IAU Symposium 338 on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

This is a reminder about deadlines for the International Astronomical Union
meeting 338 on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, to be held in Baton Rouge,
LA, USA, on Oct 16-19 2017:

Abstract submission deadline: September 5, 2017
Hotel reservation deadline (for special rate): September 15, 2017


A very exciting LIGO-Virgo Observing run draws to a close on the 25th of August

The Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations have been observing since November 30, 2016 in the second Advanced Detector Observing Run ‘O2’, searching for gravitational-wave signals, first with the two LIGO detectors, then with both LIGO and Virgo instruments operating together since August 1, 2017. Some promising gravitational-wave candidates have been identified in data from both LIGO and Virgo during our preliminary analysis, and we have shared what we currently know with astronomical observing partners.


Tenure-track faculty position in the area of gravitational-wave astronomy at Syracuse University

The Physics Department at Syracuse University is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of gravitational-wave astronomy. Syracuse University is home to a world-class group of faculty, postdocs, and students in this field and is a founding member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. The Syracuse group has strength in astrophysics, detector science, analysis, and computing. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the group’s research interests in gravitational-wave science.