March 1, 2021 to April 9, 2021
Institut Henri Poincaré
Europe/Paris timezone

Due to the evolution of the Covid pandemic, the thematic six-weeks programme at the Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, has moved online.

The programme has been readapted and is now split in two parts:

Online workshop (March 1-12)

Lectures, interdisciplinary seminars, gather town interactions 

Online conference (March 30-April 1) 

Fourth annual meeting of the Groupement de Recherche Ondes Gravitationnelles


Gravitational waves: a new messenger to explore the universe

  • Theoretical aspects of gravitational-wave science

  • Astrophysics and cosmology

  • Gravitational-wave detectors and data analysis

The main goal of this programme is to bridge among all research areas in GW science, and foster interaction and communication. The programme is organised in three two-week blocks: the first two weeks are dedicated to theoretical aspects of gravitational-wave science, the second two weeks to astrophysics and cosmology, the third two weeks to gravitational-wave detectors and data analysis. Scientific activities during the programme will include a series of lectures at master/PhD level, seminars, coordinated interdisciplinary exchanges, and afternoons dedicated to junior scientists, who will have the opportunity to present their research. The programme will be an occasion to interact with colleagues and students within a convenient and stimulating venue in the center of Paris. The programme will also host the fourth annual meeting of the Groupement de Recherche Ondes Gravitationnelles

Lectures at the master/PhD level:

Gravitational waveforms, Alessandra Buonanno
Testing gravitational theories, Shinji Mukohyama
Methods of Post-Newtonian expansion, Luc Blanchet
Relativistic hydrodynamics, Luciano Rezzolla
Gravitational wave detectors, David Shoemaker
Gravitational wave data analysis, Neil Cornish
(Massive) black hole binaries, Monica Colpi
Multimessenger astrophysics, Giancarlo Ghirlanda
Gravitational waves  and cosmology, Danièle Steer

Seminars and coordinated interdisciplinary exchanges:

Sweta Bhagwat, Eleonora Capocasa, Katerina Chatziionannou, Claudia De Rham, Valerie Domcke, Gabriela Gonzales, Tanja Hinderer, Daniel Holz, Chris Messenger, Germano Nardini, Richard O'Shaughnessy, Arianna Renzini, Elena Maria Rossi, Alberto Sesana, Gabriele Vajente, Susanna Vergani

Organising committee:

  • Chiara Caprini (APC, Paris)
  • Eric Chassande-Mottin (APC, Paris)
  • Guillaume Faye (IAP, Paris)
  • Filippo Vernizzi (IPhT, CEA Saclay)
  • Marta Volonteri (IAP, Paris)

Link to the programme main page.

Institut Henri Poincaré
Amphitheater Darboux
11, Rue Pierre et Marie Curie 75005 Paris

Romain De Angeli : CEB organizational assistant
Sylvie Lhermitte : CEB Manager