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KITP Conference: Merging Visions: Exploring Compact-Object Binaries with Gravity and Light
(Jun 24-27, 2019)
Coordinators: Daniel Holz, Brian Metzger, and Alberto Sesana

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Monday, Jun 24, 2019

Setting the Stage: the Gravitational Wave Arena, Chair: Daniel Holz (Chicago)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Duncan Brown (Syracuse) Towards Third-generation Gravitational Wave Observatories[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Alberto Sesana (Bicocca) Setting the GW stage: the Low Frequency Realm (LISA and PTA)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

11:00am Ian Harry (Portsmouth) Introduction to LIGO/Virgo Data Analysis and Results from Binary Neutron Star Observations in 01/02[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Ben Farr (Oregon) Results from Binary Black Hole Observations in 01/02 & Summary of Public Alerts from O3[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Formation Channels Of Compact Object Binaries, Chair: Philipp Podsiadlowski (Oxford)

2:00pm Matteo Cantiello (Flatiron) The Evolution of Massive Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Chris Fryer (Los Alamos) Remnants of Massive Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Natasha Ivanova (Alberta) Common Envelope Physics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Yiva Gotberg (Carnegie) Evolution of Massive Binaries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Silvia Toonen (Birmingham) Evolution of Hierarchical Triplets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Yacine Ali-Haïmoud (NYU) Primordial Black Holes as GW Sources[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019

Formation Channels of Compact Object Binaries (continue), Chair: Natasha Ivanova (Alberta)

9:00am Michela Mapelli (Padua) Dynamical Formation of Compact Binaries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Chris Belczynski (Copernicus Ctr) Field Formation of Compact Binaries[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Carl Rodriguez (MIT) Black Holes: the Next Generation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

Merging Neutron Stars: Observations and Numerical Simulations, Chair: Elena Gallo (Michigan)

11:00am Andreas Bauswein (GSI) Dynamics of Neutron Star Mergers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Ryan Foley (UCSC) Lessons Learned from GW170817[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Kunal Mooley (NRAO) Radio Observations of GW170817[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Merging NSs: Observations and Numerical Simulations (continue), Chair: Juna Kollmeier (Carnegie)

2:00pm Edo Berger (Harvard) The Multi-band EM View of GW170817[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Mansi Kasliwal (Caltech) New Results from 03 follow-up[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Daniel Siegel (Columbia) R-processes in Merging Neutron Stars[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Jennifer Barnes (Columbia) The Physics of Kilonovae[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Vasileios Paschalidis (Arizona) Black Hole -- Neutron Star Mergers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Liang Dai (Institute for Advanced Study) Discovering Binary Black Holes in LIGO-Virgo Open Data[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION-KITP Courtyard

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Neutron Star Physics, Chair: Brian Metzger (Columbia)

9:00am Nils Andersson (Southampton) Exploring Matter at the Extremes[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Cecilia Chirenti (UFABC) QPOs from Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Cole Miller (Maryland) Constraining the High-density Equation of State with Astronomical Observations[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Jocelyn Read (Fullerton) The Equation of State in Gravitational Wave Observations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Reed Essick (Chicago) Fluid Instabilities in Neutron Star Mergers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Philippe Landry (Chicago) Neutron Star Tides and Quasi-universal Relations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Tests of Gravity and Cosmology with Multi-messenger Observations

2:00pm Tessa Baker (Oxford) Constraints on Cosmological Gravity from GW170817[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Kent Yagi (Virginia) Test of Gravity with Neutron Star Mergers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Hsin-Yu Chen (Harvard) Prospects of Doing Cosmology with Neutron Star Mergers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Maya Fishbach (Chicago) Measurements of H0 with GW170817[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Discussion (Holz, Metzger) Prospects of Testing Fundamental Gravity and Cosmology with GWs and EM Observations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION-KITP Courtyard

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER-KITP COURTYARD

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

Massive Black Hole Binaries: Theory and Observations, Chair: Sterl Phinney (Caltech)

9:00am Rosa Valiante (INAF Roma) Massive Black Hole Formation and Evolution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:30am Andrew MacFadyen (NYU) Massive black Hole Binaries in Viscous Disks: Dynamics and Signatures[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Monica Colpi (Bicocca) Viewing Massive Black Hole Coalescences with Ligh and GWs[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Mike Eracleous (Penn State) Searching for Massive Black Hole Binaries from the Point of View of an Optical Observer[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Nicola Tamanini (AEI) Astrophysics and Cosmology with LISA Sources[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Emanuele Berti (Johns Hopkins) Strong Gravity and New Physics with LISA[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Massive Black Hole Binaries (continue), Chair: Monica Colpi (Bicocca)

2:00pm Megan DeCesar (Lafayette) Pulsar Timing Arrays: Building a Galaxy-Scale Gravitational Wave Detector[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Sarah Vigeland (Milwaukee) Astrophysics with Current Pulsar Timing Array Limits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Discussion (Sesana) Seeing Massive Black Hole Binaries in Light and Gravitational Waves[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Organizers Concluding Remarks
4:00pm

CONFERENCE END SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location. (See Registration Desk BEFORE Thursday to sign up.)

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