The school will cover the emerging field of gravitational and multi-messenger astronomy, following the discoveries ofGW150914 and GW170817. Within a few years, with the expected sensitivity improvements for the Advanced LIGO andAdvanced Virgo detectors, we can expect many other detections, which will open up a new window on astrophysical objectssuch as binary systems of black holes or neutron stars, or even totally unexpected objects. This extensive research area requiresthe input from theoretical physics, experimental physics and information systems: from modeling and simulation of gravitationalsystems to design and operation of laser interferometers of kilometric size, through quantum optics, data analysis… Theobjective of this summer school is to provide a large number of students and post-docs with a solid corpus in most aspects ofthe field, to help and strengthen the collaboration between the different communities.
Dates: 2-27 July 2018
Organizers: Bruce Allen (Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover), Marie-Anne Bizouard (Laboratoire de l’Accélérateur Linéaire, Orsay),Nelson Christensen (Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice) and Pierre-François Cohadon (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris)