Site news

Sixth GraWIToN School - Project Management School

Sixth GraWIToN School - Project Management School

by Erika Morucci -
Number of replies: 0
Picture of Group A

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.

The 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. 

The school focuses on Project Management topics and Seminars.