8th Iberian Gravitational Waves Meeting


The Iberian Gravitational Waves Meeting is an international conference organised yearly by different members of the Red Temática de Ondas Gravitacionales (REDONGRA). This year it will be hosted by the Relativity and Gravitation group of the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain.

The idea is to bring together researchers with interest in the development of Gravitational Waves Astronomy, including researchers from related areas of Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics. The goal is to cover the main developments within the Iberian context in instrumentation, data analysis and theory.

The format of this edition will be similar to the previous ones: a 3-day informal-style meeting starting on May 7th and ending on May 9th, 2018, with no registration fee and significant time for discussions. The meeting will take place at the University of the Balearic Islands at the Son Lledó building.

Invited Plenary Speakers:

  • Tomasz Bulik, Obserwatorium AstronomicznePoland.
  • Alberto Castro Tirado, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain.
  • Pablo Cerdá, Universidad de Valencia, Spain.
  • Tim Dietrich, Nikhef-Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Miquel Nofrarias, IEEC-ICE, Spain.
  • Patricia Schmidt, Radboud University, Netherlands.
  • Enrique Zas, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Mar Bastero-Gil, Universidad de Granada.
  • José Juan Blanco-Pillado, IKERBASQUE & UPV/EHU.
  • Domènec Espriu, Universitat de Barcelona.
  • José A. Font, Universitat de València.
  • Juan García-Bellido, Instituto de Física Teórica – UAM/CSIC.
  • Kostas Glampedakis, Universidad de Murcia.
  • Sascha Husa, Universitat de les Illes Balears.
  • Alicia M. Sintes, Universitat de les Illes Balears.
  • Carlos Sopuerta, IEEC-CSIC, Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya.

Local Organizing committee (you can contact us at igwm18@googlegroups.com)

  • Sascha Husa
  • Alicia M. Sintes
  • Rafel Jaume
  • Marina Adrover


This meeting is made possible thanks to the support of the University of the Balearic Islands, the Relativity and Gravitation group at UIB and  IAC3, the Instituto de Física Teórica (Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa, UAM/CSIC), the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC),  the Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), the Goverment of the Balearic Islands (Govern Balear) and the Spanish Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad.