The 2nd ASTROD International Workshop on
2nd ASTROD International Workshop (AIW2)
May 23, 2017 • 620 Phys. Bldg., National Tsing Hua Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan
In 2001, the ASTROD Symposium and Workshop series on Laser Astrodynamics, Space Test of Relativity and Gravitational-Wave (GW) Astronomy was initiated to bring together researchers from diverse subfields of physics, astrophysics and solar-system exploration, having in common an interest in cosmology, gravitation, fundamental physics, and solar-system physics, for promoting collaborative space activities and exploring possibilities for the next 30-50 years for conducting gravitational experiments in space that would utilize the new and also much improved existing capabilities. Meetings have been devoted to development and innovative ideas for space-based experiments on the following topics:
With the direct measurement of GWs from black hole (BH) binaries by LIGO and the success of drag-free demonstration by LISA Pathfinder in the centennial celebration of the genesis of general relativity, we are fully ushered into the age of GW astronomy and the direct observation of BHs. The space detection of GWs will have the best S/N ratio. The science goals are the detection of GWs from (i) Supermassive Black Holes; (ii) Extreme-Mass-Ratio Black Hole Inspirals; (iii) Intermediate-Mass Black Holes; (iv) Galactic Compact Binaries and (v) Relic GW Background, together with tests of relativistic gravity and cosmological models.
In this Second ASTROD International Workshop (AIW2), we concentrate on the GW detection in space. All the present active space GW proposals (New LISA, DECIGO, TAIJI, TIANQIN and ASTROD-GW arXiv:1610.01148 [pdf]) will be discussed. It is open to all the scientists of various fields who have interests.
Some of the previous ASTROD meetings can be found in www.astrod.wikispaces.com. Also, if you are interested in the two-day GW Workshop in Taipei preceding the AIW2, please look at: The 3rd KAGRA International Workshop (KIW3), May 21-22 (2017), Academia Sinica, Taipei.
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