9-13 Dec 2019 Meudon (France)

Description

The International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA) is a world wide collaboration, made of the contributions of three continental consortia: EPTA in Europe, PPTA in Australia and NanoGRAV in the US. Its primary goal is to detect gravitational waves (GW) in the Nanohertz regime using radio pulsar timing observations.

We propose to gather the main contributors to the IPTA data combination and gravitational wave analysis for an operational workshop, held in Meudon Observatory (France). The IPTA Hack Weeks give the opportunity to confront new algorithms and state of the art detection strategies.The goals of our 2019 busy week will be to explore various noise and gravitational wave models using available combined pulsar timing data coming from the various radio telescopes, while at the same time allow a leap in the data combination of new millisecond pulsars observed using the last generation of pulsar backends.

 

This event has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730562

 

venue

Location:
The hack week will be held at the Paris Observatory site in Meudon. The CIAS meeting rooms are in the historical building[9]
 
 
How to get there:
There are trains every 15 min  from Gare Montparnasse to Meudon Centre or Meudon Bellevue Station, then 15 min walk to reach Meudon Observatory and the historical building
 
Hotels:
The best is to choose an hotel in Paris at walking distance from Gare Montparnasse
 
 
 
 

program

 

Monday, 9th

9.30 - 10 AM: Arrival and welcome

10 - 10.30 AM: Presentation of the cut GWB analysis + paper (Paul?)

10.30 - 11 AM: Coffee break

11 - 12.30 PM: Discussion and hacking for the cut GWB paper

12.30 - 2 PM: Lunch

2 - 4 PM: Discussion and hacking for the cut GWB paper

4 - 4.30 PM: Coffee break

4.30 - 5 PM: Presentation of the injection analysis + plans (Nihan?)

5 - 6 PM: Discussion and hacking for the cut GWB paper + injections

 

Tuesday, 10th

9.30 - 10.30 AM: Summary of the cut GWB analysis + paper discussion + hacking

10.30 - 11 AM: Coffee break

11 -11.30 AM: Presentation of the lite GWB analysis + paper (Chiara)

11.30 - 12.30 PM: Discussion and hacking for the lite GWB paper

12.30 - 2 PM: Lunch

2 - 4 PM: Discussion and hacking for the lite GWB paper

4 - 4.30 PM: Coffee break

4.30 - 6 PM: Discussion and hacking for the lite GWB paper + injections

 

Wednesday, 11th

9.30 - 10.30 AM:  Summary of the lite GWB analysis + paper discussion + hacking

10.30 - 11 AM: Coffee break

11 - 11.30 AM: Presentation of the individual sources search analysis plans (Stas?)

11.30 - 12.30 PM: Discussion and hacking for the individual sources search

12.30 - 2 PM: Lunch

2 - 4 PM: Discussion and hacking for the individual sources search

4 - 4.30 PM: Coffee break

4.30 - 6 PM: General discussion about other potential IPTA DR2 projects (exotic sources, burst of memory, other non-GW projects, etc.?)

 

Thursday, 12th

9.30 - 10.30 AM: Plans and discussion about the IPTA DR3 (Ryan? Gilles?)

10.30 - 11 AM: Coffee break

11 - 12.30 PM: Discussion and experimental hacking on the IPTA DR3

12.30 - 2 PM: Lunch

2 - 4 PM: Discussion and experimental hacking on the IPTA DR3

4 - 4.30 PM: Coffee

4.30 - 6 PM: Discussion and experimental hacking on the IPTA DR3

 

Friday, 13th

10 - 11 AM: Coffee break

11 - 12.30 PM: Summary of the IPTA DR3 discussion + experimental hacking

12.30 - 2 PM: Lunch

2 - 4 PM: Final discussion about IPTA DR2 GW analyses + future plans

4 - 5 PM: Coffee break and wrap-up

 

 

 

Participants

 

Name
Gilles Theureau
Senior personnel/faculty
Sarah Spolaor
Senior personnel/faculty
Joseph Simon
Postdoc
Stephen Taylor
Senior personnel/faculty
Chiara Mingarelli
Senior personnel/faculty
Alberto Sesana
Senior personnel/faculty
Gregory Desvignes
Postdoc
Ryan Shannon
Senior personnel/faculty
Kuo Liu
Postdoc
Aurélien Chalumeau
Graduate/PhD student
Delphine Perrodin
Senior personnel/faculty
Tim Pennucci
Postdoc
Stas Babak
Senior personnel/faculty
Antoine Petiteau
Senior personnel/faculty
Nate Garver-Daniels
Senior personnel/faculty
Siyuan Chen
Postdoc
Golam Shaifullah
Postdoc
Xiaojin Liu
Graduate/PhD student
Lucas Guillemot
Senior personnel/faculty
Ismaël Cognard
Senior personnel/faculty

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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