For the most updated schedule, please check this Google Doc.

Location: Scarfe Room 100 

See campus map.

Day 1: A# science and detector technology

Wednesday, June 12

08:15-08:45 Registration (no breakfast provided)

TimeSession and speakers Speakers
Session 1 chair: Sanjay Reddy 
08:45-09:00 Welcome and meeting introduction Jeremy Heyl, Head – UBC Physics and Astronomy
Jess McIver, Dawn VII LOC/SOC (UBC) 
09:00-09:30Overview of A# science Bangalore Sathyaprakash (Penn State/Cardiff) 
09:30-10:30 Panel: Fundamental physics with A# Chuck Horowitz (Indiana) – Nuclear
Rachel Gray (Glasgow) – Cosmology
Max Isi (Flatiron) – Testing GR
Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute) – Physics beyond GR
10:30-11:00                                        Coffee break    
Session 2 chair: Ingrid Stairs
11:00-11:15Overview of multi-messenger astronomy with A# Samaya Nissanke (UAmsterdam) – overview (remote)
11:15-12:30Panel: multi-messenger astronomy with A#Brendan O’Connor (Carnegie Mellon) – Deep field
Antonella Palmese (Carnegie Mellon) – Survey
Greg Hallinan (Caltech) – Radio
Matthias Danniger (SFU) – Neutrinos (TBC) 
12:30-13:30                                            Lunch 
Session 3 chair: David Shoemaker 
13:30-14:00Overview of A# detector technology Peter Fritschel (MIT) 
14:00-15:00 Panel: A# detector technology Riccardo Bassiri (Stanford) – Coatings
Den Martynov (UBirmingham) – Seismic isolation and suspension sensors 
Garilynn Billingsley (Caltech) – Substrates (remote)
Jon Richardson (UC Riverside) – Thermal handling 
Vicky Xu (MIT) – Squeezing
15:00-15:30                                         Coffee break    
Session 4 chair: David McClelland 
15:30-16:45 Roadmap to XG detectors Paul Lasky (Monash) –  Seeding a southern hemisphere detector – 15+5 min
Suresh Doravari (IUCAA) – LIGO India – 15+5 min (remote)
Francois Schiettekatte (UdeM) – Canadian sites – 5 min
16:35-17:00DiscussionAll participants 

17:30 – Cash bar at Ponderosa Ballroom
18:00-20:00 Dawn VII Dinner in
Ponderosa Ballroom 

Day 2: Community planning for ground-based GW detectors

Thursday, June 13

08:30-08:45 Registration (no breakfast provided)

TimeSession and speakers Speakers
Session 5 chair: Peter Fritschel
08:45-09:00Overview of A#/VirgoNEXT as pathfinders for XG detectorsJocelyn Read (CSU Fullerton) 
09:00-09:15CE updateMatt Evans (MIT) 
09:15-09:30ET updateMichele Punturo (INFN)
09:30-10:30Panel: A#/VirgoNEXT as pathfinders for XG detectorsMatt Evans (MIT) – CE tech 
Andreas Freise (Nikhef) – ET tech 
Stephen Green (Nottingham) – New analysis frameworks 
Aaron Tohuvavohu (U Toronto) – MMA users
10:30-11:00Coffee break    
Session 6 chair: Jess McIver
11:00-11:25LISA and ground-based GW detectorsKelly Holley-Bockelmann (Vanderbilt) 
11:25-11:50PTA and ground-based GW detectorsPat Meyers (Caltech)
11:50-11:55Overview of related developing technologies David Shoemaker (MIT)
11:55-12:30 Discussion All participants 
12:30-14:00Lunch and optional QMI lab tour
Session 7 chair: Josh Smith 
14:00-14:15Inclusion and lessons learned for XGJoey Key (University of Washington) 
14:15-14:30Outreach and community buildingKelly Holley-Bockelmann (Vanderbilt) 
14:30-15:00Discussion All participants 
15:00-15:30                                        Coffee break 
Session 8 chair: Jessica Steinlechner
15:30-16:00“Perspective” presentationsLIGO Lab – Dave Reitze – 5 min
LSC – Patrick Brady – 5 min
Virgo – Gianluca Gemme – 5 min
KAGRA – Hideyuki Takagoshi (TBC) – 5 min
NSF – Pedro Maronetti – 5 min
16:00-16:10Update on an international ifo GW detector networkIGWN committee rep (Gianluca Gemme or TBD) – 10 min
16:10-16:45DiscussionAll participants
16:45-17:00Closeout discussion – plans for writing a reportAll participants 

Day 3: Satellite workshops

Friday June 14

Free of cost; BYO coffee and refreshments

  • GW Detector Coatings
  • GW Detector Technology Development
  • Multi-Messenger Astrophysics with GWs & Machine Learning for GW astronomy