Jun 5 – 9, 2023
Europe/Rome timezone

1st Trieste meeting on the physics of gravitational waves

[Mon-Tue] Gravitational Universe: Challenges and Opportunities (mid-term meeting)

Dates: June 5-6, 2023 

Mid-term meeting of the H2020-MSCA-RISE Network Gravitational Universe: Challenges and Opportunities will take place at SISSA, Italy.

This meeting will bring together researchers from Italy, France and Portugal to discuss the state of the art in the theoretical modelling of gravitational wave sources and in the development of data-analysis algorithms, with the aim of probing fundamental physics with gravitational waves. 

The topics covered will include:

 i) Perturbation techniques in general relativity and beyond 

ii) Non-linear simulations of binary compact objects beyond general relativity 

iii) Gravitational waves from the dark universe 

iv) Data analysis for gravitational wave experiments.



Enrico Barausse (SISSA)

Laura Bernard (LUTH)

Mateja Boskovic (SISSA)

Vitor Cardoso (CENTRA, NBI)

Fabrizio Corelli (Rome Sapienza)

Marco Crisostomi (SISSA)

Eve Dones (LUTH)

Francisco Duque (CENTRA)

Arianna Foschi (CENTRA)

Edgar Gasperin (CENTRA)

Leonardo Gualtieri (Uni Pisa)

David Hilditch (CENTRA)

Guillermo Lara (AEI)

Andrea Maselli (GSSI) 

Costantino Pacilio (Milan Bicocca)


[Wed-Fri] Environmental effects on binary black holes

Dates: June 7-9, 2023 

The observation of gravitational waves from binary black holes and neutron stars by the LIGO-Virgo scientific collaboration heralds a new era in astrophysics, in which gravitational radiation will probe the universe in a new and complementary way to traditional telescopes. With several new detectors coming online soon, such as LISA, ET and Cosmic Explorer, these detections are just the beginning of an exciting scientific journey that will unravel the nature of the most mysterious objects of our Universe, black holes.     

This workshop will bring together experts on the modelling of binary systems of black holes, focusing on small effects from the astrophysical environment (gas, stars, dark matter) that may "pollute" their gravitational wave signal. Modeling these small effects is crucial not only to correctly extract the parameters of binary systems, but also to gain insight the astrophysical milieu of these objects and to perform tests of general relatvity.

Invited participants 

Stas Babak (APC/CNRS) 

Leor Barack (Southampton) 

Alessia Franchini (Milan Bicocca)

Jonathan Gair (AEI)

Scott Hughes (MIT)

Shubham Kejriwal (NUS)

Andrea Maselli (GSSI)

Paolo Pani (Rome Sapienza)

Laura Sberna (AEI)

Alberto Sesana (Milan Bicocca)

Lorenzo Speri (AEI)

Giovanni Maria Tomaselli (Amsterdam)

Alexandre Toubiana (AEI)

Rodrigo Vicente (Barcelona) 

Vojtěch Witzan (Prague) 




Scientific Organising Committee: Enrico Barausse (SISSA), Laura Bernard (LUTH), Vitor Cardoso (CENTRA, NBI), Francisco Duque (CENTRA), Leonardo Gualtieri (Uni Pisa), Scott Hughes (MIT), Paolo Pani (Rome Sapienza), Lorenzo Speri (AEI)

Local Organising Committee: Enrico Barausse, Mateja Boskovic, Matteo Breschi, Marco Crisostomi, Jaumila Gonzalez, Aron Kovacs, Marcelo Rubio, Jam Sadiq

Via Bonomea, 265, 34136 Trieste TS

This meeting has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (grant agreement no. H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020, 101007855).