Contact:  gravWaves-heraeus[AT]aei.mpg.deLocation:  Bad Honnef, Germany
Gravitational waves are the only way to access the dark side of the Universe that is invisible to other instruments. The large number and properties of the detected black hole binaries already challenge our understanding of their formation. Furthermore, other cataclysmic events like the merger of neutron stars emit gravitational waves and other “messengers”, such as electromagnetic radiation and neutrinos. In this new era of multimessenger astronomy, all information must be combined to unravel more secrets of the expanding Universe, matter at extreme densities, gamma-ray bursts and much more.
This workshop will bring together pioneers and experts of this new era and a new generation of astronomers who will use all available tools to advance the field in the future. Introductory talks will not only summarize the status quo but also look into the future of instrumental developments, data analysis, astronomy and astrophysics. In addition, tutorials will offer hands-on experience with these new types of data and software, and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss the future of a field that has just begun.
WE-Heraeus Seminars are fully funded seminars focussing on broadly accessible expert talks and tutorials. There is plenty of time to interact at the magnificent Physikzentrum Bad Honnef that serves as the conference venue and accommodation for all participants.
Spaces are limited! Applicants will be selected based on their motivation, ensuring appropriate diversity in research interests, career stage, home institution, gender and other aspects.