In June 2015 the International Max Planck Partnership (IMPP) held a lecture week in Scotland in collaboration with the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) at the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Germany. Forty PhD students and postdocs from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover, Germany and the Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow, UK, plus other closely collaborating partners, came together in the beautiful setting of Crieff Hydro in the Trossachs in the Scottish Highlands.

This week-long summer school was composed of a series of lectures delivered by researchers working at the cutting edge of gravitational wave research. The aim of the workshop was to share the wealth of knowledge that exists between the two institutes and to build up the next generation of scientists in the field of measurements at the quantum limit. In addition, many evening activities were organised to explore the surrounding landscape and encourage friendship between the members of the involved IMPP institutions.

 

Institute for Gravitational Research at the University of Glasgow: http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/igr/

Max Planck Institute for Grvaitational Research (Albert Einstein Institute): http://www.aei.mpg.de