Rough agenda for the LPF training plus information about the social event

The training takes place from Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th of June from 9am to 5pm. There will be coffee breaks and a lunch break.


On June 9th, there will be a drop-in session from 4pm to 7pm in the same place as the training (AEI Hannover, large seminar room 103). Because of the public holiday the institute door is only open from 4pm to 5pm!

The session will help you with the infrastructure stuff as written in the handbook available from the websites home page:

  • LTPDA installation and setup
  • GIT account, setup and basic usage
  • Day 1:
    • LISA Pathfinder [Stefano] [1h]
      The experiment, what, why, and when. Experiment master plan.
    • The Operational Environment [Paul, Michele] [1h]
      setting the scene
    • Introduction [Martin, Mauro] [4h]
      Review of basics of LTPDA (needed for this session)
      Introducing function handles
      Architecture of pipelines
      Logbooks and result consolidation
      Example: using the STOC Quicklook pipeline
  • Day 2:
    • Acceleration Measurement [Eric] (Dave R.) [4h]
      Review of the physics
      Build a function handle to estimate residual differential test mass acceleration in science mode
      Using the built-in function handles
    • Cross-talk [Daniele] (Oliver) [4h]
      Review of the physics: what we aim to measure and why
      Using function handles to analyse the phi->X coupling
  • Day 3:
    • Estimation of stray potentials [Valerio] (Paul) [4h]
      Review of the physics and the two measurement methods
      The Vcomp scan experiment
      The Qstep experiment
    • Thermal gradient excitation [Ferran] (Harry/Tim) [4h]
      Review of the experiment, the underlying physics and the analysis
      Analyse thermal gradient experiments using STOC pipeline