Jul 6 – 7, 2021
Europe/Paris timezone

First IPhU Conference Series
Gravitational Waves - A new window to the Universe

Goals of the conference

The main purpose of the meeting is to expose the IPhU community of physicists and astronomers to recent theoretical and experimental advances in gravitational wave science. The goal is to promote awareness and interactions that could favour the active participation of IPhU researchers and students in major national and international gravitational wave projects.

- Theory of gravitational waves (GW)
- Production mechanisms / Astronomical sources of GW
- Principles of some GW detectors and data analysis
- Astrophysics, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics with GW

The two half-day program bridges all relevant research areas in GW science. The first afternoon is devoted to the theoretical and numerical aspects of GW, as well as GW detection and data analysis. The focus of the second afternoon is the presentation of the scientific activities of various LISA working groups, with time allocated for coordinated exchanges between GW experts and IPhU researchers.

The program will be an opportunity to interact with colleagues and students in the stimulating venue of the Luminy Campus in Marseille.


Theory of the Gravitational Waves - Luc Blanchet (IAP, France)
From Sources to Detection - Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute, Canada)
Gravitational Waves on Earth - Ligo/Virgo -  Gabriela Gonzalez (Louisiana State Univ., USA)
Gravitational Waves in Space - LISA  -  Antoine Petiteau & Hubert Halloin (APC, France)

Astrophysics - Lucio Mayer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Cosmology - Germano Nardini (University of Stavanger, Norway)
Fundamental Physics - Marc Besançon (CEA/Irfu, France)
Waveforms -  Deirdre Shoemaker (Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA)

Organizing Committee

Christian MARINONI
Alejandro PEREZ
Delphine PORQUET

Registration for this event is currently open.