KITP Program: Chirps, Mergers and Explosions:
The Final Moments of Coalescing Compact Binaries (Jul 16 - Oct 12, 2012)
Coordinators: Edo Berger, Duncan Brown, Alessandra Buonanno, Chris Fryer, Luis Lehner

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Time Speaker Title
7/16, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
7/16, 3:00 p.m. Marty Einhorn
KITP Deputy Director
What's a Wiki Good For?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/18, 9:30 a.m. Edo Berger
Harvard CfA
Duncan Brown
Syracuse Univ.
LIGO / EM Facilities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/16, 11:30 a.m. Eleonora Troja
NASA/Goddard & KITP
EM Facilities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/19, 9:30 a.m. Brian Metzger
P. Ajith
7/19, 11:15 a.m. Brian Metzger
P. Ajith
Models, contd.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/19, 2:00 p.m. All Calibration[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/20, 11:00 a.m. Sascha Husa
Univ. Illes Balears & KITP
Modelling Precessing Binary Waveforms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/23, 2:00 p.m. Re'em Sari
Hebrew Univ. & KITP
GRB Blastwave Physics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/25, 9:00 a.m. Chris Fryer
Calculating Merger Rates[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/25, 2:00 p.m. Ken Nishikawa
Synthetic Spectra of GRBs[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
7/26, 9:30 p.m. Bruno Giacomazzo
Univ. Colorado & KITP
Status of Numerical Simulations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/25, 2:00 p.m. Sean McWilliams
Princeton & KITP
Pulsar Timing Array[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/25, 2:00 p.m. Nico Yunes
Montana State Univ. & KITP
GW Tests of GR
7/30-8/03 Conference: Rattle and Shine: Gravitational Wave and Electromagnetic Studies of Compact Binary Mergers
8/06, 9:30 a.m. Chad Hanna
(Perimeter Inst. & KITP)
Manuel Tiglio
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Single Value Decomposition/Reduced Basis[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/06, 12:15 p.m. Duncan Brown
Syracuse Univ. & KITP
The New Astronomy of LIGO: Exploring the Gravitational Wave Sky[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
8/08, 9:30 a.m. Eliot Quataert
UC Berkeley & KITP
Discussion: Relation between GW Sources and Short-duration GRB[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/09, 9:30 a.m. Luis Lehner
(Perimeter Inst. & KITP)
Stephan Rosswog
(Jacobs Univ. & KITP)
Compact Binary Mergers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 9:30 a.m. Laura Cadonati
Stephen Fairhurst
(Cardiff Univ. & KITP)
LIGO GRBs/Compact Binary Coalescence/Burst Searches[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 9:30 a.m. David Kaplan
UW-Milwaukee & KITP
Radio Transient Surveys and Observations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 9:30 a.m. All Discussion: Further Issues in GW Searches[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/20, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
8/20, 3:30 p.m. Raffaella Margutti
Harvard & KITP
X-ray Flares and Extended Emission in GRBs
8/22, 9:30 a.m. Chris Belczynski
Warsaw Univ. & KITP
Population Synthesis: Rates and Predictions for Binary Masses and Spins (part 1)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/23, 12:00 p.m. Paolo Mazzali
Elena Pian
(INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Trieste & KITP)
8/27, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
8/29, 9:30 a.m. Chris Belczynski
Warsaw Univ. & KITP
Population Synthesis: Rates/Predictions for Binary Masses and Spins (part 2)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/30, 9:30 a.m. Bangalore Sathyaprakash
Cardiff Univ. & KITP
Science with the Einstein Telescope[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/04, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
9/05, 9:30 a.m. Tanja Hinderer
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Jocelyn Read
(CSU, Fullerton & KITP)
Extracting Information on Neutron Stars via Gravitational-wave Observations (part1)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/06, 9:30 a.m. Alessandra Buonanno
(Univ. of Maryland & KITP)
Yi Pan
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Modeling Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/07, 3:30 p.m. Michael Boyle
Cornell Univ. & KITP
A Geometric Approach to the Precession of Compact Binary Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/10, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
9/12, 9:30 a.m. Cole Miller
Univ. Maryland & KITP
Dynamics and Intermediate Mass Black Holes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/13, 9:30 a.m. Ilya Mandel
Univ. Birmingham & KITP
Introduction to Parameter Estimation with Gravitational Waves[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/14, 2:00 p.m. Ian Harry
(Syracuse Univ. & KITP)
Evan Ochsner
(Univ. Wisconsin & KITP)
Challenges of Searching for Gravitational Waves from Spinning Compact Binaries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/17, 12:15 p.m. Edo Berger
Harvard CfA & KITP
The Electromagnetic Counterparts of Compact-Object Mergers: Prospects and Challenges[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/17, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
9/19, 9:30 a.m. Ian Harry
Syracuse Univ. & KITP
Coherent versus Coincident Analyses in Gravitational-wave Searches[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 9:30 a.m. Francois Foucart
(Univ. of Toronto & KITP)
Benjamin Lackey
(Univ. Wisconsin & KITP)
Extracting Information on Neutron Stars via Gravitational-wave Observations (part2): NS-BH Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 2:00 p.m. Jocelyn Read
(CSU, Fullerton & KITP)
Gang Shen
Are We Getting the Right Nuclear Physics When Modeling Gravitational Waveforms?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
9/24, 2:30 p.m. Duncan Brown
Syracuse Univ. & KITP
Summary of LIGO Scientific Collaboration/Virgo Collaboration Meeting
9/26, 9:30 a.m. Mark Scheel
(Caltech & KITP)
Ian Hinder
Status and Challenges in Binary Black Hole Simulations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 9:30 a.m. Rafael Porto
Chad Galley
(Caltech/JPL & KITP)
Status of Effective-Field Theory Approach to Post-Newtonian Calculations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 9:30 a.m. Collin Capano
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Andrew Lundgren
(Albert Einstein Inst. & KITP)
What Do We Do In LIGO/Virgo Searches If Black Holes Carry Spin?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
10/03, 9:30 a.m. Edo Berger
(Harvard CfA & KITP)
Samaya Nissanke
(Caltech & KITP)
Challenges in Going from Multi-Wavelength to Multi-Messenger Astronomy[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 9:30 a.m. All What Do We Need From Numerical Relativity For Modeling, Detecting and Extracting Science From Gravitational Waves?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 2:00 p.m. Rafael Porto
An Explicit Calculation in Effective Field Theory[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
10/10, 9:30 a.m. Eliu Huerta
(Syracuse Univ. & KITP)
Alexandre Le Tiec
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Status of Gravitational Self-Force Calculations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 12:00 p.m. Theocharis Apostolatos
(Univ. Athens & KITP)
Duncan Brown
(Syracuse Univ. & KITP)
Alessandra Buonanno
(Univ. of Maryland & KITP)
Spin Precessing Templates[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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