Sep 12 – 16, 2022
Europe/Rome timezone


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)
XXXX Buonanno (XXX, DE)

Organizing Committee: 

Irene Di Palma, Ettore Majorana, Paolo Pani, Francesco Pannarale, Ernesto Placidi, Nicolò Spagnolo
On behalf of the ARC Steering Committee

Support: This event is supported by the Amaldi Research Center funded by the MIUR program ``Dipartimento di Eccellenza" (CUP: B81I18001170001)

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