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NBIA Summer School on Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5916-21-11-31
Enrollment deadline: 01/07/2021
PlaceNiels Bohr Institute
Date and time02.08.2021, at: 08:00 - 06.08.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats30
ECTS credits2.50
Contact personJulie Meier Hansen    E-mail address: juliemh@nbi.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserDaniel J D'Orazio    E-mail address: krq344@ku.dk
Teaching languageEnglish
Exam formContinuous assessment
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Preparation / Self-Study25.00
Course hours30.00
Evaluation / reporting10.00


Programme and Scientific Content
Day 1: Introduction to gravitational wave astrophysics and course outline -- introduction of lecturers and participants -- Reception.
Day 2: Theoretical background on gravitational waves in General Relativity (production, propagation, and etc...) -- Exercise Session 1.
Day 3: Detection methods, interferometric and other, overview of existing instruments: LIGO, LISA, PTAs -- Exercise Session 2 -- School Dinner.
Day 4: Astrophysical Populations I: High frequency sources -- Overview of existing observations, astrophysical formation channels + multi-messenger opportunities -- Exercise Session 3
Day 5: Astrophysical Populations II: Low frequency sources -- Overview of existing observations, astrophysical formation channels + multi-messenger opportunities -- Exercise Session 4

Organizational aspects:
- The course is organized jointly with the Niels Bohr International Academy, which in addition will provide infrastructure in the form of office space, coffee breaks, and discussion rooms. The lectures will take place at Auditorium A, in Blegdamsvej 17.
- On each day, there will be coffee before the morning lectures and after the afternoon lectures. This will provide extra opportunity for instructors and students to interact.
- A social dinner for all participants will be organized during the course of the school.



Guest lecturers:

  • Stephen Taylor (Vanderbilt University)
  • Silvia Toonen (TBC) (University of Amsterdam)
  • Alberto Sesana (University of Milano)
  • Jonah Kanner (LIGO Caltech)

  • Local lecturers:
  • Daniel D’Orazio (Niels Bohr International Academy)
  • Johan Samsing (Niels Bohr International Academy)
  • Bin Liu (Niels Bohr International Academy)
  • Irene Tamborra (Niels Bohr International Academy)
  • Alejandro Vigna-Gomez (DARK)
  • Darach Watson (DAWN)

  • Content

    This PhD school is the fifth in a regular series of summer PhD schools organized at the Niels Bohr International Academy, which run every two years. The scope of these schools alternates between current subjects in theoretical and computational astrophysics.

    For more details, please go to the home page of the summer school: https://indico.nbi.ku.dk/event/1558/


    For more information and to apply for enrollment, please go to the home page for the summer school:


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