The SFB/TR7 Semiannual Meeting on 16th and 17th March, 2009


The venue for the meeting is at the University of Jena in the Abbeanum building.
You might use this map of Jena, the Abbeanum is at Fröbelstieg 1.
The meeting will start around 1:30 pm on Monday 16th March and end around 4pm on Tuesday 17th March.


We have reserved a number of rooms in the Hotel "Schwarzer Bär", Lutherplatz 2 (62 or 55 Euro per room), and in the Hotel "Ibis", Teichgraben 1 (67 Euro with breakfast), under the name "SFB/TR 7". Please book your room directly with the hotels using the code word by March 9th.
Each participant pays individually for himself.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is 5 Euro. It can be paid at 1pm and later on Monday. Only payment by cash is possible.

Contact and registration

Please register at Mrs. Renate Wagner 'wagner AT' by 9th March 2009. Also indicate whether you will attend the dinner or not.


The usual program starts after Lunch on the first day (Monday) and ends around 4pm on the second day (Tuesday).

There is a meeting of the SFB outreach committee 11:00 - 12:30 h. It is aimed at the people involved in outreach/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, but everyone else can come too.

Monday, March 16th
11:00 - 12:30
Organisational meeting of the SFB Outreach Committee
 (not intended for general audience)
13:00 - Registration, payment of conference fee
13:45 - 14:00 Welcome, organisational issues
14:00 - 15:30
Scientific Session I
  • Overview Talk: Luciano Rezzolla:
    "The influence of magnetic fields on the gravitational-wave emission from binary neutron stars" (60'+10')
  • Valery Suleimanov (C7):
    "Modeling of isolated neutron stars spectra: Achievements and problems" (15'+5')
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:20 Scientific Session II (each talk 15'+5')
  • Kostas Glampedakis (B8):
    "Gravitational Waves from Isolated Sources"
  • Andreas Bauswein (B6):
    "Strange star mergers and observational implications"
  • Dirk Pützfeld (C2):
    "Motion of extended bodies"
  • Hans-Peter Nollert
    "SFB Outreach and Plans for 2009"
17:20 Break
17:30 - 18:30 Official SFB Assembly
19:00 Dinner in the Braugasthof Papiermühle
(25 minutes walk from city center, see map)
Tuesday, March 17th
9:00 - 10:20 Scientific Session III (each talk 15'+5')
  • Gerhard Zumbusch (A5):
    "Galerkin schemes in space-time"
  • Andreas Kleinwächter (B1):
    "Exact expressions for the multipole moments of a rotating disc"
  • David Hilditch (B7/A5):
    "Hamiltonian structure and Symmetric hyperbolicity in General Relativity"
  • Manuel Tessmer (B4):
    "Circular inpiral templates"
10:20 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 12:30 Scientific Session IV (each talk 15'+5')
  • Roman Gold (B7):
    "Zoom whirl orbits of black holes"
  • Steven Hergt (A4):
    "On the complete set of 2PN spin-interaction Hamiltonians for binary black holes"
  • Jan Steinhoff (A4):
    "Progress in the Canonical Formulation of Spin within the ADM Formalism"
  • Antoine Petiteau (C6):
    "Searching for spinning SMBH binaries"
  • Daniel Heinert (C4):
    "The current status of the loss measurements and loss analysis"
12:30 Lunch
13:45 -   Coffee
14:00 - 16:00 Parallel Sessions
   - Numerical Methods in GR (chair: B. Brügmann)
 - Neutron Stars (chair: K. Kokkotas, L. Rezzolla)
 - Waves and Data Analysis (chair: N.N.)
 - ...
These are suggestions. Please coordinate with your colleagues, in particular for multi-site collaborations.
End of Meeting