Error message

Monday, 19 August 2019
Session 1: GW Source Modeling Using Analytical Methods
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:40 to 10:15 Guillaume Faye Gravitational-Wave Source Modeling Using Analytical Methods
10:15 to 11:00 Piotr Jaranowski Subjective To-Do List for the Post-Newtonian (PN) Two-Body Problem
11:00 to 11:30 Ryuchi Fujita Gravitational-Wave Source Modeling Using Analytical Methods
Session 2: GW Source Modeling Using Numerical Relativity
Time Speaker Title Resources
11:30 to 12:00 Lawrence Kidder Gravitational-Wave Source Modeling Using Numerical Relativity
12:00 to 12:30 Prayush Kumar BBH Source Modeling Using Numerical Relativity: Status & Challenges
12:30 to 13:00 Nathan Johnson McDaniel BNS/NSBH Simulations: Challenges and Future Directions
Session 3: New Approaches to GW Source Modeling
Time Speaker Title Resources
14:00 to 14:40 Alessandra Buonanno New Approaches to GW Source Modeling: Overview
14:40 to 15:00 Riccardo Sturani New Approaches to Gravitational-Wave Source Modeling
15:00 to 15:30 Ashoke Sen Gravitational-Wave from Soft Theorem
15:30 to 16:00 Shiraz Minwalla Black Hole Dynamics at Large D
16:00 to 16:30 Siddharth G Prabhu Classical double copy for the Gravitational Binary
ICTS Distinguished Lecture:
Time Speaker Title Resources
16:30 to 18:00 Alessandra Buonanno The Making of High-Precision Gravitational-Waves

Solving the two-body problem in General Relativity has been crucial in observing gravitational waves from binary systems composed of black holes and neutron stars, and inferring their astrophysical and cosmological properties.  I will review the theoretical groundwork that has enabled these major scientific discoveries.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Session 4: Tests of GR and Strong Gravity
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:30 to 10:00 Chris Van den Broeck Fundamental Physics with Gravitational-Waves
10:00 to 10:30 Badri Krishnan Understanding Properties of Black Holes and Neutron Stars
10:30 to 11:00 Sumanta Chakraborty Signatures of Theories Beyond General Relativity through GW
Session 5: State of Dense Nuclear Matter from GW Observations
Time Speaker Title Resources
11:30 to 12:00 Wolfgang Kastaun Nuclear Matter EOS Constraints from Gravitational-Waves
12:00 to 12:30 Debades Bandyopadhyay Neutron Star Equation of State: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
12:30 to 13:00 Sudip Bhattacharyya Probing Neutron Star Core Matter using EM Observations
Session 6: Cosmology Using Gravitational-Waves
Time Speaker Title Resources
14:00 to 14:30 Archisman Ghosh Overview of Gravitational-Wave Cosmology
14:30 to 14:45 Surhud More Cosmology from EM Observations
14:45 to 15:00 Tirthankar Roy Choudhury Gravitational-Waves and the "Final Frontier" of Cosmology
15:00 to 15:15 L. Sriramkumar Generation and Amplification of Primordial Gravitational-Waves
15:15 to 15:30 Panel Discussion Cosmology using Gravitational Waves
Session 7: Future Gravitational-Wave Detectors
Time Speaker Title Resources
16:00 to 16:20 Jo van den Brand 3G Opportunities in Europe
16:20 to 16:40 Rana Adhikari Earth + Space: A Coherent Extra-Terrestrial Network for GW Astronomy
16:40 to 17:00 David McClelland 3G Global R&D
17:00 to 17:20 Suresh Doravari Potential Role for India in the Global R&D
17:20 to 17:40 Yanbei Chen Quantum Metrology and Gravitational-Wave Detectors
Social Event: Bala Fest
Time Speaker Title Resources
18:00 to 20:00 Sanjeev Dhurandhar, Saraswathi Vishveshwara, J.V. Narlikar, Abhay Ashtekar, B.S. Sathyaprakash, Pramod G. Galgali, Ghanashyam Date, K.G. Arun, Tarun Souradeep, Stan Whitcomb, Spenta R. Wadia and Rajesh Gopakumar Social Event Speeches
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Session 8: Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:30 to 09:40 Sanjeev Dhurandhar Types of Gravitational-Wave Sources and Search Methods
09:40 to 10:00 Anand Sengupta CBC Data Analysis
10:00 to 10:20 Archana Pai GW Burst Searches in Ground Based Detectors
10:20 to 11:00 Sanjit Mitra Stochastic Gravitational-Waves Windows to the Unknowns
Session 9: Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Time Speaker Title Resources
11:30 to 12:00 Kenta Hotokezaka Overview: Multi-Messenger Astronomy of compact Binary Mergers
12:00 to 12:30 Varun Bhalerao Multi-Messenger Astrophysics
12:30 to 12:50 Poonam Chandra Multi-Messenger Astronomy-Low Energy EM Observations of GW Events
12:50 to 13:00 Panel Discussion Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Session 10: Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics
Time Speaker Title Resources
14:00 to 14:20 B.S. Sathyaprakash Astrophysical Implications of Gravitational-Wave Detections
14:20 to 14:45 Tejaswi Venumadhav Astrophysics with GW Sources
14:45 to 15:00 Sourav Chatterjee Dynamical Formation of Merging Binary Black Holes
15:00 to 15:30 Panel Discussion Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics
Public Lecture:
Time Speaker Title Resources
16:00 to 17:30 Abhay Ashtekar Big Bang, Black Holes & Gravitational-Waves

Big Bang, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves now appear as compelling – even Obvious –consequences of general relativity. Therefore, it may seem surprising that none of these ideas were readily accepted. Not only was there considerable debate, but in fact leading figures were often arguing on what turned out to be the “wrong side” of history. These developments provide excellent lessons for younger researchers on how science un-folds. Paradigm shifts in science occur when younger researchers have the courage not to accept ideas merely because they are mainstream; patience to systematically develop novel avenues they deeply believe in; and maturity to accept that a variety of factors –  not all logical or even science related –  can drive or slow down scientific progress.

Thursday, 22 August 2019
Session 11: LIGO-India: Opportunities and Challenges
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:30 to 09:50 Tarun Souradeep LIGO-India: An Indian Mega-Science (ad)Venture
09:50 to 10:10 Fred Raab LIGO-Perspective: Elements of LIGO’s Success
10:10 to 10:20 Ajit Kembhavi Physics, Astrophysics and Gravitational-Wave Physics
10:20 to 10:30 P. Sreekumar LIGO-India as a Project (as I see it..)
10:30 to 11:00 Panel Discussion LIGO-India
Session 12: Open Discussion: The Future of GW Physics & Astronomy
Time Speaker Title Resources
11:30 to 12:00 Abhay Ashtekar Final Discussion Session: Theory
12:00 to 13:00 Stan Whitcomb​​​ Summary Discussion: Experimental Edition