Numerical Relativity beyond General Relativity, Benasque, Spain

The international workshop “Numerical Relativity beyond General Relativity” will be held at the Benasque Science Center (Spain) on June 3-9, 2018.

With the first detections of gravitational waves, we have entered an exciting new era in gravitational physics that enables us to learn about the fundamental properties of gravity with a completely new sense. In particular, it opens up the unique opportunity to probe gravity in its most challenging, strong-field, and dynamical regime. Theoretical predictions of the gravitational wave signal emitted during the late inspiral and merger of compact binaries in models of gravity beyond General Relativity (GR) are crucial to truly put Einstein’s theory to the test. Currently, most beyond-GR predictions are limited to the weak-field regime. How the gravitational waveform would look in the highly dynamical near-merger regime, however, is largely unknown. The latter requires full numerical simulations in beyond-GR theories — a field that is still in its infancy. It is our goal to kickstart this new emerging field in gravitational physics with a workshop on “Numerical Relativity beyond General Relativity.” Therefore, we wish to bring together experts in Numerical Relativity, fundamental tests of gravity, and gravitational wave data analysis to facilitate fruitful future collaborations.

Located in the beautiful landscape of the Pyrenees mountain range, the Benasque Science Center will provide an ideal environment to stimulate discussion, strengthen existing collaborations, and initiate new ones.

Conference dates: June 3-9, 2018
Registration deadline: April 10, 2018
Accommodation deadline: May 15, 2018