Gravitational Waves Sources and Observation

ILIAS project: first ENTApP - GWA joint meeting

Paris, January 23rd and 24th, 2006



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The goal of this initiative is to have informal meeting among theorists of GW
emission and experimentalists/data analysis experts, which should serve as a
venue for discussing common issues and as a kick-off for a fruitful European
collaboration on the subjects.

The meeting will take place on January 23rd - 24th in Paris, at the
Institute de Astrophysique (IAP), in the context of the large European
project named ILIAS (http://ilias.in2p3.fr) which can cover your travel
costs.

ILIAS is a "networking project" pulling together the leading European
research centers in Astroparticle Physics, with the purpose of fostering
collaboration and research coordination.

The ILIAS project includes six networks (N1 -- N6); in particular, N5
network is devoted to research and development of the various types of
gravitational wave detectors across Europe, while the N6 network addresses
theoretical studies, including also "gravitational waves and related
studies".

One of the main deliverables of the ILIAS network is indeed to help
theorists and experimentalists to combine their efforts:
in particular, our 2-day workshop in Paris will be a joint N5/N6 meeting
bringing together key European researchers active in the quest for
gravitational waves.

We will be able to discuss where we stand now, to collect and disseminate
information about realistic events rates, waveforms, amplitudes, conditions
of occurrence of certain burst type sources (e.g. bar mode instability), so
as to make an up-to-date scientific case for operating, exploiting and
improving the gravitational detectors.

The outcome of our meeting will be published on our web page, along with key
references, and will be updated when new results will become available.

The ILIAS network will be active for four more years, and we plan to hold a
meeting of this kind every year.