24-28 October 2016
University of Roma "Sapienza"
Europe/Rome timezone
The School aims at introducing the main concepts and algorithms related to the search, in the data of interferometric detectors, of continuous gravitational waves signals from spinning neutron stars and of stochastic backgrounds of astrophysical or cosmological origin. The methods description will be accompained by more practical sessions in which the participants will solve simple exercises and will run analysis codes on test detector data. There will be also a number of sessions dedicated to discussing the sources of both continuous signals and stochastic backgrounds, with a focus on their astrophysical properties. Given the recent announcement by the LIGO-Virgo Collaborations of the first direct gravitational wave detections, the first day of the School will be devoted to a presentation of GW150914 and GW151226, with special emphasis on their astrophysical implication, followed by an open discussion. A more general lecture, on probabilistic inference in physics, will be given the last day.
GW150914 and GW151226
The first GW detections and their astrophysical implications

CW searches
Sources of continuous wave signals and methods for their detection

SB searches
Sources of stochastic gravitational beackgrounds and methods for their detections

Learning from observations
Probabilistic inference in physics