EuCAPT Workshop: Gravitational wave probes of black hole environments

Sapienza University of Rome

Sapienza University of Rome

Città Universitaria di Roma - Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2, 00185 Roma RM

The advent of gravitational-wave (GW) astronomy has opened a new scientific era, giving access to hitherto unexplored regimes and sources. In parallel to its countless astrophysical implications, GW science is also reshaping tests of fundamental physics and contributing to the growth of a new, interdisciplinary community.

The EuCAPT workshop "Gravitational wave probes of black hole environments" will bring together experts on GW sources and modelling, dark matter and GW searches, cosmology, and high-energy astrophysics to explore possible synergies in this emerging field.

The event will be held at Sapienza University of Rome on June 15-17, 2022. We expect to host some invited overview talks as well as standard contributed talks and short presentations by students and early-career researchers. 

Zoom recordings:

  • Day 1 - Passcode: 1=caDEPW
  • Day 2 - Passcode: =uN0yx@p 
  • Day 3 - Passcode: %4F#aN@X



Scientific Secretariat: Alessandra Curto

Organizing Committee: 

P Astone, G Bertone, V Cardoso, E Cuoco, G Franciolini, L Gualtieri, P Leaci, A Maselli, P Pani, L Sberna


Support: This event is supported by the European Consortium for Astroparticle Theory (EuCAPT), by the ERC project DarkGRA “​Unveiling the dark universe with gravitational waves” (ERC-2017-StG 757480), and by the Amaldi Research Center funded by the MIUR program ``Dipartimento di Eccellenza" (CUP: B81I18001170001). We acknowledge the kind hospitality of Sapienza School for Advanced Studies.

