Workshop on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics for Early Career Scientists, online

More info:  external link
Date:  2021-05-03  -  2021-05-07

Location:  Virtual Workshop organized by the Lorentz Center@ Oort - Leiden, The Netherlands

The Workshop on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics for Early Career Scientists (GWAECS) is designed to build networks across different communities and advance the professional development of early career scientists (ECSs). GWAECS offers a wide perspective on the future of GWs, focusing in particular on the expected scientific gain from forthcoming large-scale experiments and on the common effort needed to successfully complete them. The workshop is entirely online and includes plenary review talks by well-known experts, followed by dedicated discussions aimed at advancing the knowledge and gauging the expectations of ECSs regarding the future of GWs. To complement these scientific objectives, we offer training sessions on soft and transferable skills, education on diversity and inclusion, and awareness about well-being and mental health issues. A preliminary schedule can be found on the conference website.

Workshop Format
The workshop will take place online. Nonetheless, in the spirit of Lorentz Center meetings, we dedicate a considerable amount of time to discussion sessions, thus stimulating an interactive atmosphere and encouraging collaborations between participants. This format typically generates extensive debates and enables significant progress to be made within the research topic of the meeting. As the workshop is built on interaction and discussion, we encourage you to participate during the entire week 3-7 May (14:00-18:30 Amsterdam time).

Costs and Refunds
The Lorentz Center does not charge registration fees.

If you are interested in participating, please register on the website before March 26th 2021. There will be a maximum of 80 participants, therefore, your registration does not necessarily guarantee participation. We will inform you before mid-April 2021 whether you will be able to participate or not.

Scientific Organizers
Nicola Tamanini, CNRS/L2IT
Beatrice Bonga, Radboud University
Lijing Shao, Peking University
Tanja Hinderer, University of Amsterdam
Arianna Renzini, California Institute of Technology