22nd Eastern Gravity Meeting
Organized by the Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, and CSCVR


This annual regional meeting is open to researchers of all levels, from undergraduate students to faculty, in all areas of gravitational physics, including classical, quantum, theory, observation, and computation. The purpose of the conference is to encourage the interaction of researchers in the Northeastern region, although participants from all regions are welcomed.

The format of the meeting will follow the format of previous regional meetings where all participants may present a talk of a 15 minutes (12+3 format). Abstracts will be selected according to the order in which they are submitted. Therefore, to maximize chances of acceptance, it would be best to submit an abstract early. There is no registration fee but, for an accurate head count, registration is mandatory. A prize for the best talk by a student will be given and so please indicate in your registration if you are a student.

Spacetime coordinates
When May 31, 2019 (Friday) - June 1, 2019 (Saturday); See schedule below for times
Where UMass Dartmouth campus; See below

Public talk by Rainer Weiss

The EGM is delighted to host Nobel laureate and professor emeritus at MIT, Rainer Weiss. Along with Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017 "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves".

This talk will begin after Friday's scientific session and will be open to the public.

List of Participants (CLICK HERE)

Registration & Abstract Submission (CLICK HERE)

Registration is now closed. If you would like to attend, please email sfield - at - umassd.edu


While participants are welcomed to stay at any nearby hotel, we recommend the following options

  • Best Western Dartmouth Inn. A special discounted rate is $99 for Kings and $109 for doubles plus tax. This offer expires May 20th. The hotel is a short 3 minute ride from campus. This is also the closest hotel to campus, but at 2 miles away would be a long walk. The walking route is along a busy road but there are sidewalks. There are some local attractions near this hotel.
  • Harbor Hotel New Bedford. A special discounted rate is $89 plus tax. This offer expires May 16th. The hotel is a short 15 minute ride from campus, but is not walkable. There are many local attractions near this hotel including multiple restaurants, the New Bedford seaport, the Whaling Museum, and (for guests staying through the weekend) ferry rides to Nantucket.
  • Marriott Residence Inn. This is another good, local hotel option but there are no special rates.
Venue and Parking

The conference will take place in the Charlton College of Business' conference room 149 on the UMassD campus. To get to campus, set your GPS to 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA. Please park in Lots 13 & 14 or on Ring Road.

Signs will be posted on campus directing you to the conference room.

Nearby airports and train stations

  • Providence airport is 35 miles to the west of the conference venue.
  • Providence Amtrak station is 29 miles away.
  • Boston airport is 59 miles to the north of the conference venue.
How to get to campus from nearby airports and train stations
  • Click here for a Megabus schedule between Providence and UMass Dartmouth.
  • Click here for the DATTCO bus schedule between Boston and UMass Dartmouth. Note: The DATTCO bus line does not come directly to campus in the summer. Consequently, if you flying into Boston your best options are (i) renting a car, (ii) taking an Uber or Lyft to your hotel, (iii) taking the DATTCO to the New Bedford SRTA stop. Then take the SARTA New Bedford Fall River route to the Best Western. If you enter "New Bedford SRTA to best western Dartmouth" into google for directions it should give you a sense of the route and timing.
  • Support through generous contributions from the CSCVR, the College of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences

Organizing Committee

Scott Field (sfield - at - umassd.edu), Dana Fine (dfine - at - umassd.edu), Robert Fisher (robert.fisher - at - umassd.edu), Sigal Gottlieb (sgottlieb - at - umassd.edu), Gaurav Khanna (gkhanna - at - umassd.edu), Richard Price (rprice.physics - at - gmail.com)