Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation


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The Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ASGRG) was formed at a meeting of mathematicians and physicists in Canberra in September 1994. The Society aims to bring together researchers who work in a wide range of areas within mathematical, theoretical and experimental gravitation: exact solutions of general relativity, mathematical relativity, numerical relativity, quantum gravity, cosmology, estimation of the gravitational wave signals produced by astronomical sources, and development of techniques and technology for detecting these signals with earth- and satellite-based antennae.

It was decided to form the society to facilitate discussion of mutual problems of interest and to provide greater cooperation to solve the outstanding problems in the various fields. We see our role as providing a regional forum in Australia and New Zealand similar to the recently formed Topical Interest Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, and the international GRG society.

The official name and constitution of the Society were adopted at the first General Meeting, which was held during the First Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation in Adelaide in February, 1996. The second conference, ACGRG2, was held in Sydney, in July, 1998. The third conference, ACGRG3 was held in Perth, 11-13 July, 2001, and the fourth conference, ACGRG4, in Melbourne, 7-9 January, 2004. The Kerr Fest in celebration of Prof Roy Kerr's 70th birthday also took place that year in Christchurch. In July 2007 we hosted the international GRG18 and Amaldi7 conferences in Sydney. The fifth conference ACGRG5 was held in Christchurch, 15-18 December, 2009. The sixth ACGRG6 was held in Queenstown, New Zealand, 8-11 February 2012. The seventh, ACGRG7, was held on Hamilton Island, Queensland, 8-11 December 2013. The next conference, ACGRG8, will be held in Melbourne in 2015.


Membership of ASGRG:

The annual subscription is A$40 (A$20 if student/ retired/ unwaged). Life membership is available for a one-off payment of A$250. Members of the Australian Institute of Physics are entitled to a 10% discount on all memberships. Donations are also most welcome.

Subscriptions can be paid by cheque, credit card or direct transfer and should be sent with a completed form available here. Members should follow this link to check their details.


NEWSLETTER An electronic newletter will be distributed to members

  • Issue #20, 2013
  • Issue #19, 2011
  • Issue #18, 2008
  • Issue #17, 2007
  • Issue #16, 2006
  • Issue #15, 2005
  • Issue #14, Spring 2004
  • Issue #13, Autumn 2004
  • Issue #12, Spring 2003
  • Issue #11, Autumn 2003
  • Issue #10, Spring 2002
  • Issue #9, Autumn 2002
  • Issue #8, Spring 2001
  • Issue #7, Autumn 2001
  • Issue #6, Spring 2000
  • Issue #5, Autumn 2000
  • Issue #4, Summer 1999/2000
  • Issue #3, Winter 1998
  • Issue #2, Spring 1997
  • Issue #1, Autumn 1996
  • Items for the newsletter should be sent to the secretary, Malcolm Anderson, by email to: asgrg *AT* hotmail *DOT* com.


    GRG related job vacancies in Australasia  are displayed here when available.


    Committee:

    Australasian Groups in Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Astrophysics:


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  • No 43, February 2014
  • No 42, September 2013
  • No 41, March 2013
  • No 40, September 2012
  • No 39, February 2012
  • No 38, September 2011
  • No 37, February 2011
  • No 36, September 2010
  • Other GRG societies
  • American Physical Society Topical Interest Group in Gravitation
  • Russian Gravitational Society
  • SIGRAV: Italian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation

  • Last updated: 13 February, 2014