Gravitational Waves from Theory to Experiments: the Birth of a New Astronomy
June 14-28 2021
Massachussett Institute of Technology, Professor, Emeritus
title: Gravitational Wave Detectors: Past and Future
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) – Pisa, Research Director
title: Virgo and the Contribution of Italian Scientists to GW Science
Bernard F. Schutz
University of Cardiff, Professor; former Director of the MPI for Gravi- tational Physics (AEI), Astrophysical Relativity Department.
title: Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Professor
title: Analytical Approaches to Gravitational Wave Signals
Neil J. Cornish
Montana State University, Professor
title: Gravitational Wave Data Analysis
Sergey P. Vyatchanin
M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Professor, Chair of Oscillations
title: Thermal Fluctuations and Quantum Limitations in Extreme Metrology: the GW Detectors Paradigm
Universita’ degli Studi di Trento, Professor
title: Spaceborne GW Detectors. LISA and the LISA Pathfinder
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Convener: Prof. Innocenzo M. Pinto – University of Naples “Federico II”, LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration firstname.lastname@example.org
The convener is working in the field of gravitational wave detection experiments since many years, as an active member of the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) Collaboration. Co-author of the first Virgo proposal and paper (NIM A289 (1990) 518), and of the GW150914 “discovery paper” (PRL 116 (2016) 061102), recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2016) and the Gruber Cosmology Prize (2017) as a member of the LIGO Collaboration, he has been appointed Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2017 “For fundamental contributions to thermal noise reduction in the mirror coatings of the LIGO interferometric gravitational wave detectors, and for original contributions to the science of Electromagnetics”.
Organization: Dr. Micol Benetti, Dr. Marco Coraggio, University of Naples “Federico II” and SSM.
Honour Committee : Prof. Daniele Riccio (SSM, University of Naples Federico II, Rector’s Delegate), prof. Salvatore Capozziello (SSM, Coordinator of the PhD Programme in “Cosmology, Space Science & Space Technology”, University of Naples Federico II), prof. Luca Lista (Director, INFN Sezione di Napoli, and University of Naples Federico II), prof. Jean Yves Vinet (Université Côte d’Azur and Virgo), prof. Francesco Fidecaro (University of Pisa and ET), prof. Fulvio Ricci (University of Rome “La Sapienza” and Virgo, President of the Societa’ Italiana di Relativita’ Generale e Fisica della Gravitazione), prof. Marcella Marconi (Director, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte), prof. Stavros Katsanevas (Université Paris VII, Director of the European Gravitational Observatory).