Gravitational waves: search results, data analysis and parameter estimation


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 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

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February 2015


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.


General Relativity and Gravitation





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