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The Era of Gravitational-Wave Astronomy (TEGrAW)
Paris, 26-30 June, 2017

The detectors of the LIGO-VIRGO collaboration have observed, for the first time, the gravitational waves emitted by the inspiral and merger of two massive black holes at large distances. This major discovery opens up the way to Gravitational Astronomy, which should revolutionalize our understanding of the Universe at large scales, with notably the mechanisms of formation and growth of black holes and their role in the evolution of the Universe, and the likely emergence of a multi-messenger astronomy concomitant with electromagnetic waves and possibly neutrinos. While theoretical and numerical works in general relativity play an important role in the detection process and the data analysis of gravitational waves, the exploration of the gravitational Universe will also provide novel tests of general relativity and question the status of gravitation among the other fundamental interactions.

The conference will focus on the most recent developments in the field, including experimental works and future detectors (on ground and in space), data analysis issues, black hole astrophysics, theoretical works on the two-body problem, effective theories, numerical relativity, and tests of gravity theories.

Invited speakers

Local Organizing Committee

Enrico Barausse, Luc Blanchet, Valérie Bona, Guillaume Faye, Amandine Guillemois, Lionel Provost, Madeleine Roux-Merlin

Scientific Organizing Commitee

Enrico Barausse (IAP), Marie-Anne Bizouard (LAL, Orsay), Luc Blanchet (IAP), Guillaume Faye (IAP, Chair), Eric Gourgoulhon (LUTH, Meudon), Bala R. Iyer (ICTS, Bangalore), Jean-Pierre Lasota (IAP), Clifford Will (University of Florida)

Sponsors

cnrs
CNRS
dimacav
DIM ACAV
iap
IAP
pnhe
PNHE
upmc
UPMC
 

 

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