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Jun 06, 2022

3rd GRAvitational-wave Science&technology Symposium (GRASS 2022) will be held in Padova (Italy) on June 6th and 7th, 2022. With the easing of covid restrictions, the symposium will be in person only.

The GRASS is a series of meetings aimed at exploring the experimental science related to the gravitational-wave panorama. The symposium will emphasize open issues and key enabling technologies at the forefront of the most advanced detection techniques. It represents an informal and unique meeting occasion for experts from different fields involved in experimental aspects of future gravitational-wave science and technology.

This year four topical sessions are foreseen:

  • Optical coatings New materials, crystalline, cryogenic, new ideas, higher-order modes applications
  • Stray light modelling, characterisation, monitoring, and mitigation
  • Wavefront sensing and control Sensing and control, mode matching, aberrations, application to higher-order modes interferometry
  • Data analysis Overlapping signals identification, multi-detector, multi-messenger

A general session to discuss any other open issue is foreseen as well. All sessions will be plenary, with both invited and contributed talks.

The deadline for abstract submission to the 3rd GRAvitational-wave Science&technology Symposium (GRASS 2022) is April 26th, 2022.

Contributions are particularly welcome from communities not yet deeply involved in gravitational-wave science and from researchers whose work is related to these topical sessions.

Participation by young researchers is strongly encouraged, and financial support may be available upon request.

The International Scientific Advisory Committee is composed by:

  • MarieAnne Bizouard - Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, France
  • Paola Leaci - Università di Roma “La Sapienza” and INFN Rome, Italy
  • Peter Veitch - University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Stefan Ballmer - Syracuse University, USA
  • Massimo Granata - Laboratoire des Matériaux Avancés - IP2I, CNRS, France
  • Jessica Steinlechner - Maastricht University and Nikhef, Netherlands
  • Michal Was - Laboratoire d'Annecy de Physique des Particules, France
  • Mario Martínez Pérez - Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies and ICREA, Spain
  • Harald Lück - Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Germany
  • Keiko Kokeyama - Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Please find more information on the symposium web page: .