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The Division of Gravitational Physics (DGRAV) was launched in 2016 formally known as the Topical Group in Gravitation (GGR) since 1995 to serve as a focus for research in all areas of gravitational physics. Its objective is to serve as a focus for research on gravitational physics including experiments and observations related to the detection and interpretation of gravitational waves, experimental tests of gravitational theories, computational general relativity, relativistic astrophysics, solutions to Einstein's equations and their properties, alternative theories of gravity, classical and quantum cosmology, and quantum gravity.
DGRAV supports the scientific community in numerous ways, including supporting student participation in the APS April Meetings, where we sponsor and organize a variety of invited sessions. DGRAV also organizes regional meetings and sponsors DGRAV Student Presentation Awards. We recognize the contributions of our members by the Einstein Prize, the Isaacson Award, and through prestigious APS Fellowships.
Our interests range from cosmology and astrophysics to string theory, from numerical simulations to the analysis of large datasets, and from precision experimental design to rigorous mathematical theory. DGRAV serves as a forum to bring together members of several communities to advance our understanding of the relationship between gravity and fundamental physics.
Congratulations to the newly elected officers: Gabriela Gonzalez (Vice Chair), Alessandra Corsi and Henriette Elvang (Members-at-Large), and Alejandro Cardenas-Avendano (Student Member-at-Large).
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
Congratulations to APS Fellows and DGRAV members Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne, winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
APS News Update
The latest issue of Matters of Gravity, the electronic newsletter of the APS Division of Gravitational Physics, is now available.
Visit the DGRAV website at https://dgrav.org/
Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.