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.

A preliminary schedule is now available. Please contact Jocelyn Read (jread AT with any questions.

Email with registration details and hotel information should have been sent to participants. For additional information in regards to traveling to Aspen, the Aspen Meadows Resort, and what to expect in Aspen, visit the Aspen website.


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