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General Announcements

This page lists announcements sent to announcement_submit@sympa.ligo.org . Announcements are posted to this page and sent out as a weekly email to the LSC every Friday morning (Eastern US). Job announcements sent to announcement_submit@sympa.ligo.org are not posted here but are instead posted on the LAAC page: https://wiki.ligo.org/LAAC/JobPostings.

If you know of an announcement that should be posted here or on the LAAC jobs page, please send it to announcement_submit@sympa.ligo.org .


Dawn VII program and remote participation

(posted here May 31, 2024)

A program is now available for the Dawn VII meeting (June 12-13 in Vancouver): https://dawn7.phas.ubc.ca/program/

There may be a few further changes as the meeting gets closer.

The meeting will focus on enabling participation in the discussion by in-person attendees. Registration is still open for in-person attendance: https://dawn7.phas.ubc.ca/registration/

The organizers (with a generous contribution from the LIGO Lab) intend to offer a remote connection on a best-effort basis. If you are interested in participating in the Dawn VII meeting remotely, please register here.


Announcement of the 24th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation & 16th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational waves 14th – 18th July 2025 Glasgow, UK

(posted here May 31, 2024)

In 2025, the 24th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR24) and the 16th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (Amaldi16) will be held together as a joint meeting in Glasgow. The meeting will bring together scientists from across classical and quantum gravity, mathematical and applied relativity, gravitational-wave instrumentation and data-analysis, and multi-messenger astronomy. The GR24–Amaldi16 Meeting will be held as an in-person event at the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland, from 14th–18th July 2025. Registration will open in autumn 2024. Meeting website: https://iop.eventsair.com/gr24-amaldi16/ Online resources will be made freely available after the event. Meeting organisation is led by the Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow and the Institute of Physics.


Gravitational-wave snowballs, populations, and models workshop

(posted here May 31, 2024)

We are organizing "Gravitational-wave snowballs, populations, and models" — a workshop to be held in Sexten, in the Dolomites region of Italy, January 20-24, 2025: https://sites.google.com/unimib.it/gwsnowballs

Our goal is to bring together researchers at the forefront of both forward astrophysical modeling of compact object binary formation and gravitational-wave data analysis in preparation for the upcoming O4 data release of LIGO/Virgo, for discussions focused on population-level modeling and inference.

The meeting will be held at Bad Moos Hotel right next to the ski slopes and the conference program will have appropriate breaks for snow activities; more details are available at https://sites.google.com/unimib.it/gwsnowballs/logistics

We hope you will consider applying to participate. Space is limited to 40 people. Please apply online at https://sites.google.com/unimib.it/gwsnowballs/registration by July 15, 2024. We plan to notify accepted participants by the end of July.

ZTF Summer School 2024

(posted here May 24, 2024)

Theme: Machine Learning and AI in Time-Domain Astronomy

Applications are now open for the ZTF summer school which will take place on Jul 29- Aug 2, 2024 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, USA. We offer in-person and remote participation.

The school provides a week of hands-on experience via Python Jupiter notebook assignments. Students will work with real astronomical data from the ZTF and other transient surveys. The school is designed for students at the graduate level (MS and PhD) in astronomy and physics with a strong research interest in time-domain astronomy.

In addition to the standard data processing techniques applied in the field, students will learn about unsupervised and supervised learning, deep learning, simulation-based inference, and more.

To learn more and apply, go to https://www.ztf.caltech.edu/summer-school-2024.html

Applications will be accepted between now and May 31st (00:00 UTC).

The Zwicky Transient Facility is an international partnership led by Caltech that conducts a systematic time-domain survey of the Northern Sky from the Palomar Observatory. The partnership is engaged in leading time-domain research.

Contact

Questions can be sent to ztf.summer.school@gmail.com


Magnetar session at 17th MG - call for abstracts

(posted here May 24, 2024)

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the Parallel Session devoted to Galactic and extragalactic magnetars: recent observations and theoretical progress at the Seventeenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting (Pescara, Italy, July 7-12, 2024).

Abstract submission is open until May 31, 2024 at https://indico.icranet.org/event/8/

Magnetars are unique laboratories to test physical theories in the strong field regime. Their energetic outbursts and the extreme properties of their birth events makes them relevant in diverse astrophysical contexts. Recent progress in this field has also been driven by the recognition of an expanding number of giant flares from magnetars outside the Local Group.

This parallel session will focus on the most recent observational results on Galactic and extraGalactic magnetars, as well as on the theoretical developments on their structure, formation and connections with other astrophysical phenomena, such as: fast radio bursts, gamma-ray bursts, sources of gravitational waves and neutrinos, super luminous supernovae.


Future Innovations in Gamma-Ray Science workshop - Michigan, June 24-28

(posted here May 10, 2024)

The Future Innovations in Gamma-Ray Science Analysis Group (FIG SAG) invites you to Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula for a workshop on June 24-28, 2024 that we hope will define the future of gamma-ray science at NASA.

The meeting will alternate between in-depth discussion and drafting sections for the report and broader conversations that bring these ideas together. There are opportunities for talks, but much of the meeting will be about defining and discussing key questions for future missions and outlining the metrics and priorities for key science areas for the next two decades.

The workshop organizers encourage participation by members of the gravitational wave community to discuss multi-messenger science opportunities which may influence the design of future gamma-ray missions.

For more information, see the workshop website: https://pcos.gsfc.nasa.gov/sags/figsag/events/workshops/June-2024/June-2024.php

The registration and abstract deadlines are May 15.


11th Fermi Symposium -- abstract submission extended to May 15

(posted here May 03, 2024)

The 11th International Fermi Symposium will be held in College Park, Maryland, USA on September 9-13, 2024. Like past editions of the Fermi Symposium, this scientific conference will highlight astrophysics investigations and results enabled or influenced by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, within the broad scope of astrophysics research. We are looking forward to a fruitful conference focused on many areas of gamma-ray astrophysics and related fields, including multimessenger sources.

Abstract submission opened in early April and the abstract submission deadline has now been extended to May 15. Registration to attend the symposium has not quite opened, but it will soon and the early registration deadline will be July 8. More information, and the abstract submission form, can be found on the website: https://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/mtgs/symposia/eleventh/


Dawn VII program outline available and room block deadline May 8th

(posted here April 26, 2024)

Dawn VII 2024 will be held in person at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver Wednesday, June 12 – Thursday, June 13, 2024 with satellite meetings on Friday, June 14: https://dawn7.phas.ubc.ca/

This discussion-based workshop will focus on planning for upgrades to the LIGO detectors (in the 2030-2035 timeframe) and the next-generation Cosmic Explorer detectors in the context of a global network of future ground-based detectors. A major aim for this meeting is to engage a broad representation of our global community to place plans for future detectors in the context of multi-messenger astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and astronomy.

We encourage you to register by May 8th, which will be the last day to obtain a discount on accommodation and secure your spot in the reserved room block.

Registration: https://dawn7.phas.ubc.ca/registration/

Accomodation: https://dawn7.phas.ubc.ca/accommodation/

The SOC is pleased to announce a program outline is now available: https://dawn7.phas.ubc.ca/program/

with the following invited speakers and panelists confirmed (more to come soon):

  • Riccardo Bassiri (Stanford)
  • Matt Evans (MIT)
  • Peter Fritschel (MIT)
  • Rachel Gray (Glasgow)
  • Gregg Hallinan (Caltech)
  • Kelly Holly-Bocklemann (Vanderbilt)
  • Chuck Horowitz (Indiana)
  • Den Martynov (UBirmingham)
  • Paul Lasky (Monash University)
  • Pat Meyers (Caltech)
  • Michele Punturo (INFN)
  • Jon Richardson (UC Riverside)
  • Bangalore Sathyaprakash (Penn State)
  • David Shoemaker (MIT)
  • Vicky Xu (MIT)

On Friday June 14, there will be four satellite workshops with content depending on demand:

  • GW detector coatings
  • GW detector technology development
  • Multi-messenger astrophysics with GWs
  • Machine learning for GW astronomy

We hope to see you in Vancouver!


Second Cosmic Explorer Symposium (online) Apr 23-25, 2024 (full agenda available)

(posted here April 19, 2024)

A reminder that the second Cosmic Explorer Symposium will be held online on April 23-25, 2024: https://indico.mit.edu/e/CES2024.

If you wish to attend but you have not registered yet, please register now by clicking “applying for participation” from the link above, as zoom links and announcements will be communicated only to registered participants.

This online event will bring together the community to discuss important aspects of the Cosmic Explorer observatory design, covering both observational and instrument science, with a focus on topics of high impact for the facility design.

The full agenda is now available at https://indico.mit.edu/event/1010/timetable/#20240423.detailed.

The symposium will take place over 3 days, with two hours in the morning (11am-1pm EDT, 4pm-6pm UTC) and two hours in the afternoon (3-5pm EDT, 8pm-10pm UTC), hoping to maximize attendance from different time zones.


Final announcement for PAX IX workshop

(posted here April 12, 2024)

This is the final announcement for the 9th Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme workshop (https://indico.kcl.ac.uk/event/484/), which will be held at King’s College London from 23–25 July 2024. Sessions will take place in central London, at the historic Bush House general auditorium.

The goal of this workshop is to explore how the ongoing and upcoming observations of gravitational and electromagnetic waves can help us understand physics at the extreme –– strong gravitational fields, dark matter, nuclear physics, cosmology, and multimessenger astrophysics. Another focus will be to recognize challenges while conducting science with the next-generation of gravitational wave detectors.

PAX is largely a discussion-based workshop with a very strong involvement of participants. The workshop will consist of panel discussions organized around a small number of presentations to identify important areas for research and foster new collaborations based on the deliberations of the workshop.

If you are able to attend we ask that you register by the 1st of May 2024 using this link: https://forms.gle/eNbmFErxwWb3tEc86

To enhance discussion and engagement, the participants list is capped at 100, including SOC members and panelists.


11th Fermi Symposium - Sep 9-13 in College Park, Maryland, USA

(posted here April 12, 2024)

The 11th International Fermi Symposium will be held in College Park, Maryland, USA on September 9-13, 2024. We are pleased to announce that abstract submission for contributed talks and posters is now open with a deadline of May 1, 2024. We look forward to a fruitful conference focused on many areas of gamma-ray astrophysics and related fields, including multimessenger sources.

More information, and the abstract submission form, can be found on the symposium website: https://fermi.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/mtgs/symposia/eleventh/


CW school at KIAA Beijing, July 7-11

(posted here April 05, 2024)

CW school at KIAA Beijing, July 7-11

This five-day school will be held between Sunday 7th July 2024 until Thursday 11th July 2024 and it will be hosted at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) in Peking University, in Beijing, China. This will be the very first dedicated continuous gravitational waves meeting in China and it will be in the form of a school, aimed primarily at undergraduates and postgraduates, though postdocs and faculty are also welcome. Priority will be given to domestic (Chinese) students, though international students will be considered if places are available, of which there will be between 30-50 in total. The deadline for registering will be Tuesday 21st May 2024 at 23:59 (Chinese Standard Time). Participants can also submit talk requests. For more info: https://garvinyim.wixsite.com/home/cw-school-at-kiaa


GWPAW 2024: Early Registration Deadline Approaching! Program Now Online

(posted here March 29, 2024)

This is a reminder that the GWPAW 2024 early registration ends March 31. Note that you need to register AND pay the registration fee using two separate links. Registration fees not settled by March 31 will not be entitled to the early bird rate.

