A new astronomy based on gravitational waves is born with the first advanced LIGO and advanced Virgo discoveries and will develop with the third observation run O3 that will take place in 2019.
Bulk data from past observation runs and data snippets around the discoveries are made publicly available at gw-openscience.org, along with associated software libraries. This workshop is intended for students or more senior scientists that wish to learn about this data and software to conduct research in the field of gravitational wave astronomy.
The workshop will offer participants a hands-on introduction to working with software tools developed by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo collaboration to access and process publicly available gravitational wave data. Participants are expected to bring a laptop computer. Some previous experience with python programming and/or signal processing will be helpful, but not required.
The workshop will be held on campus of Paris Diderot University [Condorcet building, Physics dept located 4 Rue Elsa Morante 75013 Paris France]. See: https://goo.gl/maps/c4LTT1Lv4WA2
Paris offers plenty of lodging opportunities. The closest hotel to the workshop is located here. For limited budget CISP is a good option. Note: Paris being a touristic and busy city, we advise to book your hotel room early.
Paris Diderot University is easily accessible using public transportation through the metro line 14, RER local train C and tram line 3a. The closest metro station is Bibliothèque François Mitterand. See RATP (public transport operator in the Paris area).
The workshop will be limited to around 60 participants. The registration fee of 30 € includes lunch and coffee breaks for all three days. The registration will open early 2019.
The tentative program inserted below includes a mixture of lecture style presentations and hands-on programming exercises.
Git repo with the material for the hands-on sessions (in progress): https://github.com/gw-odw/odw-2019
GW ODW#1 (Caltech, 3/2018): https://www.gw-openscience.org/static/workshop1