitational theory, made particularly relevant by the exciting prospect of directly observing gravitational waves from EMRIs and other compact binaries in the near future.

The 17th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity will be hosted by members of the Theoretical Astrophysics group (TAPIR) at the sunny California Institute of Technology. The meeting will run June 23-27, 2014 starting with three to four days of invited and contributed talks followed by one to two days of informal discussions.

As usual, the program will focus on aspects of the self-force in general relativity but will also seek to explore the promise of a synergy with other approaches to the two-body problem. Following the Capra tradition, the meeting will be informal. There will be no registration fee and no proceedings. The program will include a few invited review talks, short contributed presentations, and open discussion sessions. Contributed talks on all aspects of the radiation reaction problem (including related topics such as EMRI astrophysics or data analysis) are welcome.

Registration can be completed on the conference website at

http://www.tapir.caltech.edu/~capra17

where information about blocked hotel rooms (including booking deadlines, the earliest being May 5) is also available. The organizing committee gratefully acknowledges financial support from the National Science Foundation.

Chad Galley
Roland Haas
Yanbei Chen
Manuel Tiglio

16th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity, Dublin, Ireland (2nd announcement)

The 16th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity will be hosted by the School of Mathematical Sciences at University College Dublin, marking its first return to Ireland since 1999 when the 2nd Capra Meeting was also held in UCD. The meeting will run from the 15th to 19th of July 2013, starting with three days of invited and contributed talks and followed by two days of informal discussions.

A block of rooms have been reserved for Capra attendees at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin. There will be a free shuttle bus organised to bring attendees from the hotel to the conference venue and back each day. Half of the reserved rooms will be released on May 14th, so in order to guarantee availability attendees are strongly encouraged to book before then – booking details are available on the conference website: http://maths.ucd.ie/capra16/

16th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity, Dublin, Ireland

The 16th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity will be hosted by the School of Mathematical Sciences at University College Dublin, marking its first return to Ireland since 1999 when the 2nd Capra Meeting was also held in UCD. The meeting will run from the 15th to 19th of July 2013, starting with three days of invited and contributed talks and followed by two days of informal discussions.

As usual, the programme will focus on aspects of the self-force in general relativity, but will also seek to explore the promise of a synergy with other approaches to the two-body problem. Following the Capra tradition, the meeting will be informal. There will be no registration fee and no proceedings. The programme will include a few invited review talks, short contributed presentations (20-30 minutes slots) and open discussion sessions. Contributed talks on all aspects of the radiation reaction problem (including related topics such as EMRI astrophysics or data analysis) are welcome.

Interested colleagues are encouraged to register online at their earliest convenience.

15th Capra Meeting in Maryland (2nd circ.)

This is the second announcement of the 2012 Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction, which will be held in the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) at the University of Maryland, College Park, from June 11 to June 15, 2012.

Following the Capra tradition, the meeting will focus primarily on aspects of the self-force in general relativity, although broader topics related to gravitational-wave physics will also be discussed.

A block of hotel rooms at a reduced rate has been booked for participants. More information and a registration form can be found on the conference website: http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/capra12/

For full consideration, applications to participate and/or abstracts must be submitted by May 1, 2012.

15th Capra Meeting in Maryland

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction will be held in the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM) at the University of Maryland, College Park, from June 11 to June 15, 2012.

Following the Capra tradition, the meeting will focus primarily on aspects of the self-force in general relativity, although broader topics related to gravitational-wave physics will also be discussed. More information and a registration form can be found on the conference website:

http://www.cscamm.umd.edu/programs/capra12/

For full consideration, applications to participate must be submitted by April 20, 2012.

CAPRA and NRDA 2010 (2nd announcement)

CAPRA & NRDA 2010: Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios

(Second Circular)

Please note registration is now open at:

https://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/Events/Theory_Meets_Data_Analysis/Theory_Meets_Data_Analysis_at_Comparable_and_Extreme_Mass_Ratios/

The webpage includes (partial) information of speakers and a link to register and submit a possible contributed talk. The site will be updated shortly with the final list of speakers together with accommodations info.

Please register as soon as possible so as to have an approximate head-count and to firm up the schedule of contributed talks. Notice that the deadline for submission of abstracts is Saturday, March 20, 2010. After this date, approval will depend on availability. Last, note this conference joins two traditionally distinct but related ones: CAPRA and NRDA. The schedule will be such that June 20, 21, 22 will concentrate on the CAPRA theme. June 23rd a “bridge” date between the two communities and June 24, 25, 26 will focus on the NRDA side.

Sincerely,

Stephen Fairhurst, Cardiff University
Gabriela Gonzalez, Louisiana State University
Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute/University of Guelph
Yuk Tung Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Harald Pfeiffer, CITA, University of Toronto
Eric Poisson, University of Guelph
Bernard Whiting, University of Florida

CAPRA and NRDA 2010

This is the first announcement about the 2010 CAPRA and NRDA meetings that will take place at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on June 20-26, 2010.

The first three days will be devoted to CAPRA, the last three days on NRDA with a day in between to foster interactions between both communities. In keeping with the meetings traditions: CAPRA will focus on the radiation reaction problem in general relativity in the broad sense. NRDA will continue fostering collaborations between numerical relativity and gravitational wave searches. Both meetings will have invited and contributed talks and leave ample space for discussions and collaborations. Additionally, having both meetings be back-to-back at the same location would provide for interactions at the interface between the involved communities.

A Scientific Organizing Committee is being formed and will be announced shortly. A web page has been set up at:

http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/Events/Theory_Meets_Data_Analysis/Theory_Meets_Data_Analysis_at_Comparable_and_Extreme_Mass_Ratios/

which will be updated periodically as time approaches.

Please mark this meeting in your calendars, we look forward to meeting you in Waterloo.

Best regards

Luis Lehner, Eric Poisson, Harald Pfeiffer