TedFEST

A celebration of the physics of Ted Jacobson

Photo courtesy of Graham Farmelo

University of Maryland-College Park
15-17 April 2020

Organizing committee:  William Donnelly, Stefano Liberati, David Mattingly, Thomas Sotiriou, Antony Speranza, Raman Sundrum, Aron Wall.  Questions can be directed to david.mattingly AT unh.edu

About the conference

Three days of talks and discussions + one dinner
15-17 April 2020

The conference will bring together roughly forty experts from around the world on topics that Ted
Jacobson has contributed significantly to over the course of his career in physics.  Session topics will include black hole physics, holography, the thermodynamics of spacetime, analog models for black holes, and Lorentz symmetry. There will be around twenty talks, each approximately a half-hour long. Longer introductory talks of an hour will open each session.  Ample time will be allotted for informal discussion between researchers in these different but closely related fields.  A full schedule will be published closer to the conference date.

There will be a celebratory dinner on Thursday night, and we remind those that are considering attending that the April APS meeting begins April 18th in Washington, D.C.

The University of Maryland is located just northeast of D.C. with easy access by train to Reagan National and Baltimore-Washington International airports.

 
 

Speakers

Current Speaker List (subject to change):
Enrico Barausse 
Alessandra Buonnano
Gretchen Campbell
Bianca Dittrich
William Donnelly
Sam Gralla
Stefano Liberati
Don Marolf
David Mattingly
Rob Myers
Ira Rothstein
Carlo Rovelli
Sudipta Sarkar
Sergey Sibiryakov
Lee Smolin
Thomas Sotiriou
Brian Swingle
William Unruh
Robert Wald
Aron Wall
Silke Weinfurtner
Richard Woodard

Logistics

Flying to the University of Maryland:

The University of Maryland is served by three major airports: Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), Reagan National Airport (DCA), and Dulles (IAD).  For detailed directions on how to get to campus from these airports by bus, train, or car see here.

Staying in College Park:

There are a number of hotels in College Park near UMD.  A partial list of links to nearby hotel websites is below.  TedFEST does not have any special rates at any of these hotels reserved, so the advertised prices are accurate.
 

https://www.thehotelumd.com/ 

https://www.cambriacollegepark.com/en-us 
https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-college-park/best-western-plus-college-park-hotel/propertyCode.21056.html 
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasum-college-park-marriott-hotel-and-conference-center/  
https://www.hicollegepark.com/