GWADW 2011 - Gravitational Waves Advanced Detectors Workshop - Progress Towards the Next Generation of Gravitational Wave Detectors

chaired by Francesco Fidecaro (PI), Syd Meshkov (LIGO), Workshop e-mail address
from to (Europe/Rome)
at La Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Hotel Hermitage 57037 La Biodola Isola d'Elba (LI), Italy
Description Gravitational Wave Detection is rapidly emerging as an area of physics and astrophysics research. Enhanced LIGO and Virgo+ have completed science data runs. Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo have started construction, LCGT has been approved and GEO is on the way to use squeezed vacuum. In space, LISA Pathfinder is nearing launch and there has been continued progress with LISA and DECIGO mission definition. Now serious attention must be paid to the rapid development of the ideas and technologies for the next generation of detectors, both terrestrial and space based. The purpose of this workshop is to explore and try to further define which of these are either best suited for the next generation detectors or may find application in upgrades of Advanced Detectors. Some time will be devoted to novel approaches to gravitational wave detection, broadening the frequency spectrum of observation.

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Deadline for registration is Friday, April 29th. Registration form and logistic information are linked from the left menu.

Meeting sessions will start in the morning of Monday, May 23rd and finish in the evening of Friday, May 27th.

Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, May 22nd and to leave on Saturday, May 28th.

