2023 NZ Summer School on Gravitational Waves, 13-15 February

The NZ Gravity Group is pleased to announce the first

NZ Summer School on Gravitational Waves

To take place at the University of Auckland on 13-15 February, 2023.

The school is aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in New Zealand and Australia and will provide a gentle introduction to contemporary gravitational wave research.

There will be no registration fee, morning/ afternoon tea and lunch will be provided. All participants are expected to arrange their own travel to Auckland. We can provide some support for travel and accommodation costs. As funds are limited, preference will be given to students enrolled at New Zealand universities.


Accommodation Information

YHA Auckland International Backpacker Hostel: https://www.yha.co.nz/hostels/north-island-hostels/yha-auckland-international (Backpacker quite close to the campus)
YMCA: https://www.ymcaaccommodation.org.nz/
Haka Lodge Auckland: https://hakalodges.com/auckland
Attic Backpackers: https://www.atticbackpackers.co.nz/

Quadrant Hotel & Suites (and others): https://vrhotels.co.nz/
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City: https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/auckland/copthorne-hotel-auckland-city/?cid=gplaces-copthorne-hotel-auckland-city
Imagine Beach Rd: https://www.imaginehotelsresorts.com/beachroad
The Surrey Hotel: https://www.thesurreyhotel.co.nz/  (good value, but 3.5km from campus)
Nesuto St Martins: https://www.nesuto.com/stmartins/accommodation
Braemar on Parliament Street: https://aucklandbedandbreakfast.com/
Pullman Auckland: https://www.pullmanauckland.co.nz/

Airbnb.co.nz​(Options available <$200 per night)

Please register your interest on our registration link above and indicate whether you would like to be considered for financial assistance. The registration page also includes information about the venue and recommended accommodation.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to potential applicants.

Topics and Speakers

Introduction to General Relativity

Jörg Hennig, Otago,

Gravitational Waves

Jörg Frauendiener, Otago


Earth-based: Daniel Brown, Adelaide
LISA: Emily Kendall, Auckland

Numerical Relativity

Chris Stevens, Canterbury

Data Analysis

Burst signals: Jade Powell, Swinburne
Inspiral signals: Avi Vajpeyi, Monash/Auckland

GW Sources

EMRIs: Ilya Mandel, Monash
Binary mergers: Susan Scott, ANU
Supernovae: Jade Powell, Swinburne

Tentative Schedule

9:00-10:00Gravitational waves
J. Frauendiener
General Relativity
J. Hennig
General Relativity
J. Hennig
10:00-11:00Gravitational waves
J. Frauendiener
General Relativity
J. Hennig
General Relativity
J. Hennig
11:00-11:30Morning TeaMorning TeaMorning Tea
11:30-12:30Earth-based detectors
D. Brown
E. Kendall
Supernova explosions
J. Powell
I. Mandel
Binary mergers
S. Scott
Burst signals
J. Powell
15:00-16:00Numerical Relativity
C. Stevens
Numerical Relativity
C. Stevens
Inspiral signals
C. Stevens
C. Stevens
Inspiral signals