Gravitational Waves From The Capture of Compact Objects And Observations Of The Galactic Centre
ASTROPHYSICS, GENERAL RELATIVITY, AND OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY OF THE GALACTIC CENTRE
from/for/aiming at understanding the capture of compact objects by massive black holes.
Organised by Pau Amaro-Seoane, Torsten Boeker, Leor Barack, Vítor Cardoso, Xian Chen, Nadine Neumayer and Rainer Schoedel, at the posadas de Alájar and San Marcos, in Alájar, to be pronounced phonetically [ a ‘la xar ], Andalusia, from Aug 25 – Sep 4 2019.
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will look for GW signals in the low-frequency band (0.1 mHz – 1 Hz). We will focus on the capture of small compact objects by supermassive black holes, and on observations of our Galactic Centre, a proxy in a sense. Considering the possible existence of intermediate-mass black holes, an additional source of gravitational waves for LISA will the inspiral of stellar-mass compact objects into an IMBH or the inspiral of an IMBH into a MBH. These sources, again due to the mass ratio of the binaries, are known as an intermediate-mass ratio inspirals (IMRIs).
PARTICIPANTS: LIMITED TO 45 MAX!
Pau Amaro Seoane, Rainer Schoedel, Xian Chen, Vítor Cardoso, Leor Barack, Nadine Neumayer, Torsten Boeker, Stamatis Vretinatis, Verónica Vázquez, Alejandro Torres, Pablo Laguna, Priya Natarajan, Sarp Akcay, Stanislav Babak, Sambaran Banerjee, Manuel Arca Sedda, Harald Pfeiffer, Deirdre Shoemaker, Nora Lützgendorf, Nikos Chatzarakis
(after the meeting takes place)
We acknowledge support from COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action CA16104 GWverse.