The purpose of this workshop is to discuss how gravitational waves may serve as tools to explore possible fundamental physics beyond the Standard Model, such as first order phase transitions in the early Universe, cosmic strings, primordial black holes and scenarios for cosmological inflation. In addition, it will explore how gravitational wave signals may reveal possible modifications of general relativity. With these aims in mind, the workshop will bring together experts in particle physics, cosmology and the gravitational wave community.
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Talks are by invitation only.
Besides the talks we plan to have 1-hour panel discussion session each day where we discuss the questions unanswered during the talks and some open questions in the topic.
Registration is now open.
Time: 14:30-19:00 CET
November 28: Topological Defects
Mairi Sakellariadou (London, UK)
Alexander Vikman (Prague, Czech Republic)
Oriol Pujolas (Barcelona, Spain)
David Dunsky (New York, USA)
Lara Sousa (Porto, Portugal)
November 29: Phase Transitions
Mark Hindmarsh (Sussex, UK)
Graham White (Tokyo, Japan)
Marieke Postma (NIKHEF, the Netherlands)
Michael Baker (Melbourne, Australia)
Bibhushan Shakya (DESY, Germany)
December 1: Inflationary Sources and Primordial Black Holes
Subodh Patil (Leiden, the Netherlands)
Daniel Figueroa (Valencia, Spain)
Lauren Pearce (Penn State, USA)
Keisuke Inomata (Chicago, USA)
Zhong-zhi Xianyu (Beijing, China)
December 2: Astrophysical Sources and Gravitational Waces Detectors
Kris Pardo (Caltech, USA)
Tessa Baker (QMul, London, UK)
Raffaele Tito D'Agnolo (IPTh, France)
Volodymyr Takhistov (KEK, Japan)
Heling Deng (Oregon State University, USA)