Symposium on Gravitational Wave Science

Date: 2024-06-03

Time: 09:30 - 17:30

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

Venue: Beijer hall

Seats remaining: 32

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

Symposium on Gravitational Wave Science

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.

Programme

09.30
Welcome remarks

09.35
Introduction

09.45
Gravitational-wave Astronomy: Progress and Prospects

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

10:25
Coffee break

10.55
Addressing the Challenge of Precision Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

Alessandra Bounanno, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics,
Germany

11.35
Gravitational waves from merging neutron stars: what can we learn about
the source?
Stephan Rosswog, Universität Hamburg, Germany and Stockholm
University, Sweden

12.15
Lunch
(included for all participants)

13.30
New Perspectives onto the Universe in the era of Gravitational Wave
Astrophysics

Samaya Nissanke, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

14.10
The NANOGrav Experiment: Current Results & Future Directions

Chiara Mingarelli, Yale University, USA

14:50
Coffee break

15.20
Next-generation gravitational-wave observatories

Sheila Rowan, University of Glasgow, UK

16.00
Astrophysical structure and correlations in the population of Black Holes
observed using Gravitational Waves

Carl-Johan Haster, University of Nevada, USA

16.20
Mergers of neutron star binaries: leveraging all our observations in the
multi-messenger era

Nikhil Sarin, Stockholm University, Sweden

16.40
Gravitational Waves from Core-Collapse Supernovae

Evan O´Connor, Stockholm University, Sweden

17.00
Closing remarks

17.30
Reception

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


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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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