Black Holes Across the Gravitational Wave Spectrum

Workshop | Monday, July 31, 2017 - Friday, August 11, 2017
Directors:
Walter Del Pozzo
Riccardo Sturani
Michele Vallisneri

We aim at bringing together researchers in different fields of the new science that goes under the umbrella name of Gravitational-Wave Physics, that intertwines astrophysics, cosmology, fundamental gravity and data analysis. The plan is to have 1/2 general talks/discussion per day, giving a broad overview of open problems to foster exchanges in which researchers of different fields can fruitfully "pollinate" each other.

The main topic that will be addressed are:

 

  1. Fundamental gravity: to fully exploit the potential of gravitational-wave discoveries, new fundamental tests can be developed and performed.
  1. Astrophysics: little is known about the formation mechanism of GW150914-like systems. By the first months of 2017 we expect several more detections, allowing non trivial constraints on population models.
  1. Cosmology: after the first ten detections at red-shift 0.1-1 or more, possibly by mid-2017, it should be possible to draw the first cosmological conclusions based on gravitational-wave data analysis alone.
  1. Data analysis: the new science enabled by gravitational-wave detections deserves a thorough investigation of all possible innovative ways to maximize the physics output from the data.

 

Workshop Format:

The spirit of the meeting will be kept as informal as possible. The main aim of the workshop is to allow the attendees to maximize their interactions. Key participants will be asked to give background talks on representative topics, so that the members of different communities can find a common ground to address a list of crucial questions that will be prepared in advance. The amount of review talks will be limited to a minimum, in order to leave time for group discussions.

 

Registration Fee:

Students = R$400,00 Brazilian reais.

Postdocs/Professionals = R$800,00 Brazilian reais.

 

Registration fee: All the participants are expected to pay the registration fee. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.

*Registration fee is accepted in cash only.

** Information about lodging will be posted soon.

 

Early registration deadline: June 30, 2017

 

Financial Support:

Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form (Registration page).

For more information, please contact our events department at: events@iip.ufrn.br

EVENT PROGRAM
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Date Time Speakers Name Talk Title

Monday

July 31, 2017

09:30 am - 10:00 am

REGISTRATION

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

John Veitch

Invited Lecturers

Birmingham University

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Soichiro Isoyama

Invited speaker

IIP-UFRN

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Coffee Break

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Massimo Tinto

Invited speaker

CASS-University of California at San Diego

Tuesday

August 01, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bangalore Sathyaprakash

Invited speaker

Penn State University

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Chris Messenger

Invited speaker

Glasgow University

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Coffee Break

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Bangalore Sathyaprakash

Invited speaker

Penn State University

Wednesday

August 02, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

John Veitch

Invited speaker

Birmingham University

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Stephen Taylor

Invited speaker

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Coffee Break

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Stephen Taylor

Invited speaker

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thursday

August 03, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

John Veitch

Invited speaker

Birmingham University

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

Friday

August 04, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stephen Taylor

Invited speaker

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Chris Messenger

Invited Lecturers

Glasgow University

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Coffee Break

Monday

August 07, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Giovanni Marozzi

Invited speaker

CBPF

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Riccardo Sturani

Invited speaker

ICTP-SAIFR

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Coffee Break

Tuesday

August 08, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stephen Taylor

Invited speaker

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Massimo Tinto

Invited speaker

CASS-University of California at San Diego

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Coffee Break

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Colloquium

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Conference dinner

Wednesday

August 09, 2017

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Riccardo Sturani

Invited speaker

ICTP-SAIFR

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student Presentation

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

Thursday

August 10, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

M. Tinto and J. Veitch

Invited speaker

San Diego University

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch Break

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Coffee Break

Friday

August 11, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summary & Closeout