Aspen Winter Conference 2019

Astrophysics with Gravitational-Wave Populations

February 9-15, 2019

LIGO and Virgo have revealed an active and exciting gravitational-wave sky. A new observing run commences in early 2019, and estimates suggest up to order ten binary neutron-star mergers and order a hundred binary black-hole mergers might be found with a year of observation. Gravitational-wave astronomy will be faced with a new challenge: accommodating the oncoming deluge of transient detections. This workshop will focus on the analysis of populations of gravitational-wave sources, with implications across a diverse array of astrophysics including general relativity and fundamental physics, stellar populations and their history, cosmic nucleosynthesis, post-merger jets and kilonovae, and the neutron- star equation of state. We will discuss methods and opportunities associated with the future of gravitational-wave astronomy.

Application deadline is November 30, 2018

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Jocelyn Read, California State University Fullerton

Samaya Nissanke, University of Amsterdam

Maria Drout, University of Toronto

Daniel Holz, University of Chicago

Eleonora Troja, NASA Goddard/University of Maryland

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, University of California Santa Cruz

Stephan Rosswog, Stockholm University

Jessica McIver, California Institute of Technology