The school is organised to celebrate the centenary year of General Theory of Relativity and is intended to train young researchers in the emerging area of gravitational wave (GW) astronomy in the context of the proposed LIGO-India project. To know more on GW research and India’s initiatives in it please visit:

Topics Covered
  • Overview of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
  • Introduction to Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • General Relativity and Gravitational Waves
  • Sources of Gravitational Waves
  • Ground based laser interferometric detectors
  • Cosmology with Gravitational Waves
  • Gravitational Wave Data Analysis
  • Extensive hands-on sessions

  • K G Arun (CMI)
  • Patrick Dasgupta (DU)
  • Sanjeev Dhurandhar (IUCAA)
  • Minu Joy (Alphonsa College)
  • Sanjit Mitra (IUCAA)
  • Rajesh Nayak (IISER, Kolkata)
  • Ninan Sajeeth Philip (St. Thomas College)
  • C S Unnikrishnan (TIFR)

Those who are interested in registering for the school may apply by filling out the online application form available at the following link on or before September 27, 2015:

The school is meant for Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows and young faculties, but in exceptional cases students of M.Sc./M.Tech/B.E./B.Tech or equivalent degree courses may also be considered. Students (including Ph.D. students) should request their research guide or a recent teacher to send a letter of recommendation to: irckochi at . Selected participants will be informed by October 10, 2015. Accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge to all the selected participants. Limited travel support may be available for deserving candidates.

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