The first version of the program is now up on the website (gwpaw2024.space)! You can see it directly here. The full program with all abstracts will be uploaded soon. Invited talks will be 20+10 minutes and contributed talks will be 10+5, with discussion buffer time built into the schedule to allow for productive discussions on all topics. Poster sparkler talks will be 1-3 minutes long, depending on the number of posters we will finally have.

It's going to be a very interesting conference and we are looking forward to seeing you all there!

Iair Arcavi & Ofek Birnholtz on behalf of the GWPAW 2024 SOC and LOC


XG Mock Data Challenge

(posted here March 29, 2024)

We are pleased to announce the XG Mock Data Challenge Workshop-2024, supported by the NSF, which will take place at Penn State on June 10, 11, 2024. Those attending the Dawn meeting in Vancouver will find convenient flights departing State College after 5 pm on June 11 and reaching Vancouver by 10:15 pm the same day. The workshop is open to anyone interested in the analysis of the mock data or in learning about the challenges posed by the signal-rich data expected in next generation terrestrial observatories. Funding is available to US early career scientists and participants from underrepresented backgrounds. Please register for the meeting before May 10, 2024. Further details will be disseminated via presentations to the Cosmic Explorer consortium, which will also be available to all registered participants.


Dawn VII - registration now open

(posted here March 22, 2024)

Dawn VII June 12-13 in Vancouver - registration now open!

Second announcement: Dawn VII 2024 will be held in person at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. The meeting will be on Wednesday, June 12 – Thursday, June 13, 2024 with four satellite meetings on Friday, June 14 (GW detector coatings; GW detector technology development; Multi-messenger astrophysics with GWs; Machine learning for GW astronomy).

This discussion-based workshop will focus on planning for upgrades to the LIGO detectors (in the 2030-2035 timeframe) and the next-generation Cosmic Explorer detectors, in the context of a global network of future ground-based detectors. A major aim for this meeting is to engage a broad representation of our global community to place plans for new detectors in the context of multi-messenger astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and astronomy.

In-person registration is now open: https://ubc.ungerboeck.net/prod/emc00/register.aspx?aat=4243652f316d6753436c6b316a78436855776b496b6b746c505047767038573751715764772f374e63356b3d

Reduced-cost room blocks are also now available: https://dawn7.phas.ubc.ca/accommodation/

Please reach out to the Local Organizing Committee with any questions (mciver@phas.ubc.ca, young@phas.ubc.ca)


GWADW 2024 | Extension of Early Bird Deadline and Abstract Submission Closing Date

(posted here March 15, 2024)

New Deadline: March 17th!

GWADW will be held in Hamilton Island, Australia, 12-18 May 2024.

We wanted to inform you of some important updates regarding the upcoming 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop (GWADW).

After careful consideration and to accommodate the requests we've received, we have decided to extend the early bird registration deadline and abstract submission closing date by one week. The new deadlines are as follows:

Key Dates:
  • Early Bird Deadline: 17th March 2024
  • Abstract Submission Closing Date: 17th March 2024
  • Event Dates: 13th to 17th May 2024

Click on the following links to complete your registration:

This extension provides you with an additional opportunity to take advantage of the discounted registration rates and ensure ample time to finalise and submit your abstracts. Visit our website at www.gwadw2024.org for any further information.

Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to reach out to us. We are here to support you throughout the process.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to GWADW 2024.

Best wishes,

Bram Slagmolen and David Ottaway,

on behalf of the GWADW scientific and local organising committees


NASA Seeking self-nominations for LISA Science Team

(posted here March 08, 2024)

US Participation in the LISA Science Team (LST) NASA is soliciting self-nominations from interested individuals to participate as members of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Science Team (LST).

LISA is an ESA-led mission with NASA as a partner. NASA is contributing flight-hardware systems, a science ground segment to produce scientific data products and facilitate scientific interpretation, and systems engineering and science support. LISA was Adopted by ESA’s Science Programme Committee on 25 January 2024, beginning the start of the implementation phase of the mission.

The role of the LISA Science Team is to provide scientific stewardship during the development and operations of the LISA mission.

Self-nominations to be considered for participation as a member of the LST are due to NASA no later than 16 April 2024 at 11:59p Eastern (8:59p Pacific). These self-nominations must consist of a cover letter, a resume, and an up-to-date Current and Pending Support declaration. Cover letter and resume shall be up to two pages each and must follow the guidelines in Section IV(b)ii of the ROSES-2024 Summary of Solicitation.

For details see the Dear Colleagues Letter PDF]. For additional questions please contact Eric.P.Smith@nasa.gov


The International GEMMA2 workshop - Sept. 16-19, 2024

(posted here March 08, 2024)

It is a pleasure to announce the International GEMMA2 (G ravitational-waves, E lectro M agnetic and dark MA tter) Physics Workshop to be held in Rome (Italy) from September 16th to September 19th, 2024.

The aim of the GEMMA2 workshop is to discuss on gravitational waves, multimessenger astrophysics and dark matter physics at these especially exciting times, bringing together mainly the theoretical and data-analysis aspects of such apparently heterogeneous fields. Registration is now open and Abstract Submission on these topics is welcome. Please find further information at https://agenda.infn.it/event/39794/.

GEMMA2 is organised into days focused on key topics introduced by invited speakers (who will be announced soon) and followed by contributed talks. There will also be a poster session, along with two Young Scientist GEMMA2 Awards for the best poster contributions by skilled young researchers.

The deadline for abstract submission is June 16th, 2024, and the deadline for early registration is June 28th, 2024.

The LOC and the SOC are looking forward to welcoming you to Rome.

Best Regards, Paola Leaci on behalf of the SOC and LOC of GEMMA2


IPTA 2024 Science meeting and student week: registration open!

(posted here March 08, 2024)

It is our pleasure to announce the 2024 International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA) Science Meeting to be held on June 24-28 in Sexten, Italy.

The meeting is preceded by a IPTA Student week be held in Milano-Bicocca on June 17-21.

Registration is opened for both events, see full info below

Science meeting:

Following the breakthrough results published last June, we plan to open the Science Meeting (June 24-28) to the broad astrophysics/cosmology/fundamental physics community, to investigate possible interpretations and implications of those results in the context of galaxy evolution but also for cosmology and physics of the early universe.

Note that the Meeting is the week before annual EAS Symposium, which will be in Padua, ~3h drive from Sexten,

https://eas.unige.ch/EAS_meeting/

This will give the unique opportunity to attend both meetings.

Registration and abstract submission is now open, so please register! Registration link and logistic information about the meeting can be found on the dedicated website:

https://ipta4gw.org/meetings/2024/

and on the Sexten Center for Astrophysics website

https://www.sexten-cfa.eu/event/ipta24/

Student week:

The meeting is preceded by a student week dedicated to PTA astrophysics and data analysis with lectures and tutorials at the Master/PhD Level. We can accommodate up to 40 extra students on a first come first served basis. Please register by following the links at:

https://ipta4gw.org/meetings/2024/

If you have any questions please contact:

Alberto Sesana alberto.sesana@unimib.it

Golam Shaifullah golam.shaifullah@unimib.it

It’s an exciting time for Gravitational Wave Astrophysics! Look forward to sharing this enthusiasm with you in the Dolomites (and/or in Milan).

Cheers

The IPTA 2024 LOC


2024 GW Open Data Workshop - Mentors wanted!

(posted here March 01, 2024)

This year’s GW Open Data Workshop will be April 18-20, with details at https://gwosc.org/odw/odw2024

This year (2024), the KAGRA Taiwanese members will host the main workshop in National Museum of the natural Science (https://www.nmns.edu.tw/en/) in Taichung City of Taiwan. We have a serious of EPO activities (i.e., the Gravity Realm: https://www.nmns.edu.tw/en/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/Exhibition-000473/), and the ODW will be held following the 11th KAGRA international workshop (KIW-11: Apr 16-17; https://indico.phys.sinica.edu.tw/event/92/overview). The schedule of the ODW can also be referred to https://indico.phys.sinica.edu.tw/event/92/page/220-gravitational-wave-open-data-workshop.

We will not charge any registration fee and provide the free coffee and snacks in the coffee break. Because of the expensive travel expense, we know it is still difficult to attract the foreign students to come to Taiwan to join the ODW in person. Therefore, we are welcome for/encourage mentors from different countries to host the study hub and register one for the local participants on ask.igwn.org(https://ask.igwn.org/t/open-data-workshop-study-hubs-2024/881).


GWADW 2024 | Last Chance for Early Bird Discount

(posted here March 01, 2024)

Last Chance for Early Bird Discount: Register for GWADW 2024 by March 10th!

GWADW will be held in Hamilton Island, Australia, 12-18 May 2024.

This is a friendly reminder that the early bird discount for registration and hotel accommodation for the 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop (GWADW) ends in two weeks on the 10th of March!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to save on registration fees and secure your preferred accommodation at the renowned Reef View Hotel on Hamilton Island. Take advantage of the discounted rates and ensure your participation at GWADW.

Key Dates:
  • Early Bird Deadline: 10th March 2024
  • Event Dates: 13th to 17th May 2024

Click on the following links to complete your registration:

Visit our website at www.gwadw2024.org for any further information.

Should you have any questions or need assistance with the registration process, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help!

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to GWADW 2024.

Best wishes,

Bram Slagmolen and David Ottaway,

on behalf of the GWADW scientific and local organising committees


2nd Announcement of the 2nd TVLBAI Workshop in London, UK on April 3 to 5, 2024

(posted here February 23, 2024)

This is the 2nd announcement of the 2nd TVLBAI Workshop that will take place in London, UK, from April 3 to 5, 2024.

Participation in-person or remotely is free of charge, and you can register via this link:

https://indico.cern.ch/event/1369392/registrations/101750/

Even if you are unable to attend the event, we encourage you to register as we will use the registration list to keep you informed about the follow-up of the workshop and the next steps in the TVLBAI activity.

The workshop features an interesting programme of Cold Atom Physics discussions as well as an overview of the fundamental physics opportunities TVLBAI can explore.

In addition, the event features a Poster session, and we have secured funding to support selected PhD students and Early Career Researchers with an amount of approximately £250 for expense compensation. Interested candidates can apply for Poster Session support through the registration link provided here:

https://indico.cern.ch/event/1369392/registrations/101749/

Best regards,

The Workshop Organisers


Second Cosmic Explorer Symposium (online) Apr 23-25, 2024

(posted here February 23, 2024)

We are happy to announce the second Cosmic Explorer Symposium, which will be held online on April 23-25, 2024: https://indico.mit.edu/e/CES2024.

The symposium will take place over 3 days, with two hours in the morning (11am-1pm EDT, 4pm-6pm UTC) and two hours in the afternoon (3-5pm EDT, 8pm-10pm UTC), hoping to maximize attendance from different time zones.

