Astroinformatics 2023, October 1-6 2023, Naples

Astroinformatics 2023 -will be hosted in the INAF National Auditorium in the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte. Astroinformatics 2023 aspires to continue the successful series of meetings over the last decade have attracted researchers engaged in the processing of astronomical data using modern computational methods. The scientific exchange between the astronomical and computational worlds is, as always, the main focus of the event.

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2023 Lunar GW Workshop: Merging Lunar Exploration with Multi-Messenger Revolution, October 4-6 2023, Nashville

The goal of this meeting is to explore the technology and science cases for developing gravitational-wave astronomy on the lunar surface. The discussion will seek to answer the following questions: How can multi-messenger astrophysics (MMA) leverage the resources being directed toward lunar exploration? What are the existing technologies that can enable GW measurement on the moon? What are the unique science cases for MMA on the moon and how can they synergize with space and ground-based observatories? What are the technical challenges of GW detection on the moon?

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Windows on the Universe: Establishing the Infrastructure for a Collaborative Multi-messenger Ecosystem, October 13-18, 2023, Tucson

The advent of gravitational-wave and particle detectors, which now routinely observe events through new windows upon our dynamic Universe, has ushered in the era of Multi-messenger Astronomy (MMA). With a diverse and powerful network of ground- and space-based instruments and facilities, we now have advanced resources to both identify the electromagnetic counterparts of Multi-messenger events, and to monitor and characterize their evolution. This activity requires coordination of the full range of available telescopes and their capabilities. While the scientific potential is staggering, future campaigns will be resource-intensive, expensive, and require considerable coordination, collaboration, and communication among the communities in order to deliver effective science.

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GraSP23 - GravityShapePisa 2023, October 24-27 at University of Pisa

GravityShapePisa(GraSP) is the 2nd International Conference completely organized by Young Researchers which supports the active participation of Young Researchers. The event includes talks about new techniques to model, detect and recognise gravitational waves from binary systems and exotic objects, new possible tests of General Relativity against alternative gravity theories throughout new detectors and new challenges in experimental astrophysics via Einstein Telescope.

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ET-PP/ET-EIB workshop: Computing and Data Requirements, October 26-27 2023, Geneva

The University of Geneva's Department of Astronomy will host a workshop dedicated to exploring the computing and data requirements for the Einstein Telescope. This event is jointly organised by the Einstein Telescope e-Infrastructure Board (EIB) and Work Package 8 (WP8) of the Einstein Telescope Preparatory Phase (ET-PP) project. Participants will delve into data analysis requirements from third-generation gravitational wave observatories while also reviewing the computing and data models employed by related physics experiments and astronomical observatories. A special focus session will be dedicated to working on a key deliverable of WP8: a comprehensive report outlining the computing and data requirements of the Einstein Telescope Observatory.

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Gravitational Wave Probes of Physics Beyond Standard Model, November 6-9 2023, Osaka, Japan

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss how gravitational waves may serve as tools to explore possible fundamental physics beyond the Standard Model, such as first order phase transitions in the early Universe, cosmic strings, primordial black holes and scenarios for cosmological inflation. In addition, it will explore how gravitational wave signals may reveal possible modifications of general relativity. With these aims in mind, the workshop will bring together experts in particle physics, cosmology and the gravitational wave community.

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Fourth European Physical Society Conference on Gravitation: Black Holes, November 13-15, Valencia

he 4th European Physical Society Conference on Gravitation, organised by the Gravitational Physics Division will be held in person in Valencia (Spain) on November 13-15, 2023. The aim of the conference is to showcase the rich landscape of current research in black hole physics and to stimulate exchange of ideas and discussion among the participants. Once regarded as a mathematical curiosity of Einstein’s general relativity, the importance of black holes in fundamental physics is now incontrovertible. Black holes play a prominent role across many branches of physics, from astrophysics and cosmology to high-energy physics, from information theory to quantum gravity. Many such aspects of black hole physics will be covered at the 4th EPS Conference on Gravitation, and from a theoretical, observational and phenomenological perspective.

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2nd Einstein Telescope Annual Meeting, November 14 – 17, 2023, IJCLab, Paris

Einstein Telescope Annual Meeting: Nov. 14 -16, 2023.
The 2nd Einstein Telescope Annual Meeting will be the opportunity to discuss key points of the ET collaboration and of the ET design.
The meeting is hosted by the “Gravitational waves” group of the Astroparticles, Astrophysics and Cosmology (A2C) department of the Irène Joliot-Curie Laboratoire des deux infinis (IJCLab). It will take place in the IJCLab Lehmann auditorium (building 200) in the campus of the Paris-Saclay University. Open to all ET collaboration members, it will start on Tuesday morning November 14th and end on Thursday November 16th at lunch time. In-person and remote registrations are possible.

