Newton STFC Capacity Building with LIGO-India

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

With the first direct observation of gravitational waves from coalescing black holes by the LIGO Scientific collaboration last year there has been great interest around the world in extending the reach of the future detector network, as gravitational wave astronomy breaks open a new window on the Universe. With the siting of the 3rd aLIGO detector in India there is an essential need for critically skilled students, postdocs and early career researchers to be trained at the highest level in gravitational wave astronomy, for construction of the infrastructure & technology, development of high performance computing/machine learning algorithms and efficient data pipelines. In turn, the LIGO India project will help Indian scientific community to be a major player in the emerging research frontier of GW astronomy. Based on the model of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, there is a huge potential for inclusive growth across many areas of industry, academia and society. The UK consortia also have a strong track record of outreach & public engagement, which will be shared with our Indian collaborators.

The Indian partners will be those institutions jointly coordinating and executing the LIGO-India project and their associates: the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, the Indian Institute for Science Education & Research (IISER) and the TIFR Center for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad. Over the coarse of the project we will also develop linkages with the Department of Atomic Energy organisations: Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar and the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore who will be leading the development of infrastructure (laser, vacuumm system, suspensions and seismic isolation).

The main objectives of this proposal are to build up technical capacity and capability in India in a broad range of multidisciplinary fields associated with gravitational wave detection. This field is very wide in nature and the technologies required range from delicate mechanical instrumentation, through high and low power laser optics to signal processing and large data handling, and thus capacity built up from the work of this proposal will have wide application in other fields. We have already identified several UK-India comapny linkages in the areas of machine learning, sensors & autonomous systems & data algorithms, and we propose to share our experience of methods to spin-out high technology research into applied fields.

The consortium behind this proposal in the UK - the Universities of the West of Scotland, Glasgow, Cardiff, Birmingham, Southampton, and Sheffield - has a strong and extensive track record in detector development, data analysis and background theory and astrophysics for the gravitational wave field, as well as working with industry, in public outreach and school teacher CPD. Thus it is ideally suited to provide training for PhD students, research assistants and early career researchers in the ODA country of India to build capacity and make these countries major contributors to the international community and to provide dedicated summer schools/workshops in the UK utilising the expansive UK training network, for training the incoming members from the ODA countries in the necessary data analysis and experimental hardware techniques. Further the consortium will arrange opportunities for researchers to travel to/from India and the UK to capacity build and perform on-site training of researchers.

Such a model has already shown to be extremely valuable in the transfer of UK expertise to both the US during the construction of Advanced LIGO and in Japan, during the construction of KAGRA.

Planned Impact

The impact of this grant will be aligned to the three main objectives;

1. to build up technical capacity and capability in India across a broad range of research disciplines relating to the detection of gravitational waves. The proposed training network will provide specialist, multidisciplinary skills training necessary for scientific community in India to design, construct and run major research infrastructures in the form of gravitational wave detectors. This field is very wide in nature and the technologies required range from delicate mechanical instrumentation, through high and low power laser optics to signal processing and large data handling, and thus capacity built up from the work of this proposal will have wide application in India. There will also be great benefit to the UK consortium groups involved by having highly motivated and innovative visiting postdocs and graduate students contributing to both the depth and the volume of our gravitational wave research. The two-way excahnge will be a powerful method to build capacity and develop long lasting relationships, with potential for future upgardes to enable LIGO India to be the most advanced of the international detectors.

2. to build a strong base of entrepreneurial activity. The consortium behind this proposal has a strong and extensive track record in working with industry and in taking research from the gravitational wave community and spinning it out in applied fields. Beneficiaries of the work will include 1. optics/laser industries such as Gooch and Housego/Helia Photonics/Optos/Gas Sensing Solutions/Honeywell/Safran/Planys Technologies and 2. data analysis/machine learning/algorithmic sectors including Persistent Systems Limited/Hindustan Aeronautics Limited/UUrmi/Nex Robotics. We anticipate some of our research spin-offs such as nanokicking, MEMS gravimeters and data analysis algorithms being of particular interest to our visiting scientists. More globally, as a spin-off from the Gravitational Waves work at Cardiff, a Data Innovation Institute has been established to conduct fundamental research into the aspects of managing, analysing and interpreting massive volumes of textual and numerical information with applications in the social, biological and engineering sciences, and experience of this by some of our visitors can be carried back to their home countries for potential implementation there in the future.

3 strengthen public outreach and school teacher CPD within India, by co-developing resources which can be used and tested in India, ultimately leading to equitable and quality education. There will also be great benefit to the UK consortium groups involved by having highly motivated and innovative visiting postdocs and graduate students contributing to both the depth and the volume of our gravitational wave research. The discovery of gravitational waves has led to a large increase in public outreach in the UK with many talks being given across the country every week. Feedback from these - often monitored by questionnaire - suggests that this activity coupled with schoolteacher CPD (in the form of videos, dedicated downloads etc) is very valuable to the effort to increase interest in STEM education across the country, and is again very portable by our visitors back to their home countries. Our outreach and impact activities are proving very effective for the training of our graduate students and early career researchers, as measured by their ever improving communication skills and industrial awareness, and we believe in this area we are ideally suited to help transfer these activities to India through the programme proposed in this application.

