MONDAY MORNING (July 6):

- 8:30-9:40 REGISTRATION: Carslaw Room 250

- 9:40-9:50 Introductory remarks: Hugh Luckock, Peter Szekeres
- 9:50-10:45 David Blair (UWA) "Gravity wave astronomy and the start of AIGO"
- 10:45-11:15 TEA/COFFEE
- 11:15-11:50 Nergis Mavalvala (Caltech) "The LIGO project: recent advances"
- 11:50-12:45 George Ellis (University of Cape Town) "Consistency of inhomogeneous cosmology and the nature of the Newtonian limit"

- 2:00-2:25 Paul Tod (Oxford) "Non-simultaneous marginally-trapped surfaces"
- 2:25-2:50 Gourgen Oganessyan (University of Canberra) "Null Geometry and Einstein Equations"
- 2:50-3:15 Alexander Nesterov (University of Guadalajara) "Quasigroups and asymptotic symmetries"
- 3:15-3:45 TEA/COFFEE
- 3:45-4:10 Jonathan Kress (University of Sydney) "A second order symmetry of the conformally covariant Laplacian"
- 4:10-4:35 Adrian Gentle (Los Alamos) "Regge Geometrodynamics"
- 4:35-5:00 James O'Connor (LaTrobe) "Computer Algebra Determination of symmetries in general relativity"

- 2:00-2:25 Dan Shaddock (?) "Resonant sideband extraction"
- 2:25-2:50 Albrecht R\"udiger ( ) "Progress on GEO600"
- 2:50-3:15 Peter Veitch (University of Adelaide) "A laser for the Advanced Research Interferometer"
- 3:15-3:45 TEA/COFFEE
- 3:45-4:10 Jesper Munch (University of Adelaide) "High power, cw, all solid state Nd:YAG laser"
- 4:10-4:35 David Blair(UWA) "Progress with Niobe: the UWA resonant bar detector"
- 5:30-7:30 RECEPTION (Stephen Roberts Foyer)

- 9:15-10:10 David Wiltshire (University of Adelaide) "The wavefunction debate in quantum cosmology"
- 10:10-10:40 TEA/COFFEE
- 10:40-11:35 Adrian Ottewill (University College, Dublin) "Analysis and Simulation of Gravitational Radiation"
- 11:35-12:30 Albrecht R\"udiger ( ) To be Announced

- 2:00-2:25 Geoff Ericksson (ANU) "Isotropic singularities in shear-free cosmologies"
- 2:25-2:50 Susan Scott (ANU) "Isotropic Singularities in FRW Cosmological Models"
- 2:50-3:15 Alan Barnes (University of Aston) "On Stephani's Rotating Dust Solutions"
- 3:15-3:45 TEA/COFFEE
- 3:45-4:10 Simon Davis (University of Sydney) "Higher-Derivative Quantum Cosmology"
- 4:10-4:35 Tamath Rainsford (Adelaide) "Post-Newtonian cosmology"
- 4:35-5:00 Mike Ashley (ANU) "The abstract boundary and causality"

- 2:00-2:25 Karl Baigent (ANU) "Progress towards a system for the measurement of thermal noise"
- 2:25-2:50 David McClelland (ANU) "Length sensing and control of long baseline interferometric gravitational wave detectors"
- 2:50-3:15 Nergis Mavalvala (LIGO) "Wavefront sensing in LIGO"
- 3:15-3:45 TEA/COFFEE
- 3:45-4:10 Adrian Ottewill (University College, Dublin) "TBA"
- 4:10-4:35 Bernard Whiting (University of Florida) "Noise characterisation of laser interferometer data"

- 9:15-10:10 Robert Bartnik (University of Canberra) "Numerical Einstein equations in a characteristic gauge"
- 10:10-10:40 TEA/COFFEE
- 10:40-11:35 Bernard F. Whiting (University of Florida) "Signal analysis for Laser Interferometers"
- 11:35-12:30 John Sandeman (ANU) "TBA

- 2:00-2:25 Neil Cornish (Cambridge) "Measuring the topology of the universe"
- 2:25-2:50 Giovanni Venturi (University of Bologna) "Chaotic inflation with a scalar field in non-classical states"
- 2:50-3:15 Aroonkumar Beesham (University of Zululand) "Anisotropic viscous cosmology with variable $G$ and $\Lambda$"
- 3:15-3:45 TEA/COFFEE

