(Schedule on DCC)

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 – 10:30  Arrival using LAL waveforms  (Schmidt/Khan) Unit tests  (Ohme)
NR Review  (Husa)
NS-NR data format  (Kastaun) 
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 13:00 time series projections (Lovelace)
Goals for the Workshop NR Follow-up (NR + NS)  (Pfeiffer / Dietrich) Improving precessing phenomenological frequency domain models (Khan)
Status & Future of the Waveform Group ROM/ROQ  (Pürrer) Statistical Gravitational Waveform Models: What to Simulate Next? (Pürrer)
Post-merger BNS waveform intro for BBH people (Kastaun)
Preliminary results of the BNS injection study (Lackey)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00  Waveform standards (BH + NS)  (Hannam/Bernuzzi) Group Structure & Communication  (Buonanno) Toward full parameter-space coverage  (Haney)
Interface between PE & waveforms  (Raymond) Written guidelines for O3  (London) Modular waveforms  (Pratten)
Code standards   (Ohme) Making coding & review easier
16:00 – 16:30 PE call Coffee
16:30 – 18:00 Review of a first higher mode phenom model for spin-aligned BBH signals (London)  Closing
Extending TaylorF2 with extra physical parameters including injection table io (Lee) Progress report: Calibrating PhenomHM to numerical data (Husa)
Effect of higher modes on parameter recovery : Improvements and comparisons (Kalaghatgi) Towards including mode mixing in the ringdown phase of phenomenological binary black hole waveform models. (Johnson-McDaniel)
Determining the binary orbital separation direction from NR waveforms (Hamilton)

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  • Talks: Standard (conference-style) presentations with limited time for questions
  • Parallel interactive small-group discussions: Time to split up into small groups to discuss specific topics and report results back to the full group
  • Tutorials: Hands-on sessions with guided examples