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Monday, 23 December 2013
Time Speaker Title Resources
10:00 to 10:30 -- Inauguration
10:30 to 11:00 -- High Tea
11:00 to 12:00 Peter R Saulson Overview of gravitational waves and detectors (Waves and sources)
12:00 to 13:00 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Overview of gravitational waves and detectors (Survey of past and present detectors)
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch Break
14:00 to 16:00 -- Experiments
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea Break
16:30 to 17:30 Oliver Puncken The advanced LIGO pre-stabilized laser (PSL)
16:30 to 17:30 Peter R Saulson Interaction of waves and detectors
18:30 to 19:30 -- Discussion hour
19:30 to 20:30 -- Dinner
Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:30 to 10:30 Oliver Puncken Laser diagnostics and developmental tools
10:30 to 11:00 -- High Tea
11:00 to 12:00 Peter R Saulson Shot noise and Radiation Pressure noise (Classic view / Poisson fluctuations)
12:00 to 13:00 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Shot noise and Radiation Pressure noise (Vacuum fluctuations / quantum noise propagation in interferometers)
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch break
14:00 to 16:00 -- Experiments
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea Break
16:30 to 17:30 Peter R Saulson Theory of Linear Systems (Basics)
17:30 to 18:30 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Theory of Linear Systems (Network synthesis method for electronics)
18:30 to 19:30 -- Discussion hour
19:30 to 20:30 -- Dinner
Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:30 to 10:30 Oliver Puncken Thermo-optical effects
10:30 to 11:00 -- High Tea
11:00 to 12:00 Peter R Saulson Vibration isolation (Passive systems)
12:00 to 13:00 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Vibration isolation (Active platforms, limits of seismometers, issues with optical, magnetic, and electrostatic levitation)
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch Break
14:00 to 16:00 -- Experiments
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea Break
16:30 to 17:30 Peter R Saulson Thermal noise (Brownian noise, Zener damping, thermo-elastic noise)
17:30 to 18:30 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Thermal noise (Coatings, noise cancellation, generalized coordinates)
18:30 to 19:30 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Introduction to Finesse
19:30 to 20:30 -- Dinner
Thursday, 26 December 2013
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:30 to 10:30 Oliver Puncken Stabilization of the PSL
10:30 to 11:00 -- High Tea
11:00 to 12:00 Peter R Saulson Optics of Fabry-Perot cavities (Plane wave picture, static response, audio frequency transfer functions)
12:00 to 13:00 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Optics of Fabry-Perot cavities (Higher order transverse modes, geometric stability, ray matrix approach to gaussian beams)
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch Break
14:00 to 16:00 -- Experiments
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea Break
16:30 to 17:30 Peter R Saulson Control Systems (Basics (feedback))
17:30 to 18:30 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Optics of Fabry-Perot cavities (Matrix approach for interferometer fields)
18:30 to 19:30 Oliver Puncken Installation and Integration of the PSL
19:30 to 20:30 -- Dinner
Friday, 27 December 2013
Time Speaker Title Resources
09:30 to 10:30 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Control Systems (Feed-forward, adaptive FF, MIMO, optimal feedback, state-space methods, H-infinity)
10:30 to 11:00 -- High Tea
11:00 to 12:00 Peter R Saulson Details of current detectors (Specifications)
12:00 to 13:00 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Details of current detectors (Stories about current and past detectors)
13:00 to 14:00 -- Lunch Break
14:00 to 16:00 -- Experiments
16:00 to 16:30 -- Tea Break
16:30 to 17:30 Peter R Saulson Future detectors (Space)
17:30 to 18:30 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Future detectors (ET)
18:30 to 19:30 Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology, USA) Future detectors (LIGO – III)
19:30 to 20:30 -- Dinner