Participation will be free, but we invite you to register (by clicking “applying for participation” from the link above), as zoom links and announcements will be communicated only to registered participants.

This online event will bring together the community to discuss important aspects of the Cosmic Explorer observatory design, covering both observational and instrument science, with a focus on topics of high impact for the facility design.

The Scientific Organizing Committee is working on finalizing the agenda – the list of topics we will discuss includes: mirror coatings, optical layouts, Newtonian noise mitigation, facility compatibility with cryogenics, neutron star equation of state, dark matter and dark energy, population of binaries, continuous waves, unmodeled transients. We will also discuss how to strengthen the connection between Cosmic Explorer's science and the broader high energy and nuclear and particle physics communities, as well as the evolution of the Cosmic Explorer Consortium. We will update the final agenda on the website in the upcoming weeks.

We invite you to save the dates (Apr 23-25) in your calendar now!

Best regards,

Lisa Barsotti <lisabar@mit.edu> Salvatore Vitale <svitale@mit.edu> for the Organizers and the Scientific Organizing Committee


GWPAW 2024 Registration Open! Abstract Submission Deadline Feb 20

(posted here February 16, 2024)

Registration and talk and poster abstract submission for GWPAW 2024 are open at: https://www.gwpaw2024.space/registration

As a reminder, the meeting will take place in Birmingham, May 28-31.

Abstract submission deadline is February 20.

Early registration deadline is March 31.

Best,

Ofek & Iair on behalf of the GWPAW 2024 SOC


Second Announcement - Hotwiring the Transient Universe VII

(posted here February 16, 2024)

Abstract Submission and Registration for Hotwiring VII Are Now Open

After a nearly 5 year hiatus, Hot-Wiring the Transient Universe is returning with a bang! Hotwiring VII will be hosted by the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto, May 13-16 2024. Please find important information regarding the program, abstract submission, and registration below, as well as on the conference website: https://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/hotwired7/

Program: This will be a WORKshop. Each day will have a mixture of talks, hack sessions, code demos, and brainstorming new instruments and systems. The three main science pillars will be:
  • Enabling GW astronomy
  • Rubin and the deep time-domain optical sky
  • The Radio transient revolution
Sessions will focus on themes that span all three communities including challenges for effective follow-up (spanning everything from real-time alerts/brokers and rapid classification to coordination across multiple facilities and post-facto host galaxy follow-up at scale), how to turn the coming flood of observations into scientific inference at scale, and the path towards the next generation of facilities. We will focus on software AND hardware infrastructure. In addition, any attendee can suggest other topics for discussion during daily unconference sessions.

Conference Dates: Our formal program will run 9:00am-5:00pm from Monday May 13 to Thursday May 16. However, we will be able to provide rooms in the Astronomy Building at the University of Toronto on Friday May 17 for any groups who wish to continue hacking/working on projects (no food will be provided).

Abstract submission: To submit an abstract for a talk and/or a poster, please fill out this form by Friday March 1. We plan to finalize the schedule and let everyone know of the status of their abstracts by Friday, March 15. In addition to traditional talks, we welcome abstracts for topics that may be best suited as e.g. code demos or other technical demonstrations. Please note that except for extenuating circumstances we expect all speakers to attend in person.

In-person Registration: To register for the conference, please go to the Dunlap Institute Eventbrite page here. Deadline for registration is Monday April 15 (or until we are full; we have capacity for 100 in-person attendees). General registration is $200, student registration is $100.

Online Participation: Our intention is to have a partially hybrid meeting. In particular, we will live stream all talks on Zoom and provide moderators to ensure that online participants can ask questions. We will also add any interested online participants to the conference Slack. However, conference organizers will not explicitly facilitate online participation during the unconference/breakout sessions. To express interest in online participation, please fill out this form by Friday May 10 (we will use this to add participants to Slack and share the relevant Zoom links).

Summary of Important Dates:

  • March 1: Abstract Submission Deadline.
  • March 15: Notice of Abstract Status.
  • April 15: Deadline for in person registration
  • May 10: Deadline for expression of interest in online participation.
We hope to see you in May!

-- Reed Essick (on behalf of the organizing committee)


11th KAGRA International Workshop (KIW-11) on 16-17 April 2024

We are happy to announce that the 11th KAGRA International Workshop (KIW-11) will be held on 16-17th April 2024 in Taichung City, Taiwan.

Along with the Open Data Workshop on 18-20th April, 2024, we will have these two events inside our National Museum of Natural Science, which is also the venue of the exhibition "The Gravity Realm", an exhibition showcasing gravitational wave science and discoveries of the Event Horizon Telescope.

Call for submission is open with the deadline on 17th March, 2024.

Online registration is open until 20th March, 2024.

The information about transportation and accommodation can be found via the link below

https://indico.phys.sinica.edu.tw/event/92/

Please plan your itinerary soon and let us know if you have any questions, emailing Miss TC Yang at tcyang@gapp.nthu.edu.tw

Looking forward to seeing you at Taichung.

Regards,

Ray-Kuang Lee, for the Local Organizing Committee.


Open Call for Membership of the LISA Science Team

Dear LISA Consortium,

I would like to draw your attention to the open call to join the LISA Science Team (LST).

https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/ao-for-LISA-Science-Team

The call is open to scientists based in ESA Member States (you do not have to be a national of this country, just work there). The LST should reflect the diversity of the scientific community, hence we encourage applications from early career scientists and historically under-represented groups in astronomy and space science.This will be an appointment for 3 years with possible renewal.

Please read the call carefully, we are asking for Letters of Intent (not the full application) within two weeks. If you do not provide a LoI by February 24th you will not be considered in the application process.

This is your chance to actively participate in this amazing mission. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,

Nora


March 1 deadline for Nomination for IUPAP General Relativity and Gravitation Early Career Scientist Prize

http://www.isgrg.org/IUPAPprize.php

The deadline for nominations for the IUPAP General Relativity and Gravitation Early Career Scientist Prize has been extended to March 1. (This is in part to compensate for a typo on the webpage (2025 instead of 2024) that may have misled people to think the prize was not being offered this year. Instructions for a nomination are as follows:

The IUPAP General Relativity and Gravitation Early Career Scientist Prize can be for work in any area of relativity and gravitation, theoretical or experimental.

On 1 March 2024, nominees must have a maximum of eight years of research experience (excluding career interruptions) following the Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree. They are expected to have displayed significant achievement and exceptional promise for future achievements in relativity and gravitation.

The primary nominator must be a member of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.

Nominations may be made by any member of ISGRG (other than the nominee) and should be accompanied by a CV, a proposed citation of 30-50 words summarizing the reason for the nomination, a list of publications and a description (about one page long) of the specific achievements of the nominee, who need not be an ISGRG member.

It is important that the selection committee has specific information that allows it to determine what the nominee has contributed and how this will impact the subject. Therefore it will be extremely helpful to the selection committee to receive at least two additional letters supporting the nomination that detail the expected significance of the contributions of the nominee.

It is also appropriate to submit additional materials such as published articles. In the case of co-authored or multi-authored publications, it is essential for nominators and supporters to discuss the nominee's precise contributions, if known, in addition to the work's overall significance.

The entire package should be bundled into a single PDF file and emailed to the Secretary of ISGRG, garfinkl@oakland.edu, by 1 March 2024.


AIslands: Arran 24

Aislands: Arran 24 DISCUSSION MEETING ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN GW SCIENCE

The Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow is pleased to announce AIslands: Arran, a discussion meeting on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the context of gravitational wave science. The meeting will be held on the island of Arran, off the West Coast of Scotland, between 23 and 26 April 2024.

The meeting will have three main theme areas for discussions: waveforms and theory; detection and detector characterisation; and parameter estimation and astrophysics.

The AIslands meetings are intended to provide an environment which will nurture collaboration and network building. To that end we are pleased to be able to maintain a low registration cost of £250 per person, with a reduced rate of £150 per person for students.

The conference fee will cover a networking meal, lunches on the three full days of the meeting, and refreshments during the meeting.

Further information can be found on the conference web page: https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/conferences/aislands-arran24/ and additional enquiries can be directed to the local organising committee via Daniel Williams (daniel.williams@glasgow.ac.uk).


Workshop on continuous gravitational waves and neutron stars, Hannover, Germany

The continuous gravitational waves and neutron stars workshop will be
held from June 17-20 2024, in Hannover (Germany) at the Max Planck
Institute for Gravitational Physics. This is the second edition of the
previous “Multi-messenger continuous gravitational waves” workshop.

The main purpose of this workshop is for members of the continuous
gravitational waves community and of closely related fields (such as
electromagnetic detections of neutron stars, neutron star modeling,
etc.) to come together and present their work, with plenty of time for
discussions.

The main topics of the workshop are: search methods, search results, and
neutron star modelling / continuous gravitational-wave emission /
galactic population of neutron stars (
https://plan.events.mpg.de/event/133/program ). The workshop will be
divided into sessions for the different topics, and will consist of
contributions from some of the participants and review talks from
invited speakers. We accept contributions in the format of traditional
talks, reviews, or tutorials about different software tools. We
especially welcome contributions from early-career scientists.

Important deadlines:

Abstract submission and registration: 7 March 2024
Acceptance/rejection of received abstracts and registration: 22 March 2024
Payment of registration: 22 April 2024

Given the limitation on the number of participants, notification
regarding the acceptance of your abstract and/or registration will be
provided on March 22th.

Invited speakers will be announced soon on the website!

For any questions, please write to contact.cw2024@aei.mpg.de




GWPAW 2024 will be in Birmingham, UK on May 28-31

Dear all,

Unfortunately, due to the continued situation in Israel, it will not be possible to host GWPAW 2024 in Tel Aviv this year. Instead, we will have it in Birmingham, UK on almost the same dates as originally planned: May 28-31. We are very grateful to Alberto Vecchio for stepping up to the task of hosting the meeting at such short notice.

We will update the website soon with all the relevant information. For now, we can say that:

1. The registration fee will be in the 280-350 GBP range.

2. The talks will be broadcast by Zoom but there will be a preference for presentations to be in person (except for special cases).

3. Abstract submission deadline will likely be on February 20. Accepted posters and talks will be announced on or before March 15. Early registration will end on March 31 and final registration will end on April 30.

So for now, please (continue to) save the dates and start thinking about your abstract submissions. We will send another announcement when submission and registration opens.

Best,

iair Arcavi on behalf of the GWPAW 2024 SOC

9th Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme workshop (PAX IX)

Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to announce the 9th Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme workshop (PAX IX), which will be held at King’s College London from 23–25 July 2024. Sessions will take place in central London, at the historic Bush House general auditorium.

The goal of this workshop is to explore how the ongoing and upcoming observations of gravitational and electromagnetic waves can help us understand physics at the extreme–– strong gravitational fields, dark matter, nuclear physics, cosmology, and multimessenger astrophysics. Another focus will be to recognize challenges while conducting science with the next-generation of gravitational wave detectors.

PAX is largely a discussion-based workshop with a very strong involvement of participants. The workshop will consist of panel discussions organized around a small number of presentations to identify important areas for research and foster new collaborations based on the deliberations of the workshop.

If you are able to attend we ask that you register by the 1st of May 2024 using this link.

To enhance discussion and engagement, the participants list is capped at 100, including SOC members and panelists.

Best regards,

SOC members:

Lionel London (lionel.london@kcl.ac.uk)

Anuradha Gupta (agupta1@olemiss.edu)

Bangalore Sathyaprakash (bss25@psu.edu)

Greg Ashton (Gregory.Ashton@rhul.ac.uk)

Emanuele Berti (berti@jhu.edu)

Alessandra Bounanno (alessandra.buonanno@aei.mpg.de)

Marica Branchesi (marica.branchesi@gssi.it)

Katy Clough (k.clough@qmul.ac.uk)

Tanja Hinderer (t.p.hinderer@uu.nl)

Krishnendu N V (krishnendu.nv@icts.res.in)

Salvatore Vitale (svitale@mit.edu)


Announcing the second LISA Sprint


The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a joint effort of ESA and NASA to develop and operate a space-based observatory to survey the mHz gravitational wave band. To prepare for LISA observations and its unique data products, we are announcing the 2nd LISA Sprint to be held in Pasadena, CA on the Caltech campus from Monday April 29 to Wednesday May 1, 2024.


The meeting's objectives are twofold: The first goal is to connect LISA data scientists with astronomers and astrophysicists who will incorporate LISA data products into their own research. The second is to advance the broader research community's readiness to capitalize on LISA observations.


During the workshop small interdisciplinary teams of researchers will come together and make concrete progress on concise projects and goals related to LISA science objectives. A number of project ideas, analysis and visualization tools, and simulated data products, will be curated and provided by the organizers in collaboration with experts in the field. Additionally, participants are encouraged to propose ideas and contribute further material that adheres to the workshop's format.


This will be a hands-on workshop: there will be no talks - only brief project "pitches" at the beginning of the workshop, progress reports at the end of each day, and "show and tell" at the close of the meeting to share results and future work with the group.


Due to a limited number of places available, we request that those interested in attending fill out an application form (deadline: February 20th). Accepted applicants will be notified by the end of February. Please note that there is no financial support available, but there is also no registration fee.


Black Holes Inside and Out, Niels Bohr Institute, Aug. 26-30

Dear all,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the Black Holes Inside and Out International Conference, which takes place from 26 – 30 August 2024 at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark.

https://strong-gr.com/black-holes-inside-and-out/

The program of the conference, among many topics, includes a celebration of the Hawking black hole evaporation, and discussion on tests on the nature of compact objects, superradiance and dark matter in strong-field gravity, progress in post-Newtonian expansions and effective field theory methods, progress in mathematical relativity, Numerical Relativity and its applications to astrophysics and high-energy physics, and an update on the status of observations.

Each session will consist of invited talks and ample discussion sessions. This conference is preceded by the focused workshops “Ringdown Inside and Out” (Aug 22-24). We hope that while both meetings can certainly be attended separately, participants as well as speakers can benefit from the proximity of the events, allowing them to continue discussions.

Invited speakers and table discussion leads include:

Niayesh Afshordi
Abhay Ashtekar
Enrico Barausse
Iosif Bena
Emanuele Berti
Richard Brito
Alessandra Buonanno
Cliff Burgess
Gregorio Carullo
Mihalis Dafermos
Mariafelicia de Laurentis
Adrian del Rio
Roberto Emparan
Netta Engelhardt
Stefan Gillessen
Ruth Gregory
Carlos Herdeiro
Tanja Hinderer
Jutta Kunz
Luis Lehner
Ramesh Narayan
Samaya Nissanke
Paolo Pani
Alessia Platania
Eric Poisson
Frans Pretorius
Misao Sasaki
Paul Tiede
Will Unruh
Matt Visser
Bob Wald
Silke Weinfurtner
Helvi Witek

The meeting will be held at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. The Niels Bohr Institute carries an important legacy in physics and is one of the leading institute in theoretical and experimental physics. Copenhagen is a very enjoyable and beautiful city, and as the capital of Denmark has plenty of wonderful things to do and is easy to reach. The entire Nordic region has plenty to offer and is a remarkable place for summer vacations.

Register now!

The LOC


Hotwiring VII will be hosted by the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto

Dear Colleagues,
After a nearly 5 year hiatus, Hot-Wiring the Transient Universe is returning with a bang!
Hotwiring VII will be hosted by the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto, May 13-17 2024.

https://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/hotwired7/


Please come join us to build the future of time-domain astrophysics.This will be a WORKshop, and will have a mix of talks, hack sessions, brainstorming new instruments and systems, and dreaming up big robots to look at the sky!
We will focus on software AND hardware infrastructure, and this will include related questions of how to turn the coming flood of observations into scientific inference at scale!The three science pillars of the workshop will be:
  1. Enabling GW astronomy
  2. Rubin and the deep time-domain optical sky
  3. the Radio transient revolution
and how to link developments in these fields for a bright multi-messenger and multi-wavelength future.Please sign up to be notified of updates, registration, a call for abstracts, etc.
A preliminary agenda will be available, and registration will open, by early February.https://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/hotwired7/

Request for young researchers talks at EDSU conference on 3-7 June 2024

Dear LSC speakers board,


I’d like to draw your attention to the upcoming World Summit on Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe (EDSU-Tools2024) which will be held in the beautiful Island of Noirmoutier (France) on 3-7 June 2024.
This is the 5th such World Summit meeting exploring progresses and future directions in Cosmology and Particle Physics.

As for the former summits, the focus will be on the survey of successes and shortcomings of the cosmological and particle physics Standard Models with main sessions on Cosmology, Dark Matter, Neutrino and Standard Model physics, Gravitational Waves and Gravity.

This year’s summit has two additional features: an emphasis on tools in the largest sense (instrumentation, electronics, big data, modelling, …) and the inclusions of tools developed in close by domains of physics (quantum physics, photonics, etc).

There are ~20 slots reserved for young researchers (PhD students and post-docs) talks of 10+5 min. The selected speakers will be offered full board, lodging and waived conference fees.

Interested young researchers are expected to submit their abstract (see application form on https://indico.cern.ch/event/1267450/page/29202-call-for-abstracts-for-phds-and-post-docs ) before February 15th (strict deadline).

Thanks for spreading the information,

Edwige for the EDSU scientific organizing committee


NCfA Multimessenger Symposium 2024

The Nevada Center for Astrophysics (NCfA) is hosting the second symposium on new advances in multimessenger astrophysics.
The meeting intends to bring together experts in theory, experiment, and observation to discuss recent developments and envision the path forward for finding more sources. The symposium will be held from Wednesday, February 28, to Friday, March 1, 2024, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
More information about the meeting is available at https://www.physics.unlv.edu/~kheirand/ncfasymp2.html

The symposium consists of invited plenary, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Talks will be followed by a panel discussion.
The registration is now open and abstracts for contributed talks and posters are accepted until February 10.
If you have any questions about the symposium please contact the organizers.
Ali Kheirandish (ali.kheirandish@unlv.edu)

Bing Zhang (bing.zhang@unlv.edu)

Carl Haster (carl.haster@unlv.edu)


Announcement for 10th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting @ UT-Austin

The 10th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting (GCGM) will be hosted by the Center of Gravitational wave Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. The presentations will be held on Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd. The GCGM encourages all levels of scientists to present recently published or current work; we especially encourage early career scientists to participate. All areas of gravitational wave physics, classical and quantum, theory and experiment are welcome. While we encourage all members from the Gulf Coast region of the United States to participate, all scientists are welcome.

There is no registration fee although we ask all who plan to attend to register, so the organizers can get a head count. Due to the limits in funding, we cannot provide financial assistance to speakers or participants. A prize (sponsored by the APS Division of Gravitation Physics) will be awarded for the best student talk.

Please follow link for registration and abstract submission links.

Important Dates:
February 2nd – Last day to submit abstract and register
February 8th – Last day to reserve hotel room for the special event block
February 16th – Schedule announcement
March 1st & 2nd – GCGM Talks

Registration

IAU Symposium on Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics, Cape Town, August 6-8 2024

We are delighted to announce that the IAU Symposium on Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics [IAU 389, see https://gw2024.saao.ac.za/] will be held August 6–8, 2024, in Cape Town, South Africa as part of the 32nd, and first African, IAU General Assembly 2024. Early registration and abstract submission are now open (through 1 March, 2024) at https://astronomy2024.org/. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town!

Best wishes,
Samaya on behalf of the IAU Symposium 389 organising committee

Dawn VII meeting June 12-13, 2024 at UBC in Vancouver

Dawn VII, the next in the Dawn series of meetings addressing the future of the field of GW astrophysics with ground-based detectors, will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia Wed-Thurs June 12-13, 2024.

This discussion-based workshop will focus on planning for upgrades to the LIGO detectors (in the 2030-2035 timeframe) and the next-generation Cosmic Explorer detectors, in the context of a global network of future ground-based detectors. This meeting should engage a broad representation of our global community to place plans for new detectors in the context of multi-messenger astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and astronomy.

In order to help us plan, please let us know if you are interested in attending Dawn VII: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyAdse3fZNxtUiBM9r2G413tCid__yHC7Zx7PjJenMdMSv-Q/viewform

We expect there will be space for ~150 attendees.

Thanks and best,

Jess McIver

David Shoemaker




Abstract Submission is Now Open for GWADW 2024

We are pleased to inform you that Abstract Submissions for the 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop (GWADW) is now open!

To submit your Abstract and Register for GWADW2024, please click on the following link: https://www.gwadw2024.org/registration-and-abstract-submission.html

Key Information:
  • Event Dates: May 12 to May 18, 2024
  • Early Bird Registration Available: Register now and take advantage of our early bird discount.
Please visit our website to find important information regarding the event, including details about the venue, accommodation options, and registration. Registration and abstract submission is open. You can stay updated via our website as we move forward with the program development after the abstract submission phase.

We look forward to your participation in the 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop.

Bram Slagmolen and David Ottaway - on behalf of the GWADW scientific and local organising committees


Pre-apply virtual open house for prospective physics graduate students Saturday Dec. 2

Nancy Aggarwal has recently started a group at UC Davis Department of Physics. She will be building up the AMO/Quantum/precision measurements/GW research area here. Her group will build precision measurement experiments to search for gravitational waves and dark matter and am looking to aggressively hire capable students and postdocs.

The UC Davis Department of Physics and Astronomy will be holding a virtual open house for the PhD program in physics on Saturday Dec. 2 from 10-12 PST.

At the open house, prospective students will meet current UC Davis graduate students from all over the world, talk to professors and students about research opportunities, and attend an application workshop with members of the admissions committee and graduate students.

Sign up now! [https://forms.gle/s7DHhXvocpdj9xd77]

Schedule and additional information [https://sites.google.com/ucdavis.edu/ucd-grad-open-house/home]

The UC Davis Department of Physics and Astronomy provides a dynamic and diverse environment for the training of graduate students. We have vibrant programs in condensed matter, high energy physics, string theory, cosmology, nuclear physics, complexity, and atomic/molecular/optics. Graduate students can also work in interdisciplinary research on planet formation, photonics, quantum devices, and quantum computing. Our PhD graduates go on to prestigious postdoctoral positions and excellent industry placements.

