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Date: 2017-06-26 - 2017-06-30
Location: Paris, France

The Era of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy, XXXIIIth International Colloquium of the IAP (1st announcement)

The XXXIIIth international colloquium of the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris on

The Era of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy (TEGRAW)

will be held in the amphitheater of the institute, in Paris, 98bis boulevard Arago, from June 26th to June 30th 2017. The conference will focus on the most recent developments regarding observations and theory of gravitational waves. Those include experimental works and future detectors (on ground and in space), data analysis issues, black hole astrophysics, theoretical works on the two-body problem, effective theories, numerical relativity, and tests of gravity theories.

Each day will be dedicated to one of those topics and comprise plenary talks as well as oral contributions selected by the scientific organizing committee.

The invited speakers are:

Bruce Allen (Albert-Einstein-Institut, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Luc Blanchet (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS)
Krzysztof Belczynski (Warsaw University)
Neil J. Cornish (Montana State University)
Thibault Damour (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques)
Lawrence E. Kidder (Cornell University)
Sergey Klimenko (University of Florida)
Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Selma E. de Mink (Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek)
Gijs Nelemans (Radboud University Nijmegen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Tsvi Piran (Racah Institute of Physics)
David H. Reitze (LIGO, California Institute of Technology, University of Florida)
Alberto Sesana (University of Birmingham)
Masaru Shibata (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Xavier Siemens (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
James Ira Thorpe (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Maarten Van de Meent (University of Southampton)
Chris Van den Broeck (Nationaal instituut voor subatomaire fysica, Nikhef)
Jean-Yves Vinet (Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, CNRS)

Registration and abstract submission for the meeting will open soon. Please visit the registration part of the conference website for further information on the conference calender. The other sections provide additional details regarding the general organization of this event.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am looking forward to welcoming you in Paris in June,

Guillaume Faye
Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris