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GWADW 2013 - Gravitational Wave Detectors for the Next Decade Workshop

Francesco Fidecaro (PI), Syd Meshkov (LIGO), Workshop e-mail address
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.

  • Alessio Rocchi
  • Alexander Khalaidovski
  • Andrea Possenti
  • Andrea Viceré
  • Andreas Freise
  • Angelo Scribano
  • Angie Lin
  • Bryan Barr
  • Chris Messenger
  • Christian Schwarz
  • Claudia Lazzaro
  • Conor Mow-Lowry
  • Daniel Sigg
  • David Rabeling
  • Diop Papa Gora
  • Elisabetta Cesarini
  • Emanuele Rocco
  • Enrico Calloni
  • Eric Hennes
  • Ettore Majorana
  • Fabrizio Barone
  • Fausto Acernese
  • Ferrini Federico
  • Fiodor Sorrentino
  • Flavio Vetrano
  • Francesco Fidecaro
  • Gabriele Vajente
  • Garrett Cole
  • Gerd Hofmann
  • Giacomo Ciani
  • Giancarlo Cella
  • Gianluca Gemme
  • Gianpietro Cagnoli
  • Giles Hammond
  • Giovanni Losurdo
  • Guennady Volkov
  • Guglielmo M. Tino
  • Guido Mueller
  • Harald Lueck
  • Hartmut Grote
  • Henrich Heitmann
  • Hiroaki Yamamoto
  • Holger Mueller
  • Ilaria Nardecchia
  • James Hough
  • Jan Harms
  • Jean-Yves Vinet
  • Jeffrey Kissel
  • Jerome Degallaix
  • John Conklin
  • John Zweizig
  • Julius Komma
  • Katherine Dooley
  • Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Kentaro Somiya
  • Kiwamu Izumi
  • Linqing Wen
  • Lisa Barsotti
  • Luciano Di Fiore
  • Mario MACRI
  • Mark Beker
  • Mark Kasevich
  • Martin Hart
  • Massimo Bassan
  • Massimo Cerdonio
  • Massimo Granata
  • Matteo Lorenzini
  • Matteo Tacca
  • Matthew Abernathy
  • Matthew Evans
  • Maura McLaughlin
  • Mengyao Wang
  • Michele Punturo
  • Mikhael Pichot
  • Neil Gordon
  • Nergis Mavalvala
  • Nichi D'Amico
  • Nicolas Smith-Lefebvre
  • Osamu Miyakawa
  • Paola Puppo
  • Paolo De Gregorio
  • Peter Murray
  • Philippe BOUYER
  • Raffaele Flaminio
  • Ramesh Karuppusamy
  • Rana Adhikari
  • Rebecca Douglas
  • Richard Day
  • Roman Schnabel
  • Ronny Nawrodt
  • Ryan Goetz
  • Sasha Buchman
  • Seiji Kawamura
  • Sergey Tarabrin
  • Sheila Rowan
  • Stefan Ballmer
  • Stefan Hild
  • Stefanie Kroker
  • Sthefan Danilishin
  • Susan Scott
  • Sydney Meshkov
  • Valeria Sequino
  • Vitali Müller
  • Viviana Fafone
  • Vladislav Kondratiev
  • Walter Del Pozzo
  • William Weber
  • Yanbei Chen
  • Yusuke Sakakibara
    • 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
      Registration 2h Room Elba

      Room Elba

    • 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
      Welcome Cocktail Party 1h Hotel Hermitage Swimming Pool Area

      Hotel Hermitage Swimming Pool Area

    • 8:50 AM 9:30 AM
      Setting the Stage
      • 8:50 AM
        Welcome 10m
        Speaker: Francesco Fidecaro (PI)
      • 9:00 AM
        Setting the Stage 25m
        Speaker: Francesco Fidecaro (PI)
    • 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
      Early Lessons and Challenges in the Commissioning of Advanced Detectors
      Conveners: Prof. Gabriela Gonzalez (Louisiana State University), Giovanni Losurdo (FI)
      • 9:30 AM
        First Lessons from the aLIGO Commissioning 25m
        Speaker: Daniel SIGG (LHO)
      • 10:00 AM
        Lessons from commissioning cryogenic systems underground 25m
        Speaker: Osamu Miyakawa (ICRR - Tokyo)
      • 10:30 AM
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 11:00 AM
        Chasing excess noise, focusing on diffused light 25m
        Speaker: Katherine Dooley (AEI Hannover)
      • 11:30 AM
        Coping with aberrations 25m
        Speaker: Jerome DEGALLAIX (LMA)
      • 12:00 PM
        Building up a commissioning network 25m
        Speaker: Dr Lisa Barsotti (LIGO-MIT)
    • 12:30 PM 12:31 PM
      • 12:30 PM
        Active thermal lensing elements for spherical and astigmatic mode matching 1m
        Speakers: D.B. Tanner, D.H. Reitze, G. Ciani, G. Mueller, L. Williams, M. Arain, P. Fulda, Z. Liu
    • 12:35 PM 4:00 PM
      lunch break 3h 25m
    • 4:00 PM 7:40 PM
      Future Interferometric Detectors
      Conveners: Dr Harald Lueck (AEI Hannover), Prof. Rana Adhikari (Caltech)
      • 4:00 PM
        LIGO3G 25m
        Speakers: Prof. Rana Adhikari (Caltech), Dr Stefan Hild (University of Glasgow)
      • 4:30 PM
        ET Overview 25m
        Speaker: Michele Punturo (PG)
      • 5:00 PM
        ET Seismic surveys 15m
        Speaker: David Rabeling (Nikhef, Vrije Universiteit)
      • 5:20 PM
        Newtonian Noise Substraction 20m
        Speakers: Dr Jan Harms (Caltech), Mr Mark Beker (NIKHEF)
      • 5:45 PM
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 6:15 PM
        Optics for Future Detectors 20m
        Speaker: Dr Ronny Nawrodt (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
      • 6:40 PM
        Squeezing for future generation detectors 15m
        Speaker: Hartmut Grote (AEI Hannover)
      • 7:00 PM
        Suspensions for future GWDs 15m
        Speaker: Ettore Majorana (ROMA1)
      • 7:20 PM
        MutiSAS + Control 20m
        Speaker: Mr Mark Beker (NIKHEF)
    • 7:40 PM 7:41 PM
      • 7:40 PM
        Electronical Absorption of Silicon at Cryogenic Temperatures (Julius Konna, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena) 1m
        Speaker: Mr Julius Komma (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena)
      • 7:40 PM
        Novel alingnment sensing scheme with RF jitter modulation 1m
        Speakers: C. Mueller, D. Amariutei, D. Tanner, D.H. Reitze, G. Ciani, G. Mueller, P. Fulda, V. Quetschke
    • 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Atom Interferometry
      Conveners: Flavio Vetrano (FI), Guglielmo Maria Tino (FI)
      • 9:00 AM
        Laser frequency noise immune gravitational wave detection using atom interferometry 25m
        Speaker: Mark Kasevich (Stanford University)
      • 9:30 AM
        Very long baseline underground gravitation antenna with atom interferometry 25m
        Speaker: Philippe Bouyer (LP2N - IOGS)
      • 10:00 AM
        The MAGIA Experiment: current status and future prospects 25m
        Speaker: Fiodor Sorrentino (FI)
      • 10:30 AM
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 11:00 AM
        Atomic gravitational wave sensors 25m
        Speaker: Dr Holger Mueller (UC Berkeley)
      • 11:30 AM
        Newtonian noise effects in atom interferometers 25m
        Speaker: Andrea Vicerè (FI)
    • 12:30 PM 4:00 PM
      lunch break 3h 30m
    • 4:00 PM 7:35 PM
      Pulsar Timing
      Convener: Andrea Possenti (Cagliari)
      • 4:25 PM
        Increasing the sensitivity of the NANOGrav PTA: recent improvements in backends and software 35m
        Speaker: Maura McLaughlin (WVU-Morgantown)
      • 5:05 PM
        The path to ultra broad band pulsar observations at the Effelsberg 100m and its impact on EPTA results 25m
        Speaker: Ramesh Karuppusamy (MPifR-Bonn)
      • 5:35 PM
        Coffee break 30m
      • 6:05 PM
        LOFAR: Building a Flexible and Responsive Radio Telescope for Pulsars and Transients 25m
        Speaker: Vladislav Kondratiev (ASTRON-Dwingeloo)
      • 6:35 PM
        Pulsar timing perspectives with the new Sardinia Radio Telescope 20m
        Speaker: Nichi D'Amico (INAF - Cagliari)
      • 7:00 PM
        Improving the capabilities of localizing the sources of gravitational waves with the pulsar timing array(s): news and views from the PPTA 25m
        Speaker: Linquing Wen (UWA - Perth)
    • 8:55 AM 12:30 PM
      Mitigating Thermal Noise I
      Conveners: Dr Eric Gustafson (Caltech), Dr GIANPIETRO CAGNOLI (LMA-CNRS), Dr Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow)
      • 9:00 AM
        Overview talk on advances and challenges in mitigating thermal noise 25m
        Speaker: Dr Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow)
      • 9:30 AM
        New noise estimates in waveguide coatings 20m
        Speaker: Ms Stefanie Kroker (FSU Jena, Institute of Applied Physics)
      • 9:55 AM
        Prospects and Progress in Crystalline coatings: AlGaAs 20m
        Speaker: Dr Garrett Cole (University of Vienna)
      • 10:20 AM
        Prospects and Progress in Crystalline coatings: AlGaP 20m
        Speaker: Angie Lin (Stanford University)
      • 10:45 AM
        Coffee break 30m
      • 11:15 AM
        Characterization and direct thermal noise measurement of coatings 20m
        Speaker: Dr Raffaele Flaminio (Laboratoire des Materiaux Avances - CNRS/IN2P3)
      • 11:40 AM
        Experimental results on the thermal noise of oscillators in non equilibrium steady states 20m
        Speaker: Claudia Lazzaro (PD)
      • 12:05 PM
        Open questions re the use of crystalline coating materials 20m
        Speaker: Mr Matthew Abernathy (University of Glasgow)
    • 12:30 PM 12:31 PM
      Poster session
      • 12:30 PM
        Mechanical loss of amorphous thin films at low temperatures 1m
        Speaker: Mr Gerd Hofmann (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena)
    • 12:31 PM 3:25 PM
      lunch break 2h 54m
    • 3:25 PM 7:35 PM
      Conveners: Dr Hiroaki Yamamoto (LIGO Lab / Caltech), Dr Richard Day (European Gravitational Observatory)
      • 3:25 PM
        Introductory Talk 10m
        Speaker: Dr Hiroaki Yamamoto (LIGO Lab / Caltech)
      • 3:35 PM
        A review of optical simulation techniques 15m
        Speaker: Jean-Yves VINET (CNRS)
      • 3:55 PM
        aLigo analysis pipelines using simulated data 20m
        Speaker: Dr John ZWEIZIG (Caltech)
      • 4:20 PM
        Experiences and lessons learned from interferometer simulations at GEO 25m
        Speaker: Dr Andreas Freise (University of Birmingham)
      • 4:50 PM
        Time domain simulation for the lock acquisition study of aLIGO 20m
        Speaker: Kiwamu IZUMI (LHO)
      • 5:15 PM
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 5:45 PM
        Modal simulation of dual recycled interferometers 20m
        Speaker: Gabriele Vajente (PI)
      • 6:10 PM
        Using the phase camera in advanced interferometers 20m
        Speaker: Dr Richard Day (European Gravitational Observatory)
      • 6:35 PM
        Simulation of Sensitivity curves for dual recycled interferometers using DarkF 20m
        Speaker: Mikhael PICHOT (CNRS)
      • 7:00 PM
        Challenges waiting in commissioning and preparations 25m
        Speaker: Dr Matthew Evans (MIT)
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Astrophysical GW Sources
      Convener: Prof. Bangalore Sathyaprakash (Cardiff University)
      • 9:00 AM
        Strong field tests of GR 25m
        Speaker: Mr Walter Del Pozzo (Nikhef)
      • 9:30 AM
        Cosmology 25m
        Speaker: Dr Chris Messenger (AEI Hannover)
      • 10:00 AM
        Detecting chirping gravitational waves in real time and its astrophysical implications 25m
        Speaker: Wen Linqing (University of Western Australia)
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      coffee break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:35 PM
      Mitigating Thermal Noise II
      Conveners: Dr Eric Gustafson (Caltech), Dr GIANPIETRO CAGNOLI (LMA-CNRS), Ms Sheila Rowan (University of Glasgow)
      • 11:00 AM
        Design and expected thermal noise of the KAGRA sapphire suspensions 20m
        Speaker: Dr KAZUHIRO YAMAMOTO (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The university of Tokyo)
      • 11:25 AM
        Bulk silicon mechanical loss for estimates of thermal noise-what do know/need to know? 20m
        Speaker: Gerd Hoffman (Jena)
      • 11:50 AM
        Optical techniques for reducing thermal noise 20m
        Speaker: Dr Stefan Ballmer (Syracuse University)
      • 12:15 PM
        System for characterising Virgo/Advanced Virgo test mass Qs 20m
        Speaker: Paola Puppo (ROMA1)
    • 12:35 PM 12:36 PM
      Poster session
      • 12:35 PM
        Bonding 1m
        Speaker: Rebecca Douglas (Glasgow)
      • 12:35 PM
        Coating modelling 1m
        Speaker: Martin Hart (Glasgow)
      • 12:35 PM
        Non-equilibrium thermal noise 1m
        Speaker: Paolo De Gregorio (INFN - Padova)
      • 12:35 PM
        Silicon absorption 1m
        Speaker: Mr Alexander Khalaidovski (AEI Hannover)
      • 12:35 PM
        Silicon suspensions 1m
        Speaker: Dr Giles Hammond (University of Glasgow)
    • 12:40 PM 3:50 PM
      Lunch break 3h 10m
    • 3:50 PM 7:40 PM
      Light sources and Interferometer Topologies
      Convener: Prof. Roman Schnabel (Albert-Einstein-Institut, Leibniz University Hannover)
      • 3:50 PM
        "Introductory Talk": Light Sources Interferometer Topologies 35m
        Speaker: Prof. Roman Schnabel (Albert-Einstein-Institut, Leibniz University Hannover)
      • 4:30 PM
        Sagnac Interferometer for GW Detection 20m
        Speaker: Dr Stefan Hild (University of Glasgow)
      • 4:55 PM
        Broadband Sagnac Interferometer with short Filter Cavities 20m
        Speaker: Sthefan DANILISHIN (University of Western Australia)
      • 5:20 PM
        A polarizing Sagnac topology with DC readout for future gravitational wave detectors 20m
        Speaker: Mengyao Wang (Birmingham)
      • 5:45 PM
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 6:15 PM
        Anomalous Dynamical Back-Action in Michelson Interferometers 20m
        Speaker: Dr Sergey Tarabrin (AEI Hannover)
      • 6:40 PM
        Multiple optical springs in coupled resonator systems 20m
        Speaker: Neil Gordon (Glasgow)
    • 8:00 PM 10:30 PM
      Social Dinner 2h 30m Maitù Restaurant

