Different aspects of the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave direct detections
Since the first detection by LIGO in 2015, through the detections by Virgo and LIGO in 2017, and up to the latest LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA catalog of transient sources in 2021, gravitational waves have opened a new observational window for astrophysics, cosmology, and fundamental physics. In this course, we will address the scientific importance of the results obtained, starting from the theory of gravitational waves, the physics of detectors, and the data analysis techniques. We will conclude the course with future prospects in gravitational wave astronomy, both with ground-based, pulsar timing array, and space-based detectors such as LISA.
A basic knowledge of General Relativity is required.
The courses will be delivered in english.
Informations: TRAINING CODE = ED-SPU-2