2015 International School on Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Waves
July 26 (Sun), 2015 ~ July 31 (Fri), 2015 at KISTI & KAIST, Daejeon in Korea
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    * Venue: Rm 101 at Creative Learning Bldg (E11) in KAIST, Daejeon, Korea

    * Dates: July 26 31, 2015


    * Hosting/Supporting Organizations

    APCTP (Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics)

    KISTI (Korea Institute for Science and Technology Information)

    KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

    YITP (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)

    Department of Astronomy (Seoul National University)

    Institute for Research & Industry Cooperation, PNU (Pusan National University)


    * Organizing Committees

    A.   International Advisory Committee

    Junwei Cao (Tsinghua U), Yanbei Chen (Caltech), Matthew W. Choptuik (UBC), Takaaki Kajita (KAGRA Dir., ICCR, Tokyo U), Hyung Mok Lee (Seoul National U), Peter R. Saulson (Syracuse U), Bernard F. Whiting (U of Florida)

    B.   Scientific Organizing Committee

    Zhoujian Cao (AMSS), Kyuman Cho (Sogang U), Peter Diener (Louisiana State U), Gabriela Gonzalez (Louisiana State U), Nobuyuki Kanda (Osaka City U), Gungwon Kang (KISTI, Chair), Sang Pyo Kim (Kunsan National U), Kazuaki Kuroda (ICRR, U of Tokyo), Yun Kau Lau (AMSS), Masaru Shibata (YITP, Kyoto U, Co-Chair), Hsien-Chi Yeh (HUST), Hwei-Jang Yo (Nat’l Cheng-Kung U), Tai Hyun Yoon (Korea U), Zong-Hong Zhu (Beijing Normal U)

    C.   Local Organizing Committee

    Gungwon Kang (KISTI & KAIST, Chair), Hee Il Kim (SNU), Chang-Hwan Lee (Pusan Nat’l U), Hyung Won Lee (Inje U), Seung Joon Lee (KAIST), Seo-Young Noh (KISTI), John J. Oh (NIMS), Sang Hoon Oh (NIMS), Myeong-Gu Park (Kyungpook Nat’l U), Yu-ichiro Sekiguchi (YITP)


    * General Scope

    Within the next 5 years, the first detection of gravitational waves is expected directly by ground-based interferometers such as LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA. This will not only be a major scientific discovery in gravitation, but also allow us to open up a new frontier of one of the most unexplored sciences, gravitational wave astronomy, by providing a new window into the universe. In conjunction with understanding gravitational wave sources such as black hole and neutron star binaries as well as in its own interest, numerical relativity is very important and has been progressed rapidly since the first successful simulations for binary black hole coalescences in 2005.

    The main goal of this school is to provide students, early career post-docs and researchers with an opportunity to learn and discuss the basics of numerical relativity and gravitational waves, NR simulations, fundamentals of gravitational wave data analysis, and the current status and prospects in these fields.

    This annual school program has been held steadily since 2008 in the form of joint efforts by researchers mainly in East-Asian countries; Morningside Center of Mathematics (Beijing) and APCTP (Pohang) in 2008, APCTP (Pohang) in 2009 ~ 2011 & 2013, and Morningside Center of Mathematics (Beijing) in 2014. We hope that the school continues to promote researches and collaborations in the fields of NR and GWs in East-Asian countries.


    * Main Topics

    ü  Numerical relativity

    - Formalisms of numerical relativity

    - Binary black hole or neutron star simulations

    - General relativistic hydrodynamics

    ü  Gravitational waves

    - Post-Newtonian theory

    - Fundamentals of gravitational wave data analysis

    - Detector characterization

    - Newtonian gravity noise


    * Invited Lecturers

    · Zach Etienne (West Virginia University): General relativistic magneto-hydrodynamics

    · Roman Gold (University of Maryland): Eccentric binary black hole or neutron star simulations

    · David Hilditch (University of Jena): Formalisms of numerical relativity

    · Evan OConnor (NCSU): Nuclear astrophysics

    · Hongbao Zhang (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): Numerical holography

    · Yu-ichiro Sekiguchi (Toho University): Recent developments in binary neutron star merger in numerical relativity

    · K. G. Arun (Chennai Mathematical Institute): Post-Newtonian theory and applications to gravitational wave data analysis

    · Giancarlo Cella (INFN, University of Pisa): Newtonian noises in low frequencies and their mitigation

    · Kipp Cannon (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics): CBC search overview and low-latency pipeline, MBTA

    · Jessica McIver (University of Massachusetts Amherst): Detector characterization

    · Alex Nielsen (Albert Einstein Institute Hannover): Gravitational wave data analysis for CBC with spins

    · Gungwon Kang (KISTI & KAIST): Brief summaries on general relativity


    * Supports for participants

    Accommodations will be provided for all foreign participants for their stays in Daejeon, Korea within July 25 ~ August 1, 2015. For domestic participants, we plan to provide accommodations upon request for their stays within July 26 ~ 31, 2015, subject to the availability of our budget, and so early registration is recommended. There will be a welcoming dinner and a banquet free for all participants.


    * Registration

    There is no registration fee. The deadline is June 30, 2015, but early registration is recommended for an accommodation to be assured. In case you have any queries or troubles in registration, please, contact with Gungwon Kang by e-mail (gwkang@kisti.re.kr).


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    * Contact

    Gungwon Kang (KISTI)

    E-mail address: gwkang@kisti.re.kr

    Tel.: +82-42-869-0723 (Work), +82-10-4334-2245 (Cell phone)

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