The Xth International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA) workshop will be held in Pune, India between June 10 to 21, 2019. The IPTA consortium consists of established Pulsar Timing Array (PTA) efforts, that include the European Pulsar Timing Array (EPTA), the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav), and the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA) as well as the emerging efforts like the Indian Pulsar Timing Array (InPTA), South African Pulsar Timing Array and the Chinese Pulsar Timing Array. The IPTA consortium aims to detect gravitational waves using an ensemble of millisecond pulsars located in our Galaxy.
The meeting is aimed to i) foster close interactions between researchers working on individual pulsar timing array (PTA) experiments ii) provide detailed hands-on training for young researchers on the nuances of gravitational wave data analysis and ii) to develop links with the wider gravitational wave community. A status update from the established PTAs and the emerging PTAs will be presented along with detailed discussions on various data sharing and data combination issues relevant for the IPTA consortium. During the first week (the "student week"), experts in the field will share their knowledge and organize hands-on exercises to explore the data-sets and data challenges. During the second week, the active researchers in the field will help to advance the frontiers of our understanding through presentations and discussions on the road ahead that include various challenges and strategies. Apart from invited and contributed talks, updates from IPTA working groups and panel discussion on policy issues regarding the sharing of data and resources are included in the science program. A one day visit to upgraded GMRT is part of the program.
Address : Pune, India