IPTA 2012 Science Week Talks

Below is a program from the science week.  The slides from the talks are currently being hosted in a github repository.  If you’d like to grab them all in one go you can visit https://github.com/ipta/ipta-2012-science-week and either clone the repository or download a zip.

Monday 25 June 2012

Topic 1: PTA Status Updates

  • PPTA – Dick Manchester – pdf,pptx
  • NANOGrav – Maura McLaughlin – pdf
  • EPTA – Ben Stappers – pdf,key

Topic 2: From Telescope to Detection

  • Calibration – Willem van Straten – pdf
  • Dealing With Dispersion Measure  - David Nice – pdf,pptx
  • Correcting DM Variations using EPTA multi-frequency data – Gemma Jannsen – pdf,pptx
  • Low Frequency Noise – Bill Coles – pdf
  • Pulsar intrinsic noise in precision timing – Jim Cordes – pdf,ppt
  • Using cyclic spectroscopy to improve pulsar timing – Dan Stinebring – pdf,pptx
  • Cyclic spectroscopy simulatinos and analysis of J1713+0747 data – Nipuni Palliyaguru – pdf
  • Towards real-time cyclic spectroscopy – Glenn Jones – pdf,ppt

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Topic 2: From Telescope to Detection cont.

  • Measurement of dispersion measure variations and solar wind effect by millisecond pulsars – Xiaopeng You – pdf,ppt
  • Timing noise analysis of NANOGrav pulsars – Delphine Perrodin – pdf,ppt
  • Interpolation and prediction of pulsar timing residuals – Xinping Deng – pdf
  • Covariances between ISM and Timing Parameters in Millisecond Pulsars – Timothy Dolch – pdf,pptx
  • Breaking News: Removing bias in times of arrival – Stefan Oslowski – pdf

Topic 3: Data Challenges and Algorithms

  • The First International Pulsar Timing Array Data Challenge – Frederick Jenet
  • Data Analysis Challenge for the Ground-Based GW Detectors and Implications for PTAs – Linqing Wen – pdf
  • A new method to bound the gravitational wave background: applications to the IPTA data challenge and the Parkes pulsar timing array – Ryan Shannon – pdf,ppt
  • Updates on Bayesian PTA data analysis – Rutger van Haasteren – pdf,odp
  • Stochastic background searches using the optimal statistic – Xavier Siemens – pdf,key
  • an Overview of Single-Source Gravitational Wave Detection Algorithms for Pulsar Timing Arrays – Justin Ellis – pdf
  • Search for the gravitational wave memory effect with the Parkes pulsar timing array – Jingbo Wang – pdf,ppt
  • Pulsar timing array data analysis for periodic and near-periodic gravitational wave sources – Xihao Deng – pdf

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Topic 4: Implications of bounds, detections, and when will we detect GWs?

  • NANOGrav timing and GW limits – Paul Demorest – pdf
  • Constraints on the cosmic string tension by future PTA experiments – Sotirio Sanidas - pdf
  • When will we detect gravitational waves – Mike Keith
  • Probing supermassive black hole binaries with pulsar timing array – Alberto Sesana – pdf
  • The light and gravity of binary supermassive black holes – Sarah Burke Spolaor
  • Resolving multiple supermassive black hole binaries with pulsar timing arrays – Stanislav Babak – pdf
  • Measuring the evolutions of super-massive black hole binaries with pulsar timing arrays – Chiara Mingarelli – pdf
  • Breaking News: The gravitational wave signal from binary supermassive black holes does not form an isotropic background – Vikram Ravi – pdf,pptx

Thursday 28 June 2012

Topic 5: Other applications of IPTA data sets and new MSPs

  • Developing a pulsar time scale – George Hobbs – pdf,pptx
  • Gravity tests and NS masses – Ingrid Stairs
  • MSPs discovered in recent surveys – Duncan Lorimer
  • Radio Pulsar navigation – Jiang Dong – pdf
  • Recent results from the Green Bank north celestial cap survey – Ryan Lynch  - pdf,odp
  • The pulsar search collaboratory: discovering pulsars through outreach – Joe Swiggum
  • Breaking News: A millisecond pulsar in a triple system – Ingrid Stairs and Scott Ransom

Topic 6: Observing Strategy and Optimisation

  • Pointing the PTA toward likely GW hotspots – Andrea Lommen – pdf,pptx
  • Observing strategies for gravitational wave detection with pulsar timing arrays – L. Sam Finn – pdf
  • The optimal schedule for pulsar timing array observations – KJ Lee – pdf
  • Gravitational wave hotspots – Joseph Simon – pdf,pptx

Topic 7: Future Telescopes and Instrumentation

  • FAST – Di Li – pdf
  • LEAP – Cess Bassa – pdf
  • The Effelsberg UBB and LOFAR: status and prospects – Joris Verbiest – pdf
  • SKA Pathfinders – Matthew Bailes
  • SKA and future telescopes – Scott Ransom – pdf

Topic 8: Wrap-up

  • The IPTA – Dick Manchester – pdf,ppt
  • Getting More IPTA for your Buck – David Champion – pdf,ppt

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