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26th Capra Meeting

Jul 03, 2023

The 26th Capra Meeting will be hosted at The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen from the 3rd - 7th of July 2023 ~ Registration is now  Open.

The Capra meeting is an annual workshop on the topic of radiation reaction in general relativity. The primary focus of these workshops is the development of the gravitational self-force approach to model extreme mass ratio inspirals and further our understanding of the two-body problem in general relativity. This is done in synergy with other well known modeling techniques such as post-Newtonian theory and numerical relativity. The canonical example of an extreme mass-ratio Inspiral (EMRI) is the inspiral of a stellar-mass compact object into a supermassive black hole. Gravitational waves from these systems are a promising target for the future space-based detector LISA, which is currently scheduled to launch in the mid-2030's by the European Space Agency with support from NASA. The study of radiation reaction and  self-force is not limited to EMRIs, and a range of topics and applications to other areas of gravitational physics have been discussed at past Capra meetings; an example is the scattering of massive particles, which is currently an active area of research. The format of the meeting is an amalgamation of a daily invited review talk, short contributed talks and organized discussion sessions. The tradition of the Capra meetings is that there is no registration fee for participating.

At the Capra meetings we provide equal opportunities regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, civil status, or family status.  We encourage all those with an interest in research on self-force and extreme mass-ratio inspirals to register for this meeting and apply to contribute a talk by submitting an abstract. Past and current attendees should encourage a broad spectrum of their colleagues to apply.