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  • Abhrajit Bhattacharjee
  • Alexander Bonilla Rivera
  • Alexandra Wernersson
  • Alexis Boudon
  • Alfredo Urbano
  • Alvin Chua
  • Andrea Antonelli
  • Andrea Derdzinski
  • Andrea Maselli
  • Anna Chiara Ferri
  • Antoine Depasse
  • Antonella Palmese
  • Antonio Junior Iovino
  • Antonio Riotto
  • Arjun Kannan
  • Arshia Momeni
  • Ashley Chraya
  • Boris Goncharov
  • Bradley Kavanagh
  • Cheriyan Parayil
  • Davide Gerosa
  • Ecaterina Leonova
  • Edoardo Milotti
  • Enrico Barausse
  • Enrico Cannizzaro
  • Evgeny Osetrin
  • Fabio Antonini
  • Fabrizio Corelli
  • Fani Dosopoulou
  • Farshid Soltani
  • Fatemeh Hossein-Nouri
  • Federica Fragomeno
  • Francisco Duque
  • Francisco Lobo
  • Gabriel Andres Piovano
  • Gabriele Franciolini
  • Gabriele Palloni
  • Gaurav Seal
  • Giacomo Ferrante
  • Giada Caneva Santoro
  • Gianfranco Bertone
  • Giovanni Maria Tomaselli
  • Giulia Cusin
  • Giuseppe Lingetti
  • Hassan Khalvati
  • Ilia Musco
  • Jamie Bamber
  • jay verma
  • Jian-dong Zhang
  • Juan Calderon Bustillo
  • juan urrutia
  • Julio Arrechea
  • Justinas Rumbutis
  • Kallol Dey
  • Konstantinos Kritos
  • Kyriakos Destounis
  • Laura Sberna
  • Leila Maghlaoui
  • Leonardo Gualtieri
  • Leong Khim Wong
  • Lorenzo Pierini
  • Lorenzo Silvestri
  • Lorenzo Speri
  • Loris Del Grosso
  • Luca Graziani
  • Ludovico Machet
  • Manjeet Kaur
  • Manuel Arca Sedda
  • Mateja Boskovic
  • Miguel Bezares
  • Miguel Correia
  • moh akram
  • Mohd Sirtaz
  • Nathan Steinle
  • Nicholas Loutrel
  • Nicholas Speeney
  • Nicola Franchini
  • Nicola Tamanini
  • Niklas Becker
  • Omar Benhar
  • Ornella Juliana Piccinni
  • Paola Leaci
  • Paolo Pani
  • Pedro Ferreira
  • Philippa Cole
  • Priti Gupta
  • Rahul Shah
  • Riccardo Della Monica
  • Richard Brito
  • Roberto Cotesta
  • Roberto Serafinelli
  • Rodrigo Vicente
  • Saboura sadat Zamani
  • Sara Motalebi
  • Sebastian Völkel
  • Shaun Fell
  • Shichao Wu
  • Shubham Kawade
  • Silvia Gasparotto
  • Sivasish Paul
  • Sourabh Nampalliwar
  • Srashti Goyal
  • Sumer Jaitly
  • Syed Naqvi
  • Sylvain Marsat
  • Taishi Ikeda
  • Theophanes Karydas
  • Thomas Spieksma
  • Valerio De Luca
  • Weixiao Wang
  • Xian Chen
  • Yichao Hu
  • Yotam Sherf
  • Yun Fang
  • Zakaria Belkhadria
Dr. Alessandra Curto
    • 1
      Welcome by Organizers, SSAS Director, and EuCAPT Director
    • 2
      Probing ultralight fields with black-hole superradiance: where do we stand and where do we go?
      Speaker: Richard Brito
    • 3
      Tidal Love numbers of dressed black holes
      Speaker: Valerio De Luca (University of Geneve)
    • 10:00 AM
      Coffee break
    • 4
      Accretion disks and milliHz gravitational wave sources
      Speaker: Andrea Derdzinski
    • 5
      Aberration of gravitational waveforms by peculiar velocities
      Speaker: Giulia Cusin (università di Ginevra)
    • 6
      Measuring accretion-disk effects with gravitational waves from extreme mass-ratio inspirals
      Speaker: Andrea Antonelli (JHU)
    • 7
      Environmental Effects in Superradiant Instabilities
      Speaker: Enrico Cannizzaro
    • 12:30 PM
    • 8
      LISA observations of GW190521-like binaries in an AGN environment
      Speaker: Sylvain Marsat
    • 9
      Observability of lensing of gravitational waves from massive black hole binaries with LISA
      Speaker: Roberto Cotesta (Johns Hopkins University)
    • 10
      Pseudospectrum of black holes and compact objects
      Speaker: Kyriakos Destounis
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee break
    • 11
      Discussion Session
      Speaker: Laura Sberna (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) )
    • 12
      The scientific analysis of extreme-mass-ratio inspirals
      Speaker: Alvin Chua
    • 13
      Collisionless Dark Matter Spikes: Open questions in formation, evolution and gravitational wave detection
      Speaker: Bradley Kavanagh
    • 14
      Relativistic Corrections and their Impact on Dark Matter Spike detectability with Gravitational Waves
      Speaker: Nicholas Speeney
    • 10:00 AM
      Coffee break
    • 15
      Primordial Black Holes in the era of gravitational astronomy
      Speaker: Antonio Riotto (University of Geneva)
    • 16
      Primordial black hole formation during the quark-hadron phase transition
      Speaker: Ilia Musco (INFN, Rome)
    • 17
      Dynamical friction of black holes in ultralight dark matter
      Speaker: Rodrigo Vicente
    • 18
      Ionization of Gravitational Atoms
      Speaker: Gimmi Tomaselli
    • 19
      Subsonic accretion ad dynamical friction for a black hole moving through a self-interacting scalar dark matter cloud
      Speaker: Alexis Boudon
    • 12:30 PM
    • 20
      Discs, spikes and clouds: distinguishing environmental effects around binary black holes”
      Speaker: Philippa Cole
    • 21
      Dirty Black Holes
      Speaker: James Bamber
    • 3:30 PM
      Coffee Break
    • Lighting Talks
      Conveners: Fatemeh Hossein-Nouri (Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Giuseppe Lingetti (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Kallol Dey (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram), Konstantinos Kritos (Johns Hopkins University), Lorenzo Speri, Theophanes Karydas (Amsterdam, GRAPPA), Thomas Spieksma, juan urrutia (IFAE-Theory)
    • 22
      Environmental effects and matter systematics for LISA
      Speaker: Enrico Barausse
    • 23
      Discussion Session: Environmental effects VS modified gravity
      Speakers: Enrico Barausse, Pedro Ferreira
    • 24
      Black holes in scalar field
      Speaker: Taishi Ikeda
    • 25
      Searches for dark matter signals with gravitational-wave detectors
      Speaker: Ornella Juliana Piccinni (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 10:00 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 26
      Covariant formulation of mechanics: drag forces
      Speaker: Miguel Correia (CERN)
    • 27
      Tidal resonances in EMRIs
      Speaker: Gupta Priti
    • 28
      Black holes in galaxies: Environmental impact on gravitational-wave generation and propagation
      Speaker: Francisco Duque
    • 29
      Soliton boson stars as compact objects
      Speaker: Mateja Boskovic
    • 30
      Probing black holes with quasi-normal modes
      Speaker: Sebastian Völkel (SISSA and IFPU)
    • 12:10 PM
    • 31
      Accretion disks around supermassive black-hole binaries can break
      Speaker: Davide Gerosa (University of Milano-Bicocca)
    • 32
      Black-hole spin alignment and disk breaking: consequences for LISA
      Speaker: Nathan Steinle
    • 33
      Comparing baryonic and dark matter effects in Intermediate Mass Ratio Inspirals
      Speaker: Niklas Becker (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    • 34
      Data analysis methods to probe black hole mergers: Einstein Telescope, primordial events, and pulsar timing arrays
      Speaker: Boris Goncharov
    • 35
      Wrap-up discussion
    • 3:50 PM
      Coffee Break