In order to foster more regular interaction between scientists at
the MIT LIGO Lab and the MIT Kavli Institute, we are starting a
new weekly afternoon tea-time series from *4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on
Wednesdays*, to be hosted at the LIGO Lab (NW22-268).
The *General Relativity Informal Tea-Time Series* will
be a forum for regular discussion between the gravitational-wave
experiment, theory, and astrophysics communities at MIT and beyond. Every week,
we aim to have an informal discussion of recent research
topics. Occasionally, visitors will be invited to give a
presentation.

- Salvatore Vitale —
- Victoria Grinberg —
- Slawomir Gras —

If you, or a visitor or colleague of yours would like to give a GRITTS seminar about one of the topics of interest for the GRITTS (such as -- but not restricted to -- gravitational waves and multiwavelength follow ups, general relativity, GW detectors, or big data), please contact us at gritts-info AT ligo DOT mit DOT edu. We are also on Twitter @GRITTS_MIT ! Follow us by clicking on the link on the left of the page for the latest news and forthcoming events!

This is the current schedule, for *Spring 2016*.

We plan on meeting every *Wednesday, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM*.

When | Where | Who | What |

May 2nd | NW22 | Ho Jung Paik (University of Maryland ) | Superconducting Tensor Gravitational Wave Detector and Mitigation of Newtonian Noise |

April 5th | NW22 | Christopher Hilweg (University of Vienna) | Testing the quantum and gravity interface with single photons |

If you would like to be notified about when the Series will take place, what the topics for discussion will be, and who any visitors will be, please consider joining our mailing list. To join, send an email to gritts-request@space.mit.edu with an empty subject line and the body: "subscribe".