Astrophysics in the Era of Gravitational Wave and Multimessenger Observations
November 9 - 11, 2016
SESSION I: GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTRONOMY
- Alessandra Buonanno (MPI for Gravitational Physics/University of Maryland): "Gravitational Waves as Astronomical Messengers"
- Jessica McIver (Caltech): "The LIGO Detectors and the Frontier of Gravitational Wave Astronomy"
- B. S. Sathyaprakash (Penn State University): "Astrophysical Impact of LIGO's First Observations"
SESSION II: BINARY BLACK HOLE FORMATION AND OBSERVATIONAL CONSTRAINTS
- Chris Fryer (Los Alamos National Laboratory): "Black Hole Formation: Observations Confronting Theory"
- Tomasz Bulik (University of Warsaw): "Binary Black Hole Production by Stellar Binary Evolution"
- Astrid Lamberts (Caltech): "Where and When Did GW150914 Form?"
- Carl Rodriguez (MIT): "Binary Black Holes from Dense Star Clusters"
- Fabio Antonini (Northwestern University/CIERA): "Nuclear Clusters and their Role in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy"
- Barry McKernan (CUNY BMCC & AMNH): "On the AGN Channel for BH-BH Mergers"
- Yoshiyuki Inoue (ISAS/JAXA): "Binary Black Hole Merger Rates Inferred from ULX Observations"
- Justin Finke (U. S. Naval Research Laboratory): "The Binary Black Hole Merger Rate from Ultraluminous X-ray Source Progenitors"
- Maria Babiuc-Hamilton (Marshall University): "Tools for Gravitational Wave Astronomy"
- Zachariah Etienne (West Virginia University): "SENR: A Next-Generation, Super-Efficient Numerical Relativity Code For the Age of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics"
SESSION III: BINARY BLACK HOLES IN THE GW AND MULTIMESSENGER ERA
- Will Farr (University of Birmingham): "GW Measurement and Astrophysics: 2.9 Black Holes and Other Results from Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run"
- Chris Pankow (Northwestern University): "Informing Astrophysics With Gravitational-wave Astronomy"
- Eric Burns (University of Alabama-Huntsville): "GW150914-GBM"
- Pietro Ubertini (INAF-IAPS / INFN-Roma2): "INTEGRAL Update of Gamma-ray Follow-up of GW and HE Neutrino Events and Future Perspectives"
- Julian Krolik (Johns Hopkins University): "Bright EM Signals from Merging Stellar-Mass Black Holes Should Be Rare"
- Bing Zhang (University of Nevada Las Vegas): "Possible EM Counterparts of BH-BH Mergers"
- Bing Zhang and Julian Krolik: "Joint Discussion of Prospects for Black Hole Merger Counterparts"
SESSION IV: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT NEUTRON STAR BINARY SYSTEMS
- Wen Fai Fong (University of Arizona): "Short Gamma-ray Bursts: Lessons Learned, Open Questions, and Constraints for the GW Era"
- David Radice (Princeton University): "Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers: the State of the Art"
- Daniel Siegel (Columbia University): "Electromagnetic Transients from Long-lived Binary Neutron Star Merger Remnants"
- Lillana Caballero (University of Guelph): "Neutron-star Mergers: Equation of State and Multimessenger Signals"
SESSION V: NEUTRON STAR BINARIES IN GW AND MULTIMESSENGER ERA
- Chris Van Den Broeck (Nikhef): "Constraining the Neutron Star Equation of State with Gravitational Wave Signals from Coalescing Binary Neutron Stars"
- Brian Metzger (Columbia University): "Electromagnetic Counterparts of Binary Neutron Star Mergers"
- David Tsang (University of Maryland): "Resonant Shattering Flares During Neutron Star Binary Inspiral"
- Brian Morsony (University of Maryland): "Localizing Gravitational Wave Events with GRB Afterglows"
SESSION VI: MULTIMESSENGER OBSERVATION CAMPAIGNS
- Nial Tanvir (University of Leicester): "EM Searches for Compact Binary Mergers Using the Lessons from SGRBs"
- Judith Racusin (NASA/GSFC): "TAO-ISS"
- Philip Evans (University of Leicester): "Multimessenger Astronomy with Swift"
- Varun Bhalerao (IUCAA): "Indian Eyes on Gravitational Wave Skies"
- Adam Zadrozny (National Centre for Nuclear Research): "Pi of the Sky - and Algorithms for Multi-messenger Astronomy Era"
- Kendall Ackley (University of Florida): "Automated Unsupervised Transient Identification in the Era of GW Astronomy"
SESSION VII: THE FUTURE GW AND MULTIMESSENGER ERA
- Edo Berger (Harvard University): "Multi-wavelength EM Follow-up: The Present and Future"
- Bernard Kelly (CRESST/UMBC/NASA GSFC): "Distinguishing Transients from Merger Characteristics in EM Signals from Black Hole Binary Mergers"
- Tingting Liu (University of Maryland): "A Systematic Search for Periodically Varying Quasars in the Pan-STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey"
- David Shoemaker (MIT): "Gravitational-wave Observatories for the Future: a Forward-looking Survey"
- Shane Larson (Northwestern University/Adler Planetarium): "Observations across the Gravitational Wave Spectrum"