BITS-IUCAA Workshop on Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis

Published At: 2012-08-29 09:32 -
17 – 21 December 2012, BITS Campus, Goa

The BITS-IUCAA Workshop on Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis is intended for students, young researchers and teachers who are motivated to pursue future studies in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy. A series of lectures and hands-on training sessions are aimed to initiate the participants to current research problems on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy.

U.S.-India Bilateral Cooperation on Science and Technology

Published At: 2012-06-21 00:20 -
The United States’ LIGO Laboratory and India’s Indian Initiative in Gravitational Observations (IndIGO) are jointly working on a plan to create a world-class gravitational wave detector in India. India will contribute $250 million (with $150 million to be spent during India’s 12th five-year plan, commencing April 1, 2012) toward implementation of this project in India. The United States will provide the interferometer components to be placed in the host facility in India. The placement of this detector in India will greatly enhance a wide network of detectors in the United States, Europe, and Japan to test fundamental physics in the form of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and to study some of the most unusual astronomical objects in our universe – black holes, neutron stars, and supernovas – and possibly shed light on the Big Bang.

Fifth international ASTROD symposium on laser astrodynamics, space tests of relativity and gravitational-wave astronomy

Published At: 2012-05-30 00:17 -
July 11 - 13, 2012
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

The ASTROD5 meeting aims to bring together researchers from diverse subfields of physics, astrophysics and solar-system exploration, having in common an interest in cosmology, gravitation, fundamental physics, and solar-system physics. Theoretical as well as experimental aspects will be explored. The focus of the conference will be both on technology and science. Several sessions will be devoted to innovative ideas for space-based experiments.

LIGO-India: Crossing the borders in scientific cooperation

Published At: 2012-05-20 13:34 -
The science funding agencies in India and USA are currently evaluating the feasibility of constructing a joint Indo-US gravitational-wave (GW) observatory in India, called LIGO-India.

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO ) project operates three GW detectors at two sites in USA. Currently these observatories are being upgraded to their advanced configurations (called Advanced LIGO). The proposed LIGO-India project aims to build one Advanced LIGO detector in India using the components intended for the second detector at the Hanford site in Washington state.

Faculty Pay, Around the World

Published At: 2012-04-30 11:25 -
A new analysis of faculty salaries at public universities worldwide — designed to make comparisons possible by focusing on purchasing power, not pure salaries — finds that Canada offers the best faculty pay among 28 countries analyzed.

School on Advanced Gravitational-Wave Detectors

Published At: 2012-03-18 10:02 -
The European Gravitational Observatory, through the VESF-EGO Scientific Forum, yearly organizes a school on Gravitational Waves dedicated to young physicists and engineers. The 2012 school is focused on Advanced Gravitational-Wave Detectors and will take place at the EGO site in Cascina, Italy from June 18 to 22, 2012.

Summer internships at GEO600 gravitational-wave detector

Published At: 2012-01-23 11:28 -
The GEO600 project in Hannover, Germany aims at the direct detection of gravitational waves by means of a laser interferometer of 600 m armlength. This instrument is among the most sensitive gravitational-wave detectors ever constructed. Considering the rise of IndIGO and the imminent possibility of LIGO-India, the commissioning team at GEO600 would like to host one or two undergraduate students for research projects during the summer of 2012.

India may join int'l study on Einstein’s theory

Published At: 2011-12-17 04:35 -
By 2020, India could be one of the countries, including the US and Italy, to play a major role in under- standing Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, said Kip Thorne, professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology, speaking at the International Conference of Gravitation and Cosmology 2011 at Benaulim on Thursday...

Graduate student openings at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Published At: 2011-11-18 11:39 -
The LIGO-LSC group of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is looking for 1 graduate student in Gravitational Waves (GW) Physics to start in the Fall 2012. The GW group at ERAU is composed of two professors (Michele Zanolin and Andri Gretarsson) and is very active in sponsored research with the National Science Foundation. At any time the group also has about 4 undergraduate researches and often visiting researchers. ERAU is a private technical university focused on Aerospace engineering (about 25% of all the American Aerospace engineering students are from ERAU, training of Commercial pilots and Space physics). The starting salary will be approximately $1600/month. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Please contact M.Zanolin at zanolinm at erau.edu for further information.

The deadline for the applications is 15 January 2012.
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