6 – 8 August 2024 | Cape Town, South Africa

The IAU Symposium on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 6 to 8 August 2024 as part of the 32rd, and first African, IAU General Assembly 2024.

Gravitational Wave Astrophysics is easily one of the most impactful developments in Physics and Astronomy of the last decade. It has provided access to a previously unexplored parameter space with important ramifications for our understanding of fundamental physics and structure formation in the Universe.

This in-depth three day meeting will celebrate the wealth of detections and significant advancements made in techniques, analysis and conceptional understandings within the field of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics.

Topics to be covered include overviews of Gravitational Wave (GW) detections as reported from LIGO, Virgo, and KAGRA observing runs; the results from nanoHz GW searches using pulsar timing arrays (PTAs) conducted by the International PTA, regional PTAs and other projects including Meertime; the Physics of binary mergers, kilonovae and outflows, neutron stars and black holes; the underlying populations of progenitors to GW events; Cosmology and fundamental Physics with GWs and the next-generation detectors and technologies.