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           ITP Conference on
         Strong Gravitational Fields
        June 22-26, 1999
               Organizers:  A. Ashtekar, G. Horowitz, J. Isenberg, and D. Marolf

        SCHEDULE

            All sessions to be held in ITP Main Seminar Room unless otherwise specified.

         Participants who wish to make short presentations during the extended discussion
         periods should contact the session chair.
 
 
Tuesday, June 22, 1999:
Time:
Speaker: Title:
8:00 am
Registration  ITP Lobby
8:45
David Gross Welcome to the ITP
8:55
Don Marolf Welcome to the Conference
Topic: String Theory  Chair:  Ted Jacobson
9:00
Gary Horowitz
(Univ. California, Santa Barbara)
Black Holes in String Theory[Audio]
9:50
Discussion 
10:30
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:00
Joe Polchinski
(Univ. California, Santa Barbara)
Lessons from Field Theory/String Theory Duality[Audio]
11:50
Discussion
12:30 pm
Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
Topic: Gravitational Waves  Chair:  Kip Thorne
2:00
John Friedman
(Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) 
Gravitational Waves from Unstable Neutron Stars[Audio]
2:50
Discussion
3:30
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
4:00
Eanna Flanagan
(Cornell University)
Gravitational Wave Detection: Prospects and Challenges[Audio]
4:50
Discussion
5:30
End of Session
Wednesday, June 23, 1999
Topic:  Numerical Relativity  Chair:  Matt Choptuik
9:00 am
Richard Price
(Univ. of Utah)
Collisions of Black Holes[Audio]
9:50
Discussion
10:30
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:00
Carsten Gundlach
(Univ. of Chicago)
Critical Phenomena in Gravitational Collapse[Audio]
11:50
Discussion
12:30 pm
Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
Topic:  Quantum Geometry Chair:  Jorge Pullin
2:00
John Baez
(Univ. California, Riverside)
Spin Networks, Spin Foam and Quantum Gravity[Audio]
2:50
Discussion
3:30
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
4:00
Abhay Ashtekar
(Pennsylvania State Univ.)
Quantum Geometry of Isolated Horizons and Black Hole Entropy[Audio]
4:50
Discussion
5:30
End of Session
Thursday, June 24, 1999
  Topic:  Quantum Gravity Chair:  Don Marolf
9:00 am
Carlo Rovelli
(Univ. of Pittsburgh)
Dynamics in Loop Quantum Gravity[Audio]
9:50
Discussion
10:30
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:00
Rob Myers 
(McGill University)
On the Gravity of the AdS/CFT Correspondence[Audio]
11:50
Discussion
12:30 pm
SPECIAL EVENT: 
Beach Barbeque
Goleta Beach, Area "D"
Afternoon Free
Friday, June 25, 1999
  Topic:  Mathematical Relativity  Chair:  Helmut Friedrich
9:00 am
Rick Schoen
(Stanford Univ.)
Vacuum Spacetimes Which are Identically Schwarzschild near Spatial Infinity[Audio]
9:50
Discussion  
10:30
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:00
Hubert Bray
(MIT-Math)
The Penrose Mass/Area Inequality[Audio]
11:50
Discussion
12:30 pm
Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
  Contributed Session I Chair: Vince Moncrief
2:00
Jorge Pullin
(Pennsylvania State Univ.)
Consistent Canonical Quantizations of Gravity[Audio]
2:30
Daniel Sudarsky
(ICN-UNAM) 
Large Fluctuations in the Horizon Area and What They Can Tell Us About Quantum Gravity [Audio]
3:00
Ingemar Bengtsson
(Stockholm Univ.)
Anti-de Sitter Black Holes[Audio]
3:30
Kristen Schleich
(Univ. of British Columbia) 
Exotic Spaces in Quantum Gravity [Audio]
4:00
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
  Contributed Session 2 Chair: Istvan Racz
4:30
Sean Hayward
(YITP-Kyoto Univ.)
Black Hole Dynamics[Audio]
5:00
Chris Beetle
(Pennsylvania State Univ.)
A Hamiltonian Approach to the Mass of Isolated Black Holes[Audio]
5:30
Lior Burko
(Cal Tech)
Strength of the Null Singularity inside Black Holes[Audio]
6:00
End of Session
Saturday, June 26, 1999
  Topic:  Classical General
           Relativity
Chair: Lars Andersson
9:00 am
Jim Isenberg
(Univ. of Oregon)
Understanding the Evolution of Cosmological Spacetimes[Audio]
9:50
Discussion
10:30
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
11:00
Wald (chair)
Berger, Ehlers, Laguna
Panel Discussion on Classical Relativity[Audio]
12:30 pm
Lunch Break ITP Front Patio
Contributed Session 3  Chair: Eric Hirschmann
2:00
Keith Lockitch
(Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
The R-Mode Oscillations of Relativistic Stars[Audio]
2:30
Sacha Husa
(Univ. of Pittsburgh) 
Topology Change of Event Horizons and the Merger of Asymmetric Black Holes [Audio]
3:00
Luis Lehner
(Univ. of Texas-Austin)
Astrophysical Applications of Numerical Relativity[Audio]
3:30
Roberto Gomez
(Univ. of Pittsburgh)
Strong Field Radiation form the Post-Merger of Two Black Holes [Audio]
4:00
Refreshment Break ITP Front Patio
Contributed Session 4 Chair: Steve Carlip
4:30
Wei-Tou Ni
(National Tsing Hua University)
Equivalence Principle, Lorentz Invariance, and the Microscopic Origin of Gravity [Audio]
5:00
Don Witt
(Univ. of British Columbia)
Topological Censorship and Black Hole Topologies[Audio]
5:30
Jurgen Ehlers
(MPI-Golm)
Null Cone Singularities in Gravitational Lensing[Audio]
6:00
End of Conference


Contributed Beverly Berger
(Oakland Univ.)
Synergy of the Analytic-Numerical Interface
Contributed Beverly Berger
(Oakland Univ.)
The Approach to the Singularity in Inhomogeneous Cosmologies[Video]
Contributed Luisa Buchman
(Univ. Washington)
Tests of First Order Hyperbolic Formulations of the Einstein Equations
Contributed Jurgen Ehlers
(MPI-Golm)
Open Questions Concerning Equations of Motion and Cosmological Metric Problem
Contributed Ted Jacobson
(Univ. of Maryland)
Short Presentation after Rob Myers' Talk
Contributed Tejinder P. Singh
(Tata Inst.)
A Characterization of the Central Shell-Focusing Singularity in Spherical Gravitational Collapse
Poster Ivan Booth
(Waterloo Univ.)
Quasilocal Energy and Naked Black Holes
Poster Dongho Chae
(Univ. of Minnesota)
Non-Topological Multivortex Solutions in the Self-Dual Chern-Simons Theories
Poster Stephen Fairhurst
(Penn State)
The Hamiltonian of an Isolated Black Hole
Poster Sameer Gupta
(Penn State)
Causality in Spin Foam Models
Poster Matt Visser
(Washington Univ.)
Superluminal Censorship: Null Energy Condition Implies Light Cone Contraction

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