Symposium on Gravitational Wave Science

Date: 2024-06-03

Time: 09:30 - 17:30

Address: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm

Venue: Beijer hall

Last date for registration: 2024-05-19 23:55

A one-day symposium on gravitational wave science will be held on June 3, 2024 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. World leaders in the field, including theorists, experimentalists and observers, will present the current status and outlook of this new window on the Universe. The detection of gravitational waves from mergers of compact objects, black holes and neutron stars, has already produced revolutionary scientific breakthroughs leading to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

We particularly welcome early career scientists in physics and astronomy in all Swedish universities to attend this unique event, with the aim of fostering
a fruitful development of gravitational wave science in Sweden.


Welcome remarks
Lars Bergström, Member of the Class for physics, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Ariel Goobar, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Gravitational-wave Astronomy: Progress and Prospects

Patrick Brady, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Spokesperson of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration

Coffee break

Addressing the Challenge of Precision Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

Alessandra Bounanno, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics,

Gravitational waves from merging neutron stars: what can we learn about
the source?
Stephan Rosswog, Universität Hamburg, Germany and Stockholm
University, Sweden

(included for all participants)

New Perspectives onto the Universe in the era of Gravitational Wave

Samaya Nissanke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The NANOGrav Experiment: Current Results & Future Directions

Chiara Mingarelli, Yale University, USA

Coffee break

Next-generation gravitational-wave observatories

Sheila Rowan, University of Glasgow, UK, on Zoom

Astrophysical structure and correlations in the population of Black Holes
observed using Gravitational Waves

Carl-Johan Haster, University of Nevada, USA

Mergers of neutron star binaries: leveraging all our observations in the
multi-messenger era

Nikhil Sarin, Stockholm University, Sweden

Gravitational Waves from Core-Collapse Supernovae

Evan O´Connor, Stockholm University, Sweden

Closing remarks
Bengt Gustafsson, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


After reception speech
Kip Thorne, California Institute of Technology, USA and Nobel Laureate in Physics 2017, on Zoom

End of symposium

Organising committee

  • Lars Bergström, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Claes Fransson, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Ariel Goobar, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Bengt Gustafsson, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Hiranya Pereis, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Registering to this seminar means that you send an expression to participate in the symposium. The organiser will notify everyone who has been accepted to participate well in advance of the event.

The Academy will be able to give travel support, by train, for some participants who live outside Stockholm. Please let us know if you need this when you fill out the form.

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