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GWverse global meeting in Lisbon

May. 05, 2021

We are happy to announce the 2021 GWverse meeting, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 Aug - 03 September 2021. For further details, including instructions for registration, please see the webpage


In 2016, a short time before the announcement of the first gravitational-wave detection, a cross-disciplinary initiative in Europe led to the establishment of the new CA16104 COST networking Action on "Black holes, gravitational waves and fundamental physics'' ("GWverse''). GWverse aims to maintain and consolidate leadership in black-hole physics and gravitational-wave science. The Action supports the training of the next generation of leaders in the field, and the very first "native'' GW/multi-messenger astronomers, ready to tackle the challenges of high-precision GW astronomy with ground and space-based detectors.

The fourth and final global meeting of the Action will be a hybrid meeting. The meeting will be remote (via Zoom), with its core programme taking place in the afternoons, from 30 Aug - 03 September 2021. However, for those willing and able to be in Lisbon in person, there will be additional sessions in the morning in the wonderful academy of Sciences of Lisbon. A meeting of the board of the action is scheduled for the morning of Aug 30.

There are no conference fees, and COST can provide financial support (as a daily allowance) to some participants, upon request and on a first-come first-served basis.

Scientific Organising Committee:

Leor Barack (University of Southampton, UK)

Vitor Cardoso (CENTRA/Departamento de Física, Lisbon)

Valeria Ferrari (Rome Sapienza)

Samaya Nissanke (Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP, Radboud University Nijmegen)

Thomas Sotiriou (School of Mathematical Sciences & School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham)

Local Organising Committee: Richard Brito, Vitor Cardoso, Edgar Gasperin, David Hilditch, Rita Sousa, João Vasconcelos.

More info here: