ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE, Sezione di Milano Bicocca - Gruppo Collegato di Parma

PROMETEO Virgo Group

16-17.01.2018 Miniworkshop:

Four challenges in gravitational-wave astronomy with neutron stars

The miniworkshop aims at identifing the next challenges in gravitational-wave astronomy with neutron stars and compact binaries. Informal talks, discussions and group working sessions will address four specific questions in four related topics.



(A) Gravitational waves (Chair: A.Nagar)
Q: What is the role of the point-mass (BBHs) phasing in BNS waveform mOdeling?
(B) Neutron stars (Chair: B.Haskell)
Q: What have GWs taught us about NSs and how will CWs help?
(C) Counterparts (Chair: A.Perego)
Q: Which are the constraints to the merger remnant from EM observations and numerical simulations?
(D) Data analysis (Chair: W.Del Pozzo)
Q: United we stand: how do we coherently bring together EM and GW information?

There is no fee, registration is mandatory. The ideal max number of participants is about 50 (room capacity). Please, contact us to register.


W.Del Pozzo, B.Haskell, A.Nagar, A.Perego.

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S.Bernuzzi, A.Perego, F.Zappa.

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Tue 16.01.2018 Wed 17.01.2018
09:00-09:30 (D) A. Samadjar, NS-EoS constraints from GW data analysis.
09:30-10:30 (D) A. Ghosh, Parameter estimation of CBCs, testing GR and cosmology: challenges, results, prospects.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Opening (A)(B)(C)(D) Invitation [chairs (8')]
11:30-12:00 (A) G. Pratten, Phenomenological Waveform Models for Binary Black Holes (A)(B)(C)(D) Groups discussion
12:00-12:30 (A) G. Faye, Building waveforms for eccentric compact binaries: post-Newtonian inputs PDF (A)(B)(C)(D) Groups discussion
12:30-13:00 (A) T. Damour, Towards improving the analytical (EOB) description of compact binaries (A)(B)(C)(D) Groups discussion
13:00-14:30 Lunch break Lunch break
14:30-15:00 (B) M. Bejger, Continuous gravitational-waves status, problems and prospects PDF (A) Summary (A. Nagar)
15:00-15:30 (B) M. Fortin, Astrophysical and nuclear constraints on the neutron star equation of state (B) Summary (B. Haskell)
15:30-16:00 (B) A. Sanna, Low-mass X-ray binaries as Continuous Gravitational wave emitters: an observational overview Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Coffee break (C) Summary (A. Perego)
16:30-17:00 (C) W. Kastaun, Constraining the BNS merger remnant fate from GW data (D) Summary (W. Del Pozzo)
17:00-17:30 (C) O. Salafia, Was a relativistic jet launched after GW170817, and did it break out of the ejecta? PDF Closing
17:30-18:00 (C) R. Ciolfi, Fireworks from a binary NS merger PDF COLLOQUIUM
18:00-18:30 COLLOQUIUM
20:00- Dinner Dinner

PROMETEO group kick off meeting

Thu 18.01.2018
11:00-11:30 Opening
11:30-12:00 GW modeling (S.Bernuzzi)
12:00-12:30 EM counterparts (G.Ghirlanda)
12:30-13:00 Population and rates
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Training session (W.Del Pozzo, F.Messina)
15:00-15:30 Training session (W.Del Pozzo, F.Messina)
15:30-16:00 Short talks
16:00-16:30 Closing


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The workshop is held at Centro Santa Elisabetta at the center of university campus.

Please find here information about the Hotels and the city.




Universita' degli Studi di Parma
Centro Santa Elisabetta
Parco Area delle Scienze, 7/A
43124 Parma, Italia

Campus Map

Map from the Physics building to the meeting site (Centro S.Elisabetta).

How to reach Parma

  • The closest airports are in the Milano area (LIN,BGY,MXP) or Bologna (BLQ). From the airports one must continue by shuttle buses and trains.
  • For trains timetable and tickects check Trenitalia
  • Bus lines 7 and 21 connect the train station and the city center to the campus.Single tickets can be bought on board for extra charge, but better to buy a 8 rides one on bars/tobacco shops. Once at the campus, get off at the 2nd stop for the Physics building or at the 3rd stop for the Centro S.Elisabetta. Check the local transport website.
  • Once at the Campus, get out there at the 3rd and last stop in front of the tallest building. From the bus stop you see a country house close to some sport fields, thats the conference centre.