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Date: 2018-06-18 - 2018-06-22
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Reduced order modeling for gravitational waves, Potsdam, Germany

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a workshop on Reduced order modeling for gravitational waves which will take place at AEI Potsdam, June 18-22, 2018.

ROM GW workshop

Registration for the workshop is now open. We have arranged for hotel block reservations for 30 participants in Potsdam or Berlin; a small number of rooms is available at the Golm campus guesthouse. Attendees are encouraged to register early.

Reduced order modeling (ROM) is a collection of techniques for accelerating the evaluation of parametrized models of the gravitational waveform, e.g. the GWs emitted by compact binary coalescences. The workshop focuses on introducing non-experts to established ROM techniques and building new models (with a view towards LIGO/Virgo’s upcoming observing runs). There is also dedicated time for experts to get together and discuss how to advance current techniques for frontier problems.

The first half of the workshop will feature introductory talks and Jupyter notebook tutorials demonstrating data-driven gravitational waveform modeling techniques and some intermediate material. This will include reduced basis, specialized interpolation, reduced order quadratures, and parameter selection techniques that have proven useful for building GW ROMs. We will discuss new, promising methodologies such as machine learning and Gaussian process regression. In the second half of the workshop, we will split up into smaller groups to work on problems of interest brought forward by participants. We also anticipate having one or more sessions for submitted talks.

We look forward to seeing you in Potsdam,

— Michael Puerrer and Scott Field


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