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Week 1
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Aug 1
1:30pm
MSR
All participants
Organizational Meeting

Mon, Aug 1
2:00 pm
MSR
Duncan Brown
LIGO summary

Tue, Aug 2
10:30 am
MSR
Selma de Mink
Field binaries

Tue, Aug 2
11:15am
MSR
Carl Rodriguez
Cluster binaries

Tue, Aug 2
2pm
MSR
Sterl Phinney
Discussion on binary BH formation

Tue, Aug 2
3:30pm
AUD
Natalie Wolchover
Science Reporting in the Age of Sound Bites

Wed, Aug 3
10:30am
MSR
Ben Farr
What does LIGO measure (and how well)?


Wed, Aug 3
11:15am
MSR
Richard O'Shaughnessy
Will LIGO infer formation scenarios of binary BH mergers?


Wed, Aug 3
2pm
MSR
Alberto Vecchio
Discussion on LIGO constraints on formation scenarios


Thu, Aug 4
10:30am
MSR
Stan Woosley
The deaths of massive stars and the birth of black holes


Thu, Aug 4
11:15am
MSR
Pablo Marchant
Homogeneous evolution of overcontact massive binaries resulting in BH+BH mergers


Thu, Aug 4
2pm
MSR
Brian Metzger
Discussion on stellar evolution and BH formation


Thu, Aug 4
6pm
Goleta Beach

Workshop barbecue


Fri, Aug 5
10:30am
MSR
Luis Lehner
Simulations of Compact Object Mergers


Fri, Aug 5
11:15am
MSR
Francois Foucart
Simulations of Compact Object Mergers II


Fri, Aug 5
2pm
MSR
Chris Fryer
Discussion about Matter Dynamics and EM Emission From Mergers



Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Aug 8
12:15pm
Aud
Daniel Holz
Blackboard Lunch Seminar:
How does the Universe make LIGO's black holes?

Mon, Aug 8
2pm
MSR
Alessandra Buonanno
Discussion on Testing GR with LIGO black holes

Tue, Aug 9
10:30am
MSR
Tomasz Bulik
Tyrone Woods
Overview of Common Envelope Evolution
Uncertainties in Common Envelope Evolution

Tue, Aug 9
11:15am
MSR
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
Simulations of Common Envelope Evolution

Wed, Aug 10
10:30am
MSR
Wolf-Rainer Hamann
From massive stars to merging black holes

Wed, Aug 10
11:15am
MSR
Rainer Spurzem
Binary black holes in dense stellar systems

Wed, Aug 10
2pm
MSR
Matteo Cantiello
Discussion

Thu, Aug 11
10:30am
MSR
Shri Kulkarni
Overview of EM follow-up

Thu, Aug 11
11:15am
MSR
Gregg Hallinan/Marcelle Soares-Santos
Radio/Optical follow-up

Thu, Aug 11
2pm
MSR
Mansi Kasliwal
Discussion of EM follow-up

Fri, Aug 12
10:30am
MSR
Andrew MacFadyen
TBD

Fri, Aug 12
11:15am
MSR
Yuri Levin
Program Summary


*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room FR=Founders' Room
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