Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravity
Final Agenda

(Indicated talk duration do not include questions)

Monday March 12th


Morning Session: A1: Project Status Reports (1)
Chairperson H. Grote (Hannover)

10'

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Welcome
J. Trân Thanh Vân (Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay)

25'

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LIGO: status and update
A. Lazzarini (Caltech, Pasadena)
- Transparencies

25'

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Status of VIRGO
M. Evans (EGO, Pisa)
- Transparencies

25'

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Current status of TAMA
K. Kuroda (ICRR, Tokyo)
- Transparencies

25'

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Status of the gravitational-wave detector GEO600
H. Lück (Hannover Univ.)
- Transparencies

25'

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Recent measurements of IGEC2 GW observatory
M. Visco (IFSI, Roma)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session 1: A1: Project Status Reports (2)
Chairperson  R. Flaminio (Pisa & Annecy)

25'

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Future LIGO Interferrometers
R. Adhikari (Caltech, Pasadena)
- Transparencies

25'

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Future Virgo Upgrades
J. Marque (EGO, Pisa)
- Transparencies

25'

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CLIO and LCGT
K. Kuroda (ICRR, Tokyo)
- Transparencies

25'

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AIGO: the Southern Hemisphere GW Detector and applications of the Probability Event Horizon Tool to data analysis.
D. Coward (UWA, Perth)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session 2: A4: R & D (1)
Chairperson  R. Flaminio (Pisa & Annecy)

20'

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Low temperature and Gravitational Waves detectors
F. Ricci (Univ. of Roma)
- Transparencies

15'

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New coatings and new substrates for low mechanical loss mirrors
Ch. Comtet (LMA, Lyon)
- Transparencies

15'

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Development of Fused Silica Ribbon Fibres for Gravitational Wave Detectors and Characterisation of Mechanical Losses
A. Heptonstall (Univ. of Glasgow)
- Transparencies

Tuesday March 13th


Morning Session: B2: Clocks, Tests of fundamental symmetries, variation of constants
Chairperson A. Nobili (Pisa)

30'

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Fundamental Physics Research with Clocks
P. Wolf (LNE-SYRTE, Paris)
- Transparencies

25'

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Status of the ACES/PHARAO mission
N. Dimarcq (LNE-SYRTE, Paris)
- Transparencies

25'

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ICE : new transportable atom inertial sensor for applications to space experiments
Ph. Bouyer (LCF-IO, Orsay)
- Transparencies

15'

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Systematic phase shifts in cold atom gravimeters
T. Mehlstäubler (LNE-SYRTE, Paris)
- Transparencies

15'

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Dynamical emergence of 3-space in general relativity: implications for the ACES mission.
L. Lusanna (INFN, Firenze)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session 1: A5: LISA and Bars
ChairpersonM. Cerdonio (Padova)

30'

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LISA Pathfinder and LISA
S. Vitale (Univ. of Trento)
- Transparencies

15'

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Realising ultra-stable interferometric measurements for LISA
Ch. Killow (IGR, Glasgow)
- Transparencies

15'

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An Advanced Modular Gravitational Reference Sensor for the Detection of Gravitational Waves in Space
S. Buchman (Stanford Univ.)
- Transparencies

15'

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DUAL: R&D for an advanced acoustic gravitational wave detector
F. Marin (INFN, Firenze)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session 2: A4: R & D (2)
Chairperson M. Cerdonio (Padova)

15'

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Experimental investigation of a control scheme for a tuned resonant sideband extraction interferometer for next-generation gravitational-wave detectors
F. Kawazoe (NAOJ, Tokyo)
- Transparencies

15'

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Interferometry with gratings
O. Burmeister (AEI, Hannover)
- Transparencies

Wednesday March 14th


Morning Session: A3: Data Analysis
Chairperson L. Piro (Roma)

20'

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Search for stochastic background
A. Lazzarini (Caltech, Pasadena)
- Transparencies

15'

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Data quality and Virgo detector characterization for the GW burst search
F. Cavalier (LAL, Orsay)
- Transparencies

15'

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All-sky search for GW bursts in C7 Virgo commissioning run
M.A. Bizouard (LAL, Orsay)
- Transparencies

20'

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Searching for gravitational-wave bursts with LIGO
K. Thorne (Penn State Univ.)
- Transparencies

20'

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Search for gravitational waves from compact binary systems in the third and fourth LIGO science runs
T. Cokelaer (Cardiff Univ.)
- Transparencies

20'

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Recent preliminary results from the LIGO pulsar searches
M. Pitkin (Univ. of Glasgow)
- Transparencies

15'

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Coherent Bayesian inference on binary inspiral signals
N. Christensen (Carleton Univ.)
- Transparencies

15'

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Evaluating a coherent method for source location reconstruction on coalescing binaries gravitational wave events
S. Birindelli (INFN, Pisa)
- Transparencies

15'

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Host galaxy identification in a world array of gravitational wave detectors that includes AIGO
D. Blair (AIGRC-UWA, Nedlands)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session: B1: Tests of the equivalence principle and Gravitation Measurements (1)
ChairpersonM. Bassan (Roma)

25'

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East of the Sun (G), West of the Moon (the Equivalence of Gravitational Energy) and a Little Bit Down to Earth (g)
J. Faller (Colorado Univ.)
- Transparencies

25'

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Precision Microwave Oscillators and Interferometers to Test Lorentz Invariance in Electrodynamics
M. Tobar (UWA, Perth)
- Transparencies

15'

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STEP: Satellite Test of the Equivalence Principle
S. Buchman (Stanford Univ.)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session 2: Common Session with the Electroweak Conference
ChairpersonJ. Trân Thanh Vân (Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay)

35'

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Tests of gravity at short and long distances
S. Reynaud (LKB, Paris)
- Transparencies

35'

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Highlights from VHE astronomy
M. Martinez (IFAE, Barcelona)
- Transparencies

Thursday March 15th


Morning Session: A2: Detector charaterization
ChairpersonM. Evans (Pisa)

25'

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Experiences operating GEO600
H. Grote (AEI, Hannover)
- Transparencies

20'

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Noise budget and noise hunting in VIRGO
E. Tournefier (LAPP, Annecy)
- Transparencies

25'

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Lessons from LIGO1
R. Adhikari (Caltech, Pasadena)
- Transparencies

15'

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Automatic alignment in VIRGO
M. Mantovani (Univ. di Sienna)
- Transparencies

15'

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Modeling of thermal effects in VIRGO
M. Laval (OCA, Nice)
- Transparencies

25'

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The parametric instability problem in advanced GW detectors
D. Blair (AIGRC-UWA, Nedlands)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session 1: B3: Gravity at short or long distances, Casimir, X-tra dimensions (1)
ChairpersonT. Piran (Jerusalem)

30'

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The BMV project: optical detection of axions?
C. Rizzo (LCAR, Toulouse)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session 2: B4: Alternative theories
ChairpersonT. Piran (Jerusalem)

35'

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Large scale modifications of gravity
P. Tinyakov (Univ. de Bruxelles)
- Transparencies

15'

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In Search of the Spacetime Torsion
J. Pereira (IFT, Sao Paulo)
- Transparencies

30'

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Evading Gravitational Tests with a Chameleon
Ph. Brax (SphT, Saclay)
- Transparencies

Friday March 16th


Morning Session 1: B1: Tests of the equivalence principle and Gravitation Measurements (2)
Chairperson S. Reynaud (Paris)

30'

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The Promise and Challenge of Gravitational Experiments in Space: The GP-B experiment and its lessons for LISA, and STEP
S. Buchman (Stanford Univ.)
- Transparencies

25'

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Limitations to testing the Equivalence Principle with Satellite Laser Ranging
A. Nobili (Univ. of Pisa & INFN)
- Transparencies

25'

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Equivalence Principle and quantum test particles
R. Onofrio (Dartmouth College, Hanover)
- Transparencies


Morinig Session 2: A6: Sources (1)
ChairpersonS. Reynaud (Paris)

25'

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GW from supernova core collapse: new general relativistic simulations including microphysics
H. Dimmelmeier (MPA, Garching)
- Transparencies

15'

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Estimating the distribution of the White Dwarf -White Dwarf galactic binary background with LISA.
A. Krolak (Polish Ac. Sci, Warsaw)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session: A6: Sources (2)
ChairpersonH. Lück (Hannover)

25'

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GWs from Newborn Magnetars
L. Stella (INAF, Roma)
- Transparencies

20'

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Gravitational waves from population III binaries
T. Bulik (Univ. of Warsaw)
- Transparencies

15'

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The effect of supernova asymmetry on the coalescence rate of binary neutron stars
K. Postnov (Sternberg Ast. Inst., Moscow)
- Transparencies

15'

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Search for gravitational waves associated with GRB 050915a using the VIRGO detector during C7-run
A. Corsi (INAF, Roma)
- Transparencies

25'

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X-rays and Gamma-rays counterparts to GW sources
L. Piro (IASF, Roma)
- Transparencies

25'

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Gravitational Radiation from GRBs
T. Piran (Racah Inst. of Physics, Jerusalem)
- Transparencies

15'

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A new approach to study QNMs of rotating stars
S. Marassi (Univ. of Roma1)
- Transparencies

15'

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Extension of the frequency-range of interferometers for the "magnetic" components of gravitational waves?
Ch. Corda (Pisa Univ.)
- Transparencies

Saturday March 17th


Morning Session: A4: R & D (2)
ChairpersonM.A. Bizouard (Orsay)

25'

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Radiation pressure effects in interferometric measurements
A. Heidmann (LKB, Paris)
- Transparencies

20'

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Squeezed light and radiation pressure effects in suspended interferometers
T. Corbitt (MIT, Boston)
- Transparencies

25'

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Preparing squeezed states of light for gravitational wave detectors
R. Schnabel (AEI, Hannover)
- Transparencies

15'

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Sensitivity beyond the standard quantum limit in a Michelson-Fabry-Perot with detuned cavities
F. Marin (INFN, Firenze)
- Transparencies

15'

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Thermomechanical characterization of materials for future interferometric GW detectors
M. Lorenzini (Univ. di Firenze)
- Transparencies

30'

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Experimental constrains for additional short-range forces from neutron experiments
V. Nesvizhevsky (ILL, Grenoble)
- Transparencies


Afternoon Session: B3: Gravity at short or long distances, Casimir, X-tra dimensions (2)
Chairperson P. Wolf (Paris)

25'

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The Microscope space mission
B. Christophe (ONERA, Toulouse)
- Transparencies

25'

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Optical clocks in space
C. Lämmerzahl (ZARM, Univ. of Bremen)
- Transparencies

25'

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Gravity at short distance
R. Onofrio (Datmouth College, Hanover)
- Transparencies

30'

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Experiments for Gravitation in the Solar System
H.J. Dittus (ZARM, Univ. of Bremen)
- Transparencies

30'

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Gravity at long distances
M.T. Jaekel (LPT-ENS, Paris)
- Transparencies

15'

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MoonLIGHT: a lunar laser ranging array for the 21st century
M. Garattini (INFN, Frascati)
- Transparencies

15'

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Analytically derived limits on scalar and pseudo-scalar forces (short-range fifth forces) from quantum states of neutrons in the Earth's gravitational field
A. Westphal (ISAS/SISSA, Trieste)
- Transparencies

Sunday March 18th


Closing Session: Summary Talk
ChairpersonJ. Dumarchez (Paris)

40'

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Summary Talk                                                                                                            
J. Faller (Collorado Univ.)
- Transparencies


Jacques Dumarchez
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