Organizing Committee

This kick-off workshop will seek to provide an overview of both the state-of-the-art and open challenges drawing from multiple themes (theory, analysis of the equations, computation, and data analysis) within the broad context of Einstein’s general relativity theory. We welcome participation from physics, mathematics, statistics, and astrophysics, and the speaking schedule will reflect this diversity of scientific disciplines.

The workshop will also feature a series of hands-on, computational tutorials in the afternoon. We plan to hold tutorials on (i) the SXS gravitational waveform catalog which contains important simulation outputs from the numerical relativity code SpEC, (ii) the Einstein Toolkit software platform for numerically solving the Einstein equation, the relativistic (magneto-)hydrodynamics equations, and other tools to support research in relativistic astrophysics and gravitational physics, (iii) the Black Hole Perturbation Toolkit which can be used to model gravitational radiation from small mass-ratio binaries, ringdown of black holes, and other computational tools to assist with the study of gravity within the context of perturbation theory, and (iv) xAct, an efficient tensor computer algebra framework for Mathematica. Some tutorials may also integrate relevant data analysis tutorials for working with gravitational-wave datasets. Tutorial participants will be given both an overview of the key pieces of software as well as practical instructions on installing and running example cases.

Tutorial Materials

Tutorial: Using the waveform catalog

Tutorial: Black Hole Perturbation Toolkit
Tutorial: xAct

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Image Credit: The Simulating Extreme Spacetimes collaboration,"

Confirmed Speakers & Participants

  • Speaker
  • Poster Presenter
  • Attendee
  • Virtual Attendee
  • Naresh Adhikari
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Sarp Akcay
    University College Dublin
  • Mehdi Ameri
    Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
  • Ellery Ames
    Humboldt State University
  • Steve Anglin
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Harbir Antil
    George Mason University
  • Daniel Appelö
    University of Colorado Boulder
  • Llibert Aresté Saló
    Queen Mary University of London
  • Stefanos Aretakis
    University of Toronto
  • Jeremias Arf
    Technical University Kaiserslautern
  • Douglas Arnold
    University of Minnesota
  • Julio Arrechea
    Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC)
  • Josu C. Aurrekoetxea
    King's College London
  • Indrani Banerjee
    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
  • Pratyusava Baral
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Enrico Barausse
    SISSA, Trieste, Italy
  • Soummyadip Basak
    ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore, India
  • Zakaria Belkhadria
    University of Tours
  • Emilio Bellini
    University of Oxford
  • John Belz
    University of Utah
  • Canisius Bernard
    University of Saskatchewan
  • Sebastiano Bernuzzi
    Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
  • Emanuele Berti
    John Hopkins University
  • Khanak Bhargava
    University of Massachusetts
  • Ashish Bhatt
    IIT ISM Dhanbad
  • Maitraya Bhattacharyya
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
  • Luca Boccioli
    University of Notre Dame
  • Deepika Bollimpalli
    Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
  • Beatrice Bonga
    Radboud University
  • Michael Boyle
    Cornell University
  • Christopher Bresten
    Ajou University
  • Bernd Brügmann
    Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena
  • Alessandra Buonanno
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Karen Camarda
    Washburn University
  • Manuela Campanelli
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Alejandro Cardenas Avendano
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Marc Casals
  • Juliana Celestino
    CBPF ( Brazilian Center of Physics researches)
  • Andrew Christlieb
    Michigan State University
  • Katy Clough
    University of Oxford
  • Geoffrey Compère
    Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Sidafa Conde
    Sandia National Laboratories
  • William Cook
    University of Jena
  • Isabel Cordero-Carrion
    University of Valencia
  • Maxence Corman
    Perimeter Institute/Univeristy of Waterloo
  • Neil Cornish
    Montana State University
  • Daniela Cors
    Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena
  • Robert Coyne
    University of Rhode Island
  • Károly Csukás
    Wigner RCP
  • Stefan Czimek
    University of Toronto
  • Ashkbiz Danehkar
    University of Michigan
  • Boris Daszuta
    Friedrich Schiller University
  • Eloy de Jong
    King's College London
  • Shiladittya Debnath
    West Bengal University of Technology.
  • Lindsay DeMarchi
    Northwestern University
  • Nils Deppe
    Cornell University
  • Radhika Deshmukh
    Shri Shivaji college of arts commerce and science Akola
  • Mekhi Dhesi
    University of Southampton
  • Peter Diener
    Louisiana State University
  • Georgios Doulis
    University of Jena
  • Rajesh Dubey
  • Francisco Duque
    Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Leanne Durkan
    University College Dublin
  • Maxim Dvoynishnikov
    University of Vienna
  • Nelson Eiró
    Queen Mary University of London
  • Kyrillos ElAbd
    Cairo University
  • Matthew Elley
    King's College London
  • Donald Estep
    Simon Fraser University
  • Patrick Farrell
    University of Oxford
  • Scott Field
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Pau Figueras
    Queen Mary University of London
  • Robert Fisher
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Xisco Forteza
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Tiago França
    Queen Mary University Of London
  • daniele funaro
    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • William Gabella
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Bhooshan Gadre
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (AEI), Potsdam-Golm
  • Jonathan Gair
    Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
  • Leda Gao
    Wake Forest University
  • David Garfinkle
    Oakland University
  • Ajeet Gary
    New York University
  • Aayush Gautam
    Tribhuvan University
  • Bo-Xuan Ge
    King's College London
  • Richard George
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Davide Gerosa
    University of Birmingham
  • Ziad Ghauch
    University of California Berkeley
  • Thanasis Giannakopoulos
    Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Elena Giorgi
    Princeton University
  • Kevin Gonzalez-Quesada
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Srashti Goyal
    International Center for Theoretical Sciences Bangalore
  • Samuel Gralla
    University of Arizona
  • Chenxia Gu
  • Bobby Gunara
    Institut Teknologi Bandung
  • Carsten Gundlach
    University of Southampton
  • Sajal Gupta
    University of Colorado Boulder
  • Mario Gutierrez Abed
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Tom Hagstrom
    Southern Methodist University
  • Maria Hamilton
    Marshall University, Huntington, WV
  • Carl-Johan Haster
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ian Hawke
    University of Southampton
  • Thomas Helfer
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Anil Hirani
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Holst
    University of California, San Diego
  • Seth Hopper
    Earlham College
  • Hamideh Hosseini
  • George Hrabovsky
    Midwest Area Science and Technology (MAST)
  • Jun Hu
    Beijing (Peking) University
  • Kaibo Hu
    University of Minnesota
  • Daoji Huang
    Cornell University
  • Juntao Huang
    Michigan State Univerisity
  • Eliu Huerta
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Mayer Humi
  • Cécile Huneau
    Centre De Mathématiques Laurent Schwartz
  • Bryen Irving
    Stanford University
  • David Isaacson
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Tousif Islam
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Shashank Jaiswal
    Purdue University
  • Cristian Joana
    University of Louvain (UCLouvain - CURL)
  • Félix Julié
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Jae-Hun Jung
  • Divya Jyoti
    Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Jay Kalinani
    University of Padova
  • Ankur Kalita
    Gauhati University, India
  • Chris Kavanagh
    AEI Potsdam
  • Atul Kedia
    University of Notre Dame
  • Brendan Keith
    TU Munich
  • Connor Kenyon
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Joey Key
    University of Washington, Bothell
  • Akshay Khadse
    University of Mississippi
  • Hassan Khalvati
    Sharif University of Technology
  • Gaurav Khanna
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Lawrence Kidder
    Cornell University
  • Kevin Kiely
    University College Dublin
  • Maximilian Kölsch
    FSU Jena
  • Vanitha Krishna
    Presidency University
  • Lorenzo Küchler
  • Vikrant Kumar
    IISER Kolkata
  • Anmol Kumar
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata
  • Joel Kurzweil
    University of Vienna
  • Pablo Laguna
    University of Texas at Austion
  • Jacob Lange
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Eduard Larranaga
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Stephen Lau
    University of New Mexico
  • Benjamin Leather
  • Jeonghun Lee
    Baylor University
  • Philippe LeFloch
    Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Luis Lehner
    Perimeter Institute
  • Melvin Leok
    University of California, San Diego
  • Xinyu Li
    Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics & Perimeter Institute
  • Xiang Li
  • Jichun Li
    University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Hao Li
    Purdue University
  • Dongjun Li
    California Institute of Technology
  • Martin Licht
    University of California, San Diego
  • Steven Liebling
    Long Island University
  • Hao Liu
    Brown University
  • Lionel London
    MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
  • Oliver Long
    University of Southampton
  • Philip Lynch
    University College Dublin
  • Zhenwei Lyu
    University of Guelph
  • Sizheng Ma
  • Ludovico Machet
    KU Leuven - ULB
  • Elisa Maggio
    Sapienza University of Rome
  • Caroline Mallary
    UMass Dartmouth
  • Charalampos Markakis
    Queen Mary University of London & University of Cambridge
  • Michael Maroun
  • José Martín-García
  • Josh Mathews
    University College Dublin
  • Sudhi Mathur
    California Institute of Technology
  • James Mertens
    Washington University, St. Louis
  • Luis Micchi
    Universidade Federal do ABC
  • Zachary Miksis
    University of Notre Dame
  • Bivudutta Mishra
    BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
  • Keefe Mitman
    California Institute of Technology
  • Jordan Moxon
    California Institute of Technology
  • Soham Mukherjee
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics/University of Waterloo
  • Zachary Nasipak
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Rajesh Nayak
    IISER Kolkata
  • Vsevolod Nedora
    Theoretisch-Physikalisches Institut
  • Lan Nguyen
    University of Notre Dame
  • Krishna Nunna
    Bits-Pilani Hyderabad Campus
  • Michael O'Boyle
    University of Illinois
  • Richard O'Shaughnessy
    Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Maria Okounkova
    Flatiron Institute
  • Roberto Oliveri
    Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Néstor Ortiz
    Institute for Nuclear Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Adrian Ottewill
    University College Dublin
  • Ali Övgün
    Eastern Mediterranean University
  • Surendra Padamata
    Pennsylvania State university
  • Sohyun Park
  • Pardeep Pathania
    University of Massachusetts
  • Joaquín Pelle
    National University of Córdoba
  • Harald Pfeiffer
    Albert-Einstein-Institute, Potsdam, Germany
  • Adam Pound
    University of Southampton
  • Partha Pradhan
  • Geraint Pratten
    University of Birmingham
  • Richard Price
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Akshay Priyadarshi
    NISER, Bhubaneswar
  • Sai-Mang Pun
    Texas A&M University
  • Tong Qin
    University of Michigan
  • david quispe
    Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
  • David Quispe Aruquipa
    CBPF (Brazilian Center for Research in Physics)
  • Istvan Racz
    Wigner RCP
  • Manvendra Rajvanshi
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
  • Ronald Remmerswaal
    University of Groningen
  • Mauricio Richartz
    Federal University of ABC (UFABC)
  • Katie Rink
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Justin Ripley
    Cambridge University
  • Alberto Roper Pol
    Astroparticule et Cosmologie Institute
  • Soumendra Roy
    Presidency University
  • Marcelo Rubio
    National University of Cordoba
  • Enrique Ruiz Mancilla
    Universidad de Colima
  • Jennifer Ryan
    Colorado School of Mines
  • Pradyumn Sahoo
    Birla Institute of Technology & Science-Pilani
  • Rabia Saleem
  • Bassel Saleh
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Zeyd Sam
    University of Southampton
  • Samuel Santos
    Universitat de València
  • Chandra Shekhar Saraf
    Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • Rafia Sarwar
    Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Pranav Satheesh
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Mark Scheel
    California Institute of Technology
  • Erik Schnetter
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Yoshinta Setyawati
    AEI Hannover
  • Feroz Shaik
    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Mohammad Shaikh
    International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
  • Swarnim Shashank
  • Deirdre Shoemaker
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Chi-Wang Shu
    Brown University
  • Estuti Shukla
    IISER Kolkata
  • Nils Siemonsen
    Perimeter Institute
  • Douglas Singleton
    California State University, Fresno
  • Viktor Skoupý
    Charles University
  • Rory James Smith
    Monash University
  • Jared Speck
    Vanderbilt University
  • Nicholas Speeney
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrew Spiers
    University of Southampton
  • Leo Stein
    University of Mississippi
  • Nikolaos Stergioulas
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Vladimir Strokov
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrew Sullivan
    Princeton University
  • Hari Sundar
    University of Utah
  • Ankan Sur
    Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
  • Saul Teukolsky
    Cornell University
  • Chi Tian
    Washington University in St.Louis
  • Snehal Tibrewal
  • Praveer Tiwari
    Washington State University
  • Konrad Topolski
    University of Warsaw
  • Arthur Touati
    Ecole Polytechnique
  • Gantumur Tsogtgerel
    McGill University
  • Sahil Ugale
    Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amruthben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics
  • Samuel Upton
    University of Southampton
  • Caterina Vâlcu
    Ecole polytechnique
  • Maarten van de Meent
    Albert Einstein Institute
  • Alex Vano-Vinuales
    CENTRA, IST, University of Lisbon
  • Manas Vishal
    IISER Kolkata
  • Axel Voigt
    Institute of Scientific Computing - Technische Universitat Dresden
  • Mittu Walia
  • He Wang
    Institute of Theoretical Physics (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Niels Warburton
    University College Dublin
  • Barry Wardell
    University College Dublin
  • Benjamin Wiggins
    University of Vermont
  • Vojtech Witzany
    University College Dublin
  • Kaze Wong
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Thomas Wurm
    University of Vienna
  • Xiaoyi Xie
    University of Southampton
  • H.C. Yee
    NASA Ames Research Center
  • Hwei-Jang Yo
    National Cheng-Kung University
  • Dongbing Zha
    Donghua University
  • Shangyou Zhang
    University of Delaware
  • Miguel Zilhao
    Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • Aaron Zimmerman
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • Maria Zioga
    University of Tuebingen