Sustainability workshop: Nov. 16-17, 2023.
Immediately following the ET Annual Meeting, there will be a Sustainability Workshop (Thu. afternoon 11/16 and Fri. morning 11/17) organized in collaboration with the ET Preparatory Phase Project. Registration is free for this workshop and can be done either through the registration to the ET Annual meeting, or separately for the persons planning to only attend that workshop.

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12th Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (ACGRG), November 27 - December 1, 2023, Hobart

The purpose of the ACGRG is to provide a regional forum to discuss general relativity, foster collaboration, and promote ideas and insight into the nature of gravity. The topics covered are broad, ranging from gravitational wave physics and astrophysics, exact solutions, and quantum gravity to cosmology and simulations. The primary focus is on in-person participation. However, the proceedings will be streamed via Zoom, and it is anticipated that 25% of talks will be allocated to online speakers.

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32nd Workshop on General Relativity and Gravitation, November 27 - December 1, 2023 in Nagoya, Japan

JGRG is the community of researchers in Japan, working on General relativity and Gravitation. JGRG has been having an annual workshop series under the same title since 1991. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide a place for exchanging ideas to pursue future trends of research. The workshop will cover a wide area of research related to general relativity and gravitation.

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Intermediate-Mass Black Holes: The dawn of a revolutionary era, December 2-5 2023, San Pedro, Belize

Scientific Topic In this meeting we aim to explore the various observational and theoretical aspects of intermediate-mass black holes, and their unique role in: (1) Cosmology and galaxy evolution; (2) Formation of gravitational wave sources; (3) Accretion, tidal disruption events, and high-energy phenomena. The workshop aims to serve as a focal point for researchers working on intermediate-mass black holes on all scales, to connect theorists and observers, and to link together and share knowledge and tools between groups working on similar questions.

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Ultra-high frequency gravitational waves: where to next? December 4-8 at CERN

This workshop is the third in a series of workshops organized by the UHF-GW initiative, aiming at addressing theoretical open questions about the nature of ultra-high-frequency gravitational wave sources and at stimulating the technological progress that is necessary to detect gravitational waves in this frequency range. This workshop will be focussed on assessing various new detector concepts that have been proposed during the last year, discussing progress and challenges in implementing high frequency GW detectors as well as on discussing recent progress in the understanding of some UHF-GW sources.

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10th International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology: New Horizons and Singularities in Gravity, Dec 6-9 2023 in India

The 10th ICGC will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India during December 6 - 9, 2023. Since its inception in 1987, ICGC meetings are held once in four years and are organised by the Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation (IAGRG). The tenth edition of this conference at IIT Guwahati aims to bring together experts working in the area of Gravitation and Cosmology to discuss the recent developments, present status and exchange ideas while providing young researchers from India an opportunity for interaction with experts. The programme will have a series of plenary lectures, with parallel and poster sessions.

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32nd Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, December 11-15 2023 in Shanghai

Since 1963, the Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics has been one of the most important international conferences in astronomy and physics. Traditionally, it moves around the globe and takes place in different cities every two years. The year 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the Texas symposium series (see Trimble 2011 for the history), and the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the Kerr solution and of the identification of quasars. The 32nd Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics will take place in Shanghai, China, from December 11 to 15, 2023. It will be hosted by Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Future Perspectives on Primordial Black Holes, December 11-13 2023, Rome

This workshop will be on Dec 11-13, 2023 at the beautiful location of the Botanical Garden of Sapienza University of Rome, located in Trastevere. It will bring together experts on early universe cosmology, primordial black hole formation and evolution, and gravitational-wave science to discuss how the PBH scenario confronts with current and future data.

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First GWPFP Bottom-Up Cross-cutting Workshop, February 12-16 2024 in Rome

Announcement for the first Bottom-Up Cross-cutting Workshop of the Gravitational Wave Probes of Fundamental Physics (GWPFP) initiative, that will take place on February, 12-16 2024 at Sapienza University of Rome. This will be the kick-off event that will shape the organization of our cross-cutting initiative and we would like to get all members involved from the very beginning of this effort. In this spirit, only the main broad topics of the workshop are fixed, which are those discussed in this manifesto. The entire workshop structure and concrete topics will emerge from the bottom up, based on your feedback. At this stage, your action is needed to organize the event!

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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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GWPAW 2024 - Save the Date! May 27-31 in Tel Aviv

The next Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop (GWPAW) will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 27-31, 2024. Registration opens December 1st. See the linked poster for further details. Additional information will be provided in the coming months. Questions may be directed to the locals Iair Arcavi (Tel Aviv University) and Ofek Birnholtz (Bar-Ilan University); other Scientific Organizing Committee members are listed in the poster.

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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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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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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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