Focus Session:Pulsar Timing Array -- A Nanohertz Gravitational Wave Telescope


Center For Gravitational Wave Physics
Penn State University
21-23 July 2005

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The meeting will be held in the Arbor Room at the Days Inn
Thursday, 21 July 2005
Morning - Session 1: Introduction to pulsars and gravitational waves
9:30 AM Welcome Sam Finn
9:40 AM Detecting Gravitational Waves and Pulsar Timing Ron Hellings
10:05 AM Discussion
10:30 AM Break
11:00 AM What Goes into a Pulsar Timing Model? David Nice
11:25 AM Discussion
11:50 AM Pulsar Timing Phenomenology George Hobbs
12:15 PM Discussion
12:45 - 2:45 PM Lunch
Afternoon - Session 2: What do we know about the Sources?
2:45 PM The Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background from Massive Black Holes Andrew Jaffe
3:10 PM Discussion
3:35 PM Break
4:05 PM Gravitational Waves and the Microwave Background Olivier Dore
4:30 PM Discussion
Friday, 22 July 2005
Morning - Session 3: Timing Issues
9:00 AM High Precision Pulsar Timing and UTC Judah Levine
9:25 AM Discussion
9:50 AM Break
10:20 AM Improving Pulsar Timing Willem van Straten
10:45 AM Discussion
11:10 AM Finding Fast Pulsars Today and Tomorrow Jason Hessels
11:35 AM Discussion
12:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch
Afternoon - Session 4: Analysis Techniques
2:00 PM Detecting the Gravitational Wave Background Using Millisecond Pulsars Rick Jenet
2:25 PM Discussion
2:50 PM What Can You Do With a Single Pulsar? Andrea Lommen
3:15 PM Discussion
3:40 PM Break
4:10 PM Doppler Tracking and Gravitational Wave Detection John Armstrong
4:35 PM Discussion
5:00 PM Adjourn
6:30 - 9:30 PM Workshop Banquet at the Nittany Lion Inn - Ballroom C
Saturday, 23 July 2005
Morning - Session 5: The Future
9:00 AM SKA and All That: New Telescopes for Pulsar Timing Jim Cordes
9:25 AM Discussion
9:50 AM Break
10:20 AM Community Meeting - How to best use new telescopes
12:00 PM Adjourn