[Opportunity] 6-Week Program in Gravitational Waves at the Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris

We are pleased to announce the six-week program “Gravitational waves: a new messenger to explore the universe”, taking place from March 1 to April 9, 2021 at the (IHP) in Paris [http://www.ihp.fr/en/CEB/T1B-2021]. 

This program is intended for scientists in the field of gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics, and especially for those who wish to start conducting research in this field. Young researchers (PhD students or postdocs) are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Scientific activities during the program will include a series of lectures at master/PhD level, seminars, coordinated interdisciplinary exchanges, and afternoons dedicated to junior scientists, who will have the opportunity to present their research. The program will be an occasion to interact with colleagues and students within a convenient and stimulating venue in the center of Paris. The program will also host the fourth annual meeting of the Groupement de Recherche Ondes Gravitationnelles [http://gdrgw.in2p3.fr/].

The program is organized in three two-week blocks: 

1) March 1-12: theoretical aspects of gravitational-wave science

2) March 15-22: astrophysics and cosmology

3) March 29-April 9 : gravitational-wave detectors and data analysis

Applications are now open and should be submitted through the program website at: https://indico.math.cnrs.fr/event/5761/overview  

The deadline to apply is September 1 2020. Requests of information are to be addressed to gwmess2021@ihp.fr

The minimal length of participation is one week. However, to foster collaborative interactions, we encourage participants to stay for longer if possible. Due to space and financial constraints, participation to this event is moderated.

The IHP provides office space on-site and also provides help finding accommodation. Financial support will be available, the amount depending on the needs of the participants and availability of funds. The deadline to apply for financial support is the same as for application to the program. 

Please also inform your colleagues who you think might be interested in applying to the program.  

Sincerely yours,

Chiara Caprini, Eric Chassande-Mottin, Guillaume Faye, Filippo Vernizzi, Marta Volonteri