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As part of the 1999-2000 Theme Year

8th Canadian Conference on
General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics

10-12 June 1999

McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)

General Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics are both fields which are seeing exciting new progress in several directions, e.g., black hole physics, gravitational wave detectors and new cosmological data. This conference will be the eighth in an ongoing series of biannual Canadian meetings, which bring together researchers working on various aspects of gravitational physics.

Invited Speakers:

  • A. Ashtekar (Pennsylvania State)
  • G. Fontaine (Montréal)
  • T. Jacobson (Maryland)
  • Vicky Kaspi (MIT)
  • L. Kofman (CITA, Toronto)
  • S. Morsink (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • D. Page (Alberta)
  • P. Saulson (Syracuse)
  • L. Susskind (Stanford)
  • W. Unruh (UBC)
  • J. Winicour (Pittsburgh)


  • Cliff P. Burgess (McGill)
  • J. Gegenberg (New Brunswick)
  • D. Hobill (Calgary)
  • G. Kunstatter (Winnipeg)
  • R.G. McLenaghan (Waterloo)
  • Robert C. Myers (McGill)

As well as the invited talks, the conference will have shorter contributed talks and a poster session. All of the talks will take place in the M.H. Wong Building on the McGill University campus. We also plan to publish a proceedings including both the invited talks and contributed papers.
Abstracts for Contributed Papers:
Short abstracts for contributed papers for both the oral and poster sessions will be accepted until May 3, 1999. These should be sent by electronic mail to: ccgrra@hep.physics.mcgill.ca. Please indicate whether you prefer to give an oral or a poster presentation.
Financial Assistance:
Some funds may be available to assist the attendance of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the conference. We will not be able to determine the amount of assistance, which we will be able to provide, until the time of the conference.
Participants requiring an official letter of invitation should contact the conference organizers by e-mail at: ccgrra@hep.physics.mcgill.ca
There will be very few hotel rooms available in Montréal during the CCGRRA conference, because the Formula One Grand Prix will be visiting Montréal on the same weekend. A short list of recommended hotels may be found on the registration web-page. We recommend that you reserve your rooms immediately.
We will be able to offer accomodations at McGill's Molson, McConnell and Gardner residences, which are a five minute walk from the conference site. The single rooms are standard dormitory rooms, and the double rooms are arranged as two adjoining single rooms. (The door between the latter can not be locked.) In both cases, shared bathrooms are located in the hallway outside of the rooms. There are also a limited number of private rooms distributed throughout the McGill residence buildings. Some of these are apartment style units containing a bedroom (with two single beds or a double futon), a common room and a private full bathroom. Note that the residence room rates and availability can only guaranteed until May 1, 1999.
Registration for residence rooms must be done via the CRM.
Further Information:
Please note, that the Formula One Grand Prix will be coming to Montréal on the same weekend as the CCGRRA conference. As a result, there will be a great demand for hotel accomodations, as well as travel services to and from Montréal. Therefore we recommend that you make your plans for attending the conference as soon as possible.
Come visit this web page again, as we will post any new information and details here as they become available. You may also consult the web site of the conference organizers. Hope to see you in Montréal this spring!
Workshop at Val Morin:
This conference will be held in conjunction with the workshop "Black Holes II: Theory and Mathematical Aspects," which will take place in Val Morin from June 6 to 9, 1999.
An on-line registration form is available to register for either or both activities.

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