Challenges in gravitational wave astronomy

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TRIUMF Auditorium
Speaker:
Jessica McIver (UBC)
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Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo are currently in the middle of their third observing run, and releasing open public event alerts for the first time. The LIGO-Virgo collaboration has issued 28 un-retracted candidate event alerts as of September 11th, 2019, potentially adding dozens more known compact binary object mergers to the eleven confident detections from the first two Advanced-era observing runs. I'll give an overview of the process of detecting, characterizing, and assessing the significance of gravitational wave signals registered in Advanced LIGO data. I’ll review novel results from LIGO-Virgo to date, and the challenges of extracting interesting new physics from noisy detector data. Finally, I'll summarize the roadmap to future gravitational wave detectors on Earth and in space.

Add to Calendar Event Start: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:00 pm Event End: 3:00 pm Challenges in gravitational wave astronomy Event Information: Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo are currently in the middle of their third observing run, and releasing open public event alerts for the first time. The LIGO-Virgo collaboration has issued 28 un-retracted candidate event alerts as of September 11th, 2019, potentially adding dozens more known compact binary object mergers to the eleven confident detections from the first two Advanced-era observing runs. I'll give an overview of the process of detecting, characterizing, and assessing the significance of gravitational wave signals registered in Advanced LIGO data. I’ll review novel results from LIGO-Virgo to date, and the challenges of extracting interesting new physics from noisy detector data. Finally, I'll summarize the roadmap to future gravitational wave detectors on Earth and in space. Event Location: TRIUMF Auditorium

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