Villa Mondragone International School Tor Vergata

how to extract a gravitational wave signal from the detectors data

Villa Mondragone
Monte Porzio Catone, Roma, Italy
September 7-10, 2004

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The School is primarily addressed to PhD students and young researchers in Physics who are interested in theoretical and experimental gravity, cosmology and quantum theory of gravitation. The program of this year is focused on gravitational wave sources and data analysis techniques to extract signals from noise. Information on this and other SIGRAV schools may be obtained from the page

The lectures will start in the morning of September 7 and will end in the afternoon of September 10. The number of participants is limited to 50, and applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration and accommodation forms are available on
Applications should be sent NOT LATER than September 6, 2004.

Participants are requested to pay a registration fee of 300 Euro, covering buffet-lunch in Villa Mondragone and coffee breaks. Some support to cover accommodation expenses will be available for a few participants; if you need support, please send an e-mail to adding a short curriculum. Please note that no support to cover travel expenses will be available.

There will be room for a few communications by the participants. Those who want to submit a communication should fill the appropriate field in the registration form. Updated information about the school will be posted on the web page on and For further information please write to

The site.Villa Mondragone is a magnificent Renaissance Palace on the Alban hills overlooking Rome. It was built between 1573 and 1577 on the site of a Roman Villa on commission of Cardinal Marco Sittico Altemps, nephew of Pope Pius IV, in order to give hospitality to the Papal court and mainly to the new Pope, Gregory XIII. The Villa was called Mondragone (Mount Dragon) referring to the coat of arms of Gregory XIII who issued in the Villa itself, in 1582, the bull of reform of the Julian calendar.


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