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INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Program on

Program on Program on Classical and Quantum Physics of Strong Gravitational Fields

January 1999 - July 1999

Coordinators: A. Ashtekar, G. Horowitz, J. Isenberg

Speakers: Please give your transparencies to the ITP staff members in the front office (Rm 1102) for scanning. They will be returned promptly to your mailbox.

1/26 1:30 p.m. Dr. Beverly Berger
ITP & Oakland Univ.
The Nature of Generic Gravitational Collapse[Video]
1/29 12:15 p.m. Dr. Robert Mann
ITP & U-Waterloo
Pair Production of Rotating Black Holes[Audio]
2/09 12:15 p.m. Dr. Donald Marolf
ITP & Syracuse Univ
Introduction to Black Branes[Audio]
2/19 12:15 p.m. Dr. Jennie Traschen
ITP & Univ Massachusetts
Fermionic Zero Modes on Black Branes and Gravitational Spin-Spin Interaction[Audio]
2/23 1:30 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
ITP & UCSB
Introduction to D-Branes[Audio]
3/2 1:30 p.m. Dr. Steven Carlip
ITP & UC Davis
Black Hole Entropy and Conformal Fields Theory[Audio]
3/5 12:15 p.m. Dr. Scott Hughes
ITP & University of Illinois
Binary Black Holes and Gravitational Wave Astronomy
3/9 1:30 p.m. Dr. Joe Polchinski
& ITP
UCSB
Introduction to D-Branes (continued)[Audio]
3/12 12:15 p.m. Dr. David Garfinkle
ITP & Oakland Univ
Mich
Scaling in Gravitational Collapse
3/16 1:30 p.m. Dr. Gary Horowitz
ITP & UC Santa Barbara
Comments on the AdS/CFT Duality[Audio]
3/19 12:15 p.m. Dr. Abhay Ashtekar
ITP & Penn State
Isolated Horizons: A Generalization of Black Hole Mechanics[Audio]
3/23 1:30 p.m. Dr. Vincent Moncrief
ITP & Yale Univ
The ADM Hamiltonian for a Closed Universe and its Topological Significance[Audio]
3/26 12:15 p.m. Dr. Peter Aichelburg
ITP & ITP-Vienna
On the Energy-Momentum of an Ultra-relativistic Black Hole[Audio]
3/30 1:30 p.m. Dr. James Bardeen
ITP & Univ Washington
Extreme Kerr Throat as a Complete Spacetime[Audio]
4/2 12:15 p.m. Dr. Jorge Pullin
ITP & Penn State
Colliding Black Holes: What's New with the Close Approximation[Audio]
4/6 1:30 p.m. Dr. James Isenberg
ITP & Univ of Oregon
Proving Global Existence for Wave Maps[Audio]
4/9 12:15 p.m. Dr. Matthew Choptuik
ITP & Univ of TX
Austin
Recent Developments in Black Hole Critical Phenomena[Audio]
4/13 1:30 p.m. Dr. Abhay Ashtekar
ITP & Penn State
Quantum Geometry I[Audio]
4/16 12:15 p.m. Dr. Theodore Jacobson
ITP & Univ of Maryland
Hawking Radiation without Trans-Planckian Blue Shifts[Audio]
4/20 1:30 p.m. Dr. Abhay Ashtekar
ITP & Penn State
Quantum Geometry II
4/22 12:15 p.m. Dr. James W. York
ITP & Univ North Carolina
Hyperbolic, Canonical, and Conformal Structure in Gravity
4/23 12:15 p.m. Dr. Alan Rendall
ITP & Max-Planck Inst.
Quiescent Cosmological Singularities[Audio]
4/27 1:30 p.m. Dr. John Baez
UC Riverside
Quantum Geometry and Black Hole Entropy
4/30 12:15 p.m. Dr. Lee Smolin
ITP & Penn State
A Proposal for a Background Independent Form of M Theory
5/4 1:30 p.m. Dr. Ezra Newman
ITP & Univ of Pittsburgh
Gravitational Lensing from a Space-time Perspective[Audio]
5/7 12:15 p.m. Dr. Hans Lindblad
ITP & UCSD
Energy Estimates for the Motion of the Free Surface of a Fluid
5/11 1:30 p.m. Dr. Carlo Rovelli
ITP & University of Pittsburgh
Dynamics in Loop Quantum Gravity[Audio]
5/13 12:15 p.m. Dr. Roger Penrose
ITP & Oxford University
Einstein's Equation and Twistor Theory: Recent Developments [Audio]
5/14 12:15 p.m. Dr. Kirill Krasnov
ITP & Penn State
Spin Foam Models and Quantum Gravity[Audio]
5/18 1:30 p.m. Dr. Lars Andersson
ITP & KTH Stockholm
On Global Existence for 3+1 Gravity[Audio]
5/21 12:15 p.m. Dr. Dieter Brill
ITP & Univ of Maryland
Black Holes and Worm Holes in Classical 2+1 Gravity
5/25 1:30 p.m. Dr. Charles Torre
ITP & Utah State
Symmetry Reduction of Gravitational Field Theories[Audio]
6/1 1:30 p.m. Dr. Helmut Friedrich
ITP & Max-Planck-Inst.
Initial Boundary Value Problems for Vacuum Einstein's Equations[Audio]
6/3 12:15 p.m. Mr. Hans Ringström
ITP & KTH Stockholm
Curvature Blow-up in Spatially Homogeneous Vacuum Spacetimes
6/4 12:15 p.m. Dr. Abhay Ashtekar
ITP & Penn State
Quantum Mechanics as a Special Case of Classical Mechanics[Audio]
6/8 1:30 p.m. Dr. Dieter Maison
ITP & Max-Planck Institute
Bogomol'nyi Equations for Einsten-Yang-Mills-Dilaton Theory[Audio]
6/11 12:15 p.m. Dr. Eanna Flanagan
ITP & Cornell
Gravitational Radiation Reaction of Point Particles[Audio]
6/15 1:30 p.m. Dr. Istvan Racz
ITP & KFKI
Hungary
On the Existence of Killing Vector Fields[Audio]
6/18 12:15 p.m. Discussion of Recent Gravity Conferences
6/29 1:30 p.m. Dr. Robert Wald
ITP & Univ. Chicago
Gravitational Lensing in an Inhomogeneous Universe[Audio]

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