The discovery of gravitational waves by LIGO collaboration has opened a new window for the exploration of the Universe. Gravitational wave observations have started to provide a wealth of information on very different areas of physics and astrophysics which include stellar evolution and black hole formation, the strong field regime of General Relativity, dense nuclear matter, production of heavy elements and cosmology.
The aim of this school is to provide a comprehensive introduction to gravitational waves from the theoretical foundations to their detection techniques, including fundamental aspects such as sources, electromagnetic counterparts or their implications in cosmology. The school is mainly oriented to graduate students and researchers in particle and nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
Topics and speakers include
- Gravitational waves: foundations (Daniel G. Figueroa, IFIC, Valencia)
- Gravitational wave detection (Miquel Nofrarias, ICE-CSIC, Barcelona)
- Sources of gravitational waves (Nanda Rea, ICE-CSIC, Barcelona)
- Electromagnetic counterparts (Antonio de Ugarte, IAA-CSIC, Granada)
- Nuclear astrophysics of stellar explosions (Martin Obergaulinger, Technische Universität, Darmstadt)
- Gravitational waves in cosmology (José María Ezquiaga, University of Chicago)
The school is funded by IPARCOS-UCM (Instituto de Física de Partículas y del Cosmos de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and has no registration fee. A limited number of travel grants for participants will be provided by the Red Temática de Relatividad y Gravitación.
Registration closed due to full seating capacity.