Neutron Stars and Gravitational Waves: The Next Steps toward Detection

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Location:  Boston, USA

The joint Continuous Waves Search Group of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration will bring together experts in the neutron star, pulsar and gravitational wave communities to discuss prospects for gravitational wave detection from (or via) spinning compact objects.

The workshop’s primary focus is how to improve chances for success in detecting gravitational waves emitted by neutron stars, but there will also be presentations on detection of low-frequency gravitational waves by way of pulsar timing arrays and on other fundamental gravity tests using pulsars.

Presentations are by invitation, but other interested astronomers and physicists are most welcome to attend and join the discussions. The workshop will be held May 22, 2011 in Boston as part of the summer AAS meeting.