6 - 7 April 2017, Oxford, UK

- britgrav2017@physics.ox.ac.uk

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# Programme

## Thursday: | ||

09:30 - 09:40 | Pedro Ferreira: | "Welcome and Introduction" |

09:40 - 10:00 | Joao Rosa: | "Superradiance in the sky" |

10:00 - 10:20 | Roberto Oliveri: | "Self-similar accretion in thin disks around near-extremal black holes" |

10:20 - 10:40 | Georgios Loukes Gerakopoulos: | "How to discern even chaotic deterministic signal from noise in gravitational waves" |

10:40 - 11:00 | Alex Nielsen: | "Exact dynamical black hole horizons" |

Coffee Break | ||

11:30 - 11:50 | Tom Stratton: | "Rainbow scattering in the gravitational field of a compact object" |

11:50 - 12:10 | Nicola Franchini: | "Non-perturbative approach to gravitational Higgs mechanism in scalarized neutron stars" |

12:10 - 12:30 | Robert Benkel: | "Black hole hair formation in shift-symmetric generalised scalar-tensor gravity" |

12:30 - 12:50 | James Cook: | "Khronometric Theory, Numerical GR and Black holes" |

Lunch Break | ||

14:00 - 14:20 | Carsten Gundlach: | "Critical collapse with angular momentum" |

14:20 - 14:40 | Conner Gettings: | "Tests of the Inverse Square Law of Gravitation" |

14:40 - 15:00 | Edward Anderson: | "A Local Resolution of the Problem of Time between GR and QM" |

15:00 - 15:20 | Job Feldbrugge: | "Lorentzian Quantum Cosmology" |

15:20 - 15:40 | Peter Taylor: | "An efficient mode-sum scheme for computing renormalized vacuum polarization in arbitrary dimensions" |

Coffee Break | ||

16:10 - 16:20 | Arman Tursunov: | "Role of Magnetic Field in Black Hole QPOs" |

16:20 - 16:40 | Barry Wardell: | "Scalar self-force for highly eccentric equatorial orbits in Kerr spacetime" |

16:40 - 17:00 | Sebastian Gaebel: | "Observing GW150914 with future GW detector networks" |

17:00 - 17:20 | Mark Hannam: | "A simple procedure to model higher harmonics of gravitational waves from binary black holes" |

## Friday: | ||

09:00 - 09:20 | Aaron Poole: | "Introduction to the BMS Group" |

09:20 - 09:40 | Sanved Kolekar: | "Gravitational memory effect for uniformly accelerated observers" |

09:40 - 10:00 | Lucas Gardai Collodel: | "Rotating Excited Boson Stars" |

10:00 - 10:20 | Alice Harpole: | "Multiscale modelling of burning on neutron stars" |

10:20 - 10:40 | Borja Reina: | "Perturbed matching theory to second order: for the Love of mass" |

Coffee Break | ||

11:10 - 11:30 | Gianmassimo Tasinato: | "Blue tensor spectrum from inflation" |

11:30 - 11:50 | Hedda Gressel: | "Nonlinear, Relativistic Effects on Large Scales" |

11:50 - 12:10 | Chandrima Ganguly: | "Can cyclic cosmologies solve the isotropy problem" |

12:10 - 12:30 | Charles Board: | "Cosmological models in F(R, T^2) gravity" |

12.30 - 12:50 | Hayden Lee: | "Non-Gaussianity as a Particle Detector" |

Lunch Break | ||

14:00 - 14:30 | Daniela Saadeh: | "How isotropic is the universe?" |

14:30 - 14:50 | Thomas Helfer: | "Black hole formation from axion stars" |

14:50 - 15:10 | Thomas Johnson: | "The linear stability of the Schwarzschild solution in the generalised harmonic gauge" |

15:10 - 15:30 | Dmitry Gal'tsov: | "Relaxing cosmic censorship and chronology protection conjectures" |

Coffee Break | ||

16:00 - 16:20 | Andrew Iannetta: | "Black Hole Formation by Particle Collisions in 2+1-Dimensional Gravity" |

16.20 - 16:40 | Filip Hejda: | "Geometrical derivation of kinematic restrictions on particle collisions near extremal black holes" |