Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos
The Pennsylvania State University
May 12-13, 2008


The members of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Gravity have awarded this years student talk prize of $200.00 to:
Michael Kavic
Thanks to all the attendees for helping to make this years event a great success and congratulations to Michael!

The 11th Eastern Gravity Meeting will be hosted by the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at Penn State on May 12-13, 2008. The meeting will be held at the Atherton Hotel, conveniently located within walking distance of Penn State University.

Researchers and students in all areas of gravitational physics are welcome: classical and quantum gravity, theory, observation, computation, and experiment. Students are especially encouraged to attend and contribute talks. The American Physical Society Topical Group on Gravity will award a $200 prize for best student presentation.


EGM11 will follow the usual informal format. No registration fee is charged and no financial support is provided. But we do require a headcount for the meeting room and coffee breaks, so please register even if you are not giving a talk or are local.

To register please click on the "Register" button below. Remember to include your name, institutional affiliation, talk title (if any), and whether or not you are a student (graduate or undergraduate).


We will try to accept all talks and give all presenters equal time (approximately 15 minutes based on past experience). If we are overloaded with talks and cannot accommodate them all, student talks will be given priority. The schedule of talks is now available.

Hotel Information and Directions

The Eastern Gravity Meeting will be held at the Atherton hotel. We have confirmed a block of rooms for your convenience.

Atherton Hotel
125 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Telephone: 814-231-2100

Please refer to the Eastern Gravity Meeting when reserving your room.

Rooms are still available.

Standard audio/visual equipment will be available. Let us know in advance if you need something unusual.

How to get to State College

The local airport is State College/University Park, Code SCE. For further details including airlines, rental car companies, taxis and driving instructions, see: How to get to State College, PA

Contact: Ms. Kathleen Smith, kms54@psu.edu
Mailing Address: 104 Davey Lab PMB 258, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-5203; Fax: (814) 863-9608