Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme (PAX) workshop, State College, PA

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Date:  2016-12-01  -  2016-12-03

Location:  Penn State University, State College

With the observation of gravitational waves from binary black holes a new era in astronomy has begun. Gravitational and Classical Astronomy will together observe highly energetic and transient phenomena in the Universe. The goal of this workshop is two fold: (a) to explore how upcoming observations of such processes can help us understand the physics of at the extreme – strong gravitational fields, ultra-high densities, temperatures and magnetic fields and (b) to discuss the ultimate science goals for this emerging, synergistic field and what future detectors and telescopes would be needed to make a step change in the scientific questions we can answer with such observations.

The workshop will consist of panel discussions organised around a small number of presentations to identify important areas for research and foster new collaborations based on the deliberations of the workshop. There will be no parallel sessions or contributed talks. Please visit for a brief description of the workshop. Attendance is limited to ~80 participants. Interested participants are requested to register at after which they will receive a letter of invitation if space is available.