NCfA Multimessenger Symposium, Feb 28 - March 1, 2024

The Nevada Center for Astrophysics (NCfA) is hosting the second symposium on new advances in multimessenger astrophysics. The meeting intends to bring together experts in theory, experiment, and observation to discuss recent developments and envision the path forward for finding more sources. The symposium will be held from Wednesday, February 28, to Friday, March 1, 2024, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

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10th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting at UT-Austin, March 1-2

The 10th Gulf Coast Gravity Meeting (GCGM) will be hosted by the Center of Gravitational wave Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. The presentations will be held on Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd. The GCGM encourages all levels of scientists to present recently published or current work; we especially encourage early career scientists to participate. All areas of gravitational wave physics, classical and quantum, theory and experiment are welcome. While we encourage all members from the Gulf Coast region of the United States to participate, all scientists are welcome.

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Call for Registration: AHEAD 2020 Workshop on synergies between astrophysics and geoscience, March 4-5 2024

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the AHEAD 2020 Workshop fostering synergies between the Gravitational Wave, High Energy Astrophysics and Geoscience communities. The primary objective of this workshop is to strengthen the scientific network between the astrophysics and geoscience domains. Slots for contributed talks will be available for both high energy astrophysics and geoscience. We encourage and welcome your active involvement by submitting an abstract for consideration as a talk.

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Taking it to the extreme: Symmetries and dynamics of extremal black holes, March 6-8 2024, Princeton

The existence of black holes is perhaps the most spectacular theoretical prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Quite remarkably, black holes are fundamentally simple objects, as they are completely described by their mass, angular momentum, and charge. Maximally spinning (or charged) black holes are known as extremal black holes. Unlike sub-extremal black holes, extremal (and near-extremal) black holes have remained largely unexplored because of their numerous intricacies. In view of the most recent advances in understanding sub-extremal black holes, a more thorough study of extremal and near-extremal black holes now appears as a natural and promising direction for important future developments in the subject. The workshop aims at presenting two perspectives on extremal black holes, namely their symmetries and dynamics, via the combination of ideas from physics, mathematics, and numerical simulations.

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LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration Meeting, March 11-14, 2024 at LSU

The LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration Meeting will be held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, March 11th-14th, 2024.

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Black Holes & Cosmology, March 11-15 2024 at University of Bahamas

The purpose of the conference Black Holes & Cosmology is to bring together experts from around the world working on theoretical and observational aspects of black holes, particularly (but not limited to) their rôle in cosmology.

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2nd Terrestrial Very-Long-Baseline Atom Interferometry Workshop April 3-5, 2024, Imperial College London

The 2nd Terrestrial Very-Long-Baseline Atom Interferometry (TVLBAI) workshop in London follows the successful TVLBAI workshop hosted at CERN in March 2023 [A] and its comprehensive Workshop Summary that has now been accepted for publication in the AVS journal [B]. This upcoming workshop will convene experts from around the world to explore the exciting advancements in large-scale atom interferometer prototypes and their potential applications in detecting ultralight dark matter and gravitational waves.

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11th KAGRA International Workshop (KIW-11), April 16-17, 2024, Taiwan

The 11th KAGRA international workshop (KIW-11) will be held on 16-17 April 2024 in Taichung City, Taiwan. KIW focuses not only on the KAGRA project, but also encompasses all related fields such as other gravitational wave experiments, gravitational wave sciences, and multi-messenger astronomy.

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GW Open Data Workshop, April 18-20, 2024

This Open Data Workshop is the 7th in a series of workshops that began in 2018. Participants will receive a crash-course in gravitational-wave data analysis. The workshop includes lectures by data analysis experts, hands on experience with software tutorials, and a data challenge designed to test your new skill in GW data analysis.

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Second Cosmic Explorer Symposium (online) Apr 23-25, 2024

Second Cosmic Explorer Symposium, will be held online on April 23-25, 2024: https://indico.mit.edu/e/CES2024. The symposium will take place over 3 days, with two hours in the morning (11am-1pm EDT, 4pm-6pm UTC) and two hours in the afternoon (3-5pm EDT, 8pm-10pm UTC), hoping to maximize attendance from different time zones. Participation will be free, but we invite you to register (by clicking “applying for participation” from the link above), as zoom links and announcements will be communicated only to registered participants.

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AIslands - Arran 2024, April 23-26, Brodick, Scotland

The Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow are pleased to announce AIslands - Arran 2024. This meeting will be held on the Isle of Arran in Scotland in the week of 23 to 26 April 2024, and will focus on applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the context of gravitational wave science.

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LISA Sprint 2024, April 29- May 1 2024, Pasadena

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a joint effort of ESA and NASA to develop and operate a space-based observatory to survey the mHz gravitational wave band. To prepare for LISA observations and its unique data products, we are announcing the 2nd LISA Sprint to be held in Pasadena, CA on the Caltech campus from Monday April 29 to Wednesday May 1, 2024.

