Invited lecturer at Spring School in 北京 (Beijing)

I have been invited to lecture on numerical approaches to black hole perturbation theory and the self-force problem at a spring summer school in Beijing. The two-week long school is focusing on numerical relativity and gravitational waves. The school will take place from 15th-25th of May at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and is aimed at PhD students and postdocs. More information about the school can be found here: http://ssnr2017.csp.escience.cn/.

Other lectures include: David Hilditch (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena), Koutarou Kyutoku (KEK, IPNS), Matthias Hanauske (Goethe University Frankfurt), Andrea Taracchini (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), and David Weir (University of Helsinki). They will cover topics such as post-Newtonian (PN) theory, effective-one-body theory (EOB), numerical relativity (NR), and gravitational wave sources such as neutron star (NS) binaries, black hole (BH)-NS binaries, and exotics sources.

My own lectures will concentrate on black hole perturbation as applied to small-mass ratio binaries. I’m still sketching the content of the individual lectures but once that is done I will update this page.

This will be my second visit to Beijing. I had a great time first time I went (as part of China-Japan trip in 2013) and am looking forward to heading out there again in May.