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1st Trieste meeting on the physics of gravitational waves, June 5-9 2023 at SISSA

Jun 05, 2023

[Mon-Tue] Gravitational Universe: Challenges and Opportunities (mid-term meeting) - June 5-6, 2023

[Wed-Fri] Environmental effects on binary black holes - June 7-9, 2023

[Mon-Tue] Gravitational Universe: Challenges and Opportunities (mid-term meeting)
Dates: June 5-6, 2023

Mid-term meeting of the H2020-MSCA-RISE Network Gravitational Universe: Challenges and Opportunities will take place at SISSA, Italy.

This meeting will bring together researchers from Italy, France and Portugal to discuss the state of the art in the theoretical modelling of gravitational wave sources and in the development of data-analysis algorithms, with the aim of probing fundamental physics with gravitational waves.

The topics covered will include:
i) Perturbation techniques in general relativity and beyond
ii) Non-linear simulations of binary compact objects beyond general relativity
iii) Gravitational waves from the dark universe
iv) Data analysis for gravitational wave experiments.


  • Enrico Barausse (SISSA)
  • Laura Bernard (LUTH)
  • Mateja Boskovic (SISSA)
  • Vitor Cardoso (CENTRA, NBI)
  • Fabrizio Corelli (Rome Sapienza)
  • Marco Crisostomi (SISSA)
  • Eve Dones (LUTH)
  • Francisco Duque (CENTRA)
  • Arianna Foschi (CENTRA)
  • Edgar Gasperin (CENTRA)
  • Leonardo Gualtieri (Uni Pisa)
  • David Hilditch (CENTRA)
  • Guillermo Lara (AEI) TBC
  • Andrea Maselli (GSSI)
  • Costantino Pacilio (Milan Bicocca)


[Wed-Fri] Environmental effects on binary black holes
Dates: June 7-9, 2023

The observation of gravitational waves from binary black holes and neutron stars by the LIGO-Virgo scientific collaboration heralds a new era in astrophysics, in which gravitational radiation will probe the universe in a new and complementary way to traditional telescopes. With several new detectors coming online soon, such as LISA, ET and Cosmic Explorer, these detections are just the beginning of an exciting scientific journey that will unravel the nature of the most mysterious objects of our Universe, black holes.     
This workshop will bring together experts on the modelling of binary systems of black holes, focusing on small effects from the astrophysical environment (gas, stars, dark matter) that may "pollute" their gravitational wave signal. Modeling these small effects is crucial not only to correctly extract the parameters of binary systems, but also to gain insight the astrophysical milieu of these objects and to perform tests of general relatvity.

Invited participants

  • Andrea Antonelli (JHU) TBC
  • Stas Babak (APC/CNRS) TBC
  • Leor Barack (Southampton)
  • Andrea Derdzinski (Zurich)
  • Jonathan Gair (AEI)
  • Shubham Kejriwal (NUS)
  • Yuri Levin (Columbia)  TBC
  • Andrea Maselli (GSSI)
  • Paolo Pani (Rome Sapienza)
  • Laura Sberna (AEI)
  • Alberto Sesana (Milan Bicocca)
  • Giovanni Maria Tomaselli (Amsterdam)
  • Alexandre Toubiana (AEI)
  • Rodrigo Vicente (Barcelona)
  • Vojtěch Witzan (Prague)