Apr 23 – 25, 2024
America/New_York timezone

Welcome to the second Cosmic Explorer Symposium! 

This event will be held online on April 23-25, 2024: https://indico.mit.edu/e/CES2024

This event will bring together the community to discuss important aspects of the Cosmic Explorer observatory design, covering both observational and instrument science, with a focus on topics of high impact for the facility design. 
The list of topics we will discuss includes: mirror coatings, optical layouts, facility compatibility with cryogenics, neutron star equation of state, dark matter and dark energy, population of binaries, continuous waves, and unmodeled transients. We will also discuss how to strengthen the connection between Cosmic Explorer's science and the broader high energy and nuclear and particle physics communities, as well as the evolution of the Cosmic Explorer Consortium. 

The symposium will take place over 3 days, with two hours in the morning (11am-1pm EDT) and two hours in the afternoon (3-5pm EDT), hoping to maximize attendance from different time zones. 

Participation will be free, but we invite you to register (by clicking “apply now” below), as Zoom links and announcements will be communicated only to registered participants. 

Scientific organizing committee: 

Stefan Ballmer (Syracuse U)*
Lisa Barsotti (MIT)*
Joey Key (UW)*
B. Sathyaprakash (PSU)*
Salvatore Vitale (MIT)*
Edo Berger (Harvard U)
Emanuele Berti (JHU)
Daniel Brown (Adelaide U)
Anamaria Effler (Caltech)
Steve Fairhurst (Cardiff U)
Jan Harms (GSSI)
Stefan Hild (Maastricht U)
Ben Owen (TTU)
Steven Penn (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

* Organizers