Neutron Stars and Gravitational Waves: The next steps toward detection

On May 22, 2011, we would like to bring together experts in the neutron star, pulsar, LIGO, GEO and Virgo communities interested in the search for gravitational waves from and via spinning compact objects.

We want to focus mainly on the question of how to improve our chances for success in detecting gravitational waves emitted by neutron stars, but also want to discuss the prospects for direct detection of gravitational waves by way of pulsar timing arrays and other fundamental gravity tests using pulsars.

To keep the workshop sharply focused, presentations are by invitation only, but other interested astronomers are strongly encouraged to attend and join the discussions.

This workshop (4th in a series) will be held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, one day prior to the summer meeting of the American Astronomical Society held in the same hotel.

LIGO Hanford site overview Boston skyline and bridge Virgo site overview


Continuous Waves Search Group of the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration