Gravitational Waves

WG3: Gravitational Waves and Related Studies

Gravitational Waves are predicted to exist in all well-established theoretical framework, e.g. Einstein’s General Relativity Theory and its extensions. Current experimental sensitivity is approaching the level at which a signal from known astrophysical sources can be expected. Primordial gravitational waves from the Big Bang (e.g. from inflation) remain a challenge and a long-term target.


  • To coordinate current and new programs of analytical and numerical studies of potential sources of gravitational radiation, particularly those involving neutron stars and black holes.
  • To work out theoretical prediction templates, to be used by experimental teams for a better signal/noise separation in upcoming detectors of gravitational waves.
  • To develop links with the teams involved in the related activity in ILIAS (N5).
  • To support further integration of the theory groups involved in gravitational wave research with mother European centers of excellence.

The coordinator of this workpackage is Kostas Kokkotas.

For ongoing and future activities click here.