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) and MKI (37) on alternating weeks. 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. Every week, we aim to have an informal discussion of recent research topics. Occasionally, visitors will be invited to give a presentation.
This is the current schedule, for Spring 2013.
We plan on meeting every Wednesday, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
|Feb. 13||NW22 conference room||Emil Mottola (LANL)||New Horizons in Gravity: Dark Energy and Condensate Stars|
|Feb. 20||MKI Marlar Lounge||Dmitry V. Bisikalo (INASAN)|
|Feb. 27||NW22 conference room|
|March. 6||MKI Marlar Lounge|
|March 13||NW22 conference room|
|March 20||MKI Marlar Lounge|
|March 27||NW22 conference room|
|April 3||MKI Marlar Lounge||Lisa Barsotti (MIT)||Beyond Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors: beating the quantum limit with squeezed states of light|
|April 10||NW22 conference room|
|April 17||MKI Marlar Lounge||Krishna Venkateswara (UW)||A mechanical absolute rotation sensor for Advanced LIGO|
|April 24||NW22 conference room||MKI postdoc symposium||No seminar|
|May 1||MKI Marlar Lounge||Lu Feng (MIT)||Short Gamma-Ray Bursts Observable with the Murchison Widefield Array|
|May 8||NW22 conference room||Fabrice Matichard (MIT)||Tilt-Free Inertial Sensing Concept and Tilt-Horizontal Coupling Attenuation Experiment|
|May 15||NW22 conference room||Michael Kesden (NYU)||Spin alignment in stellar-mass black-hole binaries: a diagnostic of compact-binary formation|
|May 22||NW22 conference room||Nevin Weinberg (MIT)||Tides in Coalescing Neutron Star Binaries|
|May 29||NW22 conference roo||Ron Remillard (MIT)||TBD|
|June 5||NW22 conference roo||Sasha Buchman (Stanford)||TBD|
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