Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop

GWPAW 2019

October 14-17, 2019
The Research Center for the Early Universe (RESCEU)
The Unversity of Tokyo, JAPAN

GWPAW, Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop, is a series of annual conferences which was initiated in the 90', having been hosted by University of Maryland in College Park last year. The scientific talks and posters cover the physics and astronomy of gravitational waves, techniques for their detection, and interpretation of data and results.
This year in 2019 it will take place at The University of Tokyo, hosted by the Research Center for the Early Universe (RESCEU), The University of Tokyo.


Online registration can be done from here. The deadline of registration is September 5, 2019.
The deadline for early bird registration is July 31, 2019. The registration and banquet fees are as follows.


Before July 31

After July 31


33000 yen

38000 yen

Support A (1)

28000 yen

33000 yen

AAPPS/DACG discount (2)

28000 yen

33000 yen

Support B (3)

15000 yen

18000 yen

Banquet fee

6000 yen
for a registered participant
12000 yen
for an accompanying person

6000 yen
for a registered participant
12000 yen
for an accompanying person

(1) Those who come all the way from outside the region covered by AAPPS (Asia and Oceania) may choose this option.

(2) Those who come from the region covered by AAPPS (Asia and Oceania including Japan) are requested to choose this option so that they may obtain free membership of AAPPS-DACG. This fee includes the admistrative fee of AAPPS-DACG.

(3) Graduate students without JSPS fellowship may choose this option.
Fees are payable by credit cards at the time of online registration. Your registration is not complete until your name appears in the participant list. Please contact the secretariat if your name does not show up in the list within one week after you have registered.

Description according to the Law for Distance Trading

    For people who need visa to visit Japan:

    If you need a supporting document issued by us to obtain a visa to enter Japan, please fill out the following document and send it to by July 20, 2019.

    For people who need invitation letters:

    If you need an invitation letter, please send an email to by August 30, 2019.

    Topics to be Covered:

    - Recent results from O3
    - Current status of GW detectors
    - Neutron star binaries: properties and astrophysics
    - Binary black holes: populations and astrophysics
    - Other astrophysical sources: supernovae, flares, accreting binaries
    - Multi-messenger astronomy
    - Multi-messenger observations and data analysis
    - Testing GR and modified gravity theories
    - Cosmology with GWs
    - GW as a probe for fundamental physics
    - GW searches with pulsar timing arrays
    - Other GW sources: cosmic strings, primordial BHs, axions, etc.
    - GW waveform modeling
    - New data analysis methods for GWs
    - GW detector technology development
    - Future upgrades of current GW observatories
    - Future ground-based GW observatories
    - space-based GW detectors: science
    - space-based GW detectors: technology and implementation

    Scientific Organizing Committee:

    Parameswaran Ajith, Bruce Allen, Iair Arcavi, Kipp Cannon (chair), Hsin-Yu Chen, Yousuke Itoh, Nobuyuki Kanda, Erik Katsavounidis, Benoit Mours, Maria Alessandra Papa, Misao Sasaki, Hideyuki Tagoshi, Takahiro Tanaka, Eric Thrane, Nicholas Yunes

    Local Organizing Committee:

    Kipp Cannon, Atsushi Nishizawa, Jun'ichi Yokoyama, Koh Ueno, Heather Fong

    Call for contributed talks/posters:

    We invite contributed talks and posters. They can be submitted from the registration page by the deadline August 26, 2019. Due to limitations of space and time, some talks may need to be presented as posters.


    This workshop is not engaged with any travel agency, nor will disclose any information of the participants to outside. Any individual or company that contacts the registrants have nothing to do with the organizers of this workshop. Should there be any suspicious email or phone calls, please ignore it.


    The attendance of GWPAW2019 is at own risk. In no event shall the organizers be liable for death, injury, or any loss suffered by participants and accompanying persons. The participants are advised to buy appropriate travel insurance beforehand. While the organizers will make every effort to conduct this conference according to the schedule announced, unlikely, unforeseen circumstances may result in change of the schedule or cancellation of the conference.  These changes will be posted at the conference website.  No liability is assumed for inaccuracy, misdescription, delay, damage, and loss.


    Jun'ichi Yokoyama
    Research Center for the Early Universe, School of Science
    The University of Tokyo
    7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

    Supported by:

    Gravitational Waves International Committee (GWIC)

    Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies, Division of Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitation (AAPPS-DACG)

    "Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy: Genesis", JP17H06357, PI: Takahiro Tanaka