The 15th International LISA Symposium is being organized by the Relativity Group at University College Dublin. The group use Einstein’s theory of General Relativity to study black holes and other sources of gravitational waves. A major focus of the group is using Black Hole Perturbation Theory to model small mass ratio binaries. These are key sources for the forthcoming European Space Agency’s LISA mission. The majority of the group are full members of the LISA Consortium and we are the lead developers of the Black Hole Perturbation Toolkit.

Niels WarburtonLead organizer

Niels is an assistant professor and Royal Society - Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow. His research focuses on modelling small mass-ratio compact binaries.

Niels WarburtonLead organizer

Niels is an assistant professor and Royal Society - Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellow. His research focuses on modelling small mass-ratio compact binaries.

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Barry WardellLocal organizer

Barry is an associate professor whose research interests involve theoretical models of Black Holes and Cosmic Strings as gravitational wave sources.

Barry WardellLocal organizer

Barry is an associate professor whose research interests involve theoretical models of Black Holes and Cosmic Strings as gravitational wave sources.

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Christiana PantelidouLocal organizer

Christiana is a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow. Currently her research focuses on understanding non-linear phenomena in gravitational physics.

Christiana PantelidouLocal organizer

Christiana is a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow. Currently her research focuses on understanding non-linear phenomena in gravitational physics.

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Adrian OttewillLocal organizer

Adrian has over 30 years Faculty experience at Oxford University and UCD with a long record of research supervision of PhD and postdoctoral students in classical and quantum gravity with particular emphasis on gravitational wave astronomy, quantum field theory and wave propagation in curved space-time. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Royal Astronomical Society and has been a Member of the Royal Irish Academy for over 20 years.

Adrian OttewillLocal organizer

Adrian has over 30 years Faculty experience at Oxford University and UCD with a long record of research supervision of PhD and postdoctoral students in classical and quantum gravity with particular emphasis on gravitational wave astronomy, quantum field theory and wave propagation in curved space-time. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Royal Astronomical Society and has been a Member of the Royal Irish Academy for over 20 years.

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Chris KavanaghLocal organizer

Chris is an SFI-IRC Pathway Fellow. His research focuses on analytic approaches, such as the post-Newtonian / post-Minkowskian approximations and gravitational self-force.

Chris KavanaghLocal organizer

Chris is an SFI-IRC Pathway Fellow. His research focuses on analytic approaches, such as the post-Newtonian / post-Minkowskian approximations and gravitational self-force.

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Gabriel Andres PiovanoLocal Organizer

Gabriel is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. His research lies at the interface between black hole perturbation theory, data analysis, and gravitational self-force

Gabriel Andres PiovanoLocal Organizer

Gabriel is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. His research lies at the interface between black hole perturbation theory, data analysis, and gravitational self-force

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Kevin CunninghamLocal Organizer

Kevin is a PhD student funded by the Irish Research Council working with Dr. Niels Warburton. He is interested in modelling Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals.

Kevin CunninghamLocal Organizer

Kevin is a PhD student funded by the Irish Research Council working with Dr. Niels Warburton. He is interested in modelling Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals.

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Jakob NeefLocal organizer

Jakob is a PhD student supervised by Chris Kavanagh. His work focuses on post-Newtonian expansions of self-force to obtain analytical solutions describing EMRI dynamics.

Jakob NeefLocal organizer

Jakob is a PhD student supervised by Chris Kavanagh. His work focuses on post-Newtonian expansions of self-force to obtain analytical solutions describing EMRI dynamics.

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Giulio TaiocchiLocal organizer

Giulio is a PhD student supervised by Christiana Pantelidou. He mainly works with asymptotically Anti de Sitter space time, through numerical methods, and is interested in turbulent behaviours in General Relativity and Fluid Dynamics

Giulio TaiocchiLocal organizer

Giulio is a PhD student supervised by Christiana Pantelidou. He mainly works with asymptotically Anti de Sitter space time, through numerical methods, and is interested in turbulent behaviours in General Relativity and Fluid Dynamics

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Sarp AkcayLocal Organizer

Sarp is an Ad Astra Fellow at UCD with interests in waveform modelling for both LISA and LIGO sources.

Sarp AkcayLocal Organizer

Sarp is an Ad Astra Fellow at UCD with interests in waveform modelling for both LISA and LIGO sources.

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Other local organizers include: Brad Cownden, Kevin Kiely, Jake Williams, and Chris Devitt.