Abhay Ashtekar, GTG program chair
This year, the APS-AAPT will be held in Columbus Ohio from April 18 to 21, 1998. Our Topical Group will have the following activities during this meeting: i) Three Invited Sessions; ii) Two Focus Sessions with invited talks; iii) Three Sessions of Contributed Talks; iv) An Executive Committee Meeting; and, v) Annual Business Meeting (the last half hour of this meeting will be devoted to seeking input for the decennial report, being prepared by Committee of Gravitational Physics).
To facilitate your travel plans, we are enclosing the current program. (However, please note that the APS has not finalized the schedule yet and there may be some minor changes). The titles of the invited talks appeared on the GTG and MacCallum distribution lists and can also be found on the GTG web site: http://vishnu.nirvana.phys.psu.edu/tig/
Saturday, April 18th
11am - 2.00pm; Classical and Quantum Physics of Strong Gravitational Physics (Focus Session 1); Marolf, Rovelli, Isenberg, Moncrief.
2:30 - 5:30pm; Extending the Frontiers of Gravitational Physics (Invited Session); Wolszczan, Friedman, Horowitz, Hartle.
Sunday, April 19th
8.30am - 10.30am; Gravitation Theory 1 (contributed Session)
10.45am -12:30pm; Executive Committee Meeting
11.00am - 2:00pm; Gravitation Theory 2 (Contributed Session)
2.30pm - 5.30pm; Computation, General Relativity and Astrophysics (GTG/DCOMP Joint Invited Session); Matzner, Berger, Klein, Stone.
Monday, April 20th
8.30am - 11:00am; Gravitational Radiation: Confronting Theory With Experiment (Focus Session 2); Will, Price, Wiseman, Bender.
2:30pm - 4:15pm; GTG Business Meeting
Tuesday, April 21st
8:30am - 11:00am; Gravitational Experiments (Contributed Session)
11:00am - 2:00pm; Precision Measurement Techniques Applied to Fundamental Physics (Joint GTG/DAMOP Invited Session); Chu, Hall, Libbrecht, DeBra.
In the last two APS meetings, the GTG sessions have been lively. Through these sessions, we have initiated a healthy interaction with the rest of the physics community. It is to our advantage that the interaction continues to grow. We hope an even greater number of GTG members will come to the next meeting. See you in Columbus!