Teachers & Students
Step 1: Watch Introductory Video (1)
Footnote: Construction of the KAGRA detector in Japan has been
completed since the production of this video.
- How are gravitational waves created?
- How are gravitational waves measured?
Step 2: Watch Introductory Video (2)
How can a gravitational-wave signal be used to measure the mass and
distance of its source?
Step 3: Waveform Fitter
Use the sliders
to adjust the model waveform
- What happens when you increase the total mass?
- What happens when you increase the distance?
- Find a model that fits the data from GW150914
Compare your answer with
Note: You can add (Mass 1 + Mass 2) to find the Total Mass
Step 4: Sources and Signals
Learn about wave sources and signals
from music to gravitational waves
Calculate the size of a black hole using its gravitational wave
Step 5: Signal Processing Tutorial
Step 6: GW Data Quickview App
Try plotting data
from different events and glitches
- Which events are easy to see, and which are harder?
Step 7: Classroom Activities
More To Explore
for a list of classroom activities and resources.
Step 1: Browse the Event Portal
- Browse events in the Event Portal
- You may want to start with the GWTC transient catalog
- Click on any event name to view details and download data
Step 2: Quickview Tutorial
the Jupyter Notebook
- Learn to download, filter, and plot gravitational wave data
Step 4: Suggested papers
Step 5: Complete an Open Data Workshop
Up to 20 hours
GW Open Data Workshops page
- Select the most recent workshop
Watch the lecture videos and complete the sotware tutorials for a
course in GW data analysis