- 2:00-2:25 Takao Fukui (Dokkyo University) "The Generalized Scalar-Tensor Theory and the 5D Space-Time-Mass Theory"
- 2:25-2:50 Jerzy Kocinski (Warsaw Institute of Technology) "Nordstr\"om's theory revisited"
- 2:50-3:15 David Hartley (University of Adelaide) "Tensor distributions on signature-changing space-times"
- 4:00-6:00 BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING
- 7:00-10:00 CONFERENCE DINNER

- 9:15-10:10 Malcolm Anderson (Edith Cowan University) "Distributions in general relativity"
- 10:10-10:40 TEA/COFFEE
- 10:40-11:35 Brandon Carter (Observatoire de Paris) "Overview of classical brane dynamics"
- 11:35-12:30 Arkady Tseytlin (Imperial College, London) "String theory and supergravity - super Yang-Mills correspondence"

- 2:00-2:25 Sam Drake (University of Adelaide) "An Explanation of the Newman-Janis Algorithm"
- 2:25-2:50 Jason Sharples (University of Canberra) "Existence of solutions of the Einstein constraint equations in the qu asispherical gauge"
- 2:50-3:15 Graeme Sneddon (James Cook University) "Some identities of the invariants of the Riemann tensor"
- 3:15-3:45 TEA/COFFEE
- 3:45-4:10 Andrew Norton (University of Canberra) "Equations for a classical spinning electron can be derived from a moving boundary problem for the Maxwell field"
- 4:10-4:35 Pavel Smrz (University of Newcastle) "Dilatational extension of Einstein's theory"
- 4:35-5:00 John Schutz (La Trobe) "The isotropy mappings of Minkowski space-time generate the Poincar\'e group"

- 2:00-2:25 Bill Spence (Queen Mary and Westfield College, London) "M-Theory and the renaissance of eleven-dimensional supergravity"
- 2:25-2:50 Chris Fama (University of Queensland) "A rigidity result on the ideal boundary structure of smooth space-times"
- 2:50-3:15 Ted Jacobson (University of Maryland at College park) "Black hole lasers"
- 3:15-3:45 TEA/COFFEE
- 3:45-4:10 Karl-Georg Schlesinger (Univeristy of Wuppertal) "Quantization of topology and its relation to a quantization of the manifold notion"
- 4:10-4:35 Reginald Cahill (Flinders University) "Self-referential noise and the synthesis of three-dimensional space"
- 4:35-5:00 Shinji Hamamoto (Toyama) "Infrared regularization of massive tensor field"
- 7:00 pm PUBLIC LECTURE: Prof George Ellis (University of Cape Town) "Modern cosmology and the limits to science"

- 9:15-10:10 Ted Jacobson (University of Maryland at College park) "Trans-Planckian black hole models: lattice and superfluid"
- 10:10-10:40 TEA/COFFEE
- 10:40-11:35 Paul Francis (ANU) "TBA"
- 11:35-12:30 Paul Steinhardt (University of Pennsylvania) "The missing energy problem"

"Exact Solutions and Symmetry Methods in General Relativity" (Stephen Roberts Lecture Theatre)

- 2:00-2:25 Peter Waylen (University of Christchurch) "Note on equations related to key functions of axisymmetric gravitation"
- 2:25-2:50 Graeme Williams (University of Waikato) "Approaches to the perturbation equations of the Kerr-Newman black hole"
- 2:50-3:15 Brandon Carter (Observatoire de Paris, Meudon) "Exact cancellation of divergenet gravitational self force of Nambu-Goto string in 4 dimensions"
- 3:15-3:45 TEA/COFFEE
- 3:45-4:10 Edward Fackerell (University of Sydney) "Looking again at the 1 Killing vector vacuum equations"
- 4:10-4:35 Anthony Lun (Monash University) "Bondi-Sachs Space-times and Accelerating Sources"
- 4:35-5:00 Peter Vassiliou (University of Canberra) "Geometric Integrability"

- 10:30-3:00 (approx) Ferry cruise & lunch on Sydney harbour.

Conference Organisers Last modified: Thu Jun 25 14:16:47 EST 1998