Workshop: Connecting the dots


  • Start: Jun 14, 2023 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Jun 16, 2023 06:00 PM
  • Location: Main building Max Planck Campus Potsdam
Workshop: Connecting the dots

The rapidly growing field of gravitational-wave astronomy finally allows us to test general relativity in the dynamical, strong-field regime of a coalescing compact binary system. The detection and parameter estimation of these events crucially relies on providing accurate waveform templates to the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration, or to its successors in the next decade. Yet, libraries of such waveform templates only exist in general relativity to this day.

Despite the successes of GR, there are strong motivations to modify it, both from observational cosmology and from theoretical puzzles in quantum gravity. But deriving gravitational waveforms in modified gravity theories is technically challenging. The key focus of this workshop is to “connect the dots”, and pave the way toward complete and accurate inspiral-merger-ringdown waveform templates in modified gravity theories.

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