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GWPAW2016 Workshop FINAL program

===> DAY-1:

Wed 2016-06-15 08:30-10:15 [105 minutes] Session-1: Detectors, Chair: Nergis Mavalvala

[5+0]: Welcome, Erik Katsavounidis, MIT
[25+5]: Ground interferometers, Kiwamu Izumi, LIGO-Hanford Observatory
[25+5]: Status and impact of the LISA Pathfinder Mission, Martin Hewitson, AEI-Hannover
[25+5]: Inflationary Gravitational Waves B-modes Overview , John Kovac, Harvard
[13+2]: DECIGO and Pre-DECIGO, Masaki Ando, U Tokyo

Wed 2016-06-15 10:15-11:00 [45 minutes] Coffee Break and Posters

Wed 2016-06-15 11:00-12:45 [105 minutes] Session-2: Detectors and Continuous wave searches, Chair: Scott Hughes
[25+5]: Overview of PTAs, Xavi Siemens, UW-Milwaukee
[25+5]: Pulsar overview, Deepto Chakrabarty, MIT
[25+5]: Overview of searches for continuous GWs, Ra Inta, Texas Tech
[13+2]: Methods in searching for Sco X1, John Whelan, RIT

Wed 2016-06-15 12:45-14:00 [75 minutes] Lunch Break

Wed 2016-06-15 14:00-15:40 [100 minutes] Session-3: Searches for transients: results from the first observing run of advanced LIGO, Chair: Maria Alessandra Papa
[20+5]: Unmodelled searches, Claudia Lazzaro, Padova
[20+5]: Searches for binaries, Alex Nielsen, AEI-Hannover
[20+5]: Parameter Estimation, Christopher Berry, Birmingham
[20+5]: Stochastic implications, Tania Regimbau, ARTEMIS-Nice

Wed 2016-06-15 15:45-16:15 [30 minutes] Coffee Break and Posters
Wed 2016-06-15 16:15-17:45 [90 minutes] Session-4: Neutron Stars and Black Holes, Astrophysics, Chair: Takashi Nakamura
[10+5]: Report from the NRC panel, Rai Weiss, MIT
[25+5]: Astrophysical implications of first detections and beyond, Daniel Holz, Chicago
[13+2]: GW150914 origins, Kohei Inayoshi, Columbia
[13+2]: Prospect of indirect confirmation of Pop III massive star existence, Akinobu Miyamoto, Osaka CU
[13+2]: Tidal interactions in BNS systems, Nevin Weinberg, MIT

===> DAY-2:

Thu 2016-06-16 08:30-10:00 [90 minutes] Session-5: Supermassive Black Holes/Stochastic Background, Chair: Scott Hughes
[25+5]: Limits from PTAs, Dustin MAdison, NRAO
[13+2]: Scaling Laws and Time to Detection for a Broken Power Law Stochastic Background, Sarah Vigeland, UWM
[13+2]: Stochastic searches with LIGO, Patrick Meyers, Minnesota
[13+2]: Interpretation of PTA limits, Joseph Simon, UWM
[13+2]: Gravitational waves from Cosmic Strings, Ken Olum, Tufts

Thu 2016-06-16 10:00-11:00 [60 minutes] Coffee Break and Posters

Thu 2016-06-16 11:00-12:30 [90 minutes] Session-6: Neutron Stars and Black Holes, waveforms and testing GR, Chair, Alberto Vecchio
[25+5]: Numerical/Analytical relativity overview, Andrea Taracchini, AEI Potsdam
[25+5]: Testing GR with gravitational waves, Kent Yagi, Princeton
[13+2]: Tests of GR in the Advanced Detector Era, Tjonnie Li, CUHK
[13+2]: Parameter estimation for inspiraling compact binaries with small orbital eccentricity, Marc Favata, Montclair

Thu 2016-06-16 12:30-14:00 [90 minutes] Lunch Break

Thu 2016-06-16 14:00-15:30 [90 minutes] Session-7: core-collapse SN, Chair: Erik Katsavounidis
[25+5]: Phenomenology overview, Tony Mezzacappa, Oak Ridge National Lab
[13+2]: Detectors for ccSN neutrinos, Lindley Winslow, MIT
[25+5]: Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON), Azadeh Keivani, Penn State
[13+2]: Searches for GWs from ccSN, Michele Zanolin, ERAU

Thu 2016-06-16 15:30-16:15 [45 minutes] Coffee Break and Posters

Thu 2016-06-16 16:15-18:00 [105 minutes] Session-8: Transient Astronomy-I, Chair: Rob Simcoe
[25+5]: Overview of anticipated sources/mechanisms/yield, Rodrigo Fernandez, UC Berkeley
[25+5]: EM follow-up program implementation, Mina Cho, Maryland
[25+5]: Overview of the follow-up program in O1, Edo Berger, Harvard
[13+2]: The Calorimetric Electron Telescope on ISS, Atsumasa Yoshida, Aoyama Gakuin University

