From May 30th afternoon to June 2nd 2017
GWPAW is the annual open workshop (formerly called GWDAW) on the physics and astronomy of gravitational waves, techniques for their detection, and interpretation of data and results. It is the continuation of a series of workshops started in the 90', with its last edition hosted by MIT in Cape Cod. GWPAW is sponsored by the Gravitational Waves International Committee (GWIC).
With the gravitational wave (GW) events observed during the first run of the advanced LIGO detectors, the field has entered a new era. The second observing run of the LIGO detectors, soon to be joined by Advanced Virgo, and the prospect of an expanding detector network will bring new information, shape and possibly answer some of the key questions of this booming field. What will come up from this new grasp on black holes? Are we going to observe electromagnetic counterparts to GW events anytime soon? What will be the impact on science? What could we learn on nuclear matter or nuclear synthesis from GW events? How can we probe General Relativity? What is needed to better model the sources? How to make the best of multi-wavelength GW observations? What will be the science of third generation ground-based detectors?
The meeting will be hosted in France by LAPP-Annecy, and held at the Imperial Palace Hotel, which is easily reachable from the Geneva International Airport.
The workshop will take place from May 30 to June 2, 2017 (Tuesday afternoon through Friday).
May we suggest that you consider extending your stay in Annecy for the 1st ASTERICS-OBELICS International School on Advanced Software Programming for Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics? The summer school will be held at LAPP the week after GWPAW (June 6-9 2017).