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Tentative Program

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

    6:00 - 9:00 pm Registraton

Thursday, April 24, 2003

    7:00 am Registration

    Deluxe Continental breakfast starting at 7:30 am

Session #1 Overview of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

Chair: J. Centrella

    8:00 - 8:15 Introductory Remarks - J. Centrella, J. Ormes
    8:15 - 9:00 Overview of Astrophysical Gravitational Wave Sources - B. Schutz
    9:00 - 9:45 Gravitational Wave Detectors and Detection in the Year 2012 - L. S. Finn

    9:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break

Session #2: Collapses

Chair: K. New

    10:15 - 10:50 The Road to Prediction: Toward Gravitational Wave Signatures from Core Collapse Supernovae - A. Mezzacappa
    10:50 - 11:25 Gravitational Waves from Stellar Collapse (First Stars and Recent 3D Results) - C. Fryer
    11:25 - 12:00 Collapse of Rotating Supermassive Stars to Supermassive Black Holes: Relativistic Simulations - S. Shapiro

    12:00 - 12:30 Discussion

    12:30 - 1:45 Lunch in Mount Clare Café

Session #3: Inspiralling Binaries and GRBs

Chair: T. Prince

    1:45 - 2:20 Constraining Binary Evolution with Gravitational Wave Measurements of Chirp Masses - T. Bulik
    2:20 - 2:55 Possible Class of Nearby Gamma-Ray Burst/Gravitational Wave Sources - J. Norris
    2:55 - 3:30 Gravitational Waves from Gamma-Ray Bursts - P. Meszaros

    3:30 - 4:30 Coffee Break and Poster Session (Posters in Room 1123)

Session #4: Gravitational Captures

Chair: C. Miller

    4:30 - 5:05 The Astrophysics of Captures S. Sigurdsson
    5:05 - 5:40 Gravitational Waves from Captures S. Hughes

    5:40 - 6:10 Discussion

Friday, April 25, 2003

    7:00 am Registration
    7:30 am Deluxe Continental Breakfast

Session #5: Intermediate Mass Black Holes

Chair: D. Richstone

    8:00 - 8:35 Middleweight Black Holes - R. Mushotzky
    8:35 - 9:10 Optical Constraints on the Existence of Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in the Universe - R. van der Marel
    9:10 - 9:45 Formation Scenarios for Intermediate-Mass Black Holes - C. Miller

    9:45 - 10:15 Coffee Break

Session #6: Massive Black Holes

Chair: R. Mushotzky

    10:15 - 10:50 Massive Black Hole Growth and Formation: A Theoretical Overview - P. Coppi
    10:50 - 11:25 Prospects for Detecting Gravitational Radiation from Supermassive Black Holes - D. Richstone
    11:25 - 12:00 Massive Black Holes at High Redshift: X-ray Observations - A. Comastri

    12:00 - 12:30 Discussion

    12:30 - 1:45 Lunch in the Mount Clare Cafe

Session #7: MBH/MBH Binaries - Scenarios

Chair: P. Bender

    1:45 - 2: 20 Observational Evidence for Massive Black Hole Binaries - S. Komossa
    2:20 - 2:55 Hierarchival Build-up of Massive Black Holes - M. Volonteri
    2:55 - 3: 30 Gravitational Radiation from Super-Massive Black-Hole Binaries - S. Wyithe

    3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break

Session #8: Modeling MBH/MBH Binaries

Chair: S. Shapiro

    4:00 - 4:35 Mergers of Massive Black Hole Binaries - M. Milosavljevic
    4:35 - 5:10 Binary/Multiple Black Holes in Hierarchically Merging Galaxies - M. Haehnelt
    5:10 - 5:45 Calculating Gravitational Wave Signatures from Black Hole Binary Mergers - J. Centrella

    5:45 - 6:15 Discussion

    7:00 Conference Banquet Speaker: J. Taylor - "Progress Report on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy"

Saturday, April 26, 2003

    7:00 am Registration
    7:30 am Deluxe Continental Breakfast

Session #9: Galactic Binaries

Chair: R. Stebbins

    8:00 - 8:35 Galactic Binaries as Sources of Gravitational Waves - G. Nelemans
    8:35 - 9:10 Do Old Neutron Stars Shiver to Keep Warm? - J. Heyl

    9:10 - 9:25 Discussion

Session #10: Detection and Data Analysis

Chair: L. S. Finn

    9:25 - 10:00 Turning LISA into a Space Telescope - N. Cornish

    10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

    10:30 - 11:05 Searching for Gravitational Waves with Ground-based Interferometers - P. Brady
    11:05 - 11:40 Analysis of Data from the LIGO's First Science Run - N. Mavalvala

    11:40 - 11:55 Discussion

Conference Summary

    11:55 - 12:30 Summary - K. New, P. Bender

    12:30 - Conference Adjourns

 


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