The last decade has produced pioneering demonstrations of the technologies to observe astrophysical gravitational waves across the frequency band from kilohertz to nanohertz.

The construction of advanced interferometric detectors (Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo, KAGRA, and GEO-HF) is progressing steadily, and will reach the sensitivity needed to yield first observations. The LISA Pathfinder mission is nearing launch while the LISA mission is further elaborated toward a full scale gravitational wave observation mission.

The international pulsar timing effort is progressing in developing the instruments needed, while surveys continue to provide new sources. Several developments are ongoing and gaining momentum ensuring that the field of gravitational waves astrophysics will be able to fully deploy in the current and next decades.

This workshop will address techniques that can be implemented to enhance the second generation detectors, as well as new detectors that may be proposed. New ideas to reduce noise, improve robustness, and extend the frequency spectrum of observation will be discussed along with progress on long-term ongoing developments.

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Deadline for registration is Friday, April 26th. Registration form and logistic information are linked from the left menu.

Meeting sessions will start in the morning of Monday, May 20th and finish in the evening of Friday, May 24th.

Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, May 19th and to leave on Saturday, May 25th.

Dates: from 19 May 2013 17:00 to 25 May 2013 19:00
Timezone: Europe/Rome
Chairs: Fidecaro, Francesco
Meshkov, Syd
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