There is no registration fee, and participants are responsible for their own accommodation, meals and travel. All PhD students and postdocs will be able to give a talk, others if time allows. Current planning is for all talks to last 20 minutes including questions.
Tea and coffee will be provided in breaks, lunch can be bought on campus, and there will be a wine reception sponsored by Classical and Quantum Gravity on Tuesday after the end of the talks programme. A small prize, also sponsored by CQG, will be awarded for the best talk by a PhD student.
If you plan to participate, please email Carsten Gundlach, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to give a talk, please send a title and abstract (which can be amended later). A list of the talks submitted so far can be found on www.soton.ac.uk/~cjg/britgrav12.
A limited amount of funding will be available from the Gravitational Physics Group of the Institute of Physics to assist PhD students with travel and accommodation costs. If you want to apply for this, please let us know as soon as possible.
Carsten Gundlach and Nils Andersson (University of Southampton)
Slides will be put up online after the meeting unless you do not want your slides to be published in this way.
Southampton Airport is right next to Southampton Airport Parkway train station: travel directions as from there.
If you arrive at Heathrow Airport, there is a direct National Express coach from the Central Bus Station there to the University. Booking is necessary.
Parking on campus is limited and expensive, and we are unable to reserve parking for participants. A pay and display car park is near Buildings 1 and 16 on the campus map.
Coffee will be served in the "Senior Reading Room" on level 4. All talks will be in Lecture Theatre 4A, also on level 4.
There is wireless internet access in the building and elsewhere on campus. You need an eduroam account to access this. If you have not used eduroam before, please check with your own university if you have an account automatically or how to set one up before you come. If you have no access to eduroam, please ask one of the organisers to register your laptop for you when you arrive.
Options for dinner in walking distance to campus include pubs The Crown (Highfield Lane) and The Cowherds (The Avenue): both are nice. The Stile (University Road) and The Highfield (Highfield Lane) are also close but less recommended. There are two reasonable Indian restaurants on Portswood High Street, Gandhi and Kohinoor (go south on University Road, turn left into Highfield Lane, turn right into Portswood High Street). Student-style fast food places can also be found in Portswood Road, and in Burgess Road (go north on University Road, turn right into Burgess Road).
A number of nicer restaurants are in Oxford Street downtown. We recommend The Oxford Brasserie, Poppadom Express, The Olive Tree and Pizza Express. Take the U1C or U6C bus, ask the driver for Oxford Street, very short walk from Queen's Terrace.