Thu 2016-06-16 19:00--22:00 Banquet at the Hyannis Maritime Museum at Hyannis Harbor (1 mile)

===> DAY-3:

Fri 2016-06-17 08:30-10:00 [90 minutes] Session-9: Transient Astronomy-II, Chair: Patrick Brady
[25+5]: The science case for unmodelled gravitational-wave transient searches, Patrick Sutton, Cardiff
[13+2]: Advanced LIGO prompt searches for gravitational waves associated with GRBs, Dipongkar Talukder
[13+2]: Searches for long duration bursts, Valentin Frey, Orsay
[13+2]: Distance information in EM followup of GW events, Hsin-Yu Chen, Chicago
[13+2]: Fast Parameter Estimation Techniques, Chris Pankow, Northwestern

Fri 2016-06-17 10:00-11:00 [60 minutes] Coffee Break and Posters

Fri 2016-06-17 11:00-12:45 [105 minutes] Session-10: Transient Astronomy-III, Chair: Peter Shawhan
[25+5]: Outlook for observational transient astronomy, Mansi Kasliwal, Caltech
[13+2]: Swift followup of GW150914, Phil Evans, U Leicester
[13+2]: Fermi Followup of GW150914, Lindy Blackburn, Harvard
[13+2]: Search for X-ray counterpart of GW events with MAXI, Nobuyuki Kawai, TITech
[13+2]: Pan-STARRS followup of GW150914, Kenneth Chambers, U Hawaii
[13+2]: Followup of GW events with DECam, Philip Cowperhwaite, Harvard

Voting on posters opens at lunch time with final votes due at the end of the Friday reception ~19:00

Fri 2016-06-17 12:45-14:00 [75 minutes] Lunch Break

Fri 2016-06-17 14:00-15:30 [90 minutes] Session-11: GW instrumentation and astrophysics: where do we go from here?, Chair: Matt Evans
[25+5]: Overview of key science targets, Chris van den Broeck, Nikhef
[25+5]: Current directions and options in GW instrumentation, Lisa Barsotti, MIT
[13+2]: LIGO Detector Characterization, Jess McIver, Caltech
[13+2]: Method for noise hunting/detector characterization, Hirotaka Yuzurihara, Osaka CU

Fri 2016-06-17 15:30-16:15 [45 minutes] Coffee Break and Posters

Fri 2016-06-17 16:15-17:45 [90 minutes] Session-12: GW instrumentation and astrophysics: where do we go from here?, Chair: Scott Hughes
[25+5]: eLISA science in the era of first detections, Enrico Barausse, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
[13+2]: LISA PAthfinder Technology Jacob Slutsky, U Maryland
[13+2]: Multi-band gravitational-wave astronomy, Salvatore Vitale, MIT
[13+2]: Advanced ground-based gravitational-wave detectors' potential to model-independently test gravitational theory, Tatsuya Narikawa, Osaka CU
[13+2]: Evolution of stellar mass BBHs, Nicholas Stone, Columbia

Reception at the second floor lobby/poster viewing 17:45-19:00 --- student poster prize votes due at the end of it.

===> DAY-4:

Sat 2016-06-18 08:30-10:00 [90 minutes] Session-13: Methods and Results from Searches for Gravitational Waves, Chair: Benoit Mours
[13+2]: Einstein@Home, Avneet Singh, AEI
[13+2]: Cross-correlation Search for Gravitational Waves from Scorpius X-1, Yuanhao Zhang, RIT
[13+2]: Optimization on directed searches with O1 data, Jinh Ming, AEI
[13+2]: CBC searches with GSTLAL, Surabhi Sachdev, Caltech
[13+2]: Online CBC searches, Thomas Adams, LAPP
[13+2]: Searching for IMBBH, Debnandini Mukherjee, UWM

Sat 2016-06-18 10:00-10:30 [30 minutes] Coffee Break and Posters

Sat 2016-06-18 10:30-11:45 [75 minutes] Session-14: NS/BH waveforms and astrophysics, Chair: Nobuyuki Kanda
[13+2]: Influence of the tidal p-g instability on detectability and PE of BNS, Reed Essick, MIT
[13+2]: Black holes from Cosmic inflation, Jaume Garriga, UB

[13+2]: BH spins/PE work, Ben Farr, Chicago
[13+2]: Precessing Binaries/waveform systematics, Serguei Ossokine, AEI
[13+2]: Reconstructing parameters of massive BBHs, Richard O'Shaughnessy, RIT

Sat 2016-06-18 11:45-12:30 [45 minutes] Session-15: Closing session, Moderator: Gaby Gonzalez

Round table with Patrick Brady, Matt Evans, Daniel Holz and Takashi Nakamura discussing workshop highlights