Build-a-Detector workshop 2021
For the first year we will welcome PhD and Master students from India, with the hope in coming years of welcoming other countries as well.
First two weeks of June (May 31 - June 11)
The workshop will teach students about gravitational wave (GW) science and the necessary considerations taken in order to design and concept-build a gravitational wave detector as well as the likely signals to be measured. A set of lectures will be given on the main budget noises as well as the possible sources to detect. There will be assignments at the end of each lecture which will be discussed in each Q&A session. The last three days of the workshop will be focused on the teams designing their own gravitational wave detector with its own noise budget and source plot. The team with the best design will be awarded a prize.
- Learn GW science from expert GW scientists from all around the globe!
- Opportunity to learn about requirements and demands needed for gravitational wave detectors.
- Exciting opportunity for the students to collaborate and design their own detector and win prizes.
About the workshop:
- Duration : two week long programme (10 days)
- Lectures will be pre-recorded and Q&As will be hosted live via Zoom.
- Attendees will be given a certificate for participation and the team with the “best” concept design will be awarded a prize.
Should you have any question please contact: Dr. Mariela Masso Reid
Registration deadline by 21st May 2021
Example notebook by Dr. Kuns
Here’s example notebook that loads a custom noise budget, makes some plots, changes some parameters, and then makes some more plots.
Also attached the custom for Aplus but allows you to see what to do. Put both the ifo.yaml file and the init.py file into a folder called MyDetector. When you call load_budget, the argument should be the path to MyDetector folder.
|Lecture topic & speaker||Link|
|Welcome - Dr. Mariela Masso Reid|
|LIGO India - An introduction - Prof. Somak Raychaudhury Email|
|Thermal noise - Prof. Gianpietro Cagnoli Email|
|Coating Brownian noise - Prof. Stuart Reid Email|
|Newtonian (gravity gradient) noise - Dr. Evan Hall Email|
|Closing first day session - Dr. Mariela Masso Reid and Prof. Debarati Chatterjee|
|Lecture topic & speaker||Link|
|Basics of searching for signals in the data – Dr. Ian Harry Email|
|Building a detector - Prof. David Shoemaker Email|
|Introduction to PyGWINC - Dr. Jamie Rollins|
|Basic detector design with PyGWINC - Dr. Kevin Kuns Email|
|Q&A - Stochastic sources||*Q&A Youtube link|
|Q&A - Neutron star transients||*Q&A Youtube link|
Day 7 - Working in groups on building detector
|Drop in Session 1 by Dr. Bryan Barr, Dr. John Veitch, Dr. Mariela Masso Reid + Prof. Stuart Reid, Simon Tait, Dr. Kirill Tokmakov and Dr. Andrew Spencer|
Day 8 - Working in groups on building detector
|Drop in Session 2 Dr. Manasadevi P Thirugnanasambandam, Dr. Suresh Doravari and Dr. Shivaraj Kandhasamy|
Day 9 - Working in groups on building detector
|Drop ins sessions|
|Drop in Session 3 Pygwinc by Dr. Kevin Kuns and Dr. Jameson Rollins|
|Drop in Session 4 by Dr. Suresh Doravari and Dr. Shivaraj Kandhasamy|
|Drop in Session 5 by Dr. Sebastian Steinlechner, Dr. Mariela Masso Reid + Prof. Stuart Reid, Simon Tait and Dr. Kirill Tokmakov|
|Submit video proposals|
|Closing + Awards|