GWADW 2024 will be a workshop orientated experience, and focus on active discussions about the biggest opportunities and challenges for GW detectors over the next decade, and how the current experience can guide the design of next generation observatories and their detectors.
To free up time that would otherwise be taken up with technical update talks, we plan on having a number of poster sessions. Submitted abstracts will initially be offered the opportunity to present a poster. The session conveners, with the support of the scientific organizing committee, will request specific presentations on particular topics in much the same way as when the meeting originated in Aspen.
To welcome newcomers to the field and allow old hands to refresh their knowledge, we are planning to start each day with a tutorial on topics of interest.
Broad themes encompassing the pressing challenges that will be covered during the workshops are:
- Laboratory scale experiments supporting future detectors and how to train next generation instrumentation specialists.
- Post-O5 upgrades and performance risk mitigation
- Coatings for future detectors
- Low-Frequency performance of detectors in next generation observatories and what we can learn from post-O5 3- and 4-km interferometers
- Large scale infrastructure and vacuum systems for next generation observatories
- Space Based detectors looking towards the 2040s and the 2050s
- Machine learning for advanced instrumentation
- Quantum metrology and interferometer topologies
- Alternative techniques and configurations to enhance the detection of gravitational waves