Third GraWIToN School: Simulations and Optics

chaired by Andreas Freise
from to (Europe/London)
at University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT, Regno Unito
Description
A one-week long school, addressed to PhD students and young post-docs in scientific disciplines related to gravitational wave detection, organised by the Gravitational Wave Group, University of Birmingham, for 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 research field. Research in this area in growing, thanks to the 2nd generation of gravitational wave detectors promising the discovery of graviational wave in the next few years. Following the spirit of the ITN Marie Curie Actions, the GraWIToN project will train young researchers both for a future career 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.

This 3rd GraWIToN school is part of a set of GraWIToN schools dedicated to different aspects of gravitational wave research: Optics, Simulation, High Power Lasers and Data Analysis. This Technical School will be the first of two schools dedicated entirely to the instrumentation aspects of graviational wave detection. We will focus on optics and optical simulations, using hands-on projects based on iPython notebooks lectures and laboratory sessions.

The school starts on January 25, Monday and ends on January 29, Friday. All the teaching materials will be made available via the Moodle server of the GraWIToN project.

Support adf@star.sr.bham.ac.uk,j.s.cox@bham.ac.uk
Go to day
  • Monday, 25 January 2016
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Introduction and Welcome
      Andreas Freise
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Interferometers & Cavities
      Daniel Brown
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    • 13:00 - 15:00 Interferometers & Cavities
      Daniel Brown
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
    • 15:30 - 17:30 Transfer function for signals & noise
      Daniel Toyra
  • Tuesday, 26 January 2016
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Locking a laser to a cavity.
      Anna Green
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
    • 11:30 - 13:00 Locking a laser to a cavity.
      Anna Green
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Transfer function for signals and noise
      Daniel Toyra
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
    • 15:30 - 17:30 Control.
      Conor Mow-Lowry
  • Wednesday, 27 January 2016
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Control
      Conor Mow-Lowry
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
    • 10:30 - 12:00 Control
      Conor Mow-Lowry
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    • 13:00 - 15:00 Locking a laser to a cavity
      Anna Green
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
    • 15:30 - 17:30 Locking a laser to a cavity
      Anna Green
  • Thursday, 28 January 2016
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Making Optics
      Peter MacKay
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
    • 10:30 - 12:00 Making Optics
      Peter MacKay
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    • 13:00 - 14:00 The Virgo Experience
      Jermone Degallaix
    • 14:00 - 15:00 My time as a LIGO fellow
      Haoyu Wang
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Parametric Instabilities
      Daniel Brown
    • 15:30 - 17:30 TBD
      Jerome Degallaix
    • 19:00 - 22:00 Social Dinner
  • Friday, 29 January 2016
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Quantum Noise
      Haixing Miao
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
    • 10:30 - 12:00 Quantum Noise
      Haixing Miao
    • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    • 13:00 - 14:00 Quantum Noise
      Haixing Miao
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Interferometer design
      Andreas Freise
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
    • 15:30 - 17:30 Interferometer design
      Andreas Freise