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2012 Annual NSF Review of aLIGO
11-13 April 2012, LIGO Hanford Observatory [LHO]

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I. Agenda, Charge to the Panel, Panel Roster and Breakout Assignments

Agenda   |   Charge to the Panel   |   Recommendations from Previous Reviews for April 2012 aLIGO Review

Panel Roster and Breakout Assignments

Breakout Presentations


Wednesday, 11 April
07:45 Sign-in
08:00 Panel Executive Session, Closed
08:30 Introduction and Charge to the Panel Tom Carruthers
08:40 Introduction and Context David Reitze
09:30 Advanced LIGO Overview David Shoemaker
10:15 Break
10:30 Advanced LIGO Technical Status (1) Peter Fritschel
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Advanced LIGO Technical Status (2) Dennis Coyne
13:45 Installation Status Michael Landry
14:45 Integration, Testing, and Interferometer Acceptance Planning Daniel Sigg, Valera Frolov
15:45 Break
16:00 AdvLIGO Project Performance and Management Report Carol Wilkinson
17:15 Advanced LIGO Risk Status David Shoemaker
17:45 Closed session; Questions for aLIGO team formulated
18:30 Van back to the hotel
19:30 Dinner at the hotel with Committee, NSF Staff, LIGO Staff

Thursday, 12 April
08:00 Breakout Sessions
11:45 Lunch
12:15 Tour
13:45 Breakout Sessions
16:00 Panel Executive Session, Closed
17:30 Van back to the hotel, self-organized dining

Friday, 13 April
08:00 Executive Session, Closed (writing)
10:30 Closing Address
11:00 End of review
11:30 Van to hotel and to airport

II. Breakout Presentations

  1. Optics

  2. Computing

  3. Management

  4. Isolation

III. Review Documents and Background Documents

IV. Attendees


Rich Abbott, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Bob Anderson, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Stuart Anderson, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Lisa Austin, LIGO Lab/Caltech
GariLynn Billingsley, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Rolf Bork, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Aidan Brooks, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Doug Cook, LIGO Lab/LHO
Dennis Coyne, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Peter Fritschel, LIGO Lab/MIT
Valera Frolov, LIGO Lab/LLO
Joe Giaime, LIGO Lab/LLO
Eric Gustafson, LIGO Lab/MIT
Mindy Jacobson, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Peter King, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Jeff Kissel, LIGO Lab/MIT
Mary Kurts, LIGO Lab/LHO
Michael Landry, LIGO Lab/LHO
Albert Lazzarini, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Marty Levine, LIGO Lab/LHO
Ken Mason, LIGO Lab/MIT
Fabrice Matichard, LIGO Lab/MIT
David Nolting, LIGO Lab/LLO
Brian O'Reilly, LIGO Lab/LLO
Claude Poux, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Fred Raab, LIGO Lab/LHO
David Reitze, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Norna Robertson, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Janeen Romie, LIGO Lab/LLO
Rick Savage, LIGO Lab/LHO
David Shoemaker, LIGO Lab/MIT
Abe Singer, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Stan Whitcomb, LIGO Lab/Caltech
Carol Wilkinson, LIGO Lab/LHO
John Worden, LIGO Lab/LHO


Gabriela Gonzalez, LSU
Giles Hammond, U. of Glasgow
Jim Hough, U. of Glasgow
Guido Mueller, U. of Fla.
Sheila Rowan, U. of Glasgow

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