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Connections for Women: Mathematical General Relativity September 03, 2013 - September 04, 2013
Registration Deadline: September 04, 2013 over 6 years ago
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Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers Beverly Berger (None), LEAD Lydia Bieri (University of Michigan), Iva Stavrov (Lewis and Clark College)
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Ever since the epic work of Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat on the well-posedness of Einstein's equations initiated the mathematical study of general relativity, women have played an important role in many areas of mathematical relativity. In this workshop, some of the leading women researchers in mathematical relativity present their work.   Bibliography (pdf) Accommodation: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate.  If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123.  Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability. MSRI has a preferred rate of $149 - $189 plus tax at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. There is no cut-off date for reservations. Guests can either call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount; or go to www.hotelshattuckplaza.com and enter dates of stay at top of screen and click Book Now.  Once on the reservation page, click "Preferred/Corporate Rate Accounts" and input the code: msri.
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Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Sep 03, 2013
Tuesday
08:40 AM - 09:00 AM
  Welcome
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Hypersurfaces with non-negative scalar curvature
Lan-Hsuan Huang (University of Connecticut)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Tea
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  Binary black holes in strong field gravity, gravitational waves and electromagnetic signatures from their accretion disks
Manuela Campanelli (Rochester Institute of Technology)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  Geometrostatics: The Geometry of Static Spacetimes in General Relativity
Carla Cederbaum (Tübingen University)
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  A vector field approach for sharp local well-posedness of quasiliner wave equations
Qian Wang (University of Oxford)
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Tea
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  On Hamilton’s Ricci flow and Bartnik’s construction of metrics of prescribed scalar curvature
Chen-Yun Lin (University of Connecticut)
04:45 PM - 05:15 PM
  From perturbation to observation: measuring the response of neutron stars
Jocelyn Read (California State University)
05:30 PM - 06:15 PM
  Panel Discussion
Andrea Bertozzi (University of California, Los Angeles), Manuela Campanelli (Rochester Institute of Technology), Carla Cederbaum (Tübingen University), Alexi Hoeft (Rutgers University), Christina Sormani (CUNY, Graduate Center), Iva Stavrov (Lewis and Clark College)
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  Dinner at Taste of the Himalayas
Sep 04, 2013
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Integrability meets Control Theory: Harmonic Maps in General Relativity
Shabnam Beheshti (Rutgers University)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Tea
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  The Hunt for Gravitational Waves and Black Holes
Deirdre Shoemaker (Georgia Institute of Technology)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  Lighting up Binary Supermassive Black Holes: Probing the Dynamical Spacetimes of Mergers
Tanja Bode (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen)
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM
  Lunch
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
  On the mass of asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds
Anna Sakovich (Uppsala University)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Marginally outer trapped surfaces and "null" mean curvature flows
Kristen Moore (Telstra)
03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  Tea and Discussions