Lights, Sounds, Action in Strong Field Gravity

Conference Date: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Gravity
Strong Gravity

 

With LIGO/VIRGO in operation and detecting gravitational waves, the era of gravitational wave astronomy is upon us. In anticipation of further observations, this workshop will discuss the physics, astrophysics, and observational prospects--as well as challenges--in gravitational wave sources including black holes, neutron stars, and other fascinating objects, in both the near and long term.

  • Edo Berger, Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Christopher Berry, University of Birmingham
  • Latham Boyle, Perimeter Institute
  • Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Katerina Chatziioannou, CITA
  • William East, Perimeter Institute
  • Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Alberta
  • Anuradha Gupta, Pennsylvania State University
  • Chad Hanna, Pennsylvania State University
  • Carl Haster, CITA
  • Robert Lasenby, Perimeter Institute
  • Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute
  • Samaya Nissanke, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Daniel Siegel, Columbia University
  • Leo Singer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Kendrick Smith, Perimeter Institute
  • Huan Yang, Perimeter Institute
  • Aaron Zimmerman, CITA
  • Itzhak Bars, University of Southern California
  • Masha Baryakhtar, Perimeter Institute
  • Edo Berger, Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Christopher Berry, University of Birmingham
  • Beatrice Bonga, Perimeter Institute
  • Latham Boyle, Perimeter Institute
  • Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Alex Buchel, Perimeter Institute
  • Katerina Chatziioannou, CITA
  • Eamonn Corrigan, University of Guelph
  • Karl Davidson, University of Guelph
  • William East, Perimeter Institute
  • Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Alberta
  • Anuradha Gupta, Pennsylvania State University
  • Chad Hanna, Pennsylvania State University
  • Carl Haster, CITA
  • Matthew Johnson, Perimeter Institute & York University
  • Robert Lasenby, Perimeter Institute
  • Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute
  • James Mertens, York University
  • Soham Mukherjee, Perimeter Institute
  • Samaya Nissanke, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Nestor Ortiz, Perimeter Institute
  • Dylan Podkowka, University of Guelph
  • Eric Poisson, University of Guelph
  • Jorge Alejandro Preciado Lopez, Perimeter Institute
  • Jing Ren, University of Toronto
  • Matthew Robbins, Perimeter Institute
  • Marcelo Rubio, Universidad de Cordoba
  • Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute
  • Barak Shoshany, Perimeter Institute
  • Daniel Siegel, Columbia University
  • Leo Singer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Kendrick Smith, Perimeter Institute
  • Kent Yagi, University of Virginia
  • Huan Yang, Perimeter Institute
  • Hossein Yavartanoo, Institute of Theoretical Physics
  • Jun Zhang, Perimeter Institute
  • Aaron Zimmerman, CITA

Monday, November 6, 2017               *Each talk includes a 10 minute question period

Time

Event

Location

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

Reception

Section: What Have GWs and (EM Part 1) Told Us?

9:00 – 10:00am

Patrick Brady, University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Gravitational-Wave Astronomy: The First Two Years

Bob Room

10:00 – 10:30am

Christopher Berry, University of Birmingham
An Introduction to Gravitational-Wave Parameter Estimation

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 11:30am

Latham Boyle, Perimeter Institute
Space based gravitational waves detectors and cosmology: some thoughts

Bob Room

11:30 – 12:00pm

Leo Singer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Black and Gold: Astrophysics at the Interface Between Gravitational-Wave and Electromagnetic Observations

Bob Room

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Samaya Nissanke, Radboud University Nijmegen
Counterparts from GW170817

Bob Room

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

Section: What Have Electromagnetic Counterparts Told Us?

2:00 – 3:30pm

Edo Berger, Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics
Rattle and Shine: Joint Detection of Gravitational Waves and Light from the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817

Bob Room

3:30 – 3:40pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

3:40 – 4:10pm

Daniel Siegel, Columbia University
A 'Hard' Look at Models High Energy Emission on the Face of GW170917

Bob Room

4:10 – 4:40pm

Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Alberta
Kilonova and Sub-Relativistic Ejecta Properties

Bob Room

4:40 – 5:10pm

Kendrick Smith, Perimeter Institute
Chime

Bob Room

5:10 – 5:40pm

Discussion

Bob Room

5:40 Onwards

Banquet

Bistro – 2nd Floor

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Time

Event

Location

Section: Open Issues in Understanding GW Sources

9:00 – 9:30am

Katerina Chatziioannou, CITA
Inferring the Neutron Star Equation of State From
Gravitational Wave Observations

Bob Room

9:30 – 10:00am

William East, Perimeter Institute
The potential impact of neutron star spin or orbital eccentricity

Bob Room

10:00 – 10:30am

Carl Haster, CITA
Stellar Palaeontology: Information Learnt From
Gravitational Wave Observations

Bob Room

10:30 – 11:00am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

11:00 – 11:30am

Robert Lasenby, Perimeter Institute
Searching for Ultralight Particles In
Gravitational Waves

Bob Room

11:30 – 12:00pm

Aaron Zimmerman, CITA
Looking Ahead, What's Missing in
What We Do (and Know) Now

Bob Room

12:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

Section: Future Challenges for Data Analysis

2:00 – 2:30pm

Anuradha Gupta, Pennsylvania State University
Challenges in Parameter Estimation of Sources
and What Can We Do?

Bob Room

2:30 – 3:00pm

Huan Yang, Perimeter Institute
Coherent Stacking

Bob Room

3:00 – 3:30pm

Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute
Beyond GR and 'Standard' Compact Objects: Take Home Points

Bob Room

3:30 – 4:00pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

4:00 – 4:30pm

Chad Hanna, Pennsylvania State University
Figuring out the Prompt Emission Physics of Binary Neutron Star Mergers: Challenges in Data Analysis and Coordinated Searches

Bob Room

4:30 – 5:00pm

Discussion

Bob Room

 

Scientific Organizers:

  • William East, Perimeter Institute
  • Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute
  • Huan Yang, Perimeter Institute