Teaching and research fellowships are available for the entire duration of the study to cover the tuition and living expenses, including health benefits. Our graduate students regularly participate in topical summer schools, and present their results at workshops and conferences.

The Department and UC Davis as a whole value diversity and inclusion among students and faculty. Experiencing a variety of perspectives and interacting with colleagues from different backgrounds is rewarding for the entire community and enhances our research and teaching missions. The department strives to maintain a respectful, inclusive environment where all students can flourish. The department is an active participant in programs devoted to improving

diversity in the physics community, including APS Bridge, Cal-Bridge, and TEAM-UP.

For information on applying to UC Davis, including a program to waive application fees, click https://physics.ucdavis.edu/graduates/application-information




Nordic Winter School on Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

Dear All,

We are happy to announce upcoming PhD Winter School on Multimessenger Astrophysics taking place in Norway/Lillehammer on Jan. 28th - Feb. 2nd, 2024.

The school will be hosted at an absolutely wonderful place (Tron Hotel Skeikampen https://www.thonhotels.com/our-hotels/norway/skeikampen/), which offers fantastic skiing and hiking opportunities in between lectures!

The lectures will be on the following topics
) Theory and observations of astrophysical transients
*) Compact binary evolution
*) Multi-messenger detections
*) Nucleosynthesis
*) Fundamental physics in compact astrophysical sources
*) Strong gravity and gravitational waves

Interested students should apply through this website before *Dec. 20th, 2023
: https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/e/nordic-school-2024

This webpage also contains a list of confirmed lecturers and other relevant information.

Kind regards,
The Organizers
(Irene Tamborra, Johan Samsing, Martin Pessah, Daniel D’Orazio, Poul H. Damgaard, Jose María Ezquiaga, Emil Bjerrum-Bohr)


LAAC recognition initiative

The LAAC team is excited to announce a new initiative to help increase the external visibility of the LVK service contributions of collaboration members. This initiative came out of a desire to remedy the lack of recognition for collaboration service work—particularly for early career researchers—incorporating the feedback we received on an earlier circulation of our proposal.

Our new publicly accessible website tracks and displays the contributions of individual collaboration members. The system is now open to LVK members to add their own contributions following the git instructions and using the existing entries as an example. Collaboration members from all three collaborations of all career stages are encouraged to add their contributions. The system allows individuals to add evidence for their contributions without supervisor involvement. The recording of a tutorial for how to use the git interface is available on the DCC. Any questions can be sent via the LAAC chat on Mattermost.


Distinguished Student Program (DS) 2024

Application Deadline: January 4, 2024
The APS recognizes that bringing outstanding young researchers to the annual APS meetings can be a career-changing experience.

Since 2015, the APS and Forum on International Physics (FIP) established the Distinguished Student Program (DS) to provide outstanding non-US young researchers with financial support to participate in the APS Meetings.

Conditions
Applicants must be:
  • Non-US citizen
  • Young researchers (Postdoctoral researchers, PhD or Master’s students) enrolled in the US or outside the US
  • Have submitted an abstract at the March or April Meeting 2024
  • Applicants must be both APS members and also be FIP members.
If you are not an APS member, visit the page See how to join APS.

PhD and Master’s students are eligible for one-year Free Trial Student APS Membership. After registering for APS membership, you can join FIP (membership is free).

Grant Amount: For in-person meeting
The DS travel award will cover the following costs for traveling, lodging and registration fees for attending the APS March or April in-person meetings 2024:
  1. up to $2000 to assist young researchers enrolled in developing countries
  2. up to $500 to assist young researchers enrolled outside the US (excluding developing countries)
  3. up to $300 to assist young researchers enrolled in the US
The costs will be reimbursed to the awardees after participating in the meetings.

Grant Amount: For virtual meeting
The DS travel award will cover the costs of the registration fees for attending the APS March or April virtual meetings 2024.

APPLY NOW: https://info.aps.org/e/640833/x811TRqXBVS9L8QQ7/2qhp14/1070452863/h/0YHJAhGAsOk5gFKABlSdKMjbYbBX1OG_7-MeyjwEPew

Applications should include the following items:
  1. CV
  2. Motivation letter (1 page)
  3. At least one reference Letter
  4. Abstract submitted to the March or April APS Meeting 2024
The deadline is January 4, 2024.

If you have any questions, email the DS Program Chair, Maria Longobardi. These travel awards will be reimbursed to the awardees after the meetings.


Simons Foundation invites applications for Scientific Software Research Faculty Award (SSRF Award)

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its Scientific Software Research Faculty Award (SSRF Award) in the MPS program for faculty appointments to start between September 2024–September 2025. The foundation strongly encourages scientists from disadvantaged backgrounds or underrepresented groups to apply.

Scientific software is a critical component of research, enabling scientists to analyze and reduce data, perform simulations, automate tasks, and produce and visualize results. As such, the development and maintenance of broadly-applicable scientific software has become an increasingly important intellectual endeavor. While scientific software experts are crucial members of research ventures, their career prospects beyond postdoctoral-level positions are limited.

The Simons Foundation invites applications for funding to support new research professor positions in existing academic departments (the “host institutions”) to be filled by scientific software-focused researchers. The SSRF Award will support researchers who have a strong track record of leadership in scientific software development. The aim of this program is to stimulate the development and maintenance of core scientific software infrastructure in academic environments through creating a new, long-term, faculty-level career path.

LOI due by 12 p.m. (noon) EST December 8, 2023

More information can be found here:

https://www.simonsfoundation.org/grant/scientific-software-research-faculty-award/


Multimessenger Cosmic Frontiers and CosPA23 conference open for registration

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 15 OCTOBER 2023

Two meetings in November in Hong Kong: Cosmic Frontiers (8-9 November) followed by CosPA23 (10-13 November):

Multimessenger Astronomy: Bridging Transients, Lensing, and Dark Matter (Cosmic Frontiers)
Dates: 8-9 November 2023
Register at: https://www.phy.cuhk.edu.hk/events/multimessenger-astronomy2023/
Venue: Inno2, Multi-function Room 2-3, 2/F, Building 17W, Hong Kong Science Park

International Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (CosPA 2023)
Dates: 10-13 November 2023
Register at: https://www.phy.cuhk.edu.hk/CosPA2023
Venue: Henry Cheng International Conference Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Registration is now open and free of charge.

Questions regarding the workshop can be sent to: pyho@phy.cuhk.edu.hk.

On behalf of the organizing committee members, we look forward to welcoming you at the events.


12th Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (ACGRG)

Dear Colleagues,

I'd like to advertise the next Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (ACGRG) that will take place at the end of November in Hobart.

The purpose of the ACGRG is to provide a regional forum to discuss general relativity, foster collaboration, and promote ideas and insight into the nature of gravity. The topics covered are broad, ranging from gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, exact solutions, and quantum gravity to cosmology and simulations. The primary focus is on in-person participation. However, the proceedings will be streamed via Zoom, and it is anticipated that 25% of talks will be allocated to online speakers.

The deadline for Abstract submission will close on 30 September 2023, but a late submission (up to a week) will also be accepted.

The registration deadline is 10 November 2023.

For more information please visit the conference website: https://www.acgrg12.org/ or send an email to info@acgrg12.org .

Best wishes,

Krzysztof

LOC Chair


Registration Now Open for GWADW 2024

We are pleased to inform you that the official website for the 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop (GWADW) is now accessible at www.gwadw2024.org

Please visit our website to find important information regarding the event, including details about the venue, accommodation options, and registration.

Key Information:

  • Event Dates: May 12 to May 18, 2024
  • Early Bird Registration Available: Register now and take advantage of our early bird discount.

Registration is now open. Secure your participation in GWADW 2024 and stay updated via our website as we move forward with the program development after the abstract submission phase.

We look forward to your participation in the 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop.

Best wishes,

Bram Slagmolen and David Ottaway,

on behalf of the GWADW scientific and local organising committees


27th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity

The 27th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity will take place at the National University of Singapore from 17 to 21 June 2024.

The Capra Meeting is an annual conference/workshop on the topic of radiation reaction in general relativity. Its primary focus is the development of the gravitational-self-force approach to further our understanding of the two-body problem in general relativity, and to model gravitational waves from the extreme-mass-ratio binaries that will be a key target for the near-future space-based detector LISA. The Capra Meeting will comprise invited review talks, short contributed presentations, and focused discussion sessions. The tradition of the meeting is that there is no registration fee for participating.

At the Capra Meeting, we provide equal opportunities regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, civil status, or family status. If you have any feedback or suggestions as to how we can ensure a successful and inclusive meeting, please do not hesitate to get in touch at edi@caprameeting.org.

The meeting website will be accessible at https://www.caprameeting.org in due course, and we will be in touch again when registration opens. We look forward to seeing you in Singapore next year!


Mitacs Globalink Research Internship student applications due Sept 21 at 1pm Pacific

The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (GRI) is a competitive program that brings undergraduate students to universities across Canada for a three-month fully-funded research experience: https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-internship.

There are currently several gravitational-wave research projects based at Canadian LSC institutions available for summer 2024 (including 32124 at UBC; and 32729; 33851, 33903, and 33868 at CITA): https://globalink.mitacs.ca/#/student/application/projects

Student applications for projects in Summer 2024 are due September 21 by 1pm Pacific.

The Mitacs GRI program is open to undergraduates from the following countries and regions: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States. From May to October of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering, and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

Globalink Research Internship alumni interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies are eligible for the Globalink Graduate Fellowship.


“Gravitational Wave Probes of Physics Beyond the Standard Model” workshop, Osaka Metropolitan University in Japan, Nov. 06-09, 2023

Dear Colleagues,


We are delighted to announce the 3rd edition of the “Gravitational Wave Probes of Physics Beyond the Standard Model” workshop. This year, for the first time, it will be held in person at the Nambu Yoichiro Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (NITEP),

Osaka Metropolitan University, from November 6th to 9th, 2023. The programme will include review talks as well as short talks, on various cosmic and astrophysical sources of Gravitational Waves (GW) and GW detectors, as probes of BSM and gravity.

For detailed information about the workshop, please visit the following webpage:
https://indico.nitep.osaka-cu.ac.jp/event/130/overview

Registration is now open and we encourage contributions to the short talk and poster sessions.
Your active participation is most welcome!

We also kindly request you to share this announcement within your research communities.


With kind regards,

Marek Lewicki

On behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee:
John Ellis (CERN & King's College London, UK)
Anish Ghoshal (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Hideki Ishihara (NITEP, Osaka Metropolitan U., Japan)
Hiroshi Itoyama (NITEP, Osaka Metropolitan U., Japan)
Nobuyuki Kanda (NITEP, Osaka Metropolitan U., Japan)
Marek Lewicki (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Nobuhito Maru (NITEP, Osaka Metropolitan U., Japan)
Nobuchika Okada (University of Alabama, USA, Chair)
Qaisar Shafi (University of Delaware, USA)
Mitsuyo Suzuki (NITEP, Osaka Metropolitan U., Japan)
Bogumiła Świeżewska (University of Warsaw, Poland)


Belize IMBH conference reminder/announcement

Dear Colleague,

I am excited to announce that Abstract Submission and Registration are now open for the conference

INTERMEDIATE-MASS BLACK HOLES: THE DAWN OF A REVOLUTIONARY ERA

From Saturday 2 December through Tuesday 5 December 2023 - San Pedro, Belize

Abstract Submission You can find details on the conference webpage https://sites.northwestern.edu/imbh23/registration/ . You are invited to submit an abstract for a talk or poster presentation. The deadline for abstract submission is August 30.

