AEI-ICTS workshop on gravitational wave astronomy
It's an exciting time for Indian science at the moment, with the September 28th launch of the ASTROSAT multiwavelength astronomy mission, and the development of a new interferometric gravitational-wave detector, IndIGO. Motivated by these developments, the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences hosted a joint worshop between November 4th—6th with the Albert Einstein Institute, at the new ICTS campus north of Bengaluru (Bangalore). The meeting featured a range of talks on searches for gravitational waves as well as X-ray, radio and optical followup. I gave an invited talk on our knowledge of the orbital parameters of the best continuous-wave candidate source, Scorpius X-1, based on our 2014 paper.