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Connecting Gravitational Waves with Observational Astrophysics

December 13-16, 2007, Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA, USA

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In this year's GWDAW, we will be introducing a student prize for the best (most interesting and informative) poster presented by a graduate or undergraduate student. All conference participants are invited to vote for the best poster through secret ballot.

Note, due to clerical error, there are two versions of the ballot in circulation. Only the red ballot is valid; please discard the blue ballot. Please also note that the correct ballot is two sided: Don't neglect the students on the back side of the ballot!! Vote for up to 3 student posters, as indicated on the ballot. Ballots can be submitted in the red ballot box (which will be kept at or near the registration desk) until the end of Saturday 15 December.

Two students, Ian Harry and Sean McWilliams, were inadvertantly left off the ballot. Please do not neglect them in your voting: You may treat them as "write in" candidates and add them to your ballot.

The award winning poster will carry a $300 cash prize for the student(s) that led it. In order to qualify, a "student poster" will have to be: (a) actually created by one or more students and (b) that student(s) was a primary contributor to the work presented. Non-student co-authors are allowed.

When a poster abstract is submitted, authors will have to indicate if it is a candidate for the student prize.

All sessions (plenary and poster) will be held at the conference facilities of the Royal Sonesta Hotel.


December 16, 2007: Pinkesh Patel of Caltech is the prize winner of the first student poster competition of GWDAW. Pinkesh's poster on a Resampling Technique to Calculate the F-statistic co-authored with X. Siemens and R. Dupuis received the most votes in the secret ballot conducted. A 1-page summary of his poster shown at the plenary session advertisement section is available here. His full poster is also available here. The prize comes with a $300 cash award sponsored by the MIT Kavli Institute.Congratulations Pinkesh!


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