GWADW 2013 - Gravitational Wave Detectors for the Next Decade Workshop

chaired by Francesco Fidecaro (PI), Syd Meshkov (LIGO), Workshop e-mail address
from to (Europe/Rome)
Description
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.



Click here for a Google map of the meeting site with information

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.
 

E-mail gwadw@pi.infn.it
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  • Sunday, 19 May 2013
    • 17:00 - 19:00 Registration ( Room Elba )
    • 19:00 - 20:00 Welcome Cocktail Party ( Hotel Hermitage Swimming Pool Area )
  • Monday, 20 May 2013
    • 08:50 - 09:30 Setting the Stage
      • 08:50 Welcome 10'
        Speaker: Francesco Fidecaro (PI)
      • 09:00 Setting the Stage 25'
        Speaker: Francesco Fidecaro (PI)
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    • 09:30 - 12:30 Early Lessons and Challenges in the Commissioning of Advanced Detectors
      Convener: Prof. Gabriela Gonzalez (Louisiana State University), Giovanni Losurdo (FI)
      • 09:30 First Lessons from the aLIGO Commissioning 25'
        Speaker: Daniel SIGG (LHO)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:00 Lessons from commissioning cryogenic systems underground 25'
        Speaker: Osamu Miyakawa (ICRR - Tokyo)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Chasing excess noise, focusing on diffused light 25'
        Speaker: Katherine Dooley (AEI Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:30 Coping with aberrations 25'
        Speaker: Jerome DEGALLAIX (LMA)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:00 Building up a commissioning network 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Lisa Barsotti (LIGO-MIT)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:30 - 12:31 Poster
      • 12:30 Active thermal lensing elements for spherical and astigmatic mode matching 1'
        Speakers: P. Fulda, Z. Liu, M. Arain, L. Williams, G. Ciani, G. Mueller, D.B. Tanner, D.H. Reitze
    • 12:35 - 16:00 lunch break
    • 16:00 - 19:40 Future Interferometric Detectors
      Convener: Prof. Rana Adhikari (Caltech), Dr. Harald Lueck (AEI Hannover)
      • 16:00 LIGO3G 25'
        Speakers: Prof. Rana Adhikari (Caltech), Dr. Stefan Hild (University of Glasgow)
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      • 16:30 ET Overview 25'
        Speaker: Michele Punturo (PG)
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      • 17:00 ET Seismic surveys 15'
        Speaker: David Rabeling (Nikhef, Vrije Universiteit)
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      • 17:20 Newtonian Noise Substraction 20'
        Speakers: Dr. Jan Harms (Caltech), Mr. Mark Beker (NIKHEF)
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      • 17:45 Coffee Break 30'
      • 18:15 Optics for Future Detectors 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Ronny Nawrodt (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
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      • 18:40 Squeezing for future generation detectors 15'
        Speaker: Hartmut Grote (AEI Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 19:00 Suspensions for future GWDs 15'
        Speaker: Ettore Majorana (ROMA1)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 19:20 MutiSAS + Control 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Mark Beker (NIKHEF)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 19:40 - 19:41 Poster
      • 19:40 Electronical Absorption of Silicon at Cryogenic Temperatures (Julius Konna, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena) 1'
        Speaker: Mr. Julius Komma (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena)
      • 19:40 Novel alingnment sensing scheme with RF jitter modulation 1'
        Speakers: D. Amariutei, C. Mueller, P. Fulda, G. Ciani, V. Quetschke, G. Mueller, D. Tanner, D.H. Reitze
  • Tuesday, 21 May 2013
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Atom Interferometry
      Convener: Guglielmo Maria Tino (FI), Flavio Vetrano (FI)
      • 09:00 Laser frequency noise immune gravitational wave detection using atom interferometry 25'
        Speaker: Mark Kasevich (Stanford University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:30 Very long baseline underground gravitation antenna with atom interferometry 25'
        Speaker: Philippe Bouyer (LP2N - IOGS)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:00 The MAGIA Experiment: current status and future prospects 25'
        Speaker: Fiodor Sorrentino (FI)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Atomic gravitational wave sensors 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Holger Mueller (UC Berkeley)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:30 Newtonian noise effects in atom interferometers 25'
        Speaker: Andrea Vicerè (FI)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:30 - 16:00 lunch break
    • 16:00 - 19:35 Pulsar Timing
      Convener: Andrea Possenti (Cagliari)
      • 16:25 Increasing the sensitivity of the NANOGrav PTA: recent improvements in backends and software 35'
        Speaker: Maura McLaughlin (WVU-Morgantown)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:05 The path to ultra broad band pulsar observations at the Effelsberg 100m and its impact on EPTA results 25'
        Speaker: Ramesh Karuppusamy (MPifR-Bonn)
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      • 17:35 Coffee break 30'
      • 18:05 LOFAR: Building a Flexible and Responsive Radio Telescope for Pulsars and Transients 25'
        Speaker: Vladislav Kondratiev (ASTRON-Dwingeloo)
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      • 18:35 Pulsar timing perspectives with the new Sardinia Radio Telescope 20'
        Speaker: Nichi D'Amico (INAF - Cagliari)
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      • 19:00 Improving the capabilities of localizing the sources of gravitational waves with the pulsar timing array(s): news and views from the PPTA 25'
        Speaker: Linquing Wen (UWA - Perth)
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2013
    • 08:55 - 12:30 Mitigating Thermal Noise I
      Convener: Dr. GIANPIETRO CAGNOLI (LMA-CNRS), Dr. Eric Gustafson (Caltech), Dr. Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow)
      • 09:00 Overview talk on advances and challenges in mitigating thermal noise 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow)
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      • 09:30 New noise estimates in waveguide coatings 20'
        Speaker: Ms. Stefanie Kroker (FSU Jena, Institute of Applied Physics)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:55 Prospects and Progress in Crystalline coatings: AlGaAs 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Garrett Cole (University of Vienna)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:20 Prospects and Progress in Crystalline coatings: AlGaP 20'
        Speaker: Angie Lin (Stanford University)
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      • 10:45 Coffee break 30'
      • 11:15 Characterization and direct thermal noise measurement of coatings 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Raffaele Flaminio (Laboratoire des Materiaux Avances - CNRS/IN2P3)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:40 Experimental results on the thermal noise of oscillators in non equilibrium steady states 20'
        Speaker: Claudia Lazzaro (PD)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:05 Open questions re the use of crystalline coating materials 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Matthew Abernathy (University of Glasgow)
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    • 12:30 - 12:31 Poster session
      • 12:30 Mechanical loss of amorphous thin films at low temperatures 1'
        Speaker: Mr. Gerd Hofmann (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena)
    • 12:31 - 15:25 lunch break
    • 15:25 - 19:35 Simulations
      Convener: Dr. Richard Day (European Gravitational Observatory), Dr. Hiroaki Yamamoto (LIGO Lab / Caltech)
      • 15:25 Introductory Talk 10'
        Speaker: Dr. Hiroaki Yamamoto (LIGO Lab / Caltech)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 15:35 A review of optical simulation techniques 15'
        Speaker: Jean-Yves VINET (CNRS)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 15:55 aLigo analysis pipelines using simulated data 20'
        Speaker: Dr. John ZWEIZIG (Caltech)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:20 Experiences and lessons learned from interferometer simulations at GEO 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Andreas Freise (University of Birmingham)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:50 Time domain simulation for the lock acquisition study of aLIGO 20'
        Speaker: Kiwamu IZUMI (LHO)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:15 Coffee Break 30'
      • 17:45 Modal simulation of dual recycled interferometers 20'
        Speaker: Gabriele Vajente (PI)
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      • 18:10 Using the phase camera in advanced interferometers 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Richard Day (European Gravitational Observatory)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 18:35 Simulation of Sensitivity curves for dual recycled interferometers using DarkF 20'
        Speaker: Mikhael PICHOT (CNRS)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 19:00 Challenges waiting in commissioning and preparations 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Matthew Evans (MIT)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
  • Thursday, 23 May 2013
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Astrophysical GW Sources
      Convener: Prof. Bangalore Sathyaprakash (Cardiff University)
      • 09:00 Strong field tests of GR 25'
        Speaker: Mr. Walter Del Pozzo (Nikhef)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:30 Cosmology 25'
        Speaker: Dr. Chris Messenger (AEI Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:00 Detecting chirping gravitational waves in real time and its astrophysical implications 25'
        Speaker: Wen Linqing (University of Western Australia)
    • 10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
    • 11:00 - 12:35 Mitigating Thermal Noise II
      Convener: Dr. GIANPIETRO CAGNOLI (LMA-CNRS), Dr. Eric Gustafson (Caltech), Ms. Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow)
      • 11:00 Design and expected thermal noise of the KAGRA sapphire suspensions 20'
        Speaker: Dr. KAZUHIRO YAMAMOTO (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The university of Tokyo)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:25 Bulk silicon mechanical loss for estimates of thermal noise-what do know/need to know? 20'
        Speaker: Gerd Hoffman (Jena)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:50 Optical techniques for reducing thermal noise 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Stefan Ballmer (Syracuse University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 12:15 System for characterising Virgo/Advanced Virgo test mass Qs 20'
        Speaker: Paola Puppo (ROMA1)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:35 - 12:36 Poster session
      • 12:35 Bonding 1'
        Speaker: Rebecca Douglas (Glasgow)
      • 12:35 Coating modelling 1'
        Speaker: Martin Hart (Glasgow)
      • 12:35 Silicon absorption 1'
        Speaker: Mr. Alexander Khalaidovski (AEI Hannover)
      • 12:35 Silicon suspensions 1'
        Speaker: Dr. Giles Hammond (University of Glasgow)
      • 12:35 Non-equilibrium thermal noise 1'
        Speaker: Paolo De Gregorio (INFN - Padova)
    • 12:40 - 15:50 Lunch break
    • 15:50 - 19:40 Light sources and Interferometer Topologies
      Convener: Prof. Roman Schnabel (Albert-Einstein-Institut, Leibniz University Hannover)
      • 15:50 "Introductory Talk": Light Sources Interferometer Topologies 35'
        Speaker: Prof. Roman Schnabel (Albert-Einstein-Institut, Leibniz University Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:30 Sagnac Interferometer for GW Detection 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Stefan Hild (University of Glasgow)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:55 Broadband Sagnac Interferometer with short Filter Cavities 20'
        Speaker: Sthefan DANILISHIN (University of Western Australia)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:20 A polarizing Sagnac topology with DC readout for future gravitational wave detectors 20'
        Speaker: Mengyao Wang (Birmingham)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:45 Coffee Break 30'
      • 18:15 Anomalous Dynamical Back-Action in Michelson Interferometers 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Sergey Tarabrin (AEI Hannover)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 18:40 Multiple optical springs in coupled resonator systems 20'
        Speaker: Neil Gordon (Glasgow)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 20:00 - 22:30 Social Dinner ( Maitù Restaurant )
  • Friday, 24 May 2013
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Cryogenics
      Convener: Dr. KAZUHIRO YAMAMOTO (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The university of Tokyo)
      • 09:00 How does cryogenics improve the sensitivity of interferometers? 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Kentaro Somiya (TITECH)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:20 Status of activities on crystalline suspensions at Nikhef 20'
        Speaker: Eric HENNES (Nikhef)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 09:40 Verification of cooling time reduction of interferometric cryogenic gravitational wave detectors using high emissivity coating 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Yusuke Sakakibara (The University of Tokyo)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:30 Cryogenic Silicon Research for the Future of LIGO 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Nicolas Smith-Lefebvre (LIGO Caltech)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 10:50 Optical measurements at cryogenic temperatures 20'
        Speaker: Mr. Julius Komma (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 11:10 Properties of silicon and coatings for a low temperature detector 20'
        Speaker: Massimo Granata (Lyon)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 12:30 - 12:31 Poster session
      • 12:30 Cryogenic properties of sapphire fibres 1'
        Speaker: Christian Schwarz (Jena)
      • 12:30 UF-LIGO Cryogenic Test Bed 1'
        Speakers: R. Goetz, G. Mueller, D.B. Tanner
    • 12:35 - 16:15 lunch break
    • 16:15 - 18:30 Space Antennae
      Convener: Prof. Guido Mueller (University of Florida)
      • 16:15 Geodesic reference performance limits for space gravitational wave missions 20'
        Speaker: William Weber (Trento)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:40 A double pendulum for lab testing of free fall on 2 DoFs 10'
        Speakers: Massimo Bassan (ROMA2), Luciano Di Fiore (NA)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 16:55 Alternative configurations for Space-based GW detectors 20'
        Speaker: Vitali Mueller (AEI)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:20 LISA 2020: An intermediate scale space gravitational wave observatory for this decade 20'
        Speaker: Dr. Sasha Buchman (Stanford University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:45 Gravitational Reference Sensor Technology Advancements 10'
        Speaker: Prof. John Conklin (University of Florida)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 17:55 eLISA and L2 process. Submission of White paper 15'
        Speaker: Prof. Guido Mueller (University of Florida)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
      • 18:10 Coffee Break 20'
    • 18:31 - 18:32 Poster session
      • 18:31 Gravitational Reference Sensor Technology Advancements 1'
        Speakers: John W. Conling, Andrew Chilton, Giacomo Ciani, Guido Mueller, Ryan Shelley
    • 18:35 - 19:00 3 am brain session
      Convener: Dr. Lisa Barsotti (LIGO-MIT)
      • 18:35 Lavender 10'
        Speaker: Mr. Stefan Ballmer (Syracuse University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 19:00 - 19:30 Plans for GWADW 2014 and discussion about GWADW 2015 - Open Discussion
      Convener: Francesco Fidecaro (PI), S. Kawamura, Sydney Meshkov (Caltech)
      • 19:00 Japan 2014 10'
        Speakers: Dr. Kentaro Somiya (Caltech), Seiji Kawamura
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 19:30 - 19:55 Workshop Summary
      • 19:30 Summary 25'
        Speaker: David McClelland (The Australian National University)
        Material: Slides pdf file}
    • 19:55 - 20:25 Workshop Adjourn