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  • Sunday, 22 May 2011
    • 17:00 - 19:00 Registration ( Room Elba )
    • 19:00 - 20:00 Welcome Cocktail Party ( Hotel Hermitage Swimming Pool Area )
  • Monday, 23 May 2011
    • 08:50 - 09:30 Setting the Stage
      Convener: Adalberto Giazotto (PI)
      • 08:50 Welcome 10'
        Speaker: Francesco Fidecaro (PI)
      • 09:00 Setting the Stage 25'
        Speaker: Francesco Fidecaro (PI)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 09:30 - 10:25 Lessons Learned
      Convener: Prof. Gabriela Gonzalez Gonzalez (Louisiana State University)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 09:30 LIGO 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Nicolas Smith-Lefebvre (LIGO MIT)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 09:55 GEO 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Stefan Hild (University of Glasgow)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
    • 11:00 - 12:30 Lessons Learned (continued)
      Convener: Prof. Gabriela Gonzalez Gonzalez (Louisiana State University)
      • 11:00 Squeezing in GEO600 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Henning Vahlbruch (AEI Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:30 Virgo 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Romain Gouaty (CNRS/IN2P3/LAPP)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:00 CLIO 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Masaki Ando (Kyoto University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:30 - 16:30 lunch break
    • 16:30 - 17:45 LCGT
      Convener: Prof. Masaki Ando (Kyoto University)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 16:30 Detector Configuration and Control Scheme for LCGT 20'
        Speakers: Dr. Kentaro Somiya (Caltech), Ms. Erina Nishida (Ochanomizu University)
        Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 16:55 LCGT-SAS Design and R&D 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Riccardo DeSalvo (University of Sannio)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 17:20 Present Design of LCGT Cryogenic Payload 20'
        Speakers: Mr. Yusuke Sakakibara (The University of Tokyo), Prof. Nobuhiro KIMURA (Cryogenics Science Center/KEK)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 17:45 - 18:15 coffee break
    • 18:15 - 19:30 Light Sources
      Conveners: B. Wilke, Prof. Susan Scott (The Australian National University)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 18:15 The High Power Light Source for LCGT 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Noriaki Ohmae (University of Tokyo)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 18:40 High Power Lasers for Third Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Peter Weßels (Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 19:05 Laser Sources for LTP and LISA 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Michael Troebs (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik und Universitaet Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2011
    • 09:00 - 10:40 ET
      Convener: Michele Punturo (PG)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 09:00 General Status 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Harald Lueck (AEI Hannover (MPI f. gravitational Physics / Inst. f. Grav.physics Leibniz Uni Hannover))
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 09:25 Optical Design in ET 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Andreas Freise (University of Birmingham)
        Material: Dynamic Optical Layout link} Slides pdf file}
      • 09:50 Suspensions and Cryogenics 20'
        Speaker: Fulvio Ricci (ROMA1)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:15 Underground Infrastructures 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Jo van den Brand (Nikhef - VU)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 10:45 - 11:15 coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:20 Space Detectors
      Conveners: Stefano Vitale (TN), O. Jennrich (ESA), Prof. Guido Mueller (University of Florida)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 11:15 LISA 20'
        Speaker: O. Jennrich (ESA)
      • 11:40 LISA Pathfinder. Commissioning a GW Detector 1 Million Km away 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Martin Hewitson (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik und Universitaet Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:05 Interferometry over 5 Million Km 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Guido Mueller (University of Florida)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:30 Force Isolation at 1 mHz 20'
        Speaker: Rita Dolesi (TN)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 12:55 DECIGO 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Tomotada Akutsu (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 13:20 - 16:30 lunch break
    • 16:30 - 17:45 Inertial Sensors and Environmental Disturbance Removal
      Conveners: Dr. Jan Harms (Caltech), Prof. Riccardo DeSalvo (University of Sannio)
      • 16:30 Review of Folded Pendulum Seismometers, Accelerometers and Tiltmeters 20'
        Speaker: Fausto Acernese (NA)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 16:55 SOC Noise and Advanced Hinge Tiltmeters 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Riccardo DeSalvo (University of Sannio)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 17:20 Modeling and Measuring Puzzling Effects of GAS Blades 20'
        Speaker: Eric Hennes (NIKHEF)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 17:45 - 18:15 coffee break
    • 18:15 - 19:30 Mitigating Newtonian Noise
      Convener: Dr. Jan Harms (Caltech)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 18:15 An Updated Crash Course in Newtonian Noise 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Jan Harms (Caltech)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 18:40 Newtonian Noise Predictions for Underground Environment 20'
        Speaker: David Rabeling (NIKHEF)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 19:05 Seismic Scattering and/or aLIGO Newtonian Noise 20'
        Speaker: Ms. Jenne Driggers (Caltech)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
  • Wednesday, 25 May 2011
    • 09:00 - 10:40 Optical Configurations
      Conveners: Dr. Andreas Freise (University of Birmingham), Prof. Roman Schnabel (Albert-Einstein-Institut, Leibniz University Hannover)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 09:00 Opto-Mechnical Coupling for Quantum Experiments 25'
        Speakers: Yanbei Chen (Caltech), Dr. haixing miao (california institute of technology)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 09:30 Diffractive Optics Topologies 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Michael Britzger (AEI Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:50 Testing Optical Configurations with the Glasgow 10m Prototype 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Bryan Barr (University of Glasgow)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:10 Digitally Enhanced Interferometry 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Daniel Shaddock (Australian National University)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 10:45 - 11:15 coffee break
    • 11:15 - 12:50 Novel Approaches to GW Detectors
