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The 2016 Atlantic General Relativity Conference will be held on Thursday, June 23 to Friday, June 24 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This year, Atlantic GR will be be preceded by a workshop hosted by the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) collaborative research group (CRG) on the Mathematical and physical aspects of black holes from Saturday, June 18 to Wednesday, June 22. The workshop will also be at Dalhousie University.

There will be no registration fee for either the workshop or the conference. The local organizing committee consists of Alan Coley, Robert van den Hoogen and Sanjeev Seahra; the scientific organizing committee consists of Ivan Booth, Jack Gegenberg, Hari Kunduri and Viqar Husain. Both meetings are financially supported by AARMS.

Please see the conference handout for useful information


As in previous years, the theme of Atlantic GR will be all aspects of classical and quantum gravity. The format will consist of an invited talk from Cliff Burgess (McMaster and Perimeter) and contributed talks by anyone who wishes to speak. The time allotted to the contributed talks will be determined by the total number of speakers.


The bulk of the workshop will consist of invited lectures from leading experts on various aspects classical and quantum gravity. These lectures will take place from (approximately) Monday, June 20 to Wednesday, June 22. Confirmed speakers include:
  • James Lucietti (University of Edinburgh)
  • José Geraldo Pereira (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil)
  • Jorge Zanelli (Universidad de Chile)
Each lecturer will present two 90-minute talks aimed at the level of intermediate to advanced graduate students. The format will include ample time for discussion and collaboration.

The advanced lectures will be preceded by a series of introductory lectures on general relativity and cosmology aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. These will be delivered by:
  • Alan Coley (Dalhousie University)
  • Daniele Gregoris (Dalhousie University)
  • Dave McNutt (Dalhousie University)
  • Andrey Shoom (Memorial University)
  • Jon Ziprick (University of New Brunswick)

financial support

We expect funding to partially or fully subsidize accommodation in Dalhousie residence for a limited number of participants. The style of accommodation will be a single bedroom in a three bedroom apartment with a shared bathroom. If you wish to request this support, you must fill out the online registration form before February 15, 2016.

previous meetings in the series

atlantic GR 2016

Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
conference handout

important dates

Feb 15: deadline to request subsidized accommodation
May 20: registration deadline
June 3: abstract submission deadline
June 18-19: introductory workshop lectures
June 19-22: advanced workshop lectures
June 23-24: conference
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