First GraWIToN School

chaired by Elena Cuoco, Michele Punturo
from to (Europe/Rome)
at EGO - European Gravitational Observatory ( Auditorium )
Via Edoardo Amaldi 56021 Santo Stefano a Macerata, Cascina, Pisa - Italy. Web site: www.ego-gw.it
Description  

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


 

 


Material
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Support erika.morucci@ego-gw.it,elena.cuoco@ego-gw.it
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  • Monday, 20 April 2015
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Registration
    • 09:00 - 09:30 Welcome 30'
      Speakers: Federico Ferrini, Michele Punturo, Elena Cuoco
      Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
    • 09:30 - 11:30 Kick-off: ESRs presentation
      Presentation of ESRs
      Convener: Dr. Gosselin Matthieu, Nahed Rudy, Tomasi Zero, Lacaille Gregoire, Toyra Daniel, Castro Jose M. Gonzales, De Varona Omar, Trad Nery Marina, Schmidt Justus, Tiwari Shubhanshu, Wang Gang, Vinciguerra Serena
    • 11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
    • 11:45 - 13:15 Data Analysis (DAS): Introduction to General Relativity
      Astrophysics, GR, DA
      Convener: Prof. Salvatore Capozziello
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Optics (OPT): Light fields, complex wave equation, etc.
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Mr. Christian Graef (University of Glasgow)
    • 16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break
    • 16:15 - 17:15 Data Analysis (DAS): Introduction to General Relativity
      Astrophysics, GR, DA
      Convener: Prof. Salvatore Capozziello
    • 17:15 - 18:15 Optics (OPT): Light waves and polarisation
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Mr. Christian Graef (University of Glasgow)
    • 18:15 - 19:15 OUTREACH: Science Communication and Public Outreach
      Convener: Massimiliano Razzano
  • Tuesday, 21 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Data Analysis (DAS): Introduction to General Relativity
      Astrophysics, GR, DA
      Convener: Prof. Salvatore Capozziello
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 Optics (OPT): Light in matter (index of refraction, absorption, scatter, birefringence, Brewster)
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Christian Killow
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Optics (OPT): Coherence, superposition, interference
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Stuart Reid
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Statistics (TSS module): An Introduction to Probability
      Convener: Matthew Pitkin
    • 16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
    • 16:45 - 17:45 Statistics (TSS module): Frequentist statistical building blocks
      Convener: Matthew Pitkin
  • Wednesday, 22 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Simulation (SIM)
      Convener: Andreas Freise
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 Optics (OPT): Coherence, superposition, interference
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Dr. Stuart Reid (SUPA, University of the West of Scotland)
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Optics (OPT): Interferometers
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Dr. Stuart Reid (SUPA, University of the West of Scotland), Dr. Christian Killow (University of the West of Scotland)
    • 16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break
    • 16:15 - 17:15 Optics (OPT): Light in matter
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Dr. Christian Killow
    • 17:15 - 18:15 Statistics (TSS module): An Introduction to Bayesian inference
      Convener: Matthew Pitkin
  • Thursday, 23 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Simulation (SIM)
      Convener: Andreas Freise
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 Data Analysis (DAS): Astrophysical sources of GWs
      Astrophysics, GR, DA
      Convener: Possenti
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Data Analysis (DAS): Astrophysical sources of GWs
      Astrophysics, GR, DA
      Convener: Andrea Possenti
    • 16:00 - 16:15 Coffee breeak
    • 16:15 - 18:15 Statistics (TSS module): Practical Bayesian methods
      Convener: Matthew Pitkin
  • Friday, 24 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Multimessenger Workshop: Multi-Messenger Astronomy: astrophysical sources, joint gravitational wave and electromagnetic observations and analysis
      Convener: Marica Branchesi
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 12:15 Multimessenger Workshop: Neutrinos
      Convener: Veronique Van Elewyck
    • 12:15 - 13:15 Multimessenger Workshop: From Radio to High energy/SVOM mission
      Convener: Susanna Vergani
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Multimessenger Workshop: Very High energy/CTA
      Convener: Patrizia Caraveo
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Multimessenger Workshop: Observations from optical telescopes
      Convener: Enzo Brocato (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma)
    • 16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
    • 16:45 - 17:45 Multimessenger Workshop: Observations from optical telescopes
      Convener: Enzo Brocato
