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Day1

Thursday 7th Dec 2006

Talks available for download

9:30-9:55 Tea

(chair of session 1: G. Hobbs)

09:55-10:00 Welcome and introduction (G. Hobbs)
10:00-10:30 Review of the PPTA project (R. Manchester)
10:30-11:00 Review of current status of PPTA G-wave detection (F. Jenet)

11:00-11:15 Morning tea

(chair of session 2: R. Manchester)

11:15-11:30 What VLBI can do for you (S. Chatterjee)
11:30-11:45 Observations of interacting galactic nuclei (R. Norris)
11:45-12:15 Theoretical estimates of gravitational wave backgrounds from supermassive black holes (S. Wyithe)
12:15-12:35 Pulsar Timing Arrays: a North American Perspective (A. Lommen)

12:35-1:30 lunch

(chair of session 3: J. Verbiest)

1:30-2:00 Double neutron stars: evidence for two types of neutron star formation mechanisms? (E. van den Heuvel)
2:00-2:30 Binary pulsars as detectors of primordial gravitational waves (S. Kopeikin - 30 min)
2:30-3:00 Using a Bayesian method for detecting G-waves (Y. Levin)
3:00-3:15 The new wideband digital filterbank system at Parkes (A. Brown)

3:15-3:30 Afternoon tea

(chair of session 4: S. Johnston)

3:30-4:00 Long-term millisecond pulsar timing (M. Bailes)
4:00-4:20 Probing the interstellar medium using pulsar dispersion measure variations (G. Hobbs)
4:20-4:35 Scintillation effects relevant to the PPTA (D. Stinebring - teleconference)
4:35-5:05 Strong-field gravity with the SKA (M. Kramer)
5:05 optional tour of the engineering lab to see and discuss the digital filterbank system