Spring visitors and StronG BaD workshop

Friday, February 17, 2017

Our group will have several visitors this Spring. Most of them are coming with funding from the Strong Gravity and High Energy Physics Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Action, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015.

These visitors will take part in the StronG BaD (Strong Gravity and Binary Dynamics) workshop that we are organizing (see the announcement in Ole Miss News).

Here is the list of visitors and their arrival/departure dates:

Leonardo Gualtieri (Rome), Feb 16-Mar 1

Laura Bernard (IST Lisbon), Feb 20-Mar 20
Seth Hopper (IST Lisbon), Feb 20-Mar 20
Andrea Nerozzi (IST Lisbon), Feb 20-Mar 20

Michalis Agathos (Cambridge), Feb 21-Mar 21
William Cook (Cambridge), Feb 21-Mar 21
Christopher Moore (Cambridge), Feb 21-Mar 21
Roxana Rosca (Cambridge), Feb 21-Mar 21

Atsushi Nishizawa (Nagoya), Feb 23-Mar 3

Pedro Cunha (Aveiro), Feb 25-Mar 24
Carlos Herdeiro (Aveiro), Feb 25-Mar 11

Antoine Klein (Paris), Feb 26-Mar 15

Jefferson’s values

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


A few of us were at the APS meeting in Washington D.C. this week. It was a very good meeting, lots of astronomy, gravity, black holes and gravitational waves! On Tuesday afternoon, after the last session I finally had a couple of hours to do a little sightseeing. I have been many times in D.C., but never I had a chance of visiting the Jefferson memorial. Inside the dome, four panels show quotations from Thomas Jefferson. One of these panels, in particular, includes a quotation that I believe is worth remembering these days: “No man […] shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief”


LISA proposal submitted to ESA

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

On January 13, in response to the call of the European Space Agency (ESA) for L3 mission concepts, the LISA Mission consortium submitted the proposal for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).

A copy of the proposal is freely available for download here, and it was also posted to the arXiv. You can show your support for the LISA mission by signing up on this website.

Fulbright Fellowship to Professor Maurício Richartz

Monday, January 9, 2017

Professor Maurício Richartz (Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição, Universidade Federal do ABC, São Paulo, Brazil) was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to visit our group.

Professor Richartz will visit our department for about four months, two in the Spring 2017 (starting on January 24) and two in the Fall 2017. On February 7 he will give a colloquium for the Physics Department with title “Analogue Black Holes: Theory and Experiments”.

Congratulations and welcome to Oxford!

StronG BaD workshop (2/27/17-3/2/17)

Saturday, December 17, 2016

In the Spring of 2017 we will host an informal workshop on Strong Gravity and Binary Dynamics with Gravitational Wave Observations. The workshop is partially supported by Emanuele’s NSF grants and by the Strong Gravity and High Energy Physics Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Action, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program.

It will last four days and it will revolve around the following topics:

Day 1: Astrophysics of compact binary populations
Day 2: Spin measurements in compact binaries
Day 3: Strong-field tests of general relativity
Day 4: Signatures of modified gravity and exotic compact objects

More details (including a preliminary list of participants, travel and lodging information) are available on this website.