Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training (GrEAT) Network with China

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

Abstract

The breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves (GW) - propagating distortions of space-time - by Advanced LIGO in 2015 confirmed the last major untested prediction of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The announcement made headlines world-wide and further accelerated interest in GW research in China.

There is a significant opportunity for the UK GW leadership and expertise to play a major role in shaping the course of GW research in China. Our vision is to build a connected international network, enabling China to host the most-sensitive international GW detector. The UK has a proven track record in delivering high-quality technology/outreach activities relating to GW science, including the delivery of key subsystems for Advanced LIGO. The main impact of the proposed network will be to build up technical capacity and capability in China across a broad range of disciplines relating to the detection of GWs through the application of UK expertise. The proposed training network will be the first step in growing the GW community in China to the point where they can design, construct and run major research infrastructures in the form of GW detectors. The training network will also help the Chinese scientific community become a major international player in the emerging frontier of GW astronomy.

The proposed training network will bring together the UK GW consortium with eight universities in China, with whom members of the UK consortium have had initial contact. These eight universities are Beijing Normal University, Changchun University of Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei University of Education, Shandong University, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tonji University and Tsinghua University.

This training network aims to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals of Quality Education, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, and Decent Work and Economic Growth. In addition to gravitational wave training activities, the training network will also organise workshops where UK GW teams can showcase their technologies to potential industry partners in China. Initial efforts have identified Shanghai Jillion, Nantong PRTT and the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi as possible multi-disciplinary, industry collaborators in China.

We will also promote STEM education through the development of resources suitable for both formal and informal learners - in the latter case, in particular, supporting the emergent plans for a Science Education Centre in China - and, building upon our extensive Education and Public Outreach leadership experience within LIGO Scientific Collaboration, producing high-impact exhibitions, multimedia, citizen science projects and online materials. We will also exploit our considerable experience on the steering group of the STFC-funded community outreach project Dark Sky Discovery (initially Dark Sky Scotland), adapting to the Chinese context the successful dark sky model for using basic astronomy to convey key messages to rural communities that have little science capital.

Planned Impact

The main impact of this grant will be to build up technical capacity and capability in China across a broad range of research disciplines relating to the detection of gravitational waves. The proposed training network will provide specialist, multidisciplinary training necessary for scientific communities in China 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 China. The consortium behind this proposal has a strong and extensive track record in working with industry, in public outreach and school teacher CPD, all of which can be exported back to their home institutions by the visitors to the various groups in the UK. We have already identified potential industry partners in Shanghai Jillion and Nantong PRTT as well as collaborators for Big Data challenges in the form of the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi. 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. Beneficiaries of the work will include the optics industry e.g companies such as Gooch and Housego in the UK and equivalent companies in the collaborating countries, enhancing capability in the area of manufacture of optical components for a large range of products; also the energy sector with spin off from the gravitational research in the form of MEMS gravimeters attracting significant industrial interest. We anticipate certain of our research spin-offs such as nanokicking being of particular interest application and impact wise to our visiting scientists. This involves the differentiation of human stem cells by mechanical excitation and the subsequent application to the grafting of human bones using stem cells from the host body. 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. 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 China through the program proposed in this grant application.

Publications

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Description British Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. UK researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution British researchers involved in the GrEAT network are greatly involved with the various aspects of the collaborations from helping to organizing the training projects, deliver lectures, establish collaborations between academics and industry in both the UK and China and deliver high quality outreach materials.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description British Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. UK researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution British researchers involved in the GrEAT network are greatly involved with the various aspects of the collaborations from helping to organizing the training projects, deliver lectures, establish collaborations between academics and industry in both the UK and China and deliver high quality outreach materials.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description British Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. UK researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution British researchers involved in the GrEAT network are greatly involved with the various aspects of the collaborations from helping to organizing the training projects, deliver lectures, establish collaborations between academics and industry in both the UK and China and deliver high quality outreach materials.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description British Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. UK researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution British researchers involved in the GrEAT network are greatly involved with the various aspects of the collaborations from helping to organizing the training projects, deliver lectures, establish collaborations between academics and industry in both the UK and China and deliver high quality outreach materials.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description British Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Physics and Astronomy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. UK researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution British researchers involved in the GrEAT network are greatly involved with the various aspects of the collaborations from helping to organizing the training projects, deliver lectures, establish collaborations between academics and industry in both the UK and China and deliver high quality outreach materials.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description British Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. UK researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution British researchers involved in the GrEAT network are greatly involved with the various aspects of the collaborations from helping to organizing the training projects, deliver lectures, establish collaborations between academics and industry in both the UK and China and deliver high quality outreach materials.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description British Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Department Department of Biomedical Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. UK researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution British researchers involved in the GrEAT network are greatly involved with the various aspects of the collaborations from helping to organizing the training projects, deliver lectures, establish collaborations between academics and industry in both the UK and China and deliver high quality outreach materials.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description British Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Department School of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. UK researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution British researchers involved in the GrEAT network are greatly involved with the various aspects of the collaborations from helping to organizing the training projects, deliver lectures, establish collaborations between academics and industry in both the UK and China and deliver high quality outreach materials.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Beijing Normal University
Department Department of Astronomy
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. Uk researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution Members of Beijing Normal University, Hubei University of Education, Tsinghua University China, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tongji University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are collaborators and part of the GrEAT network and will be part of staff exchanges, industrial collaborations and outreach activities.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Changchun University of Science and Technology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. Uk researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution Members of Beijing Normal University, Hubei University of Education, Tsinghua University China, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tongji University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are collaborators and part of the GrEAT network and will be part of staff exchanges, industrial collaborations and outreach activities.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. Uk researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution Members of Beijing Normal University, Hubei University of Education, Tsinghua University China, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tongji University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are collaborators and part of the GrEAT network and will be part of staff exchanges, industrial collaborations and outreach activities.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Hubei University of Education
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. Uk researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution Members of Beijing Normal University, Hubei University of Education, Tsinghua University China, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tongji University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are collaborators and part of the GrEAT network and will be part of staff exchanges, industrial collaborations and outreach activities.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Shandong University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. Uk researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution Members of Beijing Normal University, Hubei University of Education, Tsinghua University China, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tongji University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are collaborators and part of the GrEAT network and will be part of staff exchanges, industrial collaborations and outreach activities.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Sun Yat-Sen University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. Uk researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution Members of Beijing Normal University, Hubei University of Education, Tsinghua University China, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tongji University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are collaborators and part of the GrEAT network and will be part of staff exchanges, industrial collaborations and outreach activities.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Tongji University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. Uk researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution Members of Beijing Normal University, Hubei University of Education, Tsinghua University China, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tongji University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are collaborators and part of the GrEAT network and will be part of staff exchanges, industrial collaborations and outreach activities.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese Universities working on the GrEAT Network 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Department Department of Computer Science
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The proposed training network is aimed at bringing the UK GW consortium with universities in China, from which the members of the UK have established initial collaborations/partnerships. The training work will allow PhD students and early career researchers from the member universities to travel to the UK for training projects and lectures under the guidance of GW researchers working in aLIGO and LISA. Uk researchers will also travel to China to establish GW training projects, deliver lectures and collaborate with the various members including initiating collaborations between academics and industry representatives.
Collaborator Contribution Members of Beijing Normal University, Hubei University of Education, Tsinghua University China, Shandong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Sun Yat-Sen University, Tongji University and Changchun University of Science and Technology are collaborators and part of the GrEAT network and will be part of staff exchanges, industrial collaborations and outreach activities.
Impact An initial meeting was held in China in 2018 and a follow up meeting will be held in the UK in May 2019. As well as a planned workshop held in the UK aimed at early researchers and postdoctoral students and a follow up meeting late in the year held in China.
Start Year 2018
 
