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!
Nora Lützgendorf, Rainer Schoedel, Priya Natarajan, Sarp Akcay, Stanislav Babak, Pau Amaro Seoane, Stamatis Vretinaris, Sambaran Banerjee, Veronica Vazquez Aceves, Manuel Arca Sedda, Alejandro Torres Orjuela, Pablo Laguna, Harald Pfeiffer, Wlodek Kluzniak, Deirdre Shoemaker, Charalampos Markakis, Banafsheh Shahzamanian, Angela Gardini, Francisco Nogueras-Lara, Elisa Bortolas, Nikolaos Chatzarakis, Alessandra Mastrobuono Battisti, Xian Chen, Desta Fekede, Vítor Cardoso, Leor Barack, Nadine Neumayer, Torsten Boeker
(after the meeting takes place)
We acknowledge support from COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action CA16104 GWverse.