Yukawa International Seminar 2013 and longterm workshop, Kyoto, Japan

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the registration of Yukawa International Seminar 2013 (YKIS2013) entitled “Gravitational waves – Revolution in astronomy and astrophysics” is now open at
http://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ykis2013/conference/conference.php

The registration of the associated longterm workshop of Gravitational waves and numerical relativity is also open at
http://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ykis2013/workshop/workshop.php

YKIS2013 will be held from June 2 to 7 in 2013 and the longterm workshop will be held from May 19 to June 22 for five weeks. The venue is Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University. YKIS is a series of the conferences held at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics every year. The aim of YKIS2013 is to overview expanding frontiers in gravitational-wave physics and to discuss central issues to be pursued in the coming years. The conference will be composed of 20 lectures by invited speakers as well as contributed talks and poster presentations which are accepted in the registration page. The invited speakers are as follows:

Bruce Allen (MPI)
Fulvio Ricci (VIRGO)
Krzystof Belczynski (Texas/Warsaw)
Edo Berger (Harvard)
Emanuele Berti (Mississippi)
Patrick Brady (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Bernd Bruegmann (Jena)
Alessandra Buonanno (Maryland)
John Friedman (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Keita Kawabe (LIGO)
Takaaki Kajita (ICRR)
Nobuyuki Kawai (TITech)
Kostas Kokkotas (Tubingen)
Luis Lehner (Perimeter)
Dick Manchester (CSIRO)
Christian Ott (Caltech)
Tsvi Piran (Hebrew)
B. S. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff)
Bernard Schutz (Albert-Einstein Institute)
Patrick Sutton (Cardiff)

The longterm workshop on gravitational waves and numerical relativity will be held as a part of the Yukawa International Program for Quark-Hadron Science (YIPQS) and as a pre and post workshop of YKIS2013. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity of discussing central issues to be pursued in the coming years around the field of gravitational waves and numerical relativity with a relatively small number of participants focusing primarily on the discussion with a limited number of seminars. More information for YKIS2013 and longterm workshop will be found in the web pages.

Best wishes and a happy new year,
Masaru Shibata and Takashi Hiramatsu, on behalf of LOC of YKIS2013

Yukawa International Seminar 2013 “Gravitational waves: Revolution in astronomy and astrophysics”

We are pleased to announce that Yukawa International Seminar 2013 (YKIS2013) entitled “Gravitational waves: Revolution in astronomy and astrophysics” will be held from June 2-7 in 2013 at Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University. Associated with this conference, we plan to hold a one-month workshop on gravitational waves and numerical relativity. The details will be updated in

http://www2.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ykis2013/conference/index.html

The confirmed invited speakers on YKIS2013 at present include

Edo Berger (Harvard)
Emanuele Berti (Mississippi)
Patrick Brady (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Bernd Bruegmann (Jena)
Alessandra Buonanno (Maryland)
John Friedman (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Kostas Kokkotas (Tuebingen)
Luis Lehner (Perimeter)
Christian Ott (Caltech)
Tsvi Piran (Hebrew)
B. S. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff)
Bernard Schutz (Albert-Einstein Institute)
Patrick Sutton (Cardiff)
and more

SOC of the YKIS2013:

Masaru Shibata (chair), Misao Sasaki, Takahiro Tanaka (YITP)
Masaki Ando, Takashi Nakamura, Naoki Seto (Kyoto)
Takaaki Kajita, Kazuaki Kuroda, Seiji Kawamura, Masatate Ohashi (ICRR)
Nobuyuki Kanda (Osaka CU), Hideyuki Tagoshi (Osaka)