Program
Talks are 15min each with 3 minutes for questions.
U = Undergraduate Student Talk
G = Graduate Student Talk
Jump to Session: FridayAM1  FridayAM2  FridayPM1  FridayPM2  SaturdayAM1  SaturdayAM2  SaturdayPM1
Friday, October 4th
Time 
Title 
Speaker 

8:008:45 
Arrival and Registration 

8:459:00 
Welcoming Remarks 
Frederick Antczak, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Session 1 
Chair: Bob Wald (UChicago) 

Numerical binary black hole collisions in dynamical ChernSimons gravity 
Leo Stein (Mississippi) 

Modeling Subgrid MHD Turbulence with Artificial Neural Networks (G) 
Shawn Rosofsky (UIUC) 

Magnetic Braking and Damping of Differential Rotation in Massive Stars (G) 
Lunan Sun (UIUC) 

Effects of spin on magnetized binary neutron star mergers and jet launching 
Milton Ruiz (UIUC) 

Dynamically stable ergostars 
Antonios Tsokaros (UIUC) 

10:3010:50 
Coffee Break 

Session 2 
Chair: Leo Stein (Mississippi) 

Spin SelfForce (G) 
Kristian Mackewicz (UChicago) 

EMRI Waveforms: Efficient SelfForce Calculations 
Anna Heffernan (Perimeter & Guelph) 

Finite Size Effects On The SelfForce (G) 
Klaountia Pasmatsiou (Case Western Reserve) 

Dynamical gravitomagnetic tidal response of a rotating, barotropic star (G) 
Simon Pekar (Perimeter & Guelph) 

Black hole hairstyle excitations (G) 
Pablo Bosch Gomez (Perimeter & Waterloo) 

12:202:10 
Lunch (on your own) 

Session 3 
Chair: Timothy Dolch (Hillsdale) 

Generating Physically Realistic Neutron Star Initial Data (U) 
Grace Fiacco (RIT) and Trung Ha (Rochester) 

Microgravity Effects in Human Body (U) 
Tanmoy Chakraborty (Zhengzhou Univ) 

Solving Time Travel Paradoxes (U) 
Jacob Hauser (Pomona) 

Signal Overlays for Evaluating Continuous Gravitational Wave Candidates (U) 
Grant Weldon (Michigan) 

3:253:45 
Coffee Break 

Session 4 
Chair: Brett Bolen 

Thermodynamics of Lorentzian TaubNUT spacetimes (G) 
Alvaro Ballon Bordo (Perimeter) 

The North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) Pulsar Timing Array 
Timothy Dolch (Hillsdale) 

Constraining Galaxy Merger Histories in the Local Universe with Pulsar Timing Arrays 
Sarah Vigeland (UW Milwaukee) 

Active Galactic Nuclei: Laboratory for Gravitational Physics 
Ashkbiz Danehkar (Michigan) 

Cosmic expansion from spinning black holes (G) 
Chi Tian (Case Western Reserve) 

Applications of Machine Learning to Gravitational Physics (G) 
Tim Whittaker (Perimeter & Waterloo) 

5:358:00 
Dinner (on your own) 

8:009:00 
Public Lecture: Black Hole Myths and Mysteries (Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos) 
Leo Stein, University of Mississippi 
Saturday, October 5th
Time 
Title 
Speaker 

Session 5 
Chair: Sarah Vigeland (UWM) 

Environment effects in multiband detections of black hole binaries (G) 
Laura Sberna (Perimeter) 

Can environment effects spoil detection of stellarorigin massive black hole binaries? (G) 
Alexandre Toubiana (APC/IAP, Paris) 

Testing exotic cosmology models with future Gravitational Wave siren data (G) 
Maxence Corman (Perimeter) 

The Memory Effect and Infrared Divergences in Quantum Gravity (G) 
Gautam Satishchandran (UChicago) 

Determination of The Static Scalar and Electromagnetic SelfForce From Conical Singularities (G) 
Michael LaHaye (Guelph) 

10:3010:50 
Coffee Break 

Session 6 
Chair: Shane Larson (CIERA/Northwestern) 

Testing Lorentz violation in the Earth's gravitational field (G) 
Zonghao Li (Indiana) 

Local and covariant flow relations for OPE coefficients in curved spacetime (G) 
Mark Klehfoth (UChicago) 

Lorentz Transformations and Existence in Minkowski Spacetime 
Armin Nikkhah Shirazi (Michigan) 

On the relationship between symmetry of metric and symmetry of matter (G) 
Fatemeh Bagheri (Texas  Arlington) 

Spacetime Decomposition Methods for GR (G) 
Soham Mukherjee (Perimeter) 

12:202:10 
Lunch (on your own) 

2:102:30 
Coffee and Blue Apple Award Ceremony (Best Student Talk) 

Session 7 
Chair: Ben Holder (GVSU) 

Solid state analogs for LQG and string theory 
Stephen Harnish (Bluffton) 

General Relativity and the Dirac Equation 
Thomas Brennan (Ferris State) 

LISA as a Probe of Stellar Astrophysics 
Shane L. Larson (CIERA/Northwestern) 

Asteroid effects on LISA 
Brett Bolen (GVSU) 

3+1 Decomposition of General Relativity for a Scalar Field Using Mathematica 
George E. Hrabovsky (MAST) 

Meta Relativity 
Rick DeWitt 

4:204:30 
Wrapup and Farewell 