Cascina, May 23rd - 27th, 2005

The fourth VIRGO-EGO-SIGRAV School on Gravitational Waves is organized by the Virgo Project and the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (SIGRAV).

The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) consortium will sponsor the school.

School targets: To teach young physicists and engineers on gravitational waves, their astrophysical sources and on the technologies involved in their detection. The courses will be devoted to students searching for a degree thesis argument, to PhD students and to postdocs.

The arguments of the 4th VIRGO-EGO-SIGRAV School will cover the following items:
A primer on general relativity: ...up to the Einstein equation Universe evolution at the Planck time
Gravitational waves and detection principles LISA
Sources Radiation pressure cooling and Quantum non-demolition
Black Holes solutions and their properties Advanced ITF
Interferometers Control Theory
Optics Active controls in GW experiments
Coalescing binaries / periodic sources Data analysis: Binaries and Butsts
The discovery of double pulsars Resonant-mass detectorb>
Non linear analysis of periodic sources VIRGO
Please contact EGO Secretariat:
Sophie Oblette
Virgo-EGO-Sigrav School
Tel: +39 050 752 325 / 511
Fax: +39 050 752 356
EGO - Virgo Project, via Edoardo Amaldi - Santo Stefano a Macerata - 56021 Cascina, Italy