LIGO-India: The Road Ahead (Second Meeting) 19-21 Dec 2016, IUCAA

This is the second LIGO-India specific meeting since it received its in-principle approval from the Government of India earlier this year. The primary purpose of this meeting is to build on the introductory talks given at the first one and discuss specific assignments that Indian experimenters will need to carry out in the process of building and commissioning LIGO-India. Research ideas on the next detectors beyond Advanced LIGO will be discussed as well.

Venue: Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India
Dates: December 19 - 21, 2016


Invited Speakers

  • Rana Adhikari (Caltech)

  • Andreas Freise (U. Birmingham)

  • Anil Prabhakar (IIT, Madras)

  • Umakant Rapol (IISER, Pune)

  • Sendhil Raja (RRCAT)

  • Brett Shapiro (Stanford)

  • R. Nigam (BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad)

  • Sabareesh. G. R (BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad)


Organising Committee

Rana Adhikari, Sukanta Bose, Ajit Kembhavi, Sanjit Mitra, Anil Prabhakar, Umakant Rapol, Somak Raychaudhury, Tarun Souradeep

Contact: Pallavi Nalawade <pallavi at iucaa dot in>


Information and presentation slides of the first meeting are available at:


IUCAA acknowledges support of the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust (NRTT) grant for organising this meeting.