Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos

Inaugural Conference

August 9-11, 2007
Penn State University

Conference Proceedings

The Eberly College of Science at Penn State University welcomes participants to this inaugural conference of the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos (IGC).

The IGC builds on the strong foundation established by the Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry over the past decade. The new institute will integrate the theoretical and observational research carried out in its three centers: the Center for Fundamental Theory, the Center for Gravitational Wave Physics, and the Center for Particle Astrophysics. From quantum cosmology to new observational windows, we seek greater understanding of the universe and its extreme events. This inaugural conference is an opportunity for participants to share their insights and to help set the course for our institute's new endeavors.

If you are interested in attending the IGC Inaugural conference, please register.

Plenary speakers:
Jim Cronin, Karsten Danzmann, Thomas Gaisser, Slava Mukhanov,
Roger Penrose, Joseph Polchinski, Frans Pretorius, Trevor Weekes, Cliff Will

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following sources:
    The George A. and Margaret M. Downsbrough Endowment
    Department of Physics
    The Eberly College of Science
    Office of the Senior Vice President for Research
    The National Science Foundation
Local Organizing Committee: Abhay Ashtekar, Sam Finn, Murat Gunaydin, Peter Meszaros, Randi Neshteruk, Paul Sommers (chair)

Contact: Ms. Randi Neshteruk,
Mailing Address: 104 Davey Lab PMB 258, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-9605; Fax: (814) 863-9608