Conference on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, 6 to 7 September 2019

Co-organized by Astrocent, the conference Astrophysics with Gravitational Wave Detections will take place in Warsaw after the September LIGO Virgo Collaboration Meeting.

The goal of the event is to discuss the challenges of the observation process, such as the models of origin of compact object binaries. What is the compatibility of these models to the observations? What are the predictions and what observations will be incompatible with them? Do we see a single origin population of sources or is there a need for many formation channels?

In addition, we would like to address the challenges that the current observations impose on theoretical calculations, such as the numerical relativity and modeling of sources, as well as science potential with comparison of these simulations with observations.

We plan to host several invited talks that summarize these challenges, assisted by further presentations. In addition, there will be plenty of time for discussion.

The idea behind the conference is to stimulate the discussion on science in regard to future observations, as we prepare for the publication of the O3 results. Within the O3 (observation run 3), the current data for the LIGO/VIRGO have been gathered.

The current list of invited speakers includes Krzysztof Belczynski, Tsvi Piran, Miroslaw Giersz, Marica Branchesi, Sathaprakash Bangalore, Andreas Bauswein, Chris Berry, Nelson Christensen, Abbas Askar and Archisman Gosh. The meeting will take place at the Faculty of Physics of the Warsaw University.

You can access the webpage of the meeting here.

The event is organized jointly by Astrocent, CAMK, and the Astronomical Observatory and Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw