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Mihaylo6Southeast corner of CSUF campus

The Theoretical Astrophysics in Southern California (TASC) meeting will be held at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 9:00AM to 5:30PM (please note the updated times). As with past TASC meetings, the purpose of this meeting is bring together the theoretical astrophysics community in Southern California, including students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty members. 

This meeting is an informal place to know other local researchers in theoretical astrophysics while also getting an overview of the research in theoretical astrophysics going on at nearby universities.

All participants are encouraged to contribute short talks on their research. Equal time will be given to everyone who requests a talk; talks will be approximately 10 minutes.


Please register for the TASC 2015 meeting using our online form, so that we will know how many people are attending. If you'd like to give a talk, please include a talk title when you register.

Key information

Meeting Dates: Saturday, November 14, 2015

Location: California State University, Fullerton, California, USA - 

800 N State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831

Campus map

arboretum1Fullerton Arboretum

Meeting room: Titan Student 
Union, Titan Theater (N.B. updated location)

Fees: There is no conference fee. However, we ask that participants register so that we can get an accurate estimate of the number of people attending.

Registration and abstract submission deadline: November 10, 2015. 

Program: The TASC 2015 program is now available in 
PDF format.

Wireless internet: 

CSUF has eduroam. If your university supports it, you can log in with your home institution's credentials. Alternatively, you can connect as follows:

SSID: Students-Secure. 
Username: acad\physstud 
Password: **** (will be provided at the meeting)
Setup: configure manually, or go to to run a java app to automatically configure your computer to connect to this network.



The program for the meeting will be posted here shortly before the meeting.


Update on parking: If you plan to drive to the campus, you'll need to purchase a parking pass ($8/day). Please see the Cal State Fullerton visitor parking page for where to park and how to buy a pass (you can buy one online or at stations on campus).


There are many good options, both on campus and a short walk off campus, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On-campus options include The Gastronome cafeteria and a food court in the Titan Student Union building.

Update: Google map of nearby, recommending dining choice

Things to see

The northeast corner of the CSUF campus houses the Fullerton Arboretum, a 26-acre botanical garden. CSUF is about 20 minutes away from Disneyland.

Previous TASC meetings

Previous TASC meetings include

2014 - TASC, UC San Diego 

2013 - TASC, UCLA




If you have any questions, please feel free to email Geoffrey Lovelace, who is organizing the meeting this year, at glovelace at