Black hole superradiance is a fascinating process in general relativity and a unique window on ultralight particles beyond the standard model. Bosons  such as axions and dark photons  with Compton wavelengths comparable to size of astrophysical black holes grow exponentially to form large clouds spinning down the black hole in the process and produce monochromatic continuous gravitational wave radiation. In the era of gravitational wave astronomy and increasingly sensitive observations of astrophysical black holes and their properties superradiance of new light particles is a promising avenue to search for new physics in regimes inaccessible to terrestrial experiments. This workshop will bring together theorists data analysts and observers in particle physics gravitational wave astronomy strong gravity and high energy astrophysics to explore the signatures of black hole superradiance and to study the current and future possibilities of searching for new particles with black holes.
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Gravitational wave searches for ultralight bosons
Richard Brito Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics  Albert Einstein Institute (AEI)

Where do black hole binaries come from, and can we actually know that?
CarlJohan Haster Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)

Directed and targeted searches for continuous gravitational waves
Sylvia Zhu Albert Einstein Institute

LIGO and Virgo continuous wave searches  Overview and allsky searches
keith Riles University of Michigan

Characterization of compact objects with present and future groundbased gravitationalwave detectors
Salvatore Vitale Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Superradiance Beyond the Linear Regime
Frans Pretorius Princeton University

Measuring StellarMass Black Hole Spins via Xray Spectroscopy
James Steiner Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Superradiant instabilities and rotating black holes
Avery Broderick University of Waterloo

Superradiant instabilities and rotating black holes
Sam Dolan University of Southampton
PIRSA:18050028 
Searching for Light Bosons with Black Hole Superradiance
Savas Dimopoulos Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics