January 28, 2016

Astro-GR@AEI 2006: EMRIs and IMRIs



for EMRIs and IMRIs (Extreme and Intermediate Mass-Ratio Inspiral events); i.e. captures of stellar-mass compact objects by supermassive black holes and coalescence of intermediate-mass black holes with supermassive black holes. Organised by Pau Amaro-Seoane.


Gopakumar Achamveedu, Tal Alexander, Pau Amaro-Seoane, Carsten Aulbert, Stas Babak, Leor Barack, Enrico Barausse, Pete Bender, Emanuele Berti, Ingo Berentzen, Jeandrew Brink, Zhoujian Cao, Yanbei Chen, Monica Colpi, Curt Cutler, Melvyn B. Davies, Steve Drasco, Emili Elizalde, M. Ayub Faridi, Sam Finn, Marc Freitag, Jonathan Gair, Iraj Gholami, Kostas Glampedakis, Ato Gürkan, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Clovis Hopman, Sascha Husa, Thorsten Kellermann, Gábor Kupi, Dong-Hoon Kim, Kostas Kokkotas, Michael Koppitz, Badri Krishnan, Yuri Levin, Chao Li, Ilya Mandel, Murli Manohar Verma, Cole Miller, Jordi Miralda-Escudé, Archana Pai, Miguel Preto, Reinhard Prix, Luciano Rezzolla, Norichika Sago, Michael Salamon, Carsten Schneemann, Bernard Schutz, Bishnu Sharma, Deirdre Shoemaker, Alícia Sintes-Olives, Kentaro Somiya, Rainer Spurzem, Ladislav Subr, Bela Szilagyi, Hirotaka Takahashi, Jonathan Thornburg, Alberto Vecchio, Leonid Verozub, Linqing Wen, John Whelan, K.C. Yuwak


Addressed and worked out partially in the satellite sessions. Download here.

REVIEW PUBLISHED in Classical and Quantum Gravity

We achieved the main goal: To bring people together from the GR/DA and Astrophysics communities to discuss. Therefore, after the meeting, a few of us decided that it would pay off to write a review of the topics that we had addressed in the satellite discussions, during the talks etc etc. The article has been accepted for publication in Classical and Quantum Gravity and you can download it from the arXiv. This is a direct link: arXiv:astro-ph/0703495v2 (“Intermediate and Extreme Mass-Ratio Inspirals — Astrophysics, Science Applications and Detection using LISA”).


Pau Amaro-Seoane: “What is all this about? A Howto to the meeting” (slides)

Cole Miller: “Massive Black Holes” (slides)

Monica Colpi: “Galaxy mergers and the formation of massive binary BHs” (slides)

Jordi Miralda-Escudé: “Gas dynamics in galactic nuclei” (slides)

Rainer Spurzem: “SMBHs and LISA: PN astrophysical modelling” (slides)

Clovis Hopman: “The astrophysics of EMRIs” (slides)

Luciano Rezzolla: “12 great months in numerical relativity” (slides)

Bernard Schutz: “Overview on LISA Data Analysis” (slides)

Jon Gair: “Testing GR using observations of EMRIs” (slides)

Archana Pai: “Source tracking and ‘beamforming’ of LISA” (slides)

Kostas Glampedakis: “Mapping spacetimes with LISA” (slides)

Ilya Mandel: “Using EMRIs to probe bumpy black-hole spacetimes” (slides)

Miguel Preto: “PN two-body dynamics for BHs in galactic nuclei” (slides)

Markus Poessel: “The LISC website: How to keep in touch with the LISA community” (slides)

Sam Finn: “Gravitational wave bursts from extreme mass ratio encounters” (slides)

Emanuele Berti: “Waveform models and parameter estimation for IMRIs” (slides)

Ladislav Subr: “Dynamics in a central potential with an axisymmetric perturbation” (slides)

Tal Alexander: “The Galactic Centre as a laboratory for EMRI dynamics” (slides)

Chao Li: “Mapping spacetime with LISA, Ryan’s theorem and its generalization” (slides)

Melvyn Davis: “Possible ways to make the S stars in the centre of our Galaxy” (slides)

Enrico Barausse: “EMRIs in non-Kerr spacetimes” (slides)

Dong-Hoon Kim: “A mode-sum approach to the self-force in curved spacetime” (slides)

Conclusions from the meeting, by all participants (slides 1, slides 2)

Pau Amaro-Seoane (slides)