Nov 19 – 20, 2018
Center for Theoretcial Physics of the Universe
Asia/Seoul timezone

Recent detection of gravitational waves (GWs) is one of the greatest scientific achievements. Moreover, it opened up new territories of scientific research including gravitational wave astronomy. Many new GW events will be detected soon during the coming O3 and subsequent observations in the next few years at LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA, which is expected to give big progresses in the fields of black hole physics, neutron star physics, r-process nucleosynthesis, gamma-ray burst, stellar evolution, cosmology, fundamental physics, and so on. Consequently, various activities in GW sciences are currently being developed fast in the world. In this workshop, we would like to summarize what we have learned from gravitational wave observations so far and to discuss about open issues remained to be studied. This workshop also introduces some of frontier studies in gravitational wave sciences currently undergoing in Korea. To conclude, it will be an exciting meeting to see and discuss recent progresses and perspectives in GW sciences in Korea. Although talks for overviews and research works will be presented by invited speakers, we also leave some time slots for talks upon requests. Those who would like to present any talks or ideas related to gravitational waves should contact with Dr. Gungwon Kang ( by October 31, 2018.

Venue: IBS Headquarters in Daejeon, Korea (Rm B438)




1. Results and issues from GW observations

  • Tests of general relativity in strong fields

  • Implications for astrophysics/astronomy and multi-messenger sciences

  • Implications for neutron star physics and extreme matter

2. Development of new detectors

  • SOGRO: Basic principles, Science goals, Technical challenges, Applications, Etc.

  • SIGN: Basic principles, Science goals, Technical challenges, Etc.

  • Other ideas

3. Frontier studies

  • GW lensing fringes

  • GWs in cosmology

  • GWs and fundamental physics


Invited Speakers

- Hyung-Mok Lee (KASI & SNU)

- Ho Jung Paik (U. of Maryland)

- Jean-Paul Ampuero (Universite Cote d'Azur & Caltech)

- Sunghoon Jung (SNU)

- Hyunkyu Lee (Hanyang U.)

- Young-Min Kim (UNIST)

- Il Hung Park (Sungkyunkwan U.)

- Jinn-Ouk Gong (KASI)

- Ryusuke Jinno (IBS-CTPU)

- Kyuman Cho (Sogang U.)

- Myungshin Im (SNU)

- Alex Nielsen (AEI Hannover, Video presentation via Skype)



Gungwon Kang (KISTI): , 010-4334-2245

Sanghyeon Chang (IBS-CTPU):

Center for Theoretcial Physics of the Universe
CTPU seminar room B438
Institute for Basic Science