Gravitational Waves: New Challenges and Opportunities, Gebze, Turkey

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Date:  2019-07-07  -  2019-07-14

Location:  Gebze, TURKEY

TUBITAK Research Institute for Fundamental Sciences,
Summer Research School, July 7 – 14 2019, Gebze, TURKEY

Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago within his theory of general relativity. The recent detection of gravitational waves from merging binary black holes and binary neutron stars can be considered one of the greatest triumphs of pure theoretical reasoning and mathematical construction of all times. Gravitational waves carry the signatures of the warped spacetime, thus opening a new window on the exploration of the universe. The detection of gravitational waves also represents frontier technological challenges, such as advanced laser interferometers, detectors and quantum metrology, information and control systems, modeling and simulations of violent events. The Research School aims at providing an occasion to introduce graduate students and young researchers to the developments in this newly emerging and fascinating area of modern science.

Scott A. Hughes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Badri Krishnan (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Germany)
Nergis Mavalvala (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Luciano Rezzolla (University of Frankfurt, Germany)

Topics Covered
Gravitational Waves in General Relativity
Sources of Gravitational Waves in the Universe
Modeling and Simulation of Gravitational Waveforms
Numerical Relativity: Fundamentals and Advanced Techniques
LIGO Detectors: Quantum Challenges and Squeezed Light Technologies
Testing Fundamental Science with Gravitational Waves
Multi Messenger Astronomy: Developments and Perspectives