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Kavli-Villum Summer School on Gravitational Waves, 25-30 Sep 2023, Corfu, Greece

Sep 25, 2023

Gravitational Wave Astrophysics is at the dawn of what will become one of the great scientific endeavours of the 21st century. The Nobel Prize winning first detection of gravitational waves by LIGO in 2015 has been a revolutionary step forward in physics and astrophysics by opening a totally new window for the exploration of the Universe.

The Kavli-Villum Summer School will introduce junior scientists (graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with a background in general relativity) to a wide range of topics at the foundation of the new exciting research field of gravitational wave astronomy.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their results in the form of a poster. They should let the organisers know in advance if they would like to do so. We recommend that posters be A1 size, but this is at the discretion of participants and departures from that format can be accommodated.

A limited number of places is available. The participation fee, including a day excursion and a conference dinner, will be sponsored by the Kavli Foundation and Villum Fonden on a first-come-first-served basis. Accommodation, travel and everyday expenses are not covered. Given the high demand during the touristic season, participants are encouraged to book their flights and accommodation as early as possible (see Venue section for details).

To register for this school, follow the registration link below and fill in the form.

Registration Deadline: 01 June


  • Gravitational Waves
  • Source Modelling
  • Post-Newtonian Theory
  • Black Hole Perturbation Theory
  • Numerical Relativity
  • Dark Matter and Fundamental Fields
  • Tests of  GR and Modified Gravity
  • GW Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning


  • R. Brito (IST Lisbon)
  • G. Carullo (NBI Copenhagen)
  • K. Clough (Queen Mary University, London)
  • W. Del Pozzo (University of Pisa)
  • D. Gerosa (University of Milan)
  • S. Green (University of Nottingham)
  • L. Heisenberg (ETH Zurich)
  • C. Kavanagh (UC Dublin)
  • L. London (King’s College London)
  • A. Pound (University of Southampton)
  • I. Romero-Shaw (University of Cambridge)

Scientific Organising Committee

  • M. Agathos (KICC/DAMTP - University of Cambridge)
  • V. Cardoso (NBI Copenhagen, IST Lisbon)
  • J. Gair (AEI Potsdam)
  •  U. Sperhake (DAMTP - University of Cambridge)

The Kavli-Villum Summer School on Gravitational Waves will be hosted by the Corfu Summer Institute 2023, at the historical site and former royal gardens of Palaiopolis in Corfu Town. Details on the conference venue and how to get there can be found on the CorfuSI website here.

Corfu is a very popular destination during the summer period, so even in late September it may be difficult and expensive to make last-minute arrangements for travel and accommodation. Participants are encouraged to book their flights and rooms as early as possible. Corfu is very well connected with many European airports, so if booked early, flight tickets can be very cheap.

GW School 2023 Website