      Maitù Restaurant

    • 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Convener: Dr KAZUHIRO YAMAMOTO (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The university of Tokyo)
      • 9:00 AM
        How does cryogenics improve the sensitivity of interferometers? 20m
        Speaker: Dr Kentaro Somiya (TITECH)
      • 9:20 AM
        Status of activities on crystalline suspensions at Nikhef 20m
        Speaker: Eric HENNES (Nikhef)
      • 9:40 AM
        Verification of cooling time reduction of interferometric cryogenic gravitational wave detectors using high emissivity coating 20m
        Speaker: Mr Yusuke Sakakibara (The University of Tokyo)
      • 10:00 AM
        Coffee break 30m
      • 10:30 AM
        Cryogenic Silicon Research for the Future of LIGO 20m
        Speaker: Mr Nicolas Smith-Lefebvre (LIGO Caltech)
      • 10:50 AM
        Optical measurements at cryogenic temperatures 20m
        Speaker: Mr Julius Komma (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena)
      • 11:10 AM
        Properties of silicon and coatings for a low temperature detector 20m
        Speaker: Massimo Granata (Lyon)
    • 12:30 PM 12:31 PM
      Poster session
      • 12:30 PM
        Cryogenic properties of sapphire fibres 1m
        Speaker: Christian Schwarz (Jena)
      • 12:30 PM
        UF-LIGO Cryogenic Test Bed 1m
        Speakers: D.B. Tanner, G. Mueller, R. Goetz
    • 12:35 PM 4:15 PM
      lunch break 3h 40m
    • 4:15 PM 6:30 PM
      Space Antennae
      Convener: Prof. Guido Mueller (University of Florida)
      • 4:15 PM
        Geodesic reference performance limits for space gravitational wave missions 20m
        Speaker: William Weber (Trento)
      • 4:40 PM
        A double pendulum for lab testing of free fall on 2 DoFs 10m
        Speakers: Luciano Di Fiore (NA), Massimo Bassan (ROMA2)
      • 4:55 PM
        Alternative configurations for Space-based GW detectors 20m
        Speaker: Vitali Mueller (AEI)
      • 5:20 PM
        LISA 2020: An intermediate scale space gravitational wave observatory for this decade 20m
        Speaker: Dr Sasha Buchman (Stanford University)
      • 5:45 PM
        Gravitational Reference Sensor Technology Advancements 10m
        Speaker: Prof. John Conklin (University of Florida)
      • 5:55 PM
        eLISA and L2 process. Submission of White paper 15m
        Speaker: Prof. Guido Mueller (University of Florida)
      • 6:10 PM
        Coffee Break 20m
    • 6:31 PM 6:32 PM
      Poster session
      • 6:31 PM
        Gravitational Reference Sensor Technology Advancements 1m
        Speakers: Andrew Chilton, Giacomo Ciani, Guido Mueller, John W. Conling, Ryan Shelley
    • 6:35 PM 7:00 PM
      3 am brain session
      Convener: Dr Lisa Barsotti (LIGO-MIT)
      • 6:35 PM
        Lavender 10m
        Speaker: Mr Stefan Ballmer (Syracuse University)
    • 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
      Plans for GWADW 2014 and discussion about GWADW 2015 - Open Discussion
      Conveners: Francesco Fidecaro (PI), S. Kawamura, Sydney Meshkov (Caltech)
      • 7:00 PM
        Japan 2014 10m
        Speakers: Dr Kentaro Somiya (Caltech), Seiji Kawamura
    • 7:30 PM 7:55 PM
      Workshop Summary
      • 7:30 PM
        Summary 25m
        Speaker: David McClelland (The Australian National University)
    • 7:55 PM 8:25 PM
      Workshop Adjourn