ANITA 2021 meeting update

Due to ongoing uncertainty and travel & meeting restrictions, the ANITA steering committee, in consultation with the local organising committee, decided to opt for an online-only workshop this year.

The ANITA workshop will be held over zoom starting the week of 8 February, 2021. We will hold the workshop over multiple two-hour sessions, running Monday noon — 2 PM AEDT and Friday noon — 2 PM AEDT over several consecutive weeks (the exact number of sessions to be determined based on the number of talk submissions). As always, early career researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute talks.

2019-2021 ANITA Steering Committee

Following the call for nominations, I am happy to announce that the new ANITA Steering Committee is as follows:

Chair (2018-2020):

Daniel Price (Monash University)

General committee (2018-2020):

Ashley Ruiter (ADFA/UNSW; treasurer)
Ivo Seitenzahl (ADFA/UNSW)
Rhys Poulton (UWA)


Krzysztof Bolejko (UTas; secretary)
Ilya Mandel (Monash; deputy chair)
Ramtin Amintaheri (USyd)

Student representative (2019-2020):
Thomas Venville (Swinburne; webmaster)

Immediate Past Chair:

I would like to thank our outgoing committee members for all of their hard work: Stas Shabala, Roland Crocker, JP Macquart and Jacob Seiler

2018-2020 ANITA Steering Committee

The new ANITA Steering Committee is:

Chair (2018-2020):

Daniel Price (Monash University)

General committee (2018-2020):

Ashley Ruiter (ADFA/UNSW)
Ivo Seitenzahl (ADFA/UNSW)


J-P Macquart (Curtin/ICRAR)
Roland Crocker (ANU)
Stas Shabala (UTas)

Student representatives (2018-2020):

Rhys Poulton (UWA)
Jacob Seiler (Swinburne)

Immediate Past Chair:

I would like to thank our outgoing committee members for all of their hard work: Christoph Federrath, Krzysztof Bolejko and Aaron Robotham

ANITA2018 and gravitational wave astronomy summer school

Registration forms and meeting information is available at:

The 12th annual ANITA theory workshop will be held on 8th-9th February 2018 at the ARRC building at Curtin University, Perth (WA). It will be preceded by the ANITA science school on 5th-7th February 2018, at the ICRAR Fairway building at UWA, Perth (WA).

The ANITA workshop covers all topics of theoretical and computational astrophysics and is open to all.

The ANITA science school will be focussed on gravitational wave astronomy / science. This includes instrumentation, real time analysis, astrophysical follow-up, and all topics in between. On the third day of the school we will be going to Gingin to see the research activities going on there (this is the Wednesday of that week). The school programme is taking shape nicely, and we have some very interesting sessions lined up by Paul Lasky:
* Kendall Ackley (Monash): Multimessenger Astronomy
* Jade Powell (Swinburne): Astrophysics of LIGO sources
* Stefan Oslowski (Swinburne): Pulsar Timing Arrays
* Rory Smith (Caltech): LIGO Data Analysis and Parameter Inference
* Rob Ward (TBC): How LIGO works (instrumentation)

The programme is still finalising for the school, but you are already able to submit abstracts for the workshop. There are limited numbers for both the school (~30), Ginger trip (~40) and the workshop (~50), so please register soon to avoid disappointment. We will be closing registration on the 24 December (last day of term for most Universities), or when all the spaces are filled.