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Day1

Scientific programme for day 1

The Second ATNF Gravitational Wave Workshop December 12 -13, 2007

Draft Programme

Wednesday December 12:

Session 1: Overview talks (Chair: Dick Manchester)

   0930 – 0940: Welcome
   0940 – 1020: The PPTA project - George Hobbs
   1020 – 1050: Overview of GW detection and limits – Rick Jenet
   1050 – 1100: Discussion

   -- Coffee

Session 2: More overview talks (Chair: Yuri Levin)

   1130 – 1200: The LIGO project – Dan Shaddock
   1200 – 1230: Pulsars and the SKA – Michael Kramer
   1230 – 1250: PULSE@Parkes - Rob Hollow
   1250 – 1300: Discussion

   -- Lunch

Session 3: Gravitational Wave Background (Chair: Rick Jenet)

    1400 – 1430: Evidence from AGN for binary black holes – Ron Ekers
    1430 – 1450: Observational Implications for the GW background from VLBI observations  – Sarah Burke
    1450 – 1510: Limiting the stochastic GW background – Joris Verbiest
    1510 – 1520: Discussion

   -- Coffee

Session 4: GW Background and other PTA projects (Chair: Willem van Straten)

    1550 – 1620: Limiting the GW background: A Bayesian approach – Yuri Levin
    1620 – 1640: Methods of detecting the GW background – Daniel Yardley
    1640 – 1700: The European PTA project – Michael Kramer
    1700 – 1720: The NANOGrav project – Rick Jenet
    1720 – 1730: Discussion

    1830: Conference Dinner: AJ’s Indian Restaurant, Five Ways, Marsfield