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Gravitational Wave Initial Training Network

Objective

The GraWIToN project aims to train 13 ESRs in the gravitational wave search field. This research field is in an impressive expansion period, thank to a new generation of detector under installation in these years, to the promise of the exciting discovery in 5 years from now of this kind of signal, predicted in the General Relativity of Einstein, to the enlarging of the world wide scientific community, with new actors coming from emerging countries and thanks to the boosting action due to the Einstein Telescope project, previously supported by the European Commission with the FP7-Design Study tool. The ESRs will be embedded in this exciting research environment and will be trained in the cutting edge technologies adopted in the Gravitational Wave detectors. Complex optical apparatuses, high power and low noise lasers, high reflective coatings, optical simulation and modelling using parallel computing systems are the crucial technologies used in gravitational wave detectors that are extremely interesting in the industrial sector, as highlighted by the participation of 3 private companies as full participants and one as associated partner. The multidisciplinary aspect is completed by the astrophysics training, fundamental for a future researcher in this field, and by an expressly multidisciplinary module, addressed to the management and outreaching skills. The participation to this project of research institutes and universities will guarantee the possibility for the ESR to achieve to doctorate degree.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

EUROPEAN GRAVITATIONAL OBSERVATORY(EGO) (OSSERVATORIO GRAVITAZIO NALEEUROPEO)
Address
Via Edoardo Amaldi Santo Stefano A Macerata
56021 Cascina
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 393 769,86
Administrative Contact
Veronica Colautti (Ms.)

Participants (8)

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 788 513,88
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandro Antidormi (Mr.)
LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 239 668,88
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heike Grunert (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 492 537,76
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Constance Muenchow (Mrs.)
GOOCH & HOUSEGO (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 302 656,64
Address
Dowlish Ford
TA19 0PF Ilminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gary Bide (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 618 513,28
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 302 656,64
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sheila Rowan (Prof.)
BOOSTEC SA
France
EU contribution
€ 273 548,66
Address
Zone Industrielle
65450 Bazet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francoise Fouquet (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 437,96
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Masi (Mrs.)