Astrophysical Applications of Numerical Relativity

May 6-11, 2006 - Guanajuato, Mexico

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Preliminary Schedule

During the first two days, a small number of invited and contributed talks will set the stage by summarizing the status of existing simulation capabilities and outlining the current problems in the area of gravitational wave physics, astronomy and data analysis where simulation activities can stimulate progress. Invited talks are 45 minutes long plus 15 minutes for discussion and questions. Contributed talks are 20 minutes long plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions.

During the last four days of the meeting, each day will consist of two sessions. A coordinator is assigned to each session. With the feedback from the participants, the coordinator will be in charge of organizing the specific format of the session, keeping in mind that the main objective of each session is to work toward a better understanding of the problems that current simulation technology can address and collaborate on addressing those problems.

 
Date
Speaker
Affiliation
Title




Saturday, May 6







9:00 - 9:30
Pablo Laguna
Penn State
Welcome Remarks
9:30 - 10:30
Miguel Alcubierre
UNAM
The binary black hole collision problem: history, current status and perspectives
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break


11:00 - 12:00
Tom Abel
SLAC

12:00 - 1:00
Cole Miller
Maryland
Astrophysical Applications of Numerical Relativity
1:00 - 3:00
Lunch Break


3:00 - 4:00
Alessandra Buonanno
Maryland

4:00 - 4:30
Coffee Break


4:30 - 5:30
Emanuele Berti
Wash. U.
Massive black hole mergers: waveform modelling and parameter estimation




Sunday, May 7







9:00 - 9:30
Beverly Berger
NSF

9:30 - 10:30
Sam Finn
Penn State

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break


11:00 - 11:30
Yosef Zlochower
UTB

11:30 - 12:00
John Baker
GSFC

12:00 - 12:30
Deirdre Shoemaker
PSU

12:30 - 3:00
Lunch Break


3:00 - 3:30
Harald Pfeiffer
Caltech/Cornell

3:30 - 4:00
Luciano Rezzolla
AEI
Our present understanding of gravitational collapse to rotating black holes
4:00 - 4:30
Coffee Break


4:30 - 5:00
Peter Diener
LSU

5:00 - 5:30
Wolfgang Tichy
FAU/Jena





Date
Session
Coordinator





Monday, May 8



9:30 - 12:00
Analytic Methods
Buonanno

3:00 - 5:30 Data Analysis
Whiting





Tuesday, May 9



9:30 - 12:00
Numerical Relativity
Campanelli

3:00 - 5:30 Astrophysics
Miller





Wednesday, May 10



9:30 - 12:00
Excursion

3:00 - 5:30 Astrophysics Methods
Miller





Thursday, May 11



9:30 - 12:00
Numerical Relativity
Laguna

3:00 - 5:30 Data Analysis
Whiting

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