Feb 8 – 12, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Recording Day 1 

Recording Day 2 

Recording Day 3 

Recording Day 4 

Recording Day 5


This workshop will be remotely on Zoom on Feb 8-12, 2021 and will bring together experts on GW sources and modelling, PBH formation and evolution, and cosmology, to discuss how the PBH scenario confronts current and future GW data. 

List of topics:

  • Overview on O3 data from LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA 

  • PBHs, stochastic GW background, and NANOGrav results

  • Current constraints, including formation mechanisms, mass and spin distributions with focus on LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA sources

  • The role of waveform systematics and priors in GW data analysis and their impact for the PBH scenario 

  • Clustering and N-body PBH simulations

  • PBH merger rates

  • Non-PBH scenarios: hierarchical mergers and astro (with focus on mass-gap events)

  • Modelling accretion onto PBHs and its role on constraints

  • PBHs and dark-matter models

  • The future: ET/LISA

List of invited speakers and moderators:

Enrico Barausse (SISSA, IT)
Emanuele Berti (JHU, USA)
Alessandra Buonanno (AEI, DE)
Christian Byrnes (Sussex U., UK)
Sarah Caudill (Utrecht U., NL)
Davide Gerosa (Birmingham U., UK)
Anne Green (Nottingham U., UK)
Tanja Hinderer (Utrecht U., NL)
Derek Inman (Kavli IPMU, JP)
Karsten Jedamzik (Montpellier U., FR)
Ely Kovetz (Ben-Gurion U., IL)
Alexander Kusenko (UCLA & Tokyo U., USA/JP)
Michele Maggiore (Geneve U., CH)
Chiara Mingarelli (Connecticut U., USA)
Pasquale Serpico (CNRS, FR)
Hardi Veermäe (NICPB Tallinn, EE) 

Scientific Secretariat: Alessandra Curto
Organizing Committee: Swetha Bhagwat, Valerio De Luca, Gabriele Franciolini, Paolo Pani, Antonio Riotto

Support: This event is supported by the ERC project DarkGRA “​Unveiling the dark universe with gravitational waves” (ERC-2017-StG 757480) and by the Amaldi Research Center.

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