GWADW 2021 will take place remotely on May 17-21, attempting to favor participation from around the world. The workshop hosts sessions with prerecorded talks and live Question and Answers time, a poster session with many-to-many interactions, and workshops. The organization is progressing, and the main points are described here.
This is a dense bulletin, please read it carefully.
The Scientific Program includes:
Physics (aimed at Instrument scientists)
- Gravitational Wave Perspective
- Multimessenger Astronomy Perspective
- Experience from current detectors
- Beyond second generation
- Third generation design
- Third generation infrastructures
- R&D facilities and plans
- Low frequency workshop
- Cryogenics workshop
- Scattered light workshop
- Coating thermal noise workshop
- Quantum noise and optical configurations workshop
- Controls and machine learning workshop
Registrations are now open.
Thanks to INFN and the association “Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics” we are able to waive the registration fee.
As the number of participants is limited, we invite you to register rapidly and in any case within May 10.
Should it prove to be necessary, a waiting list will be set up.
Plenary sessions will take place on Zoom™ while workshops, the poster session and social interaction will be by means of gather.town™.
The sessions consist of two-hour slots according to the following scheme. We encourage anyway to make full use of the rooms for informal discussions, with the virtual venue being open 24 h a day.
Plenary sessions of the first two days are dedicated to the Questions and Answers on prerecorded talks
The poster session is at plenary time on the third day.
Two workshops take place in parallel at different times of the day, to favor global participation. The workshops have in principle one or two 2-hor slots.
The fourth day is meant for the workshop conveners to prepare their summary and for informal meetings.
The fifth day we shall have the workshop summaries and conclusions.
Below is a high-level schedule for Central Europe Summer Time. A different time zone can be set at the web site (unfortunately half hour shifted time zones are not supported).
For reference here is the schedule of a typical day for different time zones. (Sunrise and sunset are used to identify the session, using Greenwich as origin…).
Workshop schedule and conveners
The current workshop schedule is as follows.
|Sunset friendly||Coatings thermal noise||Scattered light|
|Sunrise friendly||Cryogenics||Low frequency|
|Sunset friendly||Control and machine learning||Quantum noise and optical configurations|
|Sunrise friendly||Coatings thermal noise||Scattered light|
|Sunset friendly||Cryogenics||Low frequency|
|Sunrise friendly||Control and machine learning||Quantum noise and optical configurations|
The workshop conveners are:
|Coatings thermal noise||Elisabetta Cesarini||Stuart Reid||Gianpietro Cagnoli|
|Controls and machine learning||Bas Swinkels||Gabriele Vajente|
|Cryogeny||Paola Puppo||Kazuhiro Yamamoto|
|Low frequency workshop||Masaki Ando||Conor Mow-Lowry|
|Quantum noise and optical configurations||Martina DeLaurentis||Sebastian Steinlechner|
|Scattered light||Andreas Freise||Alena Ananyeva|
We invite you to submit an abstract for your contribution as an abstract booklet will be made available to participants. The abstract can be submitted at registration time or later. At submission time you may indicate the preferred session.
Prerecorded talks are expected to be 20 minute long. A summary slide to introduce the Q&A session is welcome. Technical instructions for recording submission are being prepared.
Workshop contributions are usual presentations, following the indications of the workshop conveners.
Poster can be in the form of a few slides, to allow better vision on the screen.
We are looking forward to meeting you online.
on behalf of the organizers,
Marica Branchesi, Shinji Miyoki, Kentaro Somiya, Rana Adhikari