This year, the organization of such a school assumes a special significance: The first direct detection of GWs by the LIGO observatories has been announced on 11 Feb 2016. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and opens a fundamentally new observational window onto the Universe. The school will involve three graduate-level courses in theoretical GW physics.  The lectures will be given by three world leading experts — Clifford M Will (University of Florida), B. S. Sathyaprakash (Penn State University and Cardiff University), Emanuele Berti (University of Mississippi and Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon). 

Application deadline: 30 June 2016