13 - 24 December 2010
University of Delhi
The deadline for application has been extended. Please e-mail your CV and a short write-up describing your particular interest in the school to isgwa2010 at gw-indigo.org. Arrange two letters of recommendation to be directly e-mailed.
E-mail: isgwa2010 at gw-indigo.org__
New deadline: 5 September 2010
- B. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff University, UK)
- Alan Weinstein (Caltech, USA)
- A. Gopakumar (TIFR, Mumbai)
- Sanjay Jhingan (Jamia Milia, Delhi)
- K. G. Arun (CMI, Chennai)
- Archana Pai (IISER, Thiruvananthapuram)
- Anand Sengupta (University of Delhi)
- Rajesh K. Nayak (IISER, Kolkatha)
- Sanjeev Dhuranduar (IUCAA, Pune)
- P. Ajith (Caltech, USA)
- C. S. Unnikrishnan (TIFR, Mumbai)
- G. Rajalakshmi (TIFR, Mumbai)
- Sanjit Mitra (Caltech, USA. TBC)
- Suresh Doravari (Caltech, USA)
Morning sessions will be dedicated for lectures and afternoon sessions will be dedicated for tutorials and hands-on training.
Theory and source modelling:
- Brief introduction to General Relativity.
- Relativistic wave equation.
- Overview of the sources of gravitational waves.
- Computation of gravitational waves from terrestrial sources and for astrophysical sources.
- Introduction to noise, Fourier transform, cross correlation, signal to ratio.
- Decision making problem and filtering. Introduction to matched filter.
- Data-analysis methods for the detection of gravitational waves from different astrophysical sources.
- Data analysis for compact binaries. Overlaps, fitting factor, template placement.
- Gravitational-wave astronomy using a network of detectors.
- State-of-the-art of gravitational-wave astronomy.
- Interaction between gravitational wave and free material particles.
- Interaction of gravitational waves with bulk matter with finite elasticity.
- Methods of detecting gravitational waves: Bulk matter detectors, free mass detectors.
- Extraction of signals: Resonant bulk matter detectors, Interferometry.
- Review of resonant-mass detectors.
- Response of suspended mirrors to seismic vibrations, external forces and gravitational waves.
- Optical interferometer as a GW detector.
- Noise and signal in Interferometric GW detectors. Thermal, radiation and quantum noise
- Consolidated concluding lecture: The real GW detector: operation, signal extraction and control
"Listening to the symphony of black holes"
B. S. Sathyaprakash, Cardiff University, UK.
- T. R. Seshadri (University of Delhi): seshadri.t AT gmail.com
- Anand Sengupta (University of Delhi): anand.sengupta AT gmail.com