Projects with GWOSC data

Some examples of projects using GWOSC data are shown on this page.

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Student Ashley Disbrow presents her work
at the 2014 American Astronomical Society
meeting in Washington, DC.

Student Emma Wadley created the installation art,
titled Void (2016), shown above. Her artist statement
includes this description: "I have used black
paper to represent fear through the colour
associated with death, shadows and the deepest
nights ... The addition of light creates an
eerie iridescence and the soundscape aims to
unnerve and intrigue through otherworldly noise
of Gravitational waves and the Mariana Trench."


Pioneer Academics student projects

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Jingyi Zhang | Yue Pan

1-OGC: The first open gravitational-wave catalog of binary mergers from analysis of public Advanced LIGO data

Alexander H. Nitz, Collin Capano, Alex B. Nielsen, Steven Reyes, Rebecca White, Duncan A. Brown, Badri Krishnan

Multimessenger Parameter Estimation of GW170817

David Radice, Liang Dai

Dark Energy in light of Multi-Messenger Gravitational-Wave astronomy

Jose María Ezquiaga, Miguel Zumalacárregui

Constraints on Binary Black Hole Populations from LIGO-Virgo Detections

Javier Roulet, Matias Zaldarriaga

Parameter Estimation for GW170817 using Relative Binning

Liang Dai, Tejaswi Venumadhav, Barak Zackay

Observational evidence of the central engine to GRB170817A

Maurice H.P.M. van Putten

Constraining the nuclear equation of state with GW170817

Soumi De, Daniel Finstad, James M. Lattimer, Duncan A. Brown, Edo Berger, Christopher M. Biwer

Measuring the viewing angle of GW170817 with electromagnetic and gravitational waves

Daniel Finstad, Soumi De, Duncan A. Brown, Edo Berger, Christopher M. Biwer

GW170817 event rules out general relativity in favor of vector gravity?

Anatoly A. Svidzinsky, Robert C. Hilborn

Echoes from the Abyss: A highly spinning black hole remnant for the binary neutron star merger GW170817

Jahed Abedi, Niayesh Afshordi

Degeneracy of gravitational waveforms in the context of GW150914

James Creswell, Hao Liu, Andrew D. Jackson, Sebastian von Hausegger, Pavel Naselsky

Gravitational Wave Polarization Analysis of GW170814

Robert C. Hilborn

A blind search for a common signal in gravitational wave detectors

Hao Liu, James Creswell, Sebastian von Hausegger, Andrew D. Jackson, Pavel Naselsky

Modeling ringdown II: non-precessing binary black holes

L. T. London


Gravitational wave echoes through new windows

Randy S. Conklin, Bob Holdom, Jing Ren

Reanalysis of LIGO black-hole coalescences with alternative prior assumptions

Davide Gerosa, Salvatore Vitale, Carl-Johan Haster, Katerina Chatziioannou, Aaron Zimmerman

Low significance of evidence for black hole echoes in gravitational wave data

Julian Westerweck, Alex B. Nielsen, Ofek Fischer-Birnholtz, Miriam Cabero, Collin Capano, Thomas Dent, Badri Krishnan, Grant Meadors, Alexander H. Nitz

Observational tests of the black hole area increase law

Miriam Cabero, Collin D. Capano, Ofek Fischer-Birnholtz, Badri Krishnan, