Fourth Dutch Gravitational Wave meeting

chaired by G. Nelemans (Radboud University)
Friday, 20 February 2015 from to (Europe/Amsterdam)
at Leiden
Description Gravitational wave research in the Netherlands is rapidly taking shape and is becoming increasingly diverse. We organise the fourth Dutch National GW meeting, in order to bring together astronomers and physicists interested in gravitational wave science and inform each other of developments and new projects. The meeting will be held on Friday, February 20th 2015, at the Leiden University.

The day will start with a keynote lecture by Chiara Caprini on Gravitational Waves from the Early Universe followed by a talk by  Alexey Starobinsky. There will be overview talks on general topics/experiments as well as contributed talks on specific projects, particularly for students and post-docs.

The meeting is open to all interested researchers, also from outside the Netherlands. Please register at and contact us by e-mail to submit an abstract.
Participants Ana Achucarro; Michalis Agathos; Steven Bloemen; Ernst-Jan Buis; Saikat Chatterjee; Caprini Chiara; Giuseppe d'Ambrosi; Job de Kleuver; Selma de Mink; Jeroen Franse; Shaon Ghosh; Adrian Hamers; Jason Hessels; Julia Heuritsch; Gemma Janssen; Amruta Jaodand; Reinier Jonker; Peter Jonker; Rudolf Le Poole; Liu Leihua; Xuewen Liu; Braeuer Marion; Anja Marunovic; Jeroen Meidam; G. Nelemans; Samaya Nissanke; Gonzalo Palma; Alessandro Patruno; Lohmeyer Philipp; Simon Portegies Zwart; Tomislav Prokopec; Valerio Ribeiro; Evert Rol; Elena Rossi; Dorothea Samtleben; Sotirios Sanidas; Satish Kumar Saravanan; Alexei Starobinsky; Angelos Tzetzias; Wessel Valkenburg; Mart van Blokland; Jo van den Brand; Chris Van Den Broeck; Joris van Heijningen; Yvette Welling
Submit an title/abstract Email: nelemans@astro.ru.nl
Go to day
  • Friday, 20 February 2015
    • 10:00 - 17:30 Talks: Room 106/7 in Huygens building
      • 10:00 Coffee/Tea 30'
      • 10:30 Keynote: GW from the Early Universe 40'
        Speaker: Chiara Caprini (CEA)
      • 11:10 Comments on the present situation with gravitational waves from inflation 20'
        Speaker: Alexei Starobinsky
      • 11:30 Update on Pulsar Timing Arrays 30'
        Speaker: Gemma Janssen (ASTRON)
      • 12:00 Update on Virgo/LIGO 30'
        Speaker: Jo van den Brand (VU/Nikhef)
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h0'
      • 13:30 Update on eLISA 20'
        Speaker: G. Nelemans (Radboud University)
      • 13:50 Ballistic orbits for gravitational waves 20'
        Speaker: Giuseppe d'Ambrosi (Nikhef)
      • 14:10 Relativistic dynamics of orbits near a supermassive black hole — implications for extreme mass ratio inspirals 20'
        Speaker: Adrian Hamers (Leiden Observatory)
      • 14:30 Testing the no-hair theorem with black hole ringdowns 20'
        Speaker: Jeroen Meidam (Nikhef)
      • 14:50 Coffee/Tea 30'
      • 15:20 BlackGEM 20'
        Speaker: Steven Bloemen (RU)
      • 15:40 Dutch Instrumentation in Advanced Virgo: Vibration Isolation 20'
        Speaker: Joris van Heijningen (Nikhef)
      • 16:00 Hunt for optical counterparts for gravitational wave events 20'
        Speaker: Shaon Ghosh (RU)
      • 16:20 Cosmic string investigations within the EPTA 20'
        Speaker: Sotirios Sanidas (UvA)
      • 16:40 B-modes and the sound speed of primordial fluctuations 20'
        Speaker: Gonzalo Palma (Santiago, Chile)
      • 17:00 Drinks 30'