Registration Registration fee includes breakfast, mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee + snacks, and lunch for every conference day, plus the banquet dinner (including drinks) and social activities. A discounted registration fee is available for all students attending the conference. The deadline for registration is September 15.

Conference Hotel We have reserved several rooms at a discounted price at the resort where the conference will be hosted. Discounted prices are guaranteed from two days prior to the start of the conference until two days after the end of the conference. See details at https://sites.northwestern.edu/imbh23/travel-information/ .

Social Events We are planning to have plenty of time for social interactions among the participants. Social activities will include an event with a Belizean musical group, an archeology presentation, and much more!

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For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me (giacomo.fragione90@gmail.com); I would be more than happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested.

Hope to meet you all in Belize,

Giacomo Fragione

On the behalf of the LOC

Giacomo Fragione (Northwestern University; Chair)

Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University; co-Chair)

Madeline Wilson (Northwestern University; Staff)

On the behalf of the SOC

Giacomo Fragione (Northwestern University; Chair)

Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University; co-Chair)

Vivienne Baldassare (Washington State University)

Emanuele Berti (Johns Hopkins University)

Laura Blecha (University of Florida)

Zoheyr Doctor (Northwestern University)

Jenny Greene (Princeton University)

Vicky Kalogera (Northwestern University)

Tom Maccarone (Texas Tech University)

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (University of California Santa Cruz)

Fred Rasio (Northwestern University)

Deirdre Shoemaker (University of Texas Austin)

Jay Strader (Michigan State University)

   


2023 Lunar GW Workshop: Merging Lunar Exploration with Multi-Messenger Revolution

Vanderbilt Lunar Labs Initiative is thrilled to announce the 2023 Lunar Gravitational-wave Workshop: Merging Lunar Exploration with Multi-Messenger Revolution. The workshop will be hosted at the historic Alumni Hall in Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, from 4-6 October 2023.

The goal of this meeting is to explore the technology and science cases for developing gravitational-wave astronomy on the lunar surface, specifically centering on technologies for the Laser Interferometer Lunar Antenna (LILA), the field’s overlap with geoscience and active NASA/ESA missions, and the multi-messenger astrophysics landscape near the deci-Hertz spectrum. More information can be found at the workshop webpage.

This meeting will be in person with a maximum of 50 participants. Registration for the workshop is free; the registration link can be found here. The deadline for in-person registration and contributed talk abstract submission is 14 September 2023.

A list of speakers is being assembled and will be released when finished.

We hope to see many of you in October!

Sincerely,

Karan Jani and the Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC):

Eleonora Capocasa (Université Paris Cité)

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann (Vanderbilt University)

Philippe Lognonné (Université Paris Cité)

Robert Reed (Vanderbilt University)

Simone Dell'Agnello (INFN-Frascati National Labs)

Stuart D. Bale (University of California, Berkeley)


Announcement | GWADW 2024

First Announcement for the Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop 2024


SAVE THE DATE

GWADW will be held in Hamilton Island, Australia, 12-18 May 2024.

We are delighted to announce the 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop, a one-week event dedicated to exploring cutting-edge research and advancements in technologies and their implementations for current and future gravitational wave detectors.

Stay tuned for further details and registration information, as we prepare to launch the official website in the coming weeks.

Save the date in your calendars, and we look forward to having you at the 2024 GWADW!

Best wishes,

Bram Slagmolen and David Ottaway,

on behalf of the GWADW scientific and local organising committees


First Announcement — Windows on the Universe: Establishing the Infrastructure for a Collaborative Multi-messenger Ecosystem (16–18 October 2023)

NSF’s NOIRLab, in partnership with NSF and NASA, is happy to announce the workshop Windows on the Universe: Establishing the Infrastructure for a Collaborative Multi-messenger Ecosystem. This workshop will be hosted at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, on 16–18 October 2023.

The goals of this workshop are to identify pathways that increase the coordination of Multi-messenger Astronomy (MMA) observation campaigns and reduce operational redundancy across the network of ground- and space-based observatories. We invite the community to review the current state of resources for MMA, report on existing collaborations and partnerships, and identify potential obstacles to success. More details can be found on the workshop webpage.

The meeting will be in person with a maximum of 90 participants. Virtual participation will also be supported. Registration for the workshop is free (link here). We encourage in-person contributed talks but expect to be able to support a small number of virtual talks. The deadline for in-person registration and contributed talk abstract submission is 1 September 2023.

A list of invited speakers is being assembled at the moment and will be advertised with the second announcement.

Prior to this workshop, we would also like to solicit science and infrastructure ideas from the community. These papers (one page limit) can review the current state of follow-up resources, report on existing collaborations and partnerships, identify potential obstacles to success, and/or make recommendations to address the workshop goals. Further instructions can be found at this link. The deadline for submission is 8 September 2023. We encourage the authors to also post those to the arXiv.

Finally, the main outcome of this workshop will be a community-driven white paper to guide planning by NSF, NASA, and NOIRLab to facilitate infrastructure for a collaborative MMA ecosystem.

Hope to see many of you in October!

Sincerely,

The Science Organizing Committee (SOC):

Jennifer Andrews (Gemini/NSF’s NOIRLab, Co-Chair)
Ryan Lau (NSF’s NOIRLab, Co-Chair)
Monika Soraisam (Gemini/NSF’s NOIRLab, Co-Chair)
Patrick Brady (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Brad Cenko (NASA/GSFC)
Alessandra Corsi (Texas Tech University)
Adam Goldstein (USRA/STI)
Armin Rest (STScI)
Jessie Runnoe (Vanderbilt University)
Hugo A. Ayala Solares (Penn State)
David Sand (University of Arizona/Steward Observatory)
Rachel Street (LCO)

and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) from NOIRLab:

David Jones (Co-Chair)
Yuanyuan Zhang (Co-Chair)
Jessica Harris
Clara Martínez-Vázquez
Tom Matheson
Bryan Miller
Jayadev Rajagopal


GR/Amaldi 2025 logo competition

The 24th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation and the 16th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves will be held in Glasgow in July 2025. The local organising committee wishes to draw upon ideas from the community for the conference logo. We are pleased to announce a competition sponsored by the Institute of Physics to design the logo. The winner will receive £250.

The logo may draw upon connections to the University of Glasgow's research in gravitational-wave science or the UK and Ireland's long history of gravitation research; the Scottish setting; current topics in the field of general relativity and gravitation, or combinations thereof.

Submissions should be emailed to gr-amaldi@glasgow.ac.uk by 09:50 GMT 14 September 2023.

Submissions may be from individuals or teams, and multiple submissions are permitted. In submitting your design, you grant the conference organisers and the Institute of Physics the worldwide right to use, copy, display and distribute your design on any materials connected to the GR and Amaldi conferences (including, but not limited to, the website banner, programme, on-site posters and banners, videos, presentations, and branded items). You also acknowledge that the organiser may use an edited or modified version of the design without prior consultation. Please do not include your signature or other identifying information on your design, such that it can be judged anonymously.


GWPAW 2024 - Save the Date! May 27-31 in Tel aviv

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that the next Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 27-31, 2024. Registration opens December 1st. See the linked poster for further details. Additional information will be provided in the coming months. Questions may be directed to the locals Iair Arcavi (Tel Aviv University) and Ofek Birnholtz (Bar-Ilan University); other Scientific Organizing Committee members are listed in the poster.

See you!


IMBH Conference Announcement

Dear Colleague,

I am excited to announce that Abstract Submission and Registration are now open for the conference

INTERMEDIATE-MASS BLACK HOLES: THE DAWN OF A REVOLUTIONARY ERA

From Saturday 2 December through Tuesday 5 December 2023 - San Pedro, Belize

Abstract Submission You can find details on the conference webpage https://sites.northwestern.edu/imbh23/registration/ . You are invited to submit an abstract for a talk or poster presentation. The deadline for abstract submission is August 30.

Registration Registration fee includes breakfast, mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee + snacks, and lunch for every conference day, plus the banquet dinner (including drinks) and social activities. A discounted registration fee is available for all students attending the conference. The deadline for registration is September 15.

Conference Hotel We have reserved several rooms at a discounted price at the resort where the conference will be hosted. Discounted prices are guaranteed from two days prior to the start of the conference until two days after the end of the conference. See details at https://sites.northwestern.edu/imbh23/travel-information/ .

Social EventsWe are planning to have plenty of time for social interactions among the participants. Social activities will include an event with a Belizean musical group, an archeology presentation, and much more.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me; I would be more than happy to answer your questions. Please feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested.

Hope to meet you all in Belize,

Giacomo Fragione

ASTROINFORMATICS 2023

ASTROINFORMATICS 2023

October 1-6, 2023, Napoli (Italy)




Registrations are open for ASTROINFORMATICS 2023

https://astroinfo2023.org/

Astroinformatics 2023 -will be hosted in the INAF National Auditorium in the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte.

The meeting aspires to continue the successful series of meetings over the last decades have attracted researchers engaged in the processing of astronomical data using modern computational methods. The scientific exchange between the astronomical and computational worlds is, as always, the main focus of the event.

This year, the workshop will focus on the new scenarios opened by the emerging deep learning and AI methodologies. During the 5 days meeting, specific sessions will be devoted to:
  • Data challenges from ongoing and future projects
  • Generative AI and Explainable AI in Astrophysics
  • Novel AI applications
  • The evolving computing landscape (HPC and quantum)
  • AI-assisted discovery of analytical relations in the data
  • Methodological transfer.

The meeting is structured around invited talks , contributed talks and ample space for posters.

Panel discussions on selected topics are foreseen at the end of each session.

The meeting proceedings will be published in a special issue of Frontiers. The lecture will be made available (with a doi) through the Media platform of the Italian Astronomical Society. The best posters will be selected and will receive a prize.

For other information, such as the list of Keynote and invited speakers please check the website of the meeting: https://astroinfo2023.org/

Jointly organized by: University Federico II in Napoli, Italian Astronomical Society – SAIt, Italian National Institute for Astrophysics -INAF, Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies - HITS, International Astroinformatics Association - IAIA


Amaldi15 abstract deadline May 29

Dear Colleagues,

As a reminder, the 15th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves will be held as a fully virtual event on July 17-21, 2023, and the abstract deadline is in one week, on May 29th.

The theme for this year's meeting is “The broad reach of gravitationalwave science,” and the meeting will be free and all talks will be live-streamed and recorded. More information is available at https://amaldi15.org.

Please note that you need to make an account at Oxford Abstracts before you register as a second step and/or submit an abstract. Make sure that your account/registration email is the one where you want conference information to be sent.

Please forward this reminder to any pertinent mailing lists, and see you in July!

