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The first compact star merger event – Implications for nuclear and particle physics


Susan Driessen
+39 0461 314722
Monday, 14 October, 2019 - 08:00 to Friday, 18 October, 2019 - 14:00
ECT* meeting room

Multimessenger observation of compact stars (CSs) mergers have the potential to revolutionize nuclear astrophysics. Data from the first detection, now called GW170817, has already provided strong hints that heavy elements are produced in CS mergers and first constrains the properties of dense matter. It is expected that the Advanced LIGO & Virgo detector network will discover several new events in the first months of the new observing run, which should start in the early 2019 after a series of upgrades to the detectors that should boost their sensitivities by a factor ~3. A vibrant collaborative efforts involving nuclear physicists, computational astrophysicists, and GW and EM observers will be key for the interpretation of past and future observations. This workshop will bring together prominent members of these communities with the aim of maximizing the scientific impact of CS merger observations in nuclear astrophysics.

Registration period: 
02 Jul 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
Eventbrite registration: 
Registration closed 01/10/2019.


David Blaschke Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics - JINR Dubna
Monica Colpi Department of Physics G. Occhialini - University of Milano Bicocca
Tobias Fischer University of Wroclaw
David Radice Penn State


Last nameFirst nameInstitutionCountry of Institution
Alvarez CastilloDavid EdwinJoint Institute for Nuclear ResearchRussia
Alvear TerreroDianaUniversity of WroclawPoland
BastianNiels-UweUniversity of WrocławPoland
BausweinAndreasGSi DarmstadtGermany
BejgerMichalNicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Poland
BhatSajad AhmadSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsIndia
BlaschkeDavidUniversity of WroclawPoland
BreschiMatteoFSU JenaGermany
BurgioFiorellaINFN Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di CataniaItaly
CierniakMateuszInstitute of Theoretical Physics, University of WrocławPoland
EckerChristianUtrecht UniversityNetherlands
FiguraAntonioUniversità degli studi di CataniaItaly
FischerTobiasUniversity of WroclawPoland
HarutyunyanArusByurakan Astrophysical ObservatoryArmenia
HorowitzCharlesIndiana UniversityUS
JakobusPiaFrankfurt Institut of Advanced ScienceGermany
LeeChangHwanPusan National UniversityKorea
LuJiajingFudan UniversityChina
MarczenkoMichałUniversity of WrocławPoland
MaslovKonstantinNational Research Nuclear University "MEPhI"Russian Federation
MELIANIZAKARIAObservatoire de ParisFrance
NedoraVsevolodFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaGermany
NijsGovertUtrecht UniversityNetherlands
NikasStylianosTU DarmstadtGermany
OertelMicaelaLUTH-CNRS/Observatoire de ParisFrance
PeregoAlbinoTrento UniversityItaly
SomaShriyaFrankfurt Institute for Advanced StudiesGermany
SourieAurélienUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgium
van der ScheeWilkeCERNSwitzerland
WeiJinbiaoUniversity of CataniaItaly
WeihLukasGoethe University, FrankfurtGermany