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EuCAIFCon 2024, April 30 - May 3, Amsterdam

The first “European AI for Fundamental Physics Conference” (EuCAIFCon) will be held in Amsterdam, from 30 April to 3 May 2024. The aim of this event is to provide a platform for establishing new connections between AI activities across various branches of fundamental physics, by bringing together researchers that face similar challenges and/or use similar AI solutions. The conference will be organized “horizontally”: sessions are centered on specific AI methods and themes, while being cross-disciplinary regarding the scientific questions.

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XIV ET Symposium, May 6-10, 2024, Maastricht

The upcoming ET Symposium will take place in Maastricht from May 6th at noon until May 10th early afternoon. This symposium gives the chance to unite with colleagues deeply engaged in the Einstein Telescope project and those who share a profound interest in ET. Together, we'll delve into recent advancements and exchange insights while forging lasting connections. Register here.

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GWADW 2024, May 12-18, Australia

Registration Now Open for GWADW 2024 - GWADW will be held in Hamilton Island, Australia, 12-18 May 2024. First announcement of the 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop, a one-week event dedicated to exploring cutting-edge research and advancements in technologies and their implementations for current and future gravitational wave detectors. The official website for the 2024 Gravitational Wave Advanced Detector Workshop (GWADW) is now accessible.

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Hot-Wiring the Transient Universe VII, May 13-17, 2024, Toronto

Hotwiring VII will be hosted by the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto, May 13-17 2024. Please come join us to build the future of time-domain astrophysics. This will be a WORKshop, and will have a mix of talks, hack sessions, designing new instruments, and building big robots to look at the sky!

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16th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors , May 26 -June 1, 2024, La Biodola, Italy

Save the Date: 16th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors : Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics, May 26 -June 1, 2024, La Biodola, Italy

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GWPAW 2024 - May 28-31 in Birmingham

The next Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) will be held in Birmingham, UK on May 28-31, 2024. GW detectors | Data analysis methods | GW sources and their astrophysical modeling | Fundamental physics | Gamma-ray bursts, afterglows, kilonovae and other related electromagnetic transients | Multi-messenger tools | And more

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EDSU-Tools 2024 - Exploring the Dark Side of the Univers-Tools , June 2-7, 2024

The EDSU-Tools 2024 conference will be held in island of Noirmoutier (France) from 2nd to 7th of June 2024. The Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe Tools 2024 is a follow-up of World Summit EDSU conferences held in Guadeloupe island (EDSU2018 and EDSU2020) and La Reunion island (EDSU2022). EDSU conferences are among the major venues of interaction between cosmologists and particle and astroparticle physicists. The main goal is to discuss progress and future directions related to outstanding issues, both in Cosmology and in Particle Physics.

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Dawn VII meeting, June 12-13, 2024 at UBC in Vancouver

This discussion-based workshop will focus on planning for upgrades to the LIGO detectors (in the 2030-2035 timeframe) and the next-generation Cosmic Explorer detectors, in the context of a global network of future ground-based detectors. This meeting should engage a broad representation of our global community to place plans for new detectors in the context of multi-messenger astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, and astronomy. In order to help us plan, please let us know if you are interested in attending Dawn VII.


Continuous gravitational waves and neutron stars, June 17-20 2024, Hannover

The continuous gravitational waves and neutron stars workshop will be held from June 17-20 2023, in Hannover (Germany) at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics. This is the second edition of the previous "Multi-messenger continuous gravitational waves" workshop.

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27th Capra Meeting on Radiation Reaction in General Relativity, June 17-21 2024, Singapore

The Capra meeting is an annual workshop on the topic of radiation reaction in general relativity. The primary focus of these workshops is the development of the gravitational self-force approach to model extreme mass ratio inspirals and further our understanding of the two-body problem in general relativity. This is done in synergy with other well known modeling techniques such as post-Newtonian theory and numerical relativity. The canonical example of an extreme mass-ratio Inspiral (EMRI) is the inspiral of a stellar-mass compact object into a supermassive black hole. Gravitational waves from these systems are a promising target for the future space-based detector LISA, which is currently scheduled to launch in the mid-2030's by the European Space Agency with support from NASA.

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IPTA Science Meeting 2024, June 24-31, Sexten, Italy

The IPTA meeting this year will open up to the astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics communities at large. The meeting will consist of four days of open sessions plus one ‘closed day’ dedicated to IPTA internal matters. Registration and abstract submission will open on March 1st.

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CAP 2024, June 24-28, Toulouse

From 24 to 28 June 2024, Cité de l'espace in Toulouse, France, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission C2 — Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) and the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach, will host the world’s largest conference on astronomy communication: Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2024 (CAP 2024). Professionals from science communication, informal education, planetariums and science centres, professional and amateur astronomers, journalists and creative personalities are invited to the conference to exchange ideas and best practices.

