Group Meetings

Published by admin on Monday, March 1, 2010

The Gravity Group at UMississippi has a regular weekly scheduled meeting throughout the year to discuss current research progress, topics of interest and new papers. Typically, at each meeting, two members of the group, each make a short presentation, either their current area of research or a paper that has attracted their interest.

For the Spring 2021 semester, the Group meets on Thursdays between 3-4pm. The schedule of speakers for this semester are as below:

Group Meeting Schedule(*subject to change)

Date Paper Presentation Research Presentation
01/28/2021 Aniket Khairnar Sashwat Tanay
02/04/2021 Joe Rivest David Bronicki
02/11/2021 Sumeet Kulkarni Leo Stein
02/25/2021 Lorena Magana Zertuche Anuradha Gupta
03/04/2021 Subhayu Bagchi Akshay Khadse
03/11/2021 Anuradha Gupta Sumeet Kulkarni
03/25/2021 Naumann Ibrahim Rickmoy Samanta
04/01/2021 David Bronicki Joe Rivest
04/08/2021 Sashwat Tanay Aniket Khairnar
04/15/2021 Leo Stein Lorena Magana Zertuche
05/06/2021[Reserved] Purnima Narayan *time reserved for questions*
05/13/2021 Akshay Khadse Nauman Ibrahim
05/20/2021 Rickmoy Samanta Subhayu Bagchi

The group also has a running series where an external speaker is invited to give seminar talk during one of the usual meetings on their area of research or any topic of interest. The seminar then replaces the usual format of the meetings on those days. The list of external speakers will be updated as time goes on.

Tentative List of Seminars(*subject to change)

Date Speaker Affiliation Title of talk
10/01/2020 Dr. David Hilditch CENTRA, Lisboa Putting Infinity on the Grid
10/15/2020 Dr. Sarah Vigeland University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Merging Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes: Detecting Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays
11/12/2020 Dr. Rob Farmer University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands Mind the gap: What can we learn about stellar astrophysics from gravitational wave detections of binary black holes?
12/10/2020 Dr. Edgar Shaghoulian University of Pennsylvania Replica wormholes and the black hole information paradox
02/18/2021 Dr. Niels Warburton University College Dublin Gravitational waves from extreme mass-ratio inspirals
03/18/2021 Dr. Deborah Ferguson University of Texas, Austin Assessing the Preparedness of Numerical Relativity for Current and Future Gravitational Wave Detectors
04/07/2021 Sara Issaoun Radboud University, Netherlands Magnetic Fields Near a Black Hole
04/29/2021 Dr. Sabrina Pasterski Princeton University Progress in Celestial Amplitudes

The next scheduled seminar speaker is Dr. Sabrina Pasterski, from PrincetonUniversity, scheduled for 29th April, 2021.

Abstract: We will start with a review of the celestial amplitude framework mapping 4D S-matrix elements to CFT correlators living on the celestial sphere, before turning our attention to recent results within the conformally soft sector.

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the meetings have shifted to an online format. In case one wishes to participate, please direct your queries to either Dr. Leo Stein <>.
or Dr. Anuradha Gupta <>.