Workshop Schedule

Monday, September 14, 2020
9:00 - 9:10am EDTWelcome - ICERM Director  
9:10 - 9:55am EDTAdvances and Challenges in Waveform Modeling for Gravitational-Wave Observations - Alessandra Buonanno, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics 
9:55 - 10:40am EDTGravitational Wave Data Analysis - Neil Cornish, Montana State University 
10:40 - 11:25am EDTSelf-gravitating massive fields- stability, decay, and regularity - Philippe LeFloch, Sorbonne University 
11:30 - 1:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch/ Free Time  
1:00 - 1:45pm EDTAdvances in Cauchy Characteristic Extraction methods in SpECTRE - Jordan Moxon, California Institute of Technology 
1:45 - 2:30pm EDTStructure-preserving numerical methods in relativity - Doug Arnold, University of Minnesota 
2:30 - 3:15pm EDTSpECTRE- towards high-order hydrodynamics and exascale numerical relativity - Nils Deppe, Cornell University 
3:15 - 4:00pm EDTChallenges for numerical relativity and gravitational-wave source modeling - Emanuele Berti, Johns Hopkins University 
4:00 - 4:30pm EDTMake your own Coffee/ Tea Break  
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
9:30 - 10:15am EDTThe functional expansion approach to solving the Teukolsky equation. - Adrian Ottewill, University College Dublin 
10:15 - 11:00am EDTPhoton Ring Test of the Kerr Metric- Results and Computational Challenges - Sam Gralla, University of Arizona 
11:00 - 11:45am EDTBMS-like structures in cosmology - Beatrice Bonga, Radboud University Nijmegen 
11:45 - 1:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch/ Free Time  
1:00 - 4:00pm EDTTutorial- xAct - José M. Martín-García, Wolfram 
4:00 - 4:30pm EDTMake your own Coffee/ Tea Break  
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
9:30 - 10:15am EDTNew results from second-order black hole perturbation theory - Niels Warburton, University College Dublin 
10:15 - 11:00am EDTScalable Space-time adaptivity for Simulations of Binary Black Hole Intermediate-Mass-Ratio-Inspirals - Hari Sundar, University of Utah 
11:00 - 11:45am EDTChallenges in the self-consistent evolutions of extreme mass ratio inspirals - Peter Diener, Louisiana State University 
11:45 - 1:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch/ Free Time  
1:00 - 1:30pm EDTTutorial: Introductory Talk to The Black Hole Perturbation Toolkit - Barry Wardell, University College Dublin  
1:35 - 2:20pm EDTTutorial: Hands on with the Black Hole Perturbation Toolkit - Barry Wardell, University College Dublin  
2:25 - 2:55pm EDTTutorial: Black Hole scattering and absorption - Barry Wardell, University College Dublin  
3:00 - 4:00pm EDTTutorial: Gravitational wave fluxes from extreme mass-ration inspirals - Barry Wardell, University College Dublin  
4:00 - 4:30pm EDTMake your own Coffee/ Tea Break  
Thursday, September 17, 2020
9:30 - 10:15am EDTTesting the nature of dark compact objects with gravitational waves - Elisa Maggio, Sapienza University of Rome 
10:15 - 11:00am EDTCosmological initial data for numerical relativity - David Garfinkle, Oakland University 
11:00 - 11:45am EDTBinary black hole mergers beyond general relativity - Maria Okounkova, Flatiron Institute 
11:45 - 1:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch/ Free Time  
1:00 - 1:30pm EDTTutorial- Introductory Talk to The Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes waveform catalog - Mike Boyle, Cornell University  
1:35 - 4:00pm EDTHands on Tutorial- Using the waveform catalog - Mike Boyle, Cornell University 
4:00 - 4:30pm EDTMake your own Coffee/ Tea Break  
Friday, September 18, 2020
9:30 - 10:15am EDTIntersections between numerical and analytic relativity - Aaron Zimmerman, The University of Texas at Austin 
10:15 - 11:00am EDTExtracting Extra Accuracy Through Post-Processing - Jennifer K Ryan, Colorado School of Mines 
11:00 - 11:45am EDTAstrophysics Across the Gravitational Wave Spectrum - Joey Shapiro Key, University of Washington Bothell 
11:45 - 1:00pm EDTBreak for Lunch/ Free Time  
1:00 - 4:00pm EDTTutorial- The Einstein Toolkit - Erik Schnetter, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 
4:00 - 4:30pm EDTMake your own Coffee/ Tea Break  

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Lecture Videos

Tutorial- The Einstein Toolkit

Erik Schnetter
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
September 18, 2020

Self-gravitating massive fields- stability, decay, and regularity

Philippe LeFloch
Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions Université Pierre et Marie Curie
September 14, 2020