Midwest Relativity Meeting 2020 to be hosted by Notre Dame

September 29, 2020 • Categories: News

The 30th Annual Midwest Relativity Meeting will be hosted by the Center for Astrophysics and the Department of Physics of the University of Notre Dame from October 21-24, 2020.

The Midwest Relativity Meetings aim to bring together researchers from across the Midwest and beyond to discuss General Relativity and a broad range of topics in gravitational physics, including classical and quantum gravity, numerical relativity, relativistic astrophysics, cosmology, gravitational waves, experimental gravity, and other related topics.

As it was in the past, talks will consist of short contributed papers in an informal atmosphere. Each participant may present a talk of ~15 minutes. Professors, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates working on relevant topics are encouraged to present their work. The Blue Apple Prize will be awarded to the best graduate student speaker.

Venue: Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions the meeting will be conducted virtually. Recent experience has indicated that it is difficult to allow full days of talks in virtual format. Hence, the meeting will extend over more days, and limit sessions to no more than 4 hours per day in the afternoons.

Registration for the meeting is currently open and closes on October 9. There is no registration fee. Find more information here:


Scientific Organizing Committee

Grant Mathews - Chair (University of Notre Dame)

David Garfinkle (Oakland University)

John Friedman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Nicolas Yunes (University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign)

Brett Bolen (Grand Valley State University)


Local Organizing Committee

Grant Mathews, Professor of Physics

Lan Nguyen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics

Arielle Phillips, Assistant Research Professor of Physics

In-Saeng Suh, Concurrent Research Associate Professor of Physics

Atul Kedia, Physics Graduate Student

Miguel Correa, Physics Graduate Student

Luca Boccioli, Physics Graduate Student

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