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Enabling Future Gravitational Wave Astrophysics in the Milli-Hertz Regime, 30 June - 25 July 2025, Garching

Join us to explore the uncharted milli-Hertz regime of the gravitational wave spectrum, a domain soon to be unlocked by space missions. With a special emphasis on the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, our workshop also broadens its scope to include other milli-Hertz missions and aims to explore synergies with the next generation of ground-based gravitational wave detectors. Valeriya Korol, Natalia Korsakova, Lucio Mayer, Martina Toscani, Niels Warburton

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New horizons for Psi school & workshop, July 1-5 2024, IST Lisbon

In recent years, there has been significant advancement and a notable surge in the exploration of fundamental field in regions with strong gravity. In light of this expanding and evolving community, the New Horizons for Psi School & Workshop: Black Holes and Fundamental Fields has been conceived to facilitate a thorough discourse on this subject. The 5-day hybrid event is scheduled for July 1st to 5th, 2024, in Lisbon. The initial two days will be dedicated to the school component, with the subsequent three days comprising the workshop segment. The event also provides a platform for students to present their posters.

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New Frontiers in Strong Gravity, July 7-19 2024, Benasque

The third installment of the two-week workshop “New frontiers in strong gravity” will take place in Benasque, Spain from Jul 07–19, 2024. The registration will open in Spring 2024. The highly nonlinear, strong-field regime of gravity holds the key to address long-standing puzzles in modern physics. These range from theoretical questions concerning the nature of gravity, the quest for a consistent theory of quantum gravity and resulting modifications to general relativity, to new insights into nuclear matter under extreme conditions in the context of neutron star and multi-messenger astronomy.

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Seventeenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting, July 7-12 2024 in Pescara

Since 1975, the Marcel Grossmann Meetings (on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories) have been organized in order to provide opportunities for discussing recent advances in gravitation, general relativity and relativistic field theories, emphasizing mathematical foundations, physical predictions and experimental tests.

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LISA Symposium July 7-12 2024, Dublin, Ireland

Registration is now open for the 15th International LISA Symposium which will take place from 7th – 12th July 2024 in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to invited plenary talks, this year the LISA Symposium will feature both parallel and poster sessions. If you would like to present at these we invite you to submit an abstract via the website before the 20th April 2024.

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50 Years of Horndeski Gravity: Exploring Modified Gravity, July 15-19 2024, Waterloo, Canada

First announcement a landmark conference that plans to delve into the forefront of research on modified theories of gravity and brings together leading experts from different disciplines including observational astrophysicists, numerical relativists, cosmologists and mathematical physicists to explore the present status of modified theories of gravity and envision their future theoretical development and implications for observations.

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PAX IX Workshop at King’s College London, July 23-25 2024

The 9th Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme workshop (PAX IX) will be held at King’s College London from 23–25 July 2024. Sessions will take place in central London, at the historic Bush House general auditorium. The goal of this workshop is to explore how the ongoing and upcoming observations of gravitational and electromagnetic waves can help us understand physics at the extreme–– strong gravitational fields, dark matter, nuclear physics, cosmology, and multimessenger astrophysics. the participants list is capped at 100. Please register by the 1st of May 2024 using this link.


Simulating Extreme Spacetimes with SpEC and SpECTRE, August 5-9 2024, Providence

A new era of astronomical observation was announced in 2016 when the first-ever detection of gravitational waves from a binary black hole system occurred. Gravitational waves encode detailed information about the astrophysical systems they emerge from and complement what can be learned through traditional light-based observation.

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IAU Symposium on Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics, Cape Town, August 6-8 2024

Announcement: the IAU Symposium on Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics [IAU 389, see https://gw2024.saao.ac.za/] will be held August 6–8, 2024, in Cape Town, South Africa as part of the 32nd, and first African, IAU General Assembly 2024. Early registration and abstract submission are now open (through 1 March, 2024) at https://astronomy2024.org/.


Black Holes Inside and Out, August 26-30 2024, Copenhagen

The gravitational physics landscape has been evolving rapidly, driven in good part by our ability to study strong-field regions, in particular black holes. Black holes are the most amazing macroscopic objects in the universe. According to Einstein’s General Relativity, their exterior is extremely simple, while their interior holds the failure of the underlying theory. There are thus strong reasons to tests black hole spacetimes, an endeavor made possible by gravitational-wave astronomy. Black hole physics is an active field of research, which witnessed a number of important results in the last few years.

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12th Aegean Summer School, September 9-14, 2024, Sifnos, Greece

The aim of the 12th Aegean Summer School is to discuss the recent developments in theory in Gravity and Cosmology and in observations discussing the LIGO, VIRGO, LISA and BINGO experiments. The 12th Aegean Summer School will take place in the town of Apollonia in the island of Sifnos, in the Cultural Centre “Marianthi Simou” and it is organized and sponsored by the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, the University Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, the University of Tuebingen, Germany, the University Nottingham, England, the University Sapienza, Rome, Italy, the University Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, Chile, the University Sao Paulo, Brazil and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST).

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Seventh International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime, September 16-19 2024

The spacetime conferences bring together physicists and philosophers and provide a forum where aspects and implications of the nature and ontology of spacetime are discussed. The Scientific Organizing Committee hopes that these meetings will become one of the preferred biennial forums for reporting research results and having fruitful discussions with colleagues.

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COSMO'24, October 21-24 at Kyoto University

COSMO'24 will bring together a wide range of cosmologists and particle physicists to discuss current ideas on particle physics and cosmology.

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