Description 3rd Face-to-face meeting in Wuhan region 
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 third GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. The meeting was held between 25-27 September 2019 and was divided into work packages (WP). On the first day talks were given on WP1: Economic growth and innovation, WP2: Quality education and public outreach, WP3: Big Data analysis and modelling and WP4: Ultra-high precision measurement technology and instrumentation. The second day consisted of more talks + science session. The last day was HUST day as well as a lab tour at the end.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://gilsay.physics.gla.ac.uk/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=great_network:meet:start:3rdmeeting
 
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 Prof Nils Andersson - Discussions of gravitational wave theory and modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discussion of research projects + methodology. Further plans were made for future related activity, including a summer school arranged for 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk by Prof. Nils Andersson at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. The talk reports from the summer school in Southampton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Daniel Williams at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by David Keitel at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Dr. Edward Daw at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Dr. Mariela Masso Reid at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Dr. Matteo Ceriotti at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Haixing Miao at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk by Mr Peter Wakeford at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. This talk in particular focused on collaboration with Optos plc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk by Prof. Des Gibson at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Desmond Gibson at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Giles Hammond at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. This talked focused on Glasgow MEMs work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Harry Ward at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. Prof Ward gave updates on LISA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Ik Siong Heng at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Junwei Cao at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Martin Hendry at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Martin Hendry at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. The talk gave an update on EPO progress and plans, including Gravitational exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk by Prof. Prof. Junwei Cao at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Siong Heng at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Stuart Reid at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Stuart Reid at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. Amorphous and crystalline coating fabrication in the UK for future GW detectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk by Prof. Tim Summer at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. Talk title: LISA Pathfinder Update on Results / Charge Control for isolated proof-masses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Timothy Sumners at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Xilong Fan at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Yi-Ming Hu at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk by Prof. Zebing Zhou at the first GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 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 http://astrowww.bnu.edu.cn/meeting/GW-WB/
 
Description Talk by Prof. Zebing Zhou at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Wei Liu at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. The talk was on Gravitational Wave Detection Based on Deep Learning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description Talk by Yan Wang at the second GW meeting between the British and Chinese 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 The second GrEAT face-to-face meeting between British and Chinese scientists was held in Glasgow. This meeting contributes to the links previously established at the first face-to-face meeting held in China and will continue to serve as the base from which further discussions and collaborations will continue to be built upon. The talked focused on Gravitational wave data analysis for TianQin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://great.physics.gla.ac.uk/program/glasgowmeet/
 
Description The GrEAT (Gravitational-wave Excellence through Alliance Training) synergy program on space-based gravitational-wave research taking place in the UK in November 2019. 
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 9 students attended a one week school hosted in the University of Birmingham, with lectures focusing on gravitational wave research looking at data analysis, theoretical and experimental research. At the end of the week the students participated in hands-on activities working in two projects, the angular resolution of TIANQIN to deci-Hertz gravitational waves and Time and frequency domain simulation of gravitational-wave detectors where they were able to put the techniques and new knowledge learnt to practice. After the school the students spent 3-4 weeks in the various British institutions involved in the GrEAT network in order to complete more ambitious projects. The students were given a choice of theoretical, data analysis and experimental projects, upon choosing they were then paired with the institution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sites.google.com/view/greatnetworkschool
 
Description TianQin Gravitational Wave summer school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The TianQin Gravitational Wave summer school was organised by Dr Yi-ming Hu and held at the Zhuhai Campus of Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU). Approximately 80 students were involved, of which 50 were from SYSU. The school organised lectures and social events, as well as interactions with experts in the field. Lecturers from 10 universities were involved, including five members of the GrEAT Network (Professor Ik Siong Heng, Professor Giles Hammond, Professor Martin Hendy and Professor Tim Sumner).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019