Final Agenda

Sunday March 23rd


Morning Session: Project Status Reports
Chairman F. Ricci (Roma)

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VIRGO
M.-A. Bizouard (Orsay)
Transparencies

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LIGO
Ph. Lindquist (Pasadena)
Transparencies

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GEO600
H. Lueck (Hannover)
Transparencies

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NAUTILUS/EXPLORER
M. Visco (Roma)
Transparencies


Afternoon Session Test of the equivalence principle
Chairman F. Ricci (Roma)

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AURIGA
J.P. Zendri (Padova)
Transparencies

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Satellite Test of the Equivalence Principle
T. Sumner (London)
Transparencies

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Point particle limit in a scalar theory of gravitation and the weak equivalence principle
M. Arminjon (Grenoble)
Transparencies

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Development of a high-sensitivity differential accelerometer to be used in the
experiment to test the Equivalence Principle in an Einstein elevator

V. Iafolla (Roma)
Transparencies

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Ground test of the equivalence principle with the fast rotating GGG accelerometer
A. Nobili (Pisa)
Transparencies

Monday March 24th


Morning Session: Sources
Chairman L. Blanchet (Paris)

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Instabilities in rotating neutron stars
N. Andersson (Southampton) Transparencies

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Gravitational waves from neutron stars
V. Ferrari (Roma) Transparencies

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Gravitational waves from supernova core collapse,
current state and future prospects

H. Dimmelmeier (Garching) Transparencies

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Gravitational lensing action on gravitational radiation
A. Zakharov (Moscow) Transparencies Poster

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Gravitational Lensing of Gravitational Waves applied to Gravitational Waves Detectors
M. Arnaud-Varvella (Salerno) Transparencies

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The population synthesis view on the gravitational waves from binary inspiral
T. Bulik (Warsaw) Transparencies


Afternoon SessionGravitation Measurements
Chairman S. Reynaud (Paris)

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GPB
D. DeBra (Stanford) Transparencies

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LAGEOS
D. Lucchesi (Roma) Transparencies

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The Pioneer anomaly : a bulk scalar field ?
J. P. Mbelek (Saclay) Transparencies

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Testing general relativity by precision astrometry
A. Vecchiato (Torino) Transparencies

Tuesday March 25th


Morning Session 1 : LISA
Chairman A. Nobili (Pisa)

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Lisa, status report
D.Robertson (Glasgow) Transparencies

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Smart-2 and technical development for LISA
R.Dolesi (Trento) Transparencies

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Time delay interferometry
A.Pai (Nice) Transparencies

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Optics
L. Mondin (Nice) Transparencies

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Radiation Effects on Gravitational Reference Sensors in space
T. Sumner (London) Transparencies


Morning Session 2 : Bars

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"Dual" wideband acoustic detectors
J.P. Zendri (Padova) Transparencies

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100h SQUID amplifiers for the ultracryogenic gravitational waves detector
P. Falferi (Trento) Transparencies

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Present and future of resonant detectors
M. Bassan (Roma) Transparencies


Afternoon Session : Data Analysis
Chairman G. Esposito-Farese (Paris)

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Stellar black hole mass function : determination and possible implications for fundamental gravity
K. A. Postnov (Moscow) Transparencies

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The LIGO end-to-end simulation program
B. Bhawal (Pasadena) Transparencies

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Results from LSC known periodic sources Upper limit group
A. Sintes (Palma) Transparencies

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Multiband search of coalescing binaries applied to VIRGO CITF data
F. Marion (Annecy) Transparencies

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Detection of galactic supernovae by interferometers
N. Arnaud (Cern) Transparencies

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Detection of gravitational waves from pulsars in binary systems
J. Ramonet (Annecy) Transparencies

Wednesday March 26th


Morning Session : Gravity, Clocks and Quantum Matter
Chairman M. Bassan (Roma)

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PHARAO
N. Dimarcq (Paris) Transparencies

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RACE
K. Gibble (Pennsilvania) Transparencies

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Testing the stability of fundamental constants using atomic clocks
S. Bize (Paris) Transparencies

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Gravity and matter-wave interferometry
C. Bordé (Paris) Transparencies

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A g-sensitive interferometer using inelastic van der Waals - induced transitions as a beamsplitter
J.C. Karam (Villetaneuse) Transparencies

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Observation of quantum states in the gravitation field and limits
on non-Newtonian interactions in the range between 1 micron and 10 microns

H. Abele (Heidelberg) Transparencies


Afternoon Session : R & D
Chairman T. Sumner (London)

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Introduction
R. Drever (Pasadena)

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Advanced LIGO
P. Lindquist (Pasadena) Transparencies

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Advanced Optical Configurations
D. Robertson (Glasgow) Transparencies

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Quantum Locking of mirrors in gravitational-waves interferometers
J.M. Courty (Paris) Transparencies

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Passive and active methods to lower the thermal noise in high sensitivity position measurements
P. Amico (Perugia) Transparencies


Common session with the QCD conference

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From quarks and gluons to strings : Gauge/Gravity duality
C. I. Tan (Brown) Transparencies

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The search for new macroscopic forces: past, present and future
E. Fischbach (Purdue) Transparencies Transparencies

Thursday March 27st


Morning Session : Isotropy and Fundamental Tests
Chairman D. DeBra (Stanford)

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Three key tests to gravity
O. Bertolami (Lisboa)
Transparencies

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New optical tests of relativity on Earth and in space
A. Peters (Berlin) Transparencies

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Isotropy of space and relic gravitational waves
B. Lamine (Paris) Transparencies

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Fundamental physics using a cryogenic microwave resonator
P. Wolf (Paris) Transparencies

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An optical readout configuration for advanced massive GW detectors
F. Marin (Florence) Transparencies

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Laboratory measurements on G
C. Speake (Birmingham)
Transparencies

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Lab search for macroscopic time reversal violation
C. Speake (Birmingham)
Transparencies


Afternoon Session : Detector Characterization
Chairman M. Visco (Roma)

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Results from LSC coalescing binaries Upper limit group
G. Gonzalez (Baton Rouge) Transparencies

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Commissioning of the VIRGO CITF
P. La Penna (Pisa) Transparencies

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Dual Recycling in GEO
A.Freise (Hannover) Transparencies

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Lock Acquisition in Virgo CITF
L. Barsotti (Pisa) Transparencies

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Virgo local controls
F. Ricci (Roma) Transparencies

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Lines identification and lines removal in Virgo CITF Engineering runs
E. Cuoco (Florence) Transparencies

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Characterisation of seismic noise at Virgo CITF
I. Fiori (EGO) Transparencies

Friday March 28nd


Morning Session 1 : Gravitation at short distances and Casimir effect
Chairman C. Speake (Birmingham)

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The search for new weak forces
E. Fischbach (Purdue) Transparencies

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The Casimir force : theory-experiment comparison
C. Genet (Leiden) Transparencies

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Measuring gravity at small length scales
S. Smullin (Stanford) Transparencies


Morning Session 2 : Gravity in extra-dimensional scenarios
Chairman C. Speake (Birmingham)

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Extra dimensions and possible modification of Newtonian law
I. Antoniadis (Cern) Transparencies

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Aspects of brane-world cosmology
C. Deffayet (Paris) Transparencies

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Gravitational radiation in the brane universe scenario
D. V. Gal'tsov (Moscow) Transparencies


Afternoon Session 1 : Generation of gravitational waves
Chairman K. Postnov (Moscow)

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Equations of motion and radiation of inspiralling binaries
L. Blanchet (Paris) Transparencies

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Problem of searching for spinning black hole binaries
B. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff) - Transparencies

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Strong Field Gravity Effects and Black Hole Candidates in X-ray Binaries
L. Stella (Roma) Transparencies

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Numerical evolution of binary black holes
D. Pollney (Golm) Transparencies


Afternoon Session 2 : Gravity in alternative theories
Chairman

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Gravitational effects on dark matter
G. Sigl (Paris) Transparencies

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Scalar-tensor theories and cosmology
G. Esposito-Farese (Paris) Transparencies

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Variation of fundamental constants
J.-Ph. Uzan (Orsay) Transparencies

Saturday March 29rd


Closing session Summary Talk
Chairman J. Dumarchez (Paris)

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Summary talk F. Ricci (Roma) Transparencies


Jacques Dumarchez
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