A three weeks school, addressed to PhD students and young post-docs in scientific disciplines, focused on gravitational wave science and technology, is organized at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), close to Pisa, by the GraWIToN European consortium.

GraWIToN is an Initial Training Network (ITN), funded by European Commission under FP7-Marie Curie Actions for four years, focused on the training of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the gravitational wave (GW) research field. This research field is in an impressive expansion period, thank to a 2nd generation of GW detector (GWDs) currently under installation and commissioning, promising the GW signal discovery in few years., The whole GraWIToN project with its schools, coherently with the spirit of the INT Marie Curie Actions, will train young researchers both for a future in the academia and in the private industrial sector, in particularly for the R&D-based companies that are the suppliers of high-tech components and apparatuses.

The 1st GraWIToN school opens a set of schools scheduled in the GraWIToN project dedicated to different aspects of GW and astrophysics research: Optics, Simulation, High Power Lasers and Data Analysis. Outreach and project management methodologies are part of this school.

The school will start on April 20th and end on May 8th. Three weeks, during which students can follow lectures by the experts in the GW community and become ready for their work path. It is possible, in any case, to participate only to a fraction of the school, attending only to the lessons of interest.