For NYSS APS information, contact:
Dr. Erica Simoson 

Gravitational Waves

The 117th Topical Symposium of
The New York State Section of The American Physical Society

joint with

The 2017 Fall Meeting of The Astronomical Society of New York

November 10-11, 2017

Union College is hosting a joint meeting of the New York State Section of The American Physical Society (NYSS-APS) and The Astronomical Society of New York (ASNY) on November 10 & 11, 2017. This topical symposium will focus on the current and future trends in the field of Gravitational Waves.

Invited speakers will deliver lectures on: Testing general relativity with LIGO; Numerical relativity; Gravitational waves, neutrinos and photons; Next generation gravitational wave detectors; LIGO searches and status; NANOgrav; Black hole astrophysics; and Brownian motion and its impact on gravitational wave astronomy.  Prof. Prof. Rainer Weiss of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will give a keynote speech on Friday evening.

There will be two contributed poster sessions. The NYSS-APS poster session will be held on Friday afternoon and the ASNY poster session will be held on Saturday at midday. Although all participants (faculty, students and scientists) are invited to the poster sessions, we especially encourage undergraduates to attend and submit posters.

This event is sponsored in part by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College.

*** The links to the left will become active as information beomes available.

For program, contact:  
Dr. Heather Watson – watsonh@union.edu
Dr. Nelia Mann – mannn@union.edu
Dr. Samuel Amanuel – amanuels@union.edu
Ms. Lynnette Stec – stecl@union.edu
Phone: 518-388-6254
Fax: 518-388-6947
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308