Dawn IV: Global strategies for Gravitational Wave Astronomy

chaired by David Shoemaker, Jess McIver (LIGO - Caltech)
from to (Europe/Amsterdam)
at De Rode Hoed ( Amsterdam )
Keizersgracht 102, 1015 CV Amsterdam
Description

With the observation of the first gravitational-wave event from a binary neutron star, GW170817, during Advanced LIGO and Virgo's second observation run, multimessenger astronomy with gravitational waves has started. The current generation of gravitational-wave detectors now serves a wide community including fundamental physics, astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology and nuclear physics. The observations to date and their widespread impact on science make the argument for future facilities quite compelling.

The two-day program of this workshop will focus on global strategies for third-generation (3G) gravitational-wave observatories and detectors, and their science case. Of particular interest is the proper coordination between the European effort proposing to build an observatory detailed by the 'Einstein Telescope' design study, and the U.S. proposal of a similar class observatory, named 'Cosmic Explorer'.

Material:
Go to day
  • Thursday, 30 August 2018
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Registration and coffee
    • 09:00 - 12:00 Session 1, Recapitulation and boundary conditions (Chair: Reitze)
    • 09:00 - 09:20 Intro/Objectives for this particular DAWN meeting (Shoemaker) 20'
      - Work toward a unified if informal single umbrella organization for 3G
      - Generate action items (rather than work them here)
      - Inform and learn from funding agencies from US and Europe
      Speaker: David Shoemaker (MIT)
    • 09:20 - 09:50 Progress on action items in the Dawn III report (McIver/Cadonati) 30'
    • 09:50 - 10:30 Time constraints and opportunities in Europe, US, Australia, Asia (Reitze/Katsanevas/McClelland/Somiya) 40'
      - Short presentations to set the stage and level of urgency, compromises to match time scales
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Discussion on the evolving role of DAWN meetings (Beverly Berger) 1h0'
      Moderator: Berger
    • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
    • 13:30 - 18:00 Session 2, Summary of concepts and plans (Chair: Van den Brand)
    • 13:30 - 14:15 3G science case (Sathya) 45'
    • 14:15 - 15:00 Basic concepts for 3rd generation detectors (Barsotti) 45'
    • 15:00 - 15:45 R&D challenges and global progress (Punturo) 45'
    • 15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
    • 16:15 - 17:00 The APPEC roadmap (Antonio Masiero) 45'
      APPEC chairman, Antonio Masiero,  to present the APPEC roadmap
    • 17:00 - 17:15 Gravitational waves in The 2020 US Decadal Survey (Dave Reitze) 15'
    • 17:15 - 18:00 Audience Discussion: What is the path forward for science on this scale? (Van den Brand) 45'
      Moderator: Van den Brand
  • Friday, 31 August 2018
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Coffee
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Session 3, Challenges (Chair: Cadonati)
    • 09:00 - 09:30 Astrophysics -- 3G network performance metrics -- (Evan Hall) 30'
    • 09:30 - 10:00 Trade of science gained at low frequencies vs. Observatory requirements (Stefan Hild and Stefan Ballmer/Steve Fairhurst 30'
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Ideas for determining the roadmap between Adv+/A+ and 3G (McClelland) 30'
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
    • 11:00 - 11:30 Coatings -- roadmap to readiness -- (Fejer) 30'
    • 11:30 - 12:00 Computing requirements (Porter) 30'
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Uncommitted 30'
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Session 4, Wrap-up and Actions (Chair: Lueck)
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Community outreach an engagement (Nissanke) 30'
      - MMA partners
      - Broader Astro/Physics
    • 14:30 - 15:10 Communication with and between funding agencies (Rowan) 40'
    • 15:10 - 15:30 Uncommitted 20'
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
    • 16:00 - 16:45 Discussion: summary of sessions (4 Chairs) 45'
    • 16:45 - 17:15 Identification of action items, assignment, time scales (Shoemaker/McIver) 30'
      moderator: Shoemaker/McIver
    • 17:15 - 17:30 Last words (Shoemaker) 15'