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

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.

University of Auckland on 13-15 February, 2023.


Please note that due to upcoming severe weather alerts in the Auckland Region. Monday and Tuesday activities of the workshop will be entirely conducted online via Zoom.

Our meeting ID (918 5300 1161) and passcode have been emailed to all registrants. If your students or affiliates would like to join the online sessions although they are not registered, feel free to invite them as well.

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)


Department of Physics Workshop Room, 303-G03
Science Centre, 38 Princes Street

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