Gravity Initiative Opening Celebration | November 7-8, 2019

Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 8:30 am to Fri, Nov 8, 2019, 5:00 pm
Jadwin Hall 4th Floor
Princeton Gravity Initiative
Registration is now open

The Princeton Gravity Initiative was founded to elevate local research exploring the mysteries of gravity across the disciplines of astrophysics, mathematics, and physics. The initiative will be housed on the fourth floor of Jadwin hall, and construction of the new space is expected to be completed by the beginning of the fall semester. This meeting serves as an opening celebration for the initiative and the new space. The program brings together leading experts at the forefront of a broad swath of research areas connected to gravity. Some of the speakers will also provide a personal perspective of the history of gravitational research at Princeton, going back as early as the time of Wheeler and Dicke.

Tentative Schedule:
Thursday Nov. 7

9:20am - 9:30am opening remarks
9:30am -10:20am Claudio Bunster
10:20am-11:10am Gabriela Gonzalez
11:40am-12:30pm Neil Turok
1:50pm-2:40pm   Malcolm Perry
2:40pm-3:30pm   Andrew Strominger
4:00pm-5:00pm Sheperd Doeleman. Physics Department Colloquium

Reception/Dinner in new space

8:00pm Robbert Dijkgraaf. Public Lecture

Friday Nov. 8

9:30am -10:20am  William Unruh
10:20am-11:10am  Wendy Freedman
11:40am-12:30pm  Robert Myers
1:50pm-2:40pm    Nergis Mavalvala
2:40pm-3:30pm    Theodore Jacobson
4:00pm-4:50pm    Sergiu Klainerman ** to be confirmed **


  • Claudio Bunster
  • Sheperd Doeleman
  • Robbert Dijkgraaf
  • Wendy Freedman
  • Gabriela Gonzalez
  • Theodore Jacobson
  • Sergiu Klainerman ** to be confirmed **
  • Nergis Mavalvala
  • Robert Myers
  • Malcolm Perry
  • Andrew Strominger
  • Neil Turok
  • William Unruh