You are invited to the fall LVC Meeting 2018 in Maastricht! 

Maastricht University warmly invites all members of the LIGO/Virgo Collaboration to the 2018 fall LVC-meeting that will be held 4th-7th of September in Maastricht, in the most southern region of the Netherlands.


As a recently joined member of the LVC, Maastricht University is delighted to have the opportunity to host LVC-meeting in, what is considered by many, the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.


In order to give the attendees the most pleasant experience, we offer a very complete package that includes conference fee, welcoming reception hosted by the Governor of the province of Limburg, conference dinner, lunches on all four days of the conference, and free access to public transport to move around the city.


Please note that the city centre of Maastricht is easily reachable by public transport from several major European airports, including Amsterdam, Eindhoven Airport, Brussels, and Dusseldorf, and that no extra customs are required when crossing the border. Simply fly in, take the train, and be dropped off at the city centre of Maastricht.


On this website you will find all practical information on the conference, accommodation, travel, the venue, as well as on the city of Maastricht itself. If there are any additional questions, feel free to contact the organisation committee at

Call for posters - deadline extended! 

Authors are invited to submit proposals for poster presentations of recent results, work in progress,

new ideas and other projects which may be of interest to the LVC community. Authors of

accepted posters are expected to be present at their posters during the Poster session to discuss

their work and answer questions. An A0 portrait poster board will be available for each accepted

poster and it’s the authors’ responsibility to bring their own printed A0 poster and put up their

poster at the conference wall before the poster session starts.


Deadline for poster submission: 28 August 2018

Please send your submission to:

Programme LVC meeting Maastricht 2018 

The full details of the programme, including the contents of each session and working group, are supplied by the respective session leaders. These can be found on the wiki in the following link:


We kindly request the session leaders to help make sure the contents of the wiki is kept up-to-date.

Jurjen Drenth


Maastricht is the southernmost city in the Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Limburg. Situated on the Maas river, within walking distance of Belgium and cycling distance of Germany, it claims to be the oldest city in the Netherlands . With over 1,600 ancient monuments, magnificent buildings, lovely cathedrals and a spectacularly cobblestoned town centre, Maastricht is a great place to spend some time. The city is also well known for its fine cuisine, excellent shops and multicultural atmosphere.


As a multifunctional and compact venue, MECC Maastricht has 30 years of experience in hosting corporate meetings, extraordinary events, large conferences and exhibitions in a climate where service and quality are the keywords.

Traveling to Maastricht 

Maastricht is situated in the heart of Europe, surrounded by Belgium and Germany. Maastricht, the most southern city in the Netherlands, is a compact city, and thanks to its central location in Europe it is a short trip away no matter how you get here. The city has eight airports nearby, good national and international train connections, and extensive road network.

Discounted travel with our Airline Mobility Partner 

The Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to LVC meeting Maastricht 2018 participants planning to arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol or Brussels Zaventem airports.


MECC Hotel Services is the official housing partner for participants of the LVC Meeting Maastricht 2018. MECC Hotel Services have selected for you the best hotels with the best available rates. This service is free of charge.


18 May 2018 - Registration opens

15 July 2018 - Child care registration deadline

28 August 2018 at 12:00 CET- Registration closes



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