AIP congress 2010
The 19th Australian Institute of Physics Congress was held last week right here in Melbourne, so of course I couldn't miss it. I chaired and presented in the astronomy session on Monday, and also caught a few of the gravitational wave talks. Bruce Allen gave a great plenary session talk on Einstein @ home, the distributed analysis project for LIGO (and Arecibo pulsar) data. Bruce also stepped in to give the public lecture on Wednesday evening, the original speaker Jocelyn Bell-Burnell could not make it. On Thursday we also had a "town hall" style open session to discuss the LIGO-Australia project.