Gravitational Wave Open Science Center

Audio Files

The binary black hole merger events that LIGO has detected are in the audio band. They can be converted to sound (.wav) files, so that you can hear them.

Audio Type GW150914 LVT151012 GW151226 GW170104
Data: whitened, bandpassed
Data: Whitened, bandpassed, frequency shifted +400 Hz
Waveform template derived from GR, whitened
Waveform template derived from GR, whitened, frequency shifted +400 Hz

Notes on audio files: