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Date: 2015-06-17 - 2015-06-20
Location: Osaka

Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) 2015, Osaka

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicted the existence of gravitational waves. Now, new generation of gravitational-wave detectors are coming online, and are expected to detect strong sources of gravitational waves in the near future.

The 2015 Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) will take place at Osaka, Japan, from 17th to 20th June. The workshop focuses not only on gravitational waves themselves, but also on the physics, astrophysics and astronomy that can be derived from gravitational-wave observations and their counterpart/follow-up observations. The workshop was formerly known as the Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop (GWDAW). This year we will emphasize the science that will be derived from gravitational-wave data analysis and counterpart studies.
We look forward to seeing you in Osaka.

[ Invited speakers and topics ]

Status of Gravitational Wave detectors
Matthew Evans (LIGO)
Francesco Piergiovanni (Virgo)
Takaaki Kajita (KAGRA)
Martin Hewitson (eLISA and LPF)
Masaki Ando (DECIGO)
Dick Manchester (PTAs)

Counterpart/follow-up
Edo Berger (Short GRB)
Shrinivas Kulkarni (Optical-Infrared-radio)
Peter Meszaros (X, Gamma)
Mark Vagins (Neutrino)

GW Data Analysis and Theory
Alessandra Buonanno (GW modeling)
Maria Alessandra Papa (Data analysis)
David Merritt (Sources for low frequency GW)
Bruce Allen (Summary talk and organizer of discussion)

[ Schedule ]
16th June Optional tour for KAGRA site at Kamioka
Reception will be held in the evening, at Osaka.
17th June 1st day of the workshop
18th June 2nd day, banquet in the evening
19th June 3rd day
20th June Final day. The workshop will finish by lunch time.

[ Conference venue ]
INTEX-Osaka International Conference Hall,

(Deadline of the abstract submission is not fixed yet.)