November 17, 2023 - Friday

BREAKFAST | |

WELCOMERobert Wald (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics) and Daniel Holz (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics) | |

CosmologyChair: Daniel HolzERC 161 | |

Aurora Ireland, University of ChicagoSupermassive Primordial Black Holes from Inflation | |

Kris Mackewicz, University of ChicagoGravity of Gluonic Fluctuations and the Value of the Cosmological Constant | |

Tomás Ferreira Chase, Universidad de Buenos AiresUltralight vector dark matter, anisotropies and cosmological adiabatic modes | |

Ifigeneia Giannakoudi, Perimeter InstituteUltralight Boson Probe-ability with LISA | |

Bryce Cousins, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignCosmic anisotropy with networks of next-generation gravitational-wave detectors | |

Utkarsh Mali, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)Gravitational Wave Cosmology using Spectral Sirens | |

Amanda Farah, University of ChicagoCosmology with the mass distribution of GW sources | |

Testing General RelativityChair: Robert WaldERC 161 | |

Quentin Bailey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityTowards a multipole expansion for testing spacetime symmetry | |

COFFEE BREAK | |

Alex Deich, UIUC/ICASULyanpunov exponents to test general relativity | |

Guillaume Dideron, Perimeter InstituteLooking for unmodelled physics in gravitational waves | |

Kristen Schumacher, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignBetter early than never: Testing GR with GW Polarizations | |

Yiqi Xie, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignNeural Post-Einsteinian Framework for Efficient Theory-Agnostic Tests of General Relativity with Gravitational Waves | |

Haoyang Liu, UCAS/UIUCProbing higher curvature effects through an effective-field-theory consistent gravitational wave model | |

LUNCH | |

Gravitational Waves IChair: Jose Maria EzquiagaERC 161 | |

Nijaid Arredondo, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignHighly eccentric amplitudes in the efficient fully-precessing eccentric waveform model | |

Aryanna Schiebelbein, Canadian Institute for Theoretical AstrophysicsPopulations of Binary Black Holes Over Cosmic Time | |

Naresh Adhikari, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeEnabling Multi-Messenger Astronomy through Low-Latency GW-GRB Coincidence Ranking and Inference. | |

Jacob Sprague, Northwestern UniversityGravitational wave signals from axion clouds in the LSD band | |

Caroline Owen, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignWaveform accuracy and systematic uncertainties in current gravitational wave observations | |

Simone Mezzasoma, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignMitigating Waveform Model Uncertainties in Binary Black Hole Parameter Estimation | |

Tamal RoyChowdhury, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeHigh accuracy post-Newtonian and numerical relativity comparisons involving higher modes for eccentric binary black holes and a dominant mode eccentric inspiral-merger-ringdown model | |

Gabriel Freedman, University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeCross Validating the Inter-pulsar Correlations in the NANOGrav 15 yr Dataset | |

COFFEE BREAK | |

Classical General Relativity I + Quantum GravityChair: Lydia BieriKPTC 106 (Note that this session is in a different location from the other sessions!) | |

Frederick Pardoe, University of Illinois at Urbana ChampaignHyperbolic encounters of binary black holes in general relativity, and scalar Gauss-Bonnet fields | |

Ramesh Radhakrishnan, Baylor UniversitySimplest set of modifications to Einstein's Gravity to construct stable traversable wormholes | |

Christopher Stith, University of MichiganBlack hole formation with null dust | |

Victor Zhang, University of ChicagoThe Entropy of Dynamical Black Holes and the Generalized Second Law | |

Soumodeep Mitra, University of South DakotaProbing Quantum Nature of Black holes with Ultralight Dark Matter | |

Tyler McMaken, JILA, University of Colorado BoulderPancakification in quantum Kerr black holes | |

Shohreh Gholizadeh Siahmazgi, Wake Forest UniversityInfrared Effects and the Unruh State | |

Ian Newsome, Wake Forest UniversityQuantum Effects in 3+1 Schwarzschild-de Sitter Spacetime: Properties of the Hadamard Two-Point Function | |

John Joseph Marchetta, Baylor UniversitySupertranslations at spatial infinity in terms of Ashtekar-Barbero variables. | |

Daine Danielson, The University of ChicagoAsymptotic Charge Induced Decoherence in QED and Quantum Gravity |

