Recently, the most
important discoveries of the research in Physics have been achieved by huge
research teams operating in large infrastructures. Both the discovery of the
Higgs boson and the first direct detection of gravitational waves have
been the last step of a long path involving long term investments, large
international scientific collaborations and complex projects. The management of
this kind of scientific projects requires tools, organisation and procedures
directly derived from the Engineering management discipline, but adapted to
specific requirements in scientific research.
One-week school, within the framework of the GraWIToN project, is
organised at the European Gravitational Observatory and it is addressed to
PhD students and young researchers. Elements on the methodologies for managing
large research projects in the private sector will be presented.
GraWIToN is an
Initial Training Network (ITN), funded by European Commission under
FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, focused on the training of Early
Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the gravitational wave (GW) research field. This
research field is in an impressive expansion period, thank to the detection in
the LIGO interferometers of the gravitational wave signal emitted by the
coalescences of two black holes. The whole GraWIToN project with its
schools, coherently with the spirit of the INT Marie Curie Actions, will train
young researchers both for a future in the academia and in the private
industrial sector, in particularly for the R&D-based companies that are the
suppliers of high-tech components and apparatuses.
6th GraWIToN school concludes a set of schools scheduled in the
GraWIToN project dedicated to different aspects of GW and astrophysics
research: Optics, Simulation, High Power Lasers and Data Analysis. Outreach and
project management methodologies are part of this school.
The school will
start on November 21st and end on November 25th. One week, during which
students can follow lectures by the experts in the GW community and become
ready for their work path. It is possible, in any case, to participate
only to a fraction of the school, attending only to the lessons of interest.
The school focuses
on Project Management topics and Seminars.