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2nd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School - GW Astronomy

Jul 02, 2018

2nd Institute of Space Sciences Summer School - Gravitational Wave Astronomy, 2-6 July 2018, Campus UAB - Bellaterra, Spain

The Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC) is an institution at the forefront of scientific and technological research with the mission of contributing to the general advance of studies of the Cosmos.

Gravitational Wave Astronomy has become a reality after the detection of the gravitational waves emitted by a coalescing binary black hole system by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Antenna (LIGO) in September 14th, 2015 (the event known as GW150914).

Up to know, the LIGO-Virgo collaboration have announced five detections from binary black holes and one from a binary neutron star system. These detections have already provided revolutionary discoveries. The road towards these impressive achievements has involved a combination of high technological developments, sophisticated data analysis algorithms, and theoretical studies. 

The main goal of this school is to present the basic foundations of Gravitational Waves: From the detection principles and technology to the revolutionary science that can be made and its impact on Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Fundamental Physics; including the modeling of the gravitational-wave emission and the data analysis techniques.

The Institute of Space Sciences will welcome around 30 Master and Doctoral students to attend the Summer School: they will broaden their knowledge on this exciting field as well as get in touch with the other research groups working at the Institute.

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