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2017 DAWN III Workshop

What’s Next for Gravitational Wave Astronomy?

Held on July 6 & 7, 2017 (Thu & Fri)

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E Onondaga St, Syracuse, NY 13202

With the observation of the first two confirmed gravitational-wave events, GW150914 and GW151226, during Advanced LIGO’s first observation run, and with the second observation run ongoing, gravitational-wave astronomy has become a reality. The future of this new branch of astronomy will depend critically on the next- (third-) generation gravitational-waves detector.

The two-day program of this workshop focused on the global strategy for third-generation (3G) gravitational-wave observatories and detectors, and their science case. Of particular interest is the proper coordination between the European effort proposing to build an observatory detailed by the ”Einstein Telescope” design study, and the U.S. proposal of a similar class observatory, named ”Cosmic Explorer”.

Conference Information


Registration is closed at this point.

Attendance at the workshop is limited to approximately 60 people. Some slots are reserved for invited speakers. If you were invided, please click on "Enter Promotional Code" in the top right corner of the "Select Tickets" pop-up screen and enter your promotional code.

The registration fee is $100. Follow this link to register.


Update 6/14: The group rate link beow is reporting sold out, but room at the Marriott are still available for Wed 7/5 to Fri 7/7:

Rooms are available at a group rate of $155/night at the Syracuse Downtown Marriott:

NOTE: The night from Fri 7/7 to Sat 7/8 has sold out. However the group rate is still available for Wed 7/5 to Fri 7/7:

Book your group rate for Dawn III Workshop

If you have an early flight on Saturday 7/8 morning, I would recommend the Best Western Syracuse Airport for the last night. It is walking distance from the airport terminal.

You can also call the Marriott central reservations line at 1 (800) 228-9290, and let them know that you are attending the DAWN III workshop.

The group rate rooms are reserved until June 5th 2017.


The conference will be held in the Canandaigua conference room at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, in Syracuse NY (Google maps link).


The conference hotel is in downtown Syracuse, NY, about 9 miles form the Syracuse Hancock International Airport (IATA code: SYR). To get from the airport to the hotel, there are several options:
  • Taxi: There taxi dispatch stands located near each baggage claim location. Expect a $30 (+ tip) charge one-way to the Syracuse Downtown Marriott.
  • Hotel shuttle: The Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. The shuttle is available upon request and availability. Call the hotel at (315) 474-2424 after landing.
  • Rental Car: Rental cars are available in the terminal. Note that there is a parking fee at the hotel.
  • There is NO public transportation to/from the airport.
  • Note that Uber is not (yet) available in upstate NY.
Eating in Syracuse: recommendations and an invitation by Peter Saulson


The overarching theme of this year's DAWN workshop is: "International Cooperation for 3G ground-based GW detectors”

The report from the Dawn-III 2017 workshop is now available: Here

Click here to endorse the report

The program includes four sessions - slides and minutes will be posted as they become available.

Thursday July 6

Morning: Session 1 Review of progress since the last meeting
8:30 - 9:00 Set up and welcome (DAWN3opening.pdf)
9:00 - 10:30 part 1 10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 part 2 Afternoon: Session 2 The 3G Science case
2:00 - 2:20 Sathya The GWIC science case committee
2:20 - 2:40 Vitale Overview of tests of GR for 3G detectors
2:40 - 3:00 Campanelli Extreme Gravity: A Perspective About Numerical Relativity and Future Outlook
3:00 - 3:30 Sathya Nuclear physics of ultradense matter

3:30 - 4:00 coffee break

4:00 - 4:30 Fairhurst The first stars and the formation of galaxies
4:30 - 5:00 Hsin-Yu Chen Figures of Merit and detector design
5:00 - 5:30 Discussion

Friday July 7

Morning: Session 3 Building International Collaboration on 3G efforts
9.00- 9.30 Gary Sanders (TMT and GWIC 3G governance subgroup) Models for Governance of Scientific Megaprojects
9.30- 9.45 discussion
9.45-10.15 Job de Kleuver, (APPEC) Astroparticle Physics in Europe: via our new roadmap towards more collaboration and coordination
10.15-10.30 discussion

10:30 - 11:00 coffee break

11:00 – 11.20 Matthew Bailes (Swinburne) OzGrav and 3G - lessons from Australia's participation in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)
11.20 – 11.40 Jo van den Brand (Nikhef) Future possibilities for ET
11.40 – 12.00 Matt Evans (MIT) Future planning for 3G in the USA

12.00– 12.30 Panel discussion on way forward, Session Speakers. Moderator: Rowan

12:30-2:00 Lunch

Afternoon: The DAWN-3 report
2:00 - 3:30 Summary of highlights from the three sessions. Report planning.
  • Session 1 summary slides
  • Session 2 summary slides
  • Session 3 summary slides
3:30 - 4:00 coffee break

4:00 - 5:30 Report Writing


  1. DAWN3Part.csv.txt

Dawn I (2015), Dawn II (2016)


Scientific Organizing Committee

  • Beverly Berger
  • Laura Cadonati (chair)
  • Matt Evans
  • Albert Lazzarini
  • Harald Lueck
  • Sheila Rowan
  • Bangalore Sathyaprakash
  • David Shoemaker

Local Organizing Committee

  • Stefan Ballmer
  • Manuela Campanelli

Administrative support

  • Heather Anne Ketcham

For any further details please contact

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DAWN3Part.csv.txttxt DAWN3Part.csv.txt manage 646 bytes 2017-07-05 - 12:48 UnknownUser participant list as of 6/29.
DAWN3opening.pdfpdf DAWN3opening.pdf manage 1 MB 2017-07-06 - 07:36 UnknownUser Opening remarks
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