EU projects

EGO participates or is the coordinator of the following European funded programs:

Multimessenger Physics: AHEAD2020 (2020-2024, EGO member) networking for the integration between the Gravitational Wave and High Energy Astrophysics Community.

We will organize a series of workshops aiming to integrate the high-energy astrophysics and Gravitational Wave communities into a coherently acting multi-messenger consortium. The key objective of integrating the high-energy astrophysics community into a coherently acting multi- messenger consortium including the gravitational waves requires:

  1. Define and support improvements for a common policy on the issues of low latency alerts, data sharing and publication rules;
  2. Support the exchange and common interpretation of experimental results, with strong involvement of theoretical physicists to guarantee a consistent picture of models and discuss new refined key questions to emerge.
  3. Discuss the interdisciplinary issues with other domains of fundamental physics (Cosmology, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Photonics/Materials) as well as geoscience and atmospheric science.
  4. Define the enabling technologies and the main technical design elements of the next generation of relevant large infrastructures and in particular Einstein Telescope.

Four large workshops will be organised (schedule affected by the pandemic, the possibility to organize some of them in remote or mixed mode is under consideration):

  1. Multimessenger research A (alerts, data sharing, analysis methods, theory)
    under the aegis of APPEC, ASTRONET, ESO Spring 2021
  2. Synergy between Multimessrnger Research, Geoscience and Environment A
    under the aegis of APPEC, ASTRONET and GEO8 consortia. Spring 2022
  3. Multimessenger research A (alerts, data sharing, analysis methods, theory)
    under the aegis of APPEC, ASTRONET, ESO Spring 2023
  4. Synergy between Multimessenger Research, Geoscience and Environment B
    under the aegis of APPEC, ASTRONET and GEO8 consortia. Spring 2024

Six smaller more specialised workshops will be organised (schedule affected by the pandemic, the possibility to organize some of them in remote or mixed mode is under consideration):

  1. Research and Development A ( novel photodetection methods simulation, including baffles and stray light control) Autumn 2021
  2. Low latency Triggers and Access to Data A (low latency trigger distribution, data archiving and access issues) Autumn 2021
  3. Next generation Large Infrastructures A (definition of the enabling technologies and the key technical design elements of the next generation of large infrastructures and in particular Einstein Telescope ) Autumn 2021
  4. Research and Development B ( novel photodetection methods simulation, including baffles and stray light control) Autumn 2022
  5. Low latency Triggers and Access to Data B (low latency trigger distribution, data archiving and access issues) Autumn 2022
  6. Next generation Large Infrastructures B (definition of the enabling technologies and the key technical design elements of the next generation of large infrastructures and in particular Einstein Telescope ) Autumn 2022
  7. Research and Development C ( novel photodetection methods simulation, including baffles and stray light control) Autumn 2023
  8. Low latency Triggers and Access to Data C (low latency trigger distribution, data archiving and access issues) Autumn 2023
  9. Next generation Large Infrastructures C (definition of the enabling technologies and the key technical design elements of the next generation of large infrastructures and in particular Einstein Telescope ) Autumn 2023

Interdisciplinarity: COST Action CA17137 (2018-2022, EGO coordinator) A cost action on the synergy of techniques drawing from expertise in physics, mathematics, information science and computing Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), classification problems, data mining and visualization and, in general, in the development of new techniques and algorithms for efficiently handling the complex and massive data sets found in Gravitational Wave (GW) Astronomy and Multi-messenger Physics, as well as Geoscience. The Cost Action aims at creating a broad network of scientists from four different areas of expertise, namely GW physics, Geophysics, Computing Science and Robotics, with a common goal of tackling challenges in data analysis and noise characterization for GW detectors

Computing: ESCAPE (2019-2023, EGO member) European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures has received funding from the European Commission Framework Programme Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation action aims to address the Open Science challenges shared by ESFRI facilities (CTA, ELT, EST, FAIR, HL-LHC, KM3NeT, SKA) as well as other pan-European research infrastructures (CERN, ESO, JIV-ERIC, EGO-Virgo) in astronomy and particle physics research domains

Citizen’s Science REINFORCE (2019-2022, EGO Coordinator) is a SWAFS program for citizen’s science. EGO In particular will work on the implication of citizens to the study of “glitches” that have mostly geophysical , atmospheric and more generaly noise sources, simulating GW signals

Education: Frontiers (2018-2021, EGO member) ERASMUS+ action for education and outreach actions

Exchange of personnel: NEWS (2017-2021, EGO member) is a RISE program of exchange of researchers between Europe, US and Japan focused on some key areas of fundamental physics: Gravitational wave and Multi-messenger astronomy, Astroparticle physics and particle physics at accelerators

EGO participates also in the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (ApPEC)

EGO has been also the coordinator of the ET Design study FP7 project.

COLLABORATIONS FINISHED
GraWIToN Initial Training Network aimed to train 13 young researchers (PhD students) in the gravitational wave (GW) search field.

ELiTES  (EGO as Coordinator) Exchange of researchers between Europe and Japan focused on the cryogenic technologies for the ET and LCGT (now KAGRA) gravitational wave observatories.

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