73rd Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics: Gravitational wave astronomy

The topic of the 73rd Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics will be gravitational wave astronomy. The School will be held in St Andrews, Scotland, from 23rd July to 5th August 2017. SUSSP was established in 1960 to “contribute to the dissemination of advanced knowledge (in Physics) and the formation of contacts among scientists from different countries” through annual summer schools of the highest international standard.

The cost for the School, including accommodation at St Salvators’ Hall, all meals and activities and School dinner, is £1300 at the early bird rate until 9th June 2017, and GBP 1500 thereafter until registration closes on 30th June 2017. This includes:
– Full accommodation
– All meals and tea/coffee breaks (packed lunch for the weekend excursions)
– All excursions
– Conference dinner and Ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing)

The themes to be covered during the School are:
– General Relativity and gravitational waves
– Astrophysical sources
– Gravitational wave detection (ground and space based)
– Data analysis
– Multi-messenger astrophysics

We have assembled world-renowned experts in these fields to provide content on these themes, building up to the very latest understanding in gravitational wave science at this incredibly exciting time.

The aim of the School is to provide a congenial setting for early career scientists to learn from the foremost experts in the field on the latest advances in astronomy using gravitational wave observations, and to hold discussions on the future directions of the field. There will be a mix of lectures and interactive discussion/problem solving sessions. These will provide stimulating content covering the broad field of gravitational waves: from theoretical description to details of detectors, and analysis of data. Each topic will be delivered starting at an intermediate level and finishing at the very latest understanding.

The School will be held in the historic coastal town of St Andrews, Scotland, and will include excursions to help refocus the minds.

There will be sessions on general interest topics such as influencing government policy, performing effective outreach and generating impact from your research which will be led by engaging and expert presenters. These will be tailored to be particularly relevant to those working in the field of gravitational waves.

North American Einstein Toolkit School and Workshop at NCSA, Urbana, Illinois

The North American Einstein Toolkit School and Workshop will be hosted this year that NCSA, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from July 31 to August 4, 2017 (http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/Conferences/ETK17/).

The Einstein Toolkit is a publicly available framework used by several numerical relativity groups in the world, with applications ranging from high-energy astrophysics to cosmology.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in numerical relativity and computational astrophysics and cosmology and in particular to Einstein toolkit users.

There will be a 3 day school from July 31 to August 2, 2017 that will introduce students and postdocs to the Einstein Toolkit and numerical methods related to it.

After that, on August 3 to August 4, 2017, the Einstein Toolkit workshop will cover the most recent developments of the toolkit, offer the possibility for collaboration and discussions about future plans.

Individual registrations for each of the school and workshop are now open on http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/Conferences/ETK17. There, you will also find information on available hotels, hotel sharing and a tentative program. Information on financial support is available on the registration page. The initial deadline for applying for support is June 1, 2017.

Separate registration is required for each of the school and the workshop. When registering for the school you have the option of listing topics of interest for the school and your level of expertise. For the workshop you can suggest discussion topics as well as register a title and abstract for a 5 minute presentation you would like to give.

The Einstein Toolkit community in Europe will host a two day meeting in Palma de Mallorca, Spain October 11-13.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at etk2017@ncsa.illinois.edu.

International School: “Gravitational Waves and Cosmology”, Varenna, Italy

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF PHYSICS “E.FERMI” – “Gravitational Waves and Cosmology”
Scholarship available to support participation

We are pleased to announce the course “Gravitational Waves and Cosmology” that will be held from 3rd to 12th July at Villa Monastero – Varenna (Como Lake – Italy).

The course is one of the Summer Courses organized by the Italian Physical Society (SIF) as part of the 2017 International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”. It represents the special opportunity to meet and discuss ultimate and top research issues with scientists and young physicists from all over the world in the gorgeous artistic and natural frame of one of the most famous villas on Como Lake.

On the occasion of its 120th anniversary, the Italian Physical Society (SIF) is exceptionally assigning many scholarships (partial or total) to favor the students’ participation.

Please feel free to circulate the invitation to everyone maybe interested. Deadline 10th May.

Application form and information: Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

Summer School: “Neutron stars: theory, observations and gravitational waves emission”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce the fourth and the concluding NewCompstar school “Neutron stars: theory, observations and gravitational waves emission” to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, between 11 and 15 September.

As a concluding NewCompStar school, the school is focused on a broader area, instead of choosing a particular topic. The topics include numerical relativity, relativistic hydrodynamics, neutron star binaries, neutron star oscillations, hadronic matter and high density equation of state, pulsar timing and gamma ray burst observations. Part of the lectures will focus not only on general relativity, but also on alternative theories of gravity.

The school will be scheduled as follows – up to four 1.5h lectures per day with two coffee breaks and a lunch, one excursion (sightseeing) in the afternoon, and one poster session.

According to the Compstar policy we shall partly cover the travel and accommodation expenses to all eligible participants. In order to apply, students are requested to provide a CV.

Details on the program, venue, reimbursement are available on the web-site.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
D. Doneva (University of Tuebingen),
S. Yazadjiev (University of Sofia)

Registration is now open for the Einstein Toolkit EU School and Workshop 2016, Trento, Italy

Dear colleagues,
we would like to announce that registration for the upcoming Einstein Toolkit EU Summer School and Workshop is now open.

The school and workshop will take place in Trento from June 13th to 17th, 2016. Please visit the event page http://events.unitn.it/en/et-eu2016 to submit your registration. Participation, as always, is free of charge, but the school is limited to the first 20 students who sign up. Workshop participants who would like to contribute to the program may propose a title for a short talk. The registration deadline for either section is May 27th.

We hope to see many of you in Trento this summer! Should you have any questions regarding registration, travel, or accommodation, feel free to contact one of the organizers.