Laura Cadonati, Scott Ransom, Michele Vallisneri

(for the Science and Local Organizing Committees)


European Physical Journal early career travel grant

2023 sees 25 years since of the launch of the (EPJ), with the first issues of the core EPJ titles being published in 1998. To mark this anniversary, and in keeping with the long-held EPJ tradition of supporting early career researchers, EPJ is making available a number of grants to support meetings for young researchers throughout 2023.

Topics covered should be in fields covered by the EPJ portfolio; i.e. pure and applied physics and related interdisciplinary areas.

Applications are welcome from all over the world, but if there are too many requests of the same quality, meetings taking place in member countries will be given preference.

For details, see here:


MTW@50

The International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG) will organize an online event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Misner, Thorne and Wheeler’s “Gravitation” (or “MTW”).

The meeting (hopefully the first in a series - stay tuned!) will be on May 3 at 8:30am Pacific Time = 11:30am Eastern US Time = 5:30pm Central European Time via zoom.


David Kaiser, who wrote the preface for the 2017 reprint of the book, will start off the meeting with an introduction. Both Charles Misner and Kip Thorne will participate. Kip will give a talk on "The Creation, Life, Death and Resurrection of MTW: A 50 Year Retrospective".

More details and Zoom link in http://www.isgrg.org/


Benasque workshop July 2023: "Understanding cosmological observations"

Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the meeting, Understanding cosmological observations, that will take place this summer at a beautiful village of the Spanish Pyrenees (Benasque), from July 23rd to August 5th.

This workshop will focus on the data and theoretical modelling required to robustly understand the new observations as non-linear and foreground physics becomes increasingly important, and on the range of theoretical models that could explain the data and be empirically tested in the next decade. The program will consist mainly of a few lectures and discussion sessions, leaving plenty of time in the afternoon for interactions and research, as well as for mountain hiking. There will be plenty of opportunity for people to organise more specialized discussions where they can also present contributed talks.

More information and registration details can be found on the webpage:

https://www.benasque.org/2023uco/

We look forward to seeing you this summer in Benasque!

Regards,

Samaya Nissanke on behalf of the SOC


Multi-messenger Continuous-wave Workshop, 11-13 July 2023, Amsterdam

Dear all,

Registration is now open for the first Multi-Messenger CW workshop, in Amsterdam 11-13 July 2023, https://indico.nikhef.nl/e/mmcw.

The aim of this workshop is to bring scientists together, both inside and outside the LVK, who work on aspects related to continuous waves, including neutron star experts, radio astronomers, CW data analysts, dark-matter experts, and anyone who wishes to learn about how CW analyses are done. The workshop will feature tutorials about radio astronomy and CW data analysis, and we especially welcome the participation of early-career scientists, and expect to be able to offer some registration fee waivers for them.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

cheers

Andrew, for the LOC


Hardware focus survey on open source science (will close April 23rd, Sunday)

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a survey about open source science. We are especially interested in your opinion about whether and how hardware developed in large international collaborative settings can move open source science, and specifically open source hardware, forward.

If you worked on/with hardware in general in the collaboration we would appreciate it if you could fill out a survey about your experience. Even if you are not developing hardware you may be using open source software and open scientific data regularly and thus we would love to hear your opinion. It will take about 15 minutes of your time to fill out the form. Your participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary. The results of this study will be shared publicly after the P&P review process.

The survey is available at: https://forms.gle/JEjWfpcYHmmaSckB9

Our goal is to map out how hardware succeeds in academia and identify ways that enable an "open source mindset" for hardware to gain traction in academic settings. Thank you in advance for your help!

Zsuzsa Marka

Please do not hesitate to contact me at zsuzsa@astro.columbia.edu if you have any questions.

GW data workshop @KIW10

Dear colleagues,

LIGO, Virgo, and KAGRA (LVK) will start the fourth observing run with unprecedented sensitivity from 24 May, 2023. To promote gravitational wave science with LVK data, the KAGRA collaboration in Taiwan will host a 1.5-day GW data workshop right before KIW10 at National Tsing Hua University on 27-28 May, 2023.

The data workshop will provide an opportunity to learn/study GW data analysis with mentors in person. This workshop is intended for students or scientists who wish to learn about GW data and software in order to conduct research in the field of gravitational-wave astrophysics.

The program includes a mixture of lecture style presentations and hands-on programming exercises. This workshop will be an in-person event.

Advance registration for the workshop is required and it is free for everyone; it is not necessary to register KIW10. To learn more and apply, please go to

https://indico.phys.sinica.edu.tw/event/74/page/165-gw-data-workshop

Please forward this to others who might be interested.

Albert Kong SFHEA

Distinguished Professor | National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan


Announcement: 15th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, July 17-21, 2023

The 15th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves will be held as a fully virtual event on July 17-21, 2023

Amaldi Conferences, held biannually under the auspices of the Gravitational Wave International Committee, are the premier forum for gravitational waves. Amaldi15 will be hosted by the North-American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves, and it will address the full spectrum of gravitational-wave science, including current and future detectors, data analysis, source modeling and populations, multi-messenger astronomy, and more.

The theme for Amaldi15 will be “The broad reach of gravitational wave science.”

The meeting will be free, and all talks will be live-streamed and recorded, during three daily sessions spread over a 24-hour period. Registration and abstract submission will open on Monday, April 17 at amaldi15.org, and abstracts will be accepted through Monday, May 29. All further information, including the program of plenary talks and parallel sessions, will be continuously updated on the amaldi15.org website.

Please forward this announcement to any pertinent mailing lists, and feel free to post the attached poster at your institutions. Mark your calendars, make sure you register, and see you in July!

Laura Cadonati, Scott Ransom, Michele Vallisneri

(for the Science and Local Organizing Committees)

PS: Please note that you need to make an account at Oxford Abstracts before you register as a second step. Make sure that your account/registration email is the one where you want conference information to be sent.


KAGRA International Workshop

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 10th KAGRA international workshop (KIW), to be held on 29-30 May 2023 in National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

KIW focuses not only on the KAGRA project, but also encompasses all related fields such as other gravitational wave experiments, gravitational wave sciences, and multi-messenger astronomy. Here, we are inviting all of you to join this event in person, right after the beginning of the O4.

On the evening of May 29th, Prof. Takaaki Kajita, the Nobel Laureate of Physics in 2015, will also give a public talk as the PI of KAGRA project.

The early-bird registration ends by 15th April, 2023 and the deadline for abstract submission is 30th April, 2023.

Information about the travel and accommodation can also be found via the conference website below

https://indico.phys.sinica.edu.tw/event/74/

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Please also feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested!

Hope to see you all in Hsinchu.

Jun'ichi Yokoyama and Sadakazu Haino
On behalf of the SOC

Ray-Kuang Lee
On behalf of the LOC

Hardware focus survey on open source science

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a survey about open source science. We are especially interested in your opinion about whether and how hardware developed in large international collaborative settings can move open source science, and specifically open source hardware, forward.

If you worked on/with hardware in general in the collaboration we would appreciate it if you could fill out a survey about your experience. Even if you are not developing hardware you may be using open source software and open scientific data regularly and thus we would love to hear your opinion. It will take about 15 minutes of your time to fill out the form. Your participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary. The results of this study will be shared publicly after the P&P review process.

The survey is available at: https://forms.gle/JEjWfpcYHmmaSckB9

Our goal is to map out how hardware succeeds in academia and identify ways that enable an "open source mindset" for hardware to gain traction in academic settings. Thank you in advance for your help!

Zsuzsa Marka

Please do not hesitate to contact me at zsuzsa@astro.columbia.edu if you have any questions.


First Announcement: The Transient and Variable Universe Conference, 20-22 June 2023

Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce “The Transient & Variable Universe” conference to be held 20-22 June 2023 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

The goal of the conference is to bring together the scientific community working on transient and variable science across all wavelengths. The motivation is to identify the major fundamental scientific questions that can be addressed with the upcoming time-domain survey facilities in the gamma-ray, X-ray, optical, millimeter, and radio wavelengths. We hope to identify synergies between the various surveys and which rapid followup and pointed instruments will be needed to maximize the scientific return. The science topics will be wide and ambitious, covering both Galactic and extragalactic science.

The meeting will be in-person with between 100-200 participants. The talks will be broadcast remotely.

The meeting will be hosted by the Center for AstroPhysical Surveys (CAPS) and held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The meeting is sponsored by CAPS, CMB-S4, LSSTC, NCSA, ngVLA, and the Roman Space Telescope, and STScI.

Please save the date: 20-22 June 2023
Sign up for announcements here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ig3jrwNrUfm-NyI0akINnY3lPH08RG8xHvVqGxlpH9M/edit

A second announcement will be coming in March with more details, a list of invited participants, and a link for registration.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Urbana in June !

On behalf of the scientific organizing committee:
Marco Ajello
Barnali Das
Gregg Hallinan
Philip Lucas
Tom Maccarone
Julie McEnery
Gautham Narayan
Rachel Osten
Nico Yunes
Joaquin Vieira


Announcement for IMBH Conference

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Local and Scientific Organizing Committees, I enthusiastically invite you to attend the meeting

INTERMEDIATE-MASS BLACK HOLES: THE DAWN OF A REVOLUTIONARY ERA

From Saturday 2 December through Tuesday 5 December 2023 - San Pedro, Belize

Scientific TopicIn this meeting we aim to explore the various observational and theoretical aspects of intermediate-mass black holes, and their unique role in: (1) Cosmology and galaxy evolution; (2) Formation of gravitational wave sources; (3) Accretion, tidal disruption events, and high-energy phenomena. The workshop aims to serve as a focal point for researchers working on intermediate-mass black holes on all scales, to connect theorists and observers, and to link together and share knowledge and tools between groups working on similar questions.

Meeting FormatThe meeting will consist of contributed talks and active discussion, for about 6 hours per day from Saturday 2 December through Tuesday 5 December 2023. Plenty of time will be dedicated to fruitful discussions and interactions among the participants, and to enjoy the beautiful venue of Belize.

WebsiteFor registration, abstract submission, and updates, please visit the meeting website https://sites.northwestern.edu/imbh23/ .

Pre-RegistrationIf you plan to attend the meeting, we kindly ask you to pre-register. Pre-registration is not mandatory, and it will only be used to have an estimate of the number of possible participants and of the number of people that need a reduced conference fee. Registration and abstract submission will open at the end of May.

Social EventsWe are planning to have plenty of time for social interactions among the participants. Social events will include a guided historical tour, the social dinner, scuba diving, and much more!

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For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me; I would be more than happy to answer your questions.

Please feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested.

Hope to meet you all in Belize,

Giacomo Fragione

On the behalf of the LOC

Giacomo Fragione (Northwestern University; Chair)

Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University; co-Chair)

Madeline Wilson (Northwestern University; Staff)

On the behalf of the SOC

Giacomo Fragione (Northwestern University; Chair)

Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University; co-Chair)

Vivienne Baldassare (Washington State University)

Emanuele Berti (Johns Hopkins University)

Laura Blecha (University of Florida)

Zoheyr Doctor (Northwestern University)

Jenny Greene (Princeton University)

Vicky Kalogera (Northwestern University)

Tom Maccarone (Texas Tech University)

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz (University of California Santa Cruz)

Fred Rasio (Northwestern University)

Deirdre Shoemaker (University of Texas Austin)

Jay Strader (Michigan State University)


XV International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology (ICGAC15)

XV International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology
(ICGAC15)
• 2023-07-03 ~ 2023-07-07
• Gyeongju, Kolon Hotel

ICGAC15 is the series of biennial conferences on Gravitation, Astrophysics
and Cosmology which take place in the Asia-Pacific region, with the goals to
promote cooperation among the member countries and within an international
context, high level studies on hot topics and to encourage young physicists
on these fields.