      Convener: Dr. David Tanner (University of Florida)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 11:15 Atom Interferometry for Gravitational Wave Detectors 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Holger Mueller (UC Berkeley)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:40 TOBA (Torsion-bar antenna) to Observe Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Masaki Ando (Kyoto University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:05 Selective Cooling in Advanced Detectors 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Kentaro Somiya (Caltech)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:30 The STAR Program: Science and Advanced Clock Technology on Small Satellites 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Saps Buchman (Stanford University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:50 - 14:40 lunch break
    • 15:00 - 19:00 Afternoon Excursion
    • 21:00 - 22:30 Enhanced 2nd Generation Detectors
      Convener: Prof. Rana Adhikari (Caltech)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
  • Thursday, 26 May 2011
    • 08:20 - 10:40 Ways to Bring Down Thermal Noise
      Conveners: Dr. Gregory Harry (LIGO/MIT), Ms. Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 08:20 Materials 1 30'
        Speakers: Dr. Iain Martin (University of Glasgow), Dr. Emeline Saracco (Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés, CNRS), Ms. Janyce Franc (Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés - CNRS/IN2P3)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file} pdf filedown arrow
      • 08:55 Materials 2 30'
        Speakers: Dr. Ronny Nawrodt (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena), Dr. Garrett Cole (University of Vienna), Ms. Stefanie Kroker (FSU Jena, Institute of Applied Physics)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 09:30 Optical Techniques for Reducing/Detection Thermal Noise 5'
        Speaker: Mr. Fulda Paul (University of Birmingham)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 09:40 Thermal Coating Noise Interferometer at UF 5'
        Speaker: Dr. Giacomo Ciani (University of Florida)
      • 09:50 Thermal Noise Related Plans for the AEI Prototype in Hannover 5'
        Speaker: Tobias Westphal (Albert-Einstein-Institute, 30167 Hannover, Germany)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 10:00 Other Ideas for Reducing Thermal Noise 15'
        Speakers: Dr. Kentaro Somiya (Caltech), Innocenzo M. Pinto (SA), Mr. Stefan Ballmer (Syracuse University), Prof. Riccardo DeSalvo (University of Sannio), Prof. Rana Adhikari (Caltech)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file} pdf filedown arrow
    • 10:45 - 11:15 coffee break
    • 11:15 - 13:00 Squeezed Light I
      Conveners: Dr. Daniel Shaddock (Australian National University), D. McClelland
      • 11:15 Squeezing Progress 15'
        Speaker: Prof. Roman Schnabel (Albert-Einstein-Institut, Leibniz University Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:40 ANU Squeezing Progress 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Conor Mow-Lowry (Australian National University)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 12:05 LIGO H1 Squeezing Progress 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Lisa Barsotti (LIGO-MIT)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 12:30 Ponderomotive Squeezing 15'
        Speaker: Mr. Nicolas Smith-Lefebvre (LIGO MIT)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 13:00 - 16:00 lunch break
    • 16:05 - 17:45 Cryogenics in the Future
      Convener: Fulvio Ricci (RM1)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 16:05 Cryogenic Mirrors: the State of the Art in Interferometric GW Detectors 20'
        Speaker: Dr. KAZUHIRO YAMAMOTO (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The university of Tokyo)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 16:30 Refrigerator and Cryogenic Suspension 20'
        Speaker: Prof. Nobuhiro KIMURA (Cryogenics Science Center/KEK)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 16:55 Payloads at Cryogenic Temperature for Third Generation GW Detectors: Issues and Open Problems 20'
        Speaker: Paola Puppo (RM1)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
      • 17:20 Experimental Results on Cryogenic Strength of Silicon 20'
        Speaker: Ms. Nicola Beveridge (University of Glasgow)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 17:45 - 18:15 coffee break
    • 18:15 - 19:30 Control Systems
      Convener: Dr. Matthew Evans (MIT)
      • 18:15 Feed-Forward Noise Reduction 20'
        Speaker: Ms. Jenne Driggers (Caltech)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 18:40 Heterodyne Detection Method to Monitor Thermal Distortions in Mirrors 20'
        Speaker: Mark Cordier (LIGO (San Jose State University))
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 19:05 Central Heating Radius of Curvature Compensation System Used in Virgo 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Richard Day (European Gravitational Observatory)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 20:00 - 22:30 Social Dinner ( Maitù Restaurant )
  • Friday, 27 May 2011
    • 09:00 - 10:40 Simulations
      Convener: Dr. Hiroaki Yamamoto (LIGO Lab / Caltech)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 09:00 Real Controls with a Simulated Plant 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Joseph Betzwieser (LIGO Caltech)
      • 09:25 AdVirgo Design 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Robert Ward (APC-CNRS)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:50 Second Generation Interferometer Optics Requirements 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Romain BONNAND (LMA - CNRS)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:15 New Beam Shape with Low Thermal Noise 20'
        Speaker: Miller John (ANU)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 10:40 - 11:10 coffee break
    • 11:10 - 12:30 Simulations (continued)
      Convener: Dr. Hiroaki Yamamoto (LIGO Lab / Caltech)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 11:10 Modeling Thermal Effects in aLIGO Using SIS 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Chris Mueller (University of Florida)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:35 Sharing Simulation Tools 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Andreas Freise (University of Birmingham)
      • 12:00 Discussion to identify what are missing in the existing simulation tools, and to assign who will work on what 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Matthew Evans (MIT)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:30 - 16:30 lunch break
    • 16:30 - 17:20 Squeezed Light II
      Convener: Dr. Daniel Shaddock (Australian National University)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 16:30 Squeezing workshop: Issues and Directions 50'
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 17:20 - 17:45 coffee break
    • 17:45 - 19:00 Future of GWADW
      Conveners: Francesco Fidecaro (PI), Dr. Syd Meshkov Meshkov (Caltech)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 17:45 Open Discussion 1h0'
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}
    • 19:00 - 19:30 Workshop Summary
      Convener: Eugenio Coccia (RM2)
      Location: Maria Luisa Hall
      • 19:00 Summary 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Harald Lueck (AEI Hannover (MPI f. gravitational Physics / Inst. f. Grav.physics Leibniz Uni Hannover))
        Material: Slides powerpoint file}