  • Monday, 27 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Data Analysis (DAS): Gravitational wave source modeling through numerical relativity
      Astrophysics, GR, DA
      Convener: Toni Font
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 Data Analysis (DAS): Gravitational wave source modeling through numerical relativity
      Astrophysics, GR, DA
      Convener: Toni Font
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:30 Optics (OPT): Thermal noise, Fluctuation dissipation, mirror substrates and coatings
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Mr. Iain Martin (University of Glasgow)
    • 16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
    • 16:45 - 18:00 Optics (OPT): Thermal noise, Fluctuation dissipation, mirror substrates and coatings
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Mr. Iain Martin (University of Glasgow)
  • Tuesday, 28 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Data Analysis (DAS): Numerical Relativity Simulation
      Astrophysics, GR, DA
      Convener: Nikolaos Stergioulas
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 Optics (OPT): Gaussian Beamsand modes in a cavity
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Mr. Iain Martin (University of Glasgow)
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:30 Simulation (SIM)
      Convener: Daniel Brown
    • 16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
    • 16:45 - 18:00 Simulation (SIM)
      Convener: Daniel Brown
  • Wednesday, 29 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Simulation (SIM)
      Convener: Daniel Brown
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 OUTREACH: Communicating research in science events
      Convener: Leonardi Alfonsi
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:30 Optics (OPT): Power recycling, signal recycling, 'classical quantum noise' (no QND, squeezing etc.)
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Dr. Stefan Hild Stefan (University of Glasgow)
    • 16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
    • 16:45 - 18:00 Optics (OPT): Power recycling, signal recycling, 'classical quantum noise' (no QND, squeezing etc.)
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Dr. Stefan Hild Stefan (University of Glasgow)
  • Thursday, 30 April 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Optics (OPT): Sensing and control, Pound Drever Hall
       EOMs, AOMs etc
      Convener: Dr. Stefan Hild Stefan (University of Glasgow)
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    • 11:30 - 13:15 Virgo Visit
      Virgo tour 
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:00 OUTREACH: Communicating research in science events
      Convener: Leonardo Alfonsi
    • 16:00 - 16:15 coffee break
    • 16:15 - 18:00 OUTREACH: Communicating research in science events
      Convener: Leonardo Alfonsi
  • Monday, 4 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Digital Signal Processing (TSS module)
      Convener: Diego Pasuello (INFN,Pisa)
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 Simulation (SIM)
      Convener: Jerome Degallaix
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:30 High Power Laser (HPL): Laser Requirements in GW Detection
      Convener: Benno Willke
    • 16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
    • 16:45 - 18:00 OUTREACH: Science Communication and Public Outreach
      Convener: massimiliano razzano (Physics Department of the University of Pisa and INFN-Pisa)
  • Tuesday, 5 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 High Power Laser (HPL): Laser Characterization
      Convener: Benno Willke
    • 11:00 - 11:15 coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 Simulation (SIM)
      Convener: Jerome Degallaix
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:30 High Power Laser (HPL)
      Convener: Benno Wilke
    • 16:30 - 16:45 coffee break
    • 16:45 - 17:45 OUTREACH: Science Communication and Public Outreach
      Convener: massimiliano razzano (Physics Department of the University of Pisa and INFN-Pisa)
  • Wednesday, 6 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 11:00 High Power Laser (HPL): Laser basics
      Convener: Oliver Puncken
    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:15 Digital Signal Processing (TSS module)
      Convener: Diego Passuello (INFN,Pisa)
    • 13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
    • 14:15 - 16:15 High Power Laser (HPL): Laser materials
      Convener: Oliver Puncken
    • 16:15 - 16:30 coffee break
    • 16:30 - 17:30 Digital Signal Processing (TSS module): Lab and group preparation
      Convener: Carlo Magazzu
  • Thursday, 7 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 13:15 Digital Signal Processing (TSS module): Laboratory activities
      Convener: Carlo Magazzu, Andrea Magazzu, Valerio Boschi
    • 13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
    • 14:30 - 16:30 High Power Laser (HPL): Typical laser systems/ High power laser design for GWDs
      Convener: Oliver Puncken
    • 16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
    • 16:45 - 17:45 Digital Signal Processing (TSS module): Advanced control system
      Convener: Valerio Boschi
  • Friday, 8 May 2015
    • 09:00 - 13:15 OUTREACH: Science Communication and Public Outreach
    • 13:15 - 14:30 lunch