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Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy


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University of Malta

MALTA: 22 -25 January 2018

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Staticorbits in Rotating Spacetimes - Lucas Collodel, Burkhard Kleihaus and Jutta Kunz

New Teleparallel Gravity Models - Martin Krssak 

On some properties of purely axial torsion waves - Vedad Pasic

Unimodular quantum gravity and the classical limit - Natascha Riahi

Linear potentials in galaxy halos by Asymmetric Wormholes - Sebastian Bahamonde 

Dynamical systems approach and generic properties of f (T) cosmology - Ulbossyn Ualikhanova




The Black Holes of the Gravitational Universe: Genesis & Growth - Monica Colpi

Dynamical Origin of black hole binaries - Bence Kocsis

GW and EM signals from numerical simulations of compact binary mergers - Albino Perego

Shedding light on Dark Matter with Gravitational Waves - Gianfranco Bertone

Cosmology and Cosmography with GWs (in the context of WG1g) - Germano Nardini

Multiwavelength properties of gamma-ray loud binaries - Maria Chernyakova



Standard sirens cosmography with LISA - Nicola Tarmanini

Black holes from other black holes? - Davide Gerosa

BH mergers induced by tidal encounters with a galactic centre MBH - Shiho Kobayashi & Joseph John Fernande

Model-independent constraints on astrophysical parameters of gravitational-wave sources - Bence Bécsy

Coalescing binary black holes originating from globular clusters - Dorota Gondek-Rosinska 

Relativistic mergers of black hole binaries have (1) large, similar masses, (2) low spins and (3) are circular - Pau Amaro Seoane 

Primordial black hole formation during the QCD phase transition - Christian Byrnes 

Searching for continuous gravitational-­‐waves from spinning neutron stars - Alicia Sintes 

Supermassive black holes and their environment in active galactic nuclei: A peculiar case of Circinus galaxy - Marko Stalevski 

A study of compact objects with X-ray reflection  - Sourabh Nampalliwar 

Gravitational Wave Recoil in Analytical and Numerical Galaxy Potential - Majda Smole, Miroslav Micic & Ana Mitrasinovic




Working Group 2: Introduction and Overview - Leor Barack

Post-Newtonian and Post-Minkowskian Approximations - Alexandre Le Tiec 

Numerical Relativity in Astrophysics - Patricia Schmidt

Numerical Relativity in Fundamental Physics - Ulrich Sperhake  



A new algorithm for characteristic extraction and matching in numerical relativity - Nigel T. Bishop

Gravitational waves from eccentric binary black hole coalescence - Maria Haney 

Fourier domain gravitational waveforms for precessing eccentric binaries - Yannick Boetzel 

Spin effects on binary systems in the EFT approach: radiation reaction  -  Natália Tenório Maia

Secular Dynamics of precessing compact binaries - Zoltan Keresztes

Tidal deformations in coalescing compact binary systems - Tiziano Abdelsalhim 

Zoom-Whirl Orbits of Spinning bodies in rotating space-times - Balazs Mikoczi

Gravitational-wave spin memory effect for compact binaries - David A. Nichols 

Gravitational multipole moments from Noether charges - Roberto Oliveri 

Analytic Signatures of High Spin Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals and Mergers - Geoffrey Compère 

Gravitational Waves from Domain Walls moving in Media - Dmitry Galtsov  




Working Group 3: Black holes and fundamental physics - Thomas P. Sotiriou

BHs beyond GR - Enrico Barausse

Black hole perturbation theory and fundamental physics - Paolo Pani

Compact binaries in alternative theories of gravity - Carlos Palenzuela



Gravitational Wave Signatures from String Theory? - Bert Vercnocke 

To be a black hole, or not to be a black hole - Andrea Maselli 

Charged Boson Stars and Black Holes in Horndeski Gravity - Yosef Verbin

Exotic Compact Objects and how to quench their ergoregion instability - Elisa Maggio 

How well can ultracompact bodies imitate ringing black holes? - Kostas Glampedakis

New Gauss-Bonnet Black Holes with curvature induced scalarization in the extended scalar-tensor theories - Stoytcho Yazadjiev 

Spontaneous scalarization of black holes in scalar-tensor gravity - Leonardo Gualtieri 

Spontaneous scalarization with an extremely massive field and heavy neutron stars - Teruaki Suyama

Compact stars in massive scalar-tensor theories – models and gravitational wave emission - Daniela Doneva

Scalar field coupling with matter inside scalarized neutron stars - Nicola Franchini 

Modifying gravity through instabilities - Fethi M Ramazanonglu 

Penrose-like process in shift-symmetric Horndeski - Mehdi Saravani



Members of ISSA join the KiDS Consortium
Members of ISSA, in collaboration with the Department of Physics, has recently joined the KiDS Consortium
University of Malta Awarded Title: 'CUDA Research Center'
The Institute of Space Science and Astronomy (ISSA), in collaboration with the University of Malta’s Department of Physics and the Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, announces that the University of Malta has been awarded the title of 'CUDA Research Center' by NVIDIA.
Last Updated: 5 February 2018

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