Tea + gravity = success

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.


The current organizers of GRITTS are listed below:

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!

Schedule and location

This is the current schedule, for Fall 2015.
We plan on meeting every Wednesday, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

When Where Who What
November 25th (TBC) NW22 Bruce Allen, Maria Alessandra Papa (AEI Hannover) TBC
November 18th NW22 Hsin-Yu Chen (U. Chicago) TBC
October 28th NW22 Katerina Chatziioannou (Montana State University) Modeling and Extracting Information from Spin-Precessing Compact Binary Inspirals
October 22th NW22 Georgia Mansell (ANU) An in-vacuum squeezed light source with in-vacuum homodyne detection
October 7th NW22 Archisman Ghosh (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) Parameter estimation and cosmology with gravitational waves

Past schedule

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Mailing list

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 with an empty subject line and the body: "subscribe".