from 20 April 2015 to 08 May 2015 (Europe/Rome)
EGO - European Gravitational Observatory
Europe/Rome timezone
Registrations are closed

A three weeks school, addressed to PhD students and young post-docs in scientific disciplines, focused on gravitational wave science and technology, is organized at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), close to Pisa, by the GraWIToN European consortium.

GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network (ITN), funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, focused on the training of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the gravitational wave (GW) research field. This research field is in an impressive expansion period, thank to a 2nd generation of GW detector (GWDs) currently under installation and commissioning, promising the GW signal discovery in few years., The whole GraWIToN project with its schools, coherently with the spirit of the INT Marie Curie Actions, will train young researchers both for a future in the academia and in the private industrial sector, in particularly for the R&D-based companies that are the suppliers of high-tech components and apparatuses.

The 1st GraWIToN school opens a set of schools scheduled in the GraWIToN project dedicated to different aspects of GW and astrophysics research: Optics, Simulation, High Power Lasers and Data Analysis. Outreach and project management methodologies are part of this school.

The school will start on April 20th and end on May 8th. Three weeks, during which students can follow lectures by the experts in the GW community and become ready for their work path. It is possible, in any case, to participate only to a fraction of the school, attending only to the lessons of interest.

The school starts with lectures on fundaments of General Relativity, Source of Gravitational Waves, Simulation, Optics and Statistics.

The last part of the school will be more devoted to engineering and technological aspects, such as High Power Lasers, Digital Signal Processing and Control Theory.

Outreach sessions are substantial part of this school to prepare the students to tell about their scientific activity and to learn what to do or not, when explaining to public a scientific result.

Great importance will be given to ‘hands-on’ work and all the modules of the schools will be integrated with practical sessions.

A one-day workshop dedicate to EM-Follow Up will be held on April 24, during the school activities and will be part of the school itself, in order to integrate the students in the GW community.

This school will be recognized as an official course of the Doctorate School in Physics of the University of Pisa.

All the slides, lectures an exercises are available in the Moodle server of the GraWIToN project



Dates: from 20 April 2015 08:10 to 08 May 2015 18:30
Timezone: Europe/Rome
Location: EGO - European Gravitational Observatory
Via Edoardo Amaldi 56021
Santo Stefano a Macerata, Cascina, Pisa - Italy.
Web site:
Room: Auditorium
Chairs: Cuoco, Elena
Punturo, Michele
Material: Poster
Additional info:
The meeting will be held at EGO (European Gravitational Observatory), Cascina. We recommend that you book a hotel in Pisa (you will find a list of hotels in the "Travel and living information" section).
A shuttle service is foreseen every day, from the Saint Maria of Spina Church, Pisa, to the EGO site (round trip). Here it is the map from the Hotel Bologna to the church.
If you will use your own means of transport to reach the EGO site, please visit the following link to know how to arrive:
Download the 1st Announcement.
Download here the poster of the event.
This school is compulsory for all the GraWIToN ESRs.