ICTS summer school on gravitational-wave astronomy, Bangalore, India

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Date:  2019-07-15  -  2019-07-26

Location:  Bangalore, India

This year’s ICTS summer school on gravitational-wave astronomy will be held from 15 to 26 July 2019 at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore. Applications for the school are now open. This year’s school will focus on the theoretical modeling of some of the promising astrophysical and cosmological sources of gravitational radiation.

* Advanced course in general relativity (Sudipta Sarkar, IIT Gandhinagar)
* Primordial black holes and gravitational wave astronomy (Teruaki Suyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
* Gravitational radiation from post-Newtonian sources and inspiralling compact binaries (Luc Blanchet, Institute of Astrophysics of Paris)
* Self-force and radiation reaction in general relativity (Adam Pound, University of Southampton)

Each course will feature 5 lectures and 5 tutorials, 90 mins each. The school is primarily meant for graduate students and postdocs in gravitational physics and related fields. A small number of highly motivated senior undergraduates can also be considered. Basic understanding of general relativity is a prerequisite for the courses. ICTS will cover the accommodation and meals for selected participants, and domestic travel by train.