The first multi-messenger (electromagnetic radiation and gravitational waves) detection of a gravitationally lensed cosmic explosion will have huge impact and unleash decades of novel science. This meeting brings together experts from the relevant disciplines to review recent progress and chart the path to first detection, as the Vera Rubin Observatory nears first-light, and gravitational wave detector sensitivity continues to improve.
We particularly encourage the participation of early career researchers, including Masters thesis students, PhD students, postdocs, and research assistants. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to submit an abstract about their relevant work for a contributed talk or the poster session.
We invite submission of abstracts (up to 200 words) to be selected for a contributed talk within the meeting. If successful, you will give a 12 minute presentation followed by 3 minutes for questions. Please submit your talk title and abstract to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 26 January 2024. Your submission should include the text ‘Contributed abstract submission - Gravitational Lensing' in the email subject line.
There will be a poster session on Monday 11 March. If you would like to present a poster, please submit your proposed title, abstract (up to 200 words), author list, and the name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 26 January 2024. Please include the text 'Poster abstract submission - Gravitational Lensing' in the email subject line.
The schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available shortly.
Attending this event
- This event is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is a residential meeting taking place at the Edwardian hotel, Manchester.
- Free to attend.
- Advance registration is essential (please request an invitation). When requesting an invitation, please briefly state your expertise and reasons for attending. Requests are reviewed by the meeting organisers on a rolling basis. You will receive a link to register if your request is successful.
- This is an in-person meeting only.
- Catering options are available to purchase during registration. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation booking.
Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team.