Recent progress in the field of numerical relativity coupled with continuous advances on the data analysis front has prompted the idea to hold a joint meeting of the two communities around the time of the LSC meeting in Boston. The Numerical Relativity and Data Analysis (NRDA) meeting will be held at MIT following the November LSC meeting.
The preliminary program for the workshop is given below. Most sessions are 1.5 hours with a single talk to provide a focus for discussion. The speakers will be announced very soon.
All participants are encouraged to think about the topics and
participate in discussions. All participants are also encouraged to
prepare a single transparency (hardcopy only and only one) which they
may present in support discussion at an appropriate time. This is not
intended to allow short talks, but rather to encourage and allow
effective communication during the meeting. If you think you will want
to discuss some point and will have a transparency, please e-mail the
SOC with your name and
the topic for discussion. We'll send a reminder to registered
participants closer to the meeting
Registration and Travel
Registration for the NRDA session is now open at the LSC Meeting Website by following the link to registration. When registering, please select "NRDA" in sessions attending; the registration fee for the 1.5 day meeting will be $30. A list of hotels is also provided on the web site. While space is limited, we can accommodate everybody who responded to the first e-mail about this meeting. We encourage everybody to register immediately so that we can address over-subscription if necessary.
This is a preliminary program. It will be updated with speaker information by 10/10/06.
Mon, Nov 6: 09:00-10:30 Status of numerical relativity with a focus on binary black holes [ PDF ] (Chair: Pretorius, Speaker: Uli Sperhake) [ Notes ] 10:30-11:00 Coffee 11:00-12:30 Searching for gravitational-waves from compact binaries [ PDF ] (Chair: Whiting, Speaker: Duncan Brown) [ Notes ] Lunch 14:00-15:30 Accuracy and physical relevance of numerical simulations [ PDF ] (Chair: Lehner, Speaker: Mark Miller) [ Notes ] 15:30-16:00 coffee 16:00-17:30 Systematic effects in gravitational-wave data analysis [ PDF ] (Chair: Siemens, Speaker: Stephen Fairhurst) [ Notes ] Tue, Nov 7: 09:00-10:30 Analytic approximations meet numerical relativity [ PDF ] (Chair: Baumgarte, Speaker: Alessandra Buonnano) 10:30-11:00 Coffee 11:00-12:30 Overview of conference (Chair: Brady) What we heard about data analysis [PDF ] (Speaker: Manuela Campanelli) What we heard about numerical relativity [ PDF ] (Speaker: Patrick Sutton)
For further information, e-mail the SOC:
Thomas Baumgarte (Bowdoin College)
Patrick Brady (U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Sam Finn (Penn. State University)
Luis Lehner (Louisiana State University)
Frans Pretorius (U. Alberta)
Bernard Whiting (U. Florida-Gainesville)
The list of participants as of 10 October 2006 is below. If
your name does not appear and you did register, please check the LSC
site; we will update this page only at irregular intervals.
Adhyam Sundararajan, Pranesh NRDA Anderson, Warren NRDA Aulbert, Carsten NRDA Babiuc, Maria-Cristina NRDA Baumgarte, Thomas NRDA Berger, Beverly NRDA Betzwieser, Joseph NRDA Bizouard, Marie-Anne NRDA Blackburn, Lindy NRDA Bose, Sukanta NRDA Brady, Patrick NRDA Brown, Duncan NRDA Buonanno, Alessandra NRDA Campanelli, Manuela NRDA Cannon, Kipp NRDA Cook, Gregory NRDA Dergachev, Vladimir NRDA Drasco, Steve NRDA Dupuis, Rejean NRDA Faber, Joshua NRDA Fairhurst, Stephen NRDA Fazi, Diego NRDA Fotopoulos, Nick NRDA Friedman, John NRDA Goggin, Lisa NRDA Herrmann, Frank NRDA Hinder, Ian NRDA Johnson, Warren NRDA Kalogera, Vicky NRDA Katsavounidis, Erik NRDA Kelly, Bernard NRDA Keppel, Drew NRDA Kidder, Lawrence NRDA Klimenko, Sergey NRDA Knapp, Andrew NRDA Krishnan, Badri NRDA Laguna, Pablo NRDA Lang, Ryan NRDA Lazzarini, Albert NRDA Lehner, Luis NRDA Lindblom, Lee NRDA Liu, Yuk Tung NRDA Lousto, Carlos NRDA Markowitz, Jared NRDA Messaritaki, Eirini NRDA Miller, Mark NRDA Nissanke, Samaya NRDA O'Shaughnessy, Richard NRDA Owen, Ben NRDA Pan, Yi NRDA Pfeiffer, Harald NRDA Pretorius, Frans NRDA Price, Richard NRDA Pullin, Jorge NRDA Salamon, Michael NRDA Saulson, Peter NRDA Scheel, Mark NRDA Seidel, Edward NRDA Shawhan, Peter NRDA Sperhake, Ulrich NRDA Stein, Leo NRDA Sutton, Patrick NRDA Vallisneri, Michele NRDA Whelan, John NRDA Whitcomb, Stan NRDA Yakushin, Igor NRDA Yunes, Nicolas NRDA