November 18, 2023 - Saturday

BREAKFAST | |

AstrophysicsChair: Zoheyr DoctorERC 161 | |

Justin Ripley, University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignProbing internal dissipative processes of neutron stars with gravitational waves during the inspiral | |

Abhishek Hegade Kumbale Raveesha, UIUCProbing dissipative effects in neutron stars using gravitational waves-II | |

Rohit Chandramouli, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignProbing internal dissipative processes of neutron stars with gravitational waves during the inspiral III: Implications from GW170817 | |

Jayana Antunes Saes de Lima, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignWhy is the average stiffness inside neutron stars approximately universal? | |

Daniel Caballero, Univeristy of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignStability of Dark Matter Admixed Neutron Stars | |

Darsan Swaroop Bellie, CIERA, Northwestern UniversityThe unresolved stochastic background from compact binary mergers detectable by next-generation ground-based gravitational-wave observatories | |

Pranav Satheesh, University of FloridaStudying gravitational wave and slingshot recoil of massive black holes in cosmological simulations | |

Kellie O'Neal-Ault, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityRecent Spacetime symmetry tests in Gravity | |

COFFEE BREAK | |

Classical General Relativity IChair: Nicolas YunesERC 161 | |

Zachary Tyler, Grand Valley State Physics DepartmentNumerical Solutions to McVittie Timelike Geodesics | |

Robert Weinbaum, University of ChicagoThe Averaged Null Energy Condition for Classical Dirac Fields | |

Taillte May, Perimeter InstituteNon-linear contribution to black hole ringdown | |

Mohamed Fawzy Abbas Aly, SUNY at BuffaloOn the Generalization of the Kruskal-Szekeres Coordinates: A Global Conformal Charting of the Reissner–Nordström Spacetime | |

Conner Dailey, Perimeter InstituteReflecting boundary conditions in numerical relativity as a model for black hole echoes | |

LUNCH | |

Christopher Winfield, Oakland University Dept. of Mathematics and StatisticsAnalysis of Large Harmonic-Degree Asymptotics for Non-Radial Stellar Pulsation Models: Explorations of Numerical and Symbolic Computation via Mathematica | |

Alan Wiseman, University of Wisconsin -- MilwaukeeThe self-force on a static charge in Schwarzschild spacetime using the method of images | |

Gravitational waves IIChair: Albert StebbinsERC 161 | |

David Garfinkle, Oakland UniversityGravitational wave memory and the wave equation | |

Sylvia Biscoveanu, Northwestern UniversityProbing Correlations in the Binary Black Hole Population with Flexible Models | |

Maya Fishbach, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA's Oldest Black Holes | |

Gayathri Vivekananthaswamy, University of Wisconsin MilwaukeeGravitational wave source populations: Disentangling an AGN component | |

Colm Talbot, University of ChicagoPreparing for gravitational-wave population inference at scale | |

Vishal Baibhav, Northwestern UniversityWhich came first? Black-hole Spin or Supernova Kick | |

COFFEE BREAK | |

Nima Laal, VanderbiltThe NANOGrav 15-year data set: Search for Transverse Polarization Modes in the Gravitational-Wave Background | |

Nihan Pol, University of Wisconsin MilwaukeeThe NANOGrav 15 yr dataset: Evidence for a nanohertz gravitational wave background | |

Lydia Bieri, University of MichiganAsymptotics of Radiative Spacetimes | |

Jamie Bamber, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignFundamental physics with black holes and scalar fields | |

Classical General Relativity IIChair: Alan WisemanERC 161 | |

George Hrabovsky, Midwest Area Science an d TechnologyConstructing Classical Fields from a Lagrangian in Mathematica | |

James Wheeler, University of Michigan, Ann ArborGeneric Naked Singularities in Vaidya Spacetimes | |

Alex Buchel, UWO/Perimeter InstituteGravitational reheating at strong coupling from holography | |

Ariel Edery, Bishop's UniversityPhase transition at a critical coupling $xi_c$ for a vortex nonminimally coupled to Einstein gravity in AdS$_3$ | |

Andrew J. S. Hamilton, U. Colorado, BoulderSpin(11,1) String Theory | |

Charles Sven, Independent ResearcherThe Copernican Cosmological Principle Revisited. |