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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.
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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)

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 788 513,88

LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 239 668,88

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 492 537,76

Gooch & Housego

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 302 656,64

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 618 513,28

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 302 656,64

BOOSTEC SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 273 548,66

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 437,96

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606176

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2014

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 670 303,56

  • EU contribution

    € 3 670 303,56

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN GRAVITATIONAL OBSERVATORY(EGO) (OSSERVATORIO GRAVITAZIO NALEEUROPEO)

Italy

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