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Dawn VII

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm

Every 2-3 years, the community of physicists working with ground-based gravitational wave (GW) detectors holds a discussion-based “Dawn” meeting to plan for the future of the field.

This year the global ground-based GW community (LIGO, Virgo, KAGRA, Cosmic Explorer, and Einstein Telescope) is coming to us: Blusson QMI is hosting the Dawn VII meeting June 12-13 in the Scarfe building.

You can find a program outline here: https://dawn7.phas.ubc.ca/program/

Dawn VII will be a great introduction to challenges, opportunities, and relevant timescales for development of enabling technologies for ground-based GW detectors, including thin-film mirror coatings (a critical need with a lot of overlapping expertise in QMI), large-scale substrates, thermal effects, sensor development, and quantum squeezing.

There will also be satellite workshops devoted to pursuing a needed breakthrough in thin-film coatings and GW detector technology on Friday June 14.

Please register here!


June 12 @ 8:00 am
June 13 @ 5:00 pm


Neville Scarf
2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada