Indico has been updated to v3.3. See our blog post for details on this release. (OTG0146394)

November 30, 2023 to December 2, 2023
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

Workshop Scope and Goals: The detection of Gravitational Waves has opened a new window to observe the universe. The evidence of a stochastic gravitational wave background (SGWB) found by Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) such as the NANOGrav Collaboration gives a view of the SGWB in the nanohertz frequency range. At the same time, significant progress has been made in understanding the primordial and astrophysical sources of gravitational waves and their detection with PTAs. Thus PTAs can provide a window into the astrophysics of supermassive black holes (SMBH), as well as beyond standard model physics that could have played a role during the first microseconds of the universe. The aim of this workshop is to bring experts on various topics of PTAs, astrophysics of SMBH, and primordial sources of gravitational waves. It will focus on opportunities for pulsars and PTAs to address problems in astronomy, astrophysics and BSM physics. Plenty of time will be provided to foster collaboration among the participants. 

Dates: November 30th to December 2nd, 2023 (Thursday - Saturday)

Location: In person, University of Pittsburgh,

Workshop venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 3454 Forbes Ave. Click here

Banquet venue: Grand Concourse

Local Organizers: Brian Batell, Amit Bhoonah, Arnab Dasgupta, Akshay Ghalsasi, Tao Han, Arthur Kosowsky, Andrew Zentner. 

External Organizers: Maura McLaughlin, Sean McWilliams

Administrator: Joni George

The Zoom room link for the conference is:

To acquire the Zoom room password, kindly send an email to any of the individuals listed in the Contact section.

Invited Speakers:

Yang Bai

Paul Baker

Kimberly Boddy

Neil Cornish

Jeff Dror

Emmanuel Fonesca

Ross Jennings

Tina Kahniashvili

Luke Zoltan Kelly

Arthur Kosowsky

Tingting Liu

Tiziana Di Matteo

Maura McLaughlin

Sean McWilliams

Harikrishnan Ramani

Alex Saffer

Sarah Vigeland

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Registration for this event is currently open.