>LVC face to face Meeting

2nd face-to-face meeting of LIGO’s and Virgo’s Waveform Research and Development Team.

Twenty-five members of the LIGO and Virgo collaborations, working in 6 different countries, will come together at this three-day workshop to discuss and coordinate the models of gravitational wave signals to be used in the upcoming third observation run of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo detectors. The observation run is scheduled to start in February or March 2019, and many new mergers of black holes and neutron stars are expected to be observed during its approximately 9 months duration, due to the increased sensitivity of the gravitational wave detectors. Interpretation of the detected signals depends on the accuracy and computational speed of theoretical models, and at the meeting in Mallorca the main research groups working on models of gravitational wave sources will get together to coordinate their preparations for new discoveries. The meeting is organised by the Relativity and Gravitation Group of the University of the Balearic Islands, which is one of the leading research groups in the field of modelling the gravitational wave signal from merging black holes.

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