Second Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation
July 6-11 1998
Universtity Of Sydney, Australia
The conference aims to bring together researchers in general relativity and related fields to discuss new findings, make contacts and consolidate ideas. Participants are invited from around the world and the proceedings will later be refereed and published.
The conference program and abstracts are now available.
Our confirmed speakers include Ted Jacobson, Paul Steinhardt, George Ellis, Brandon Carter, Robert Bartnik, David Blair, Malcolm Anderson, Paul Francis, John Sandeman, Ted Fackerell and David Wiltshire .
Please register by May 30.
(Visitors to Australia should also note that the 22nd International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics is being held the following week (13-18 July) in Tasmania.)
You may also wish to peruse the home page of the Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation.
SCIENTIFIC SCHEDULE: Talks of general interest will be given in plenary morning sessions, from Monday to Friday inclusive. More specialised talks will be given in parallel Theory/Experiment sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
OTHER ACTIVITIES/EXCURSIONS: The conference dinner will be held on Wednesday evening, 8 July, at a cost of AUS $25 per person. There will be a free public lecture by George Ellis on Thursday evening, 9 July. There will be a four-hour ferry cruise of Sydney harbour, including a buffet lunch, on Saturday 11 July (approximate cost, AUS $45 per person).
VENUE: The meeting will take place in the main campus of the University of Sydney. This is situated about 3 km from the heart of Sydney, Australia's largest and most dynamic city. Sydney is internationally famous for its spectacular harbours, rivers and beaches, and is one of the world's favourite tourist destinations. It is also a diverse multicultural city of over 3 million people, with an enormous variety of entertainment, music and cuisine. There are several other tourist attractions within a a few hours of Sydney, including the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley (a prominent wine-making region). Sydney is well-served by public transport, and has an international airport with connections to many countries.
ACCOMMODATION: Some budget accommodation is available at the Women's college of the University of Sydney, which are situated within a short walk of the conference venue. The cost is approximately AUS $42 per person for a single room with bed and breakfast (and in most cases shared bathroom facilities). Requests for this type of accommodation should be made on the web registration page, and by May 30.
For those arranging their own accommodation we recommend the following motels, which are a short walk from the conference venue:
University Motor Inn, 25 Arundel St, Broadway, NSW 2007 Phone: +61 2 9660-5777 (or 1800-263-909 from within Australia) cost: AUS $100/night for twin or single room (breakfast not included). (This is the "conference rate", available for ACGRG2 participants.)
Camperdown Travelodge, Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050 Phone: +61 2 9516-1522 (or 1800-244-351 from within Australia) Cost: AUS $115/night for twin or single room (breakfast not included). (This is the "function outside rate").
National Organising Committee: Peter Szekeres, David Wiltshire, Anthony Lun, Susan Scott,
David McClelland, John Sandeman, Malcolm Anderson, Mark Notcutt
Local Organisers: Chris Cosgrove, Ted Fackerell, Hossein Farajollahi, Jonathan Kress, Rupert Littlewood, Hugh Luckock, Jon Turner