Charles Torre
Department of Physics
Utah State University

The study of the gravitational interaction is at least as old as physics itself and is undergoing a dramatic renaissance.  Gravitational physics now plays an important role in astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics, and it involves cutting edge experimental methods. This talk will provide a purely superficial and completely biased review of the history of gravitational physics followed
by a survey of the state of the art as of September 20, 2004.