ICRC 2023 Conference, July 26-August 3, 2023, Nagoya, Japan

The 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) will be held at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan, July 26-August 3, 2023, including sessions on Multimessenger Astronomy and Gravitational Waves. The abstract deadline is February 10.

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Dear Colleagues,

The organizers of the 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) would like to invite all interested persons to attend the ICRC2023 that will be held at Nagoya University in July-August 2023.


- Dates: July 26-August 3, 2023
- Venue: Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
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- Contact: info@icrc2023.org
For the conference details, please visit the ICRC2023 website, https://www.icrc2023.org/ or contact the conference office at info@icrc2023.org.

The International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC) is a physics conference series organized biennially by the Commission C4 (Astroparticle Physics) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) since 1947. Physicists from the whole world present the results of their research in astroparticle physics at ICRCs. This time a new session topic, Gravitational Wave (GW), is covered in addition to the other topics from past ICRCs.


- Cosmic-Ray Physics
- Dark-Matter Physics
- Gamma-Ray Astrophysics
- Multi-Messenger Astronomy
- Neutrino Physics and Astronomy
- Solar and Heliospheric Physics
- Outreach and Education
- Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy

The city and venue of ICRC2023 have been changed due to the unpredictable COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions in 2023. To smoothly prepare and organize the large in-person conference, we decided to change the venue from Osaka International Convention Center to Nagoya University.


The dedicated webpage and website for the registration and abstract submission procedures are scheduled to open in December 2022.

We look forward to seeing you in Nagoya.

Best regards,
Shoichi Ogio for the ICRC2023 Local Organizing Committee


NCfA Symposium 2023

We are happy to announce the inaugural Symposium of the Nevada Center for Astrophysics, to be held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas between 22-24 February 2023.
This year, the symposium will focus on multi messenger astrophysics covering aspects of EM-, neutrino- and GW-observations.
More information (including the list of invited speakers, link to registration etc.) can be found at https://www.physics.unlv.edu/~kheirand/#home.
Throughout the symposium, there will also be an opportunity to showcase submitted posters. If you want to present a poster, there is a link to submit a poster abstract on the website above as well.
I’m also happy to answer any further questions you might have through email (carl.haster@unlv.edu)

Carl, on behalf of the organising committee:

Ali Kheirandish

Carl-Johan Haster

Bing Zhang

Workshop on Very Light Dark Matter 2023 (March 28-30, 2023)

Workshop on Very Light Dark Matter 2023 (March 28-30, 2023)

Dear colleagues,

Let us announce the workshop on very light dark matter 2023 (VLDM2023) on March 28-30, 2023.
https://indico.ipmu.jp/event/416/

It is a hybrid workshop at Mario Royal Kaikan in Chino Nagano.
Recent experimental results as well as future prospects, and theoretical progress of very light dark matter will be discussed.
In particular, the topics will be around
* Axion and axion like particles
* Dark photon and other light dark matter
* Light dark matter search experiments
* Black hole superradiance
* Cosmic birefringence
* Structure formation
* Weak gravity conjecture

We will have talks by several invited speakers (to be confirmed), and contributed talks and posters.
We will also have time for brain stream, discussions, and collaborations.
Registration and abstract submissions are now open and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,
Elisa Ferreira, Tomohiro Fujita, Motoko Fujiwara, Nagisa Hiroshima, Naoya Kitajima, Eiichiro Komatsu, Yuta Michimura, Ippei Obata, Maresuke Shiraishi, Fuminobu Takahashi, Yuko Urakawa, Masaki Yamada, and Wen Yin

GWADW 2023 21-27 May 2023

Dear colleagues,

here is the first announcement for the Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop that will take place in La Biodola, Elba, Italy starting May 21st until May 27th, 2023. Registration opening will be announced early next year.

Despite the strong limitations imposed in the last years, work on current and future Gravitational Wave detectors has been relentlessly going on. By the time of this edition of the Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop, the world wide network of interferometers will have started another observation run. Instruments have been upgraded to achieve unprecedented sensitivity and a new regime of event collection is expected. Interferometers to be hosted in large new infrastructures are gaining momentum, stepping from concept to real design. The accumulated experience is guiding the exploration of completely different working conditions, with cryogenics or different light wavelength. This is being blended with new ideas and new teams joining the enterprise. The time gap between currently planned observation runs and first data from new interferometers gives the unique opportunity to push current infrastructures to their limits, allowing to work on long standing limitations so to be ready for the future instruments. This critical period has to be used to continue building the gw community, training new instrument scientists to run large observatories, and data analysts to use better and better data. The workshop is an opportunity to introduce and discuss the many challenges for the near and far future of gravitational wave detection, with a format designed to favor informal discussion and ample time for poster presentation.

The Scientific Organizing Committee

Rana Adhikari

Marica Branchesi

Francesco Fidecaro

Shinji Miyoki

Kentaro Somiya

Gabriele Vajente

Winter School on Gravitational Astrophysics

Dear colleagues,


We are happy to announce the Nordic Winter School on Gravitational Astrophysics from Jan 29th to Feb. 3rd 2023.


The Nordic Winter School on Gravitational Astrophysics aims to introduce Ph.D. students, advanced Master's students and Postdocs to current exciting topics in gravitation, particle physics and cosmology. It takes place at the beautiful Thon Hotel Skeikampen, approximately 40 kilometers north of Lillehammer (200 km north of Oslo). You can find details about the area here.


This year, the school has a particular focus on Gravitational Physics and the science behind gravitational wave analysis. The School will feature the following invited guest lecturers:

Elisa Bortolas (University of Milano Bicocca) -- Formation of Supermassive Black Hole Binaries

Simon Portegies Zwart (University of Leiden) -- Computational Astrophysic and Gravitational wave sources

Aaron Zimmerman (University of Texas Austin) -- Gravitational Wave physics and observations Together with shorter topical lectures by:

Johan Samsing -- Formation channels for binary black holes

Jose M. Ezquiaga -- Fundamental Physics and Cosmology with Gravitational Waves

Daniel J. D'Orazio -- Finding Supermassive Black Hole Binaries

Maarten van de Meent - Modelling Black Hole Binary Dynamics The Winter School attendance will be limited to 40 participants. Please check the Registration page for detailed information about the necessary registration materials and deadlines.

Preference will be given to applicants from the Nordic countries, but there will be more spaces available and we encourage participants from all nationalities and backgrounds to apply. Young post-docs are encouraged to participate as well. Exceptionally talented M.Sc. students can apply too.

Transportation between Oslo Airport and the hotel will be provided without cost. All participants are expected to arrange their own travel to and from Oslo.


Please feel free to distribute this announcement to potential applicants.

Best,

Marteen van de Meent, Daniel D’Orazio, Jose M. Ezquiaga, Johan Samsing, Poul H. Daamgard and Martin Pessah

Important LVK Meeting Announcement

Dear LVK Members,
The registration for the March 2023 LVK Collaboration Meeting (March 13-16, 2023) held at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA will be opening soon. In advance of that, there are TWO IMPORTANT REQUESTS from the local organizing committee.
Firstly to ensure there are sufficient rooms for the conference and space at the banquet/awards ceremony, we need to know whether you currently plan to attend the meeting and ceremony using this form, even if tentative, and please ask others in your group to fill it out as well:
https://forms.gle/YZBzSJgqaxkpq9tX7
Please fill this out by no later than December 5.

Second, if you need a support letter to apply for a US visa in order to attend, please use the following form, using the password "gw191109":
https://forms.gle/iHU5AS2bVdojDgA5A

If you have any questions at all, please send an email to lvk2023ciera@gmail.com.

Thank you,

LVK Meeting March 2023 Local Organizing Committee


Detecting continuous gravitational-wave signals: a Kaggle competition

As a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and the University of the Balearic Islands, with the support of the G2Net COST Action CA17137, we have launched a Kaggle competition for the detection of continuous gravitational waves. In this competition, participants are asked to develop a machine-learning-based solution to identify data samples in which a simulated continuous wave is present. The competition lasts for three months (October 2022 - January 2023) and there is a prize of $25,000 generously donated by Google to be split among the three winners of the competition.

https://www.kaggle.com/competitions/g2net-detecting-continuous-gravitational-waves

Continuous gravitational waves are a long-lasting form of gravitational radiation, yet to be detected by the current generation of interferometric detectors operated by the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA collaboration. They are expected to be emitted by non-axisymmetric rapidly-spinning neutron stars and they would allow us to probe the physics of such compact objects, as well as accessing the electromagnetically-quiet population of galactic neutron stars, otherwise inaccessible. Their detection would constitute the next major milestone of gravitational-wave astronomy.

Current continuous-wave searches are computationally limited, as the most optimal methods incur a computational cost orders of magnitude greater than typical budgets nowadays available. Latest advancements in machine learning, on the other hand, suggest that other, more efficient methods, could be used to develop more sensitive searches.

Kaggle is an open online platform associated with Google which hosts data-analysis competitions for different entities. Any individual can take part in this competition regardless of their background at no cost. Upon completion, the source code of winning solutions should be disclosed in order to be eligible for a monetary prize.


Join the competition and find all the info at:
https://www.kaggle.com/competitions/g2net-detecting-continuous-gravitational-waves

Thank you very much,

Rodrigo Tenorio, on behalf of G2Net


APS DGRAV seminars

The American Physical Society (APS) Division of Gravity (DGRAV) is initiating an online monthly seminar series. Starting on Oct 6 this fall, we plan to have an online seminar on the first Thursday of the month, at 3 pm Eastern time, covering a broad range of topics within gravitational physics.

The format for these seminars will be to have a more senior person, typically the research supervisor, give a short (about 15 mins) overview talk introducing the topic and open questions, and a more junior person, typically a graduate student or postdoc, give a research talk (about 30 mins) that should be accessible to the DGRAV membership. We hope that the seminar will help all of us learn about new subjects, while providing junior researchers with the opportunity to introduce themselves to our community. The talks will be live-streamed on Zoom, and recordings will be available on the APS Youtube Channel (details on how to access the recordings to be announced later).

The schedule for the next two seminars is as follows (please mark your calendar!):

Oct. 6: Prof. Emanuele Berti (Johns Hopkins U) and Dr. Kaze Wong (Flatiron Institute)

Nov. 3: Prof. Asimina Arvanitaki (Perimeter Institute) and Prof. Masha Baryakhtar (U. Washington)

DGRAV would very much appreciate suggestions for future speakers - to do so, please make a suggestion (name, affiliation, email address, and research topic) here. Please contact Kent Yagi (ky5t@virginia.edu) for any questions.


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