Over the last three years International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS-TIFR), Bangalore has been organizing successful summer/winter schools on various topics of gravitational-wave (GW) physics and astronomy. Each school from this series aimed at focussing on a particular sub-area (theory, experiment, data science, etc) of GW science. This year, the organization of such a school assumes a special significance: The first direct detection of GWs by the LIGO observatories has been announced on February 22, 2016. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and opens a fundamentally new observational window onto the universe.
This year’s school will involve three graduate-level courses in theoretical GW physics. The lectures will be given by three world leading experts – Clifford M Will (University of Florida), BS Sathyaprakash (Penn State University/Cardiff University), Emanuele Berti (University of Mississippi and Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon).
About International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR), Bangalore: Founded in 2007, ICTS is a new initiative in Indian science. It is conceived to contribute to the growth of excellence in basic sciences through its programs, interactions and cross-fertilization between disciplines. ICTS provides a platform and infrastructure to organize various activities in theoretical and mathematical sciences. The program is supported by the SN Bhatt Memorial Trust, which has been constituted to promote education and to support scientific research.
Who can apply: This summer school is mainly intended for graduate students and postdocs working on gravitational-wave astronomy and related areas. They can also accommodate a few highly motivated undergraduate/masters students.
Location: International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS-TIFR), Bangalore
Duration: 2 weeks (July 25 – August 5, 2016)
The last date to apply for this summer school is June 30, 2016.
For more details and to apply for this summer school, visit ICTS-TIFR Summer School’s website.
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