Fourth Dutch Gravitational Wave meeting



G. Nelemans (Radboud University)
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.
  • Adrian Hamers
  • Alessandro Patruno
  • Alexei Starobinsky
  • Amruta Jaodand
  • Ana Achucarro
  • Angelos Tzetzias
  • Anja Marunovic
  • Braeuer Marion
  • Caprini Chiara
  • Chris Van Den Broeck
  • Dorothea Samtleben
  • Elena Rossi
  • Ernst-Jan Buis
  • Evert Rol
  • G. Nelemans
  • Gemma Janssen
  • Giuseppe d'Ambrosi
  • Gonzalo Palma
  • Jason Hessels
  • Jeroen Franse
  • Jeroen Meidam
  • Jo van den Brand
  • Job de Kleuver
  • Joris van Heijningen
  • Julia Heuritsch
  • Liu Leihua
  • Lohmeyer Philipp
  • Mart van Blokland
  • Michalis Agathos
  • Peter Jonker
  • Reinier Jonker
  • Rudolf Le Poole
  • Saikat Chatterjee
  • Samaya Nissanke
  • Satish Kumar Saravanan
  • Selma de Mink
  • Shaon Ghosh
  • Simon Portegies Zwart
  • Sotirios Sanidas
  • Steven Bloemen
  • Tomislav Prokopec
  • Valerio Ribeiro
  • Wessel Valkenburg
  • Xuewen Liu
  • Yvette Welling
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    • 10:00 AM 5:30 PM
      Talks: Room 106/7 in Huygens building
      • 10:00 AM
        Coffee/Tea 30m
      • 10:30 AM
        Keynote: GW from the Early Universe 40m
        Speaker: Chiara Caprini (CEA)
      • 11:10 AM
        Comments on the present situation with gravitational waves from inflation 20m
        Speaker: Alexei Starobinsky
      • 11:30 AM
        Update on Pulsar Timing Arrays 30m
        Speaker: Gemma Janssen (ASTRON)
      • 12:00 PM
        Update on Virgo/LIGO 30m
        Speaker: Jo van den Brand (VU/Nikhef)
      • 12:30 PM
        Lunch 1h
      • 1:30 PM
        Update on eLISA 20m
        Speaker: G. Nelemans (Radboud University)
      • 1:50 PM
        Ballistic orbits for gravitational waves 20m
        Speaker: Giuseppe d'Ambrosi (Nikhef)
      • 2:10 PM
        Relativistic dynamics of orbits near a supermassive black hole — implications for extreme mass ratio inspirals 20m
        Speaker: Adrian Hamers (Leiden Observatory)
      • 2:30 PM
        Testing the no-hair theorem with black hole ringdowns 20m
        Speaker: Jeroen Meidam (Nikhef)
      • 2:50 PM
        Coffee/Tea 30m
      • 3:20 PM
        BlackGEM 20m
        Speaker: Steven Bloemen (RU)
      • 3:40 PM
        Dutch Instrumentation in Advanced Virgo: Vibration Isolation 20m
        Speaker: Joris van Heijningen (Nikhef)
      • 4:00 PM
        Hunt for optical counterparts for gravitational wave events 20m
        Speaker: Shaon Ghosh (RU)
      • 4:20 PM
        Cosmic string investigations within the EPTA 20m
        Speaker: Sotirios Sanidas (UvA)
      • 4:40 PM
        B-modes and the sound speed of primordial fluctuations 20m
        Speaker: Gonzalo Palma (Santiago, Chile)
      • 5:00 PM
        Drinks 30m