Jul 12 – 16, 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss how gravitational waves may serve as tools to explore possible fundamental physics beyond the Standard Model, such as first order phase transitions in the early Universe, cosmic strings, primordial black holes and scenarios for cosmological inflation. In addition, it will explore how gravitational wave signals may reveal possible modifications of general relativity. With these aims in mind, the workshop will bring together experts in particle physics, cosmology and the gravitational wave community.

LIVE streaming on the Youtube channel for the workshop: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3YTSkHpKUK9SO9vzb6HuBw

Time: 14 - 19 CET

Registration Deadline extended till July 12, 2021

Talks are by invitation only.

Besides the talks we plan to have 1-hour panel discussion session each day where we discuss the questions unanswered during the talks and some open questions in the topic.

Confirmed Speakers:

July 12: Topological Defects

J. J. Blanco-Pillado (Bilbao, Spain)

Yanou Cui (UC Riverside, US)

Sachiko Kuroyanagi (IFT, Madrid, Spain)

Alexander Jenkins (KCL, UK)

Hitoshi Murayama (UC Berkeley, US & IMPU,Tokyo, Japan)

Kai Schmitz (CERN)

Lara Sousa (Porto, Portugal)

Danièle Steer (APC Paris, France)


July 13: Phase Transitions

Chiara Caprini (APC Paris, France)Ma

Oliver Gould (Nottingham, UK)

Marek Lewicki (Warsaw, Poland)

Alberto Roper-Pol (APC, France)

Jessica Turner (IPPP, Durham, UK)

Carlos Tamarit (TUM, Munich, Germany)

Jorinde van de Vis (DESY)

David Weir (Helsinki, Finland)


July 14: Inflationary Sources and Primordial Black Holes

Gianluca Calcagni (CSIC Madrid, Spain)

Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni (Groningen, the Netherlands)

Marc Kamionkowski (John Hopkins, US)

Rishi Khatri (TIFR Mumbai, India)

Jerome Martin (IAP Paris, France)

Anupam Mazumdar (Groningen, the Netherlands)

 Pedro Schwaller (Mainz, Germany)


July 15: Astrophysical Sources and Multi-messenger Probes

Djuna Croon (TRIUMF, Canada)

Ranjan Laha (IISc Bangalore, India)

Cecilia Lunardini (Arizona State, US)

Constantinos Skordis (FZU, Prague, Czech Republic)

Ville Vaskonen (IFAE Barcelona, Spain)

Surjeet Rajendran (JHU, US)

Misao Sasaki (Tokyo, Japan)


July 16: Gravitational Wave Detectors

Oliver Buchmuller (Imperial College, UK)

Michael Kramer (Max Planck, Germany)

Francesco Muia (Cambridge, UK)

Naoki Seto (Kyoto, Japan)

Stavros Katsanevas (Paris, France)

Raphael Flauger (San Diego, US)

Salvatore Vitale (MIT, US)


Barry Barish (Caltech, US) <Keynote Speaker>


 Organizing Committee:

John Ellis (CERN & King's College London, UK)

Anish Ghoshal (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Marek Lewicki (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Nobuchika Okada (University of Alabama, USA)

Qaisar Shafi (University of Delaware, USA)

Bogumiła Świeżewska (University of Warsaw, Poland)


The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.
Application for this event is currently open.