On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 7th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves to be held in Sydney, Australia from 8-14 July 2007.
The 18th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation will join us in 2007 which will create a unique environment bringing together the world’s leading scientists working in the fields of General Relativity and Gravitation.
The Amaldi conferences are held under the auspices of the Gravitational Wave International Committee (GWIC). Since 1997, they have been held every two years and are regarded as the most important international conferences for the gravitational wave detection community.
The 2007 conference promises to be an extremely exciting meeting for the field. The LIGO detectors will have completed a one and half year data taking run in coincidence with GEO600, TAMA 300 and VIRGO at various times during the run. This will produce the greatest chance yet of the first direct observation of gravitational waves, a momentous event in physics. Direct detection will open a new field in Astronomy. Exciting plans for second generation detectors and beyond will guarantee a rich return. Major advances in acoustic detectors will see their future assured, complementing the interferometric detectors in various frequency ranges, whilst research on space based detectors is gathering momentum. New theoretical results in fields such as numerical relativity will add greatly to our understanding of such phenomena as the inspiral of black holes.
The Conference Social Program has been specifically designed to allow delegates time away from the formalities of the conference sessions to network and exchange ideas with colleagues and friends from around the world.
Sydney is an ideal location, situated on one of the worlds most beautiful and famous harbours Renowned for its iconic landmarks, the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, delegate’s and their partners will be have the opportunity to experience a unique social and tour program showcasing the highlights of Sydney.
I look forward to welcoming you to Sydney in 2007.
Dr. Massimo Cerdonio
Chair Gravitational Wave International Committee
SOC, Edoardo Amaldi Conferences on Gravitational Waves
Edoardo AMALDI and Massimo Cerdonio in Folgaria (Trento) 1989
GRAZING COLLISION OF TWO BLACK HOLES
Credit: Seidel (AEI) / Benger (ZIB)
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image 1: 'Distribution of detached white-dwarf–white-dwarf binaries in our galaxy as a function of the gravitational wave frequency and chirp mass.' from Simulation of the white dwarf–white dwarf galactic background in the LISA data Jeffrey A Edlund, Massimo Tinto, Andrzej Królak, and Gijs Nelemans 2005 Class. Quantum Grav. 22 S913-S926
image 2: 'A three-dimensional visualization of the mesh including the excised region and the refinement around the particle.', from A toy model for testing finite element methods to simulate extreme-mass-ratio binary systems Carlos F Sopuerta, Pengtao Sun Pablo Laguna and Jinchao Xu 2006 Class. Quantum Grav. 23 251-285
image 3: 'Scalar gravitational field > at time t = 140M (n = 30 000).', from A toy model for testing finite element methods to simulate extreme-mass-ratio binary systems Carlos F Sopuerta, Pengtao Sun Pablo Laguna and Jinchao Xu 2006 Class. Quantum Grav. 23 251-285
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