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Gravitational waves: search results, data analysis and parameter estimation
General Relativity and Gravitation (2015)
  • Pia Astone, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Alan Weinstein, California Institute of Technology
  • Michalis Agathos
  • Michał Bejger, University of Warsaw
  • Nelson Christensen, Carleton College
  • Thomas Dent, Max Planck Society
  • Philip Graff, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Sergey Klimenko, University of Florida
  • Giulio Mazzolo, Leibniz University of Hanover
  • Atsushi Nishizawa, Kyoto University
  • Florent Robinet, University of Paris-Sud
  • Patricia Schmidt, Cardiff University
  • Rory Smith, University of Birmingham
  • John Veitch, University of Birmingham
  • Madeline Wade, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Sofiane Aoudia, Max Planck Society
  • Sukanta Bose, Washington State University
  • Juan Calderon Bustillo, University of the Balearic Islands
  • Priscilla Canizares
  • Colin Capano, University of Maryland, College Park
  • James Clark, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Alberto Colla, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Elena Cuoco, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
  • Carlos Da Silva Costa, National Institute for Space Research
  • Tito Dal Canton, Max Planck Society
  • Edgar Evangelista, National Institute for Space Research
  • Evan Goetz, Max Planck Society
  • Anuradha Gupta, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Mark Hannam, Cardiff University
  • David Keitel, Max Planck Society
  • Benjamin Lackey, Princeton University
  • Joshua Logue, University of Glasgow
  • Satyanarayan Mohapatra, Syracuse University
  • Francesco Piergiovanni, University of Urbino
  • Stephen Privitera, California Institute of Technology
  • Reinhard Prix, Max Planck Society
  • Michael Pürrer, Cardiff University
  • Virginia Re, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Roberto Serafinelli, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Leslie Wade, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Linqing Wen, University of Western Australia
  • Karl Wette, Max Planck Society
  • John Whelan, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • C. Palomba, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
  • G. Prodi, University of Trento
Abstract
The Amaldi 10 Parallel Session C2 on gravitational wave (GW) search results, data analysis and parameter estimation included three lively sessions of lectures by 13 presenters, and 34 posters. The talks and posters covered a huge range of material, including results and analysis techniques for ground-based GW detectors, targeting anticipated signals from different astrophysical sources: compact binary inspiral, merger and ringdown; GW bursts from intermediate mass binary black hole mergers, cosmic string cusps, core-collapse supernovae, and other unmodeled sources; continuous waves from spinning neutron stars; and a stochastic GW background. There was considerable emphasis on Bayesian techniques for estimating the parameters of coalescing compact binary systems from the gravitational waveforms extracted from the data from the advanced detector network. This included methods to distinguish deviations of the signals from what is expected in the context of General Relativity.
Keywords
  • gravitational waves,
  • parameter estimation,
  • tests of general relativity,
  • compact binary merger,
  • neutron stars,
  • stochastic background
Publication Date
February, 2015
DOI
10.1007/s10714-014-1796-x
Citation Information
Pia Astone, Alan Weinstein, Michalis Agathos, Michał Bejger, et al.. "Gravitational waves: search results, data analysis and parameter estimation" General Relativity and Gravitation Vol. 47 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 11 - 11
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan_weinstein/87/