Publications

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Description GCRF LIGO India
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 04/2018
 
Description STFC Capacity Building with LIGO-India
Amount £33,953 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/S000038/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description Indian institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation IISER Pune
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution IUCAA Pune, IIT Madras, IISER Pune and TIFR Hyderabad are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact We are starting to build staff exchanges from india to UK institute. 4 exchanges have been planned for April 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Indian institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution IUCAA Pune, IIT Madras, IISER Pune and TIFR Hyderabad are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact We are starting to build staff exchanges from india to UK institute. 4 exchanges have been planned for April 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Indian institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)
Country India 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution IUCAA Pune, IIT Madras, IISER Pune and TIFR Hyderabad are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact We are starting to build staff exchanges from india to UK institute. 4 exchanges have been planned for April 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Indian institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution IUCAA Pune, IIT Madras, IISER Pune and TIFR Hyderabad are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact We are starting to build staff exchanges from india to UK institute. 4 exchanges have been planned for April 2018.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow (lead), UWS, Strathclyde, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton and Cardiff are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact With the siting of the 3rd aLIGO detector in India there is an essential need for critically skilled students, postdocs and early career researchers to be trained at the highest level in gravitational wave (GW) astronomy, for construction of the infrastructure/technology & data pipelines. In turn, the LIGO India project will help the Indian scientific/community to be a major player in the emerging research frontier of GW astronomy. Based on the model of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, there is a huge potential for inclusive growth across many areas of industry, academia and society. The UK consortia has a strong track record of outreach & public engagement, which will be shared with our Indian collaborators.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow (lead), UWS, Strathclyde, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton and Cardiff are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact With the siting of the 3rd aLIGO detector in India there is an essential need for critically skilled students, postdocs and early career researchers to be trained at the highest level in gravitational wave (GW) astronomy, for construction of the infrastructure/technology & data pipelines. In turn, the LIGO India project will help the Indian scientific/community to be a major player in the emerging research frontier of GW astronomy. Based on the model of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, there is a huge potential for inclusive growth across many areas of industry, academia and society. The UK consortia has a strong track record of outreach & public engagement, which will be shared with our Indian collaborators.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow (lead), UWS, Strathclyde, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton and Cardiff are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact With the siting of the 3rd aLIGO detector in India there is an essential need for critically skilled students, postdocs and early career researchers to be trained at the highest level in gravitational wave (GW) astronomy, for construction of the infrastructure/technology & data pipelines. In turn, the LIGO India project will help the Indian scientific/community to be a major player in the emerging research frontier of GW astronomy. Based on the model of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, there is a huge potential for inclusive growth across many areas of industry, academia and society. The UK consortia has a strong track record of outreach & public engagement, which will be shared with our Indian collaborators.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow (lead), UWS, Strathclyde, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton and Cardiff are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact With the siting of the 3rd aLIGO detector in India there is an essential need for critically skilled students, postdocs and early career researchers to be trained at the highest level in gravitational wave (GW) astronomy, for construction of the infrastructure/technology & data pipelines. In turn, the LIGO India project will help the Indian scientific/community to be a major player in the emerging research frontier of GW astronomy. Based on the model of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, there is a huge potential for inclusive growth across many areas of industry, academia and society. The UK consortia has a strong track record of outreach & public engagement, which will be shared with our Indian collaborators.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow (lead), UWS, Strathclyde, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton and Cardiff are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact With the siting of the 3rd aLIGO detector in India there is an essential need for critically skilled students, postdocs and early career researchers to be trained at the highest level in gravitational wave (GW) astronomy, for construction of the infrastructure/technology & data pipelines. In turn, the LIGO India project will help the Indian scientific/community to be a major player in the emerging research frontier of GW astronomy. Based on the model of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, there is a huge potential for inclusive growth across many areas of industry, academia and society. The UK consortia has a strong track record of outreach & public engagement, which will be shared with our Indian collaborators.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow (lead), UWS, Strathclyde, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton and Cardiff are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact With the siting of the 3rd aLIGO detector in India there is an essential need for critically skilled students, postdocs and early career researchers to be trained at the highest level in gravitational wave (GW) astronomy, for construction of the infrastructure/technology & data pipelines. In turn, the LIGO India project will help the Indian scientific/community to be a major player in the emerging research frontier of GW astronomy. Based on the model of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, there is a huge potential for inclusive growth across many areas of industry, academia and society. The UK consortia has a strong track record of outreach & public engagement, which will be shared with our Indian collaborators.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UK institutes working on the Newton-Bhabha LIGO India fund 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a new grant which ais to build capacity towards the siting of the 3rd LIGO detector in india. The Glasgow group is leading the consortium which will organise staff exchanges to/from India from/to the UK. In April 2018 we will be organising a UK focussed meeting. We have already identified 4 Indian staff exchanges which will commence in the next couple of months.
Collaborator Contribution Glasgow (lead), UWS, Strathclyde, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton and Cardiff are collaborators on our Newton-Bhabha grant to build capacity towards LIGO India. The groups will be contributing to the staff exchanges and outreach activities.
Impact With the siting of the 3rd aLIGO detector in India there is an essential need for critically skilled students, postdocs and early career researchers to be trained at the highest level in gravitational wave (GW) astronomy, for construction of the infrastructure/technology & data pipelines. In turn, the LIGO India project will help the Indian scientific/community to be a major player in the emerging research frontier of GW astronomy. Based on the model of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, there is a huge potential for inclusive growth across many areas of industry, academia and society. The UK consortia has a strong track record of outreach & public engagement, which will be shared with our Indian collaborators.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Talk by Prof. Ik Siong Heng at the Instrumentation/industrial workshop help in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and industrial activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as Industrial people from both the UK and India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gw.iucaa.in/india-uk-entrepreneurial-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR3PfZjA67e-domPv3pcVDcCRp9DJqyEP...
 
Description Talk by Prof. Somak Raychaudhury at the first GW meeting between the British and Indian scientific community. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This first face to face meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes - education/outreach, research/innovation, commercialisation/entrepreneurial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gilsay.physics.gla.ac.uk/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=ligo_india:programme_2018
 
Description "A gentle wizard" book launch, the book was written by Prof. Nils Andersson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event was a public talk given by Prof. Maldacena followed by the book launch of "A gentle wizard". This event had an audience of around 300 people, from very young children to adults.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/us-scientist-dedicates-book-to-bengaluru-physicis...
 
Description Collaboration agreement signing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Signing of the LIGO India collaboration agreement between Glasgow (UK lead) and IUCAA Pune (India lead)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Delivery of Indian based Finesse workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A finesse workshop will take place in Pune. The workshop was taught by various top researchers across Europe and the U.K.
Frequency domain INterfErometer Simulation SoftwarE or Finesse is a sophisticated simulation package for modelling optics and laser interferometers. This interferometer modelling software was developed for the design of gravitational wave detectors, but is easy to use for students with simpler lab-based setups as well.

The first part of this program is the Finesse Mentorship Program starting from 20th Nov 2019 through till 15th Feb 2020. A team of three students from each institution was given small projects and online coaching by mentors so that they became proficient with the Finesse Software. These mentors were selected from the international Finesse Working group headed by Prof. Andreas Freise, Univ of Birmingham.
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Towards the middle of this mentorship program, a Finesse Workshop was held for the students to improve their proficiency in modelling challenging gravitational wave detector configurations. This Workshop was be held at IUCAA from Dec 18th to 21st. 2019. Following the end of the mentoring program in mid-February 2020, a Finesse Hackathon will be held at IUCAA during the first week of March 2020 at IUCAA. The winning team gets to go to UK or Europe for a 15 day internship at one of the institutions in the LIGO VIRGO Collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/hands-on-interferometer-modelling-activity/
 
Description Discussions of gravitational wave theory and modelling by Prof. Nils. Andersson held in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discussion of research projects and methodology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hands-on data workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The joint Newton-Bhabha & the Open Data Workshop provides an opportunity for students, postdocs and other academics interested in gravitational waves and who would look forward to do science with the LIGO-India observatory. The workshop featured hands-on tutorials by some of the leading experts on gravitational wave data analysis and detector technology. There was increased interest in artificial intelligence after these workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/
 
Description Masterclass in relativistic fluid dynamics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 20 students (6 from India, 7 from China, 5 from the U.K and 2 from Germany) attended a series of lectures covering a range of topics relevant to the modelling and numerical simulation of fluids in a live spacetime. Lecturers will include Ian Hawke, Carsten Gundlach, Andreas Schmitt and Nils Andersson from Southampton, as well as Greg Comer from St Louis University, Mark Alford from Washington University in St Louis, Lap Ming Lin from Chinese University Hong Kong. We also hope to be joined by Sebastiano Bernuzzi from Jena.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description National Science Day IUCAA, Pune 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact National Science Day: colleagues at IUCAA, Pune opened their doors for the 2018 National Science Day (#NationalScienceDay). This showcased LIGO India's work towards siting a 3rd LIGO detector India. There were demonstrations of laser interferometers, interference and a public talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public talk given by Prof. Nils Andersson in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Public talk aimed at undergraduate students on gravitational wave research and modelling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk by C.S. Unnikrishnan at the Newton Bhabha workshop held in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and data activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as undergraduate students from India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India. The talk discussed generating a trained work-force for building LIGO-India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/
 
Description Talk by Dr. Christopher Messenger at the Newton Bhabha workshop held in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and data activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as undergraduate students from India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India. The talk discussed applications of Machine Learning in GW Data analysis with much interest from undergraduate students and a professional.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/
 
Description Talk by Dr. Ed Daw at the first GW meeting between the British and Indian scientific community. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This first face to face meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes - education/outreach, research/innovation, commercialisation/entrepreneurial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gilsay.physics.gla.ac.uk/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=ligo_india:programme_2018
 
Description Talk by Prof. Desmond Gibson at the Instrumentation/industrial workshop help in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and industrial activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as Industrial people from both the UK and India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gw.iucaa.in/india-uk-entrepreneurial-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR3PfZjA67e-domPv3pcVDcCRp9DJqyEP...
 
Description Talk by Prof. Fred Raab at the Newton Bhabha workshop held in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and data activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as undergraduate students from India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India. The talk discussed GW detectors research in LSC: Current status & future opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Giles Hammond at the Instrumentation/industrial workshop help in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and industrial activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as Industrial people from both the UK and India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gw.iucaa.in/india-uk-entrepreneurial-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR3PfZjA67e-domPv3pcVDcCRp9DJqyEP...
 
Description Talk by Prof. Giles Hammond at the Newton Bhabha workshop held in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and data activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as undergraduate students from India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India. The talk discussed current UK detector research and future research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Giles Hammond at the first GW meeting between the British and Indian scientific community. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This first face to face meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes - education/outreach, research/innovation, commercialisation/entrepreneurial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gilsay.physics.gla.ac.uk/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=ligo_india:programme_2018
 
Description Talk by Prof. Ik Siong Heng at the Newton Bhabha workshop held in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and data activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as undergraduate students from India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India. The talk discussed a data analysis technique called gaussian processes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Ik Siong Heng at the first Data analysis workshop help in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW data analysis workshop was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as Industrial people from both the UK and India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gw.iucaa.in/india-uk-entrepreneurial-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR3PfZjA67e-domPv3pcVDcCRp9DJqyEP...
 
Description Talk by Prof. Martin Hendry at the Newton Bhabha workshop held in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and data activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as undergraduate students from India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India. The talk discussed updates on EPO in LSC: Global Trends.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Martin Hendry at the first Data analysis workshop help in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW data analysis workshop was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as Industrial people from both the UK and India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gw.iucaa.in/india-uk-entrepreneurial-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR3PfZjA67e-domPv3pcVDcCRp9DJqyEP...
 
Description Talk by Prof. Nils Andersson at the first GW meeting between the British and Indian scientific community. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This first face to face meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes - education/outreach, research/innovation, commercialisation/entrepreneurial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gilsay.physics.gla.ac.uk/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=ligo_india:programme_2018
 
Description Talk by Prof. Somak Raychaudhury at the Instrumentation/industrial workshop help in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and industrial activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as Industrial people from both the UK and India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gw.iucaa.in/india-uk-entrepreneurial-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR3PfZjA67e-domPv3pcVDcCRp9DJqyEP...
 
Description Talk by Prof. Stuart Reid at the Instrumentation/industrial workshop help in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and industrial activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as Industrial people from both the UK and India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.gw.iucaa.in/india-uk-entrepreneurial-workshop/?fbclid=IwAR3PfZjA67e-domPv3pcVDcCRp9DJqyEP...
 
Description Talk by Prof. Stuart Reid at the Newton Bhabha workshop held in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and data activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as undergraduate students from India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India. The talk discussed coatings research in LSC stimulating discussions among academics about future coating work for the new detector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Stuart Reid at the first GW meeting between the British and Indian scientific community. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This first face to face meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes - education/outreach, research/innovation, commercialisation/entrepreneurial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gilsay.physics.gla.ac.uk/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=ligo_india:programme_2018
 
Description Talk by Prof. Umakant Rapol at the first GW meeting between the British and Indian scientific community. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This first face to face meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes - education/outreach, research/innovation, commercialisation/entrepreneurial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://gilsay.physics.gla.ac.uk/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=ligo_india:programme_2018
 
Description Talk by Suresh Doravari at the Newton Bhabha workshop held in IUCAA, Pune. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A GW workshop on instrumentation and data activities was held at IUCAA in Pune. This workshop included people from both the British and Indian scientific community as well as undergraduate students from India. This meeting facilitated collaborative discussions and resulted in a number of new project ideas being proposed across all themes which will help in the construction and operation of LIGO India. The talk discussed research and training programs in IUCAA with an emphasis on student engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gw.iucaa.in/newtonbhabha-opendata/