Gravitational Waves: New Challenges and Opportunities, 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.

Lecturers
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

Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas and Applications, Gebze, Turkey

TUBITAK Research Institute for Fundamental Sciences,
Summer Research School, June 25 – July 4 2019, Gebze, TURKEY

Quantum designates the laws of physics, which govern the functioning of nature at atomic and subatomic scales and percolate into the giant scales of the cosmos. The powerful ideas ranging from quantum to cosmos continue unlocking the secrets of the universe, thereby ensuring its understanding at the deepest level and paving the way for advanced technologies of the future. The Research School will introduce graduate students and young researchers to a wide range of frontier topics from quantum to cosmos.

Lecturers
Amanda Cooper-Sarkar (University of Oxford, UK)
Tansu Daylan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Cora Dvorkin (Harvard University, USA)
Samir Mathur (Ohio State University, USA)
Viatcheslav Mukhanov (University of Munich, Germany)
Michael Peskin (Stanford University, USA)
Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford, UK)
Tracy Slatyer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Andrei Starinets (University of Oxford, UK)

Topics Covered
Standard Model: Developments and Challenges
Precision Frontiers in High Energy Physics
Quantum Perturbations in the Early Universe
Holography, Finite-Temperature QFT and Hydrodynamics
Information Paradox and the Universe
Cosmic Microwave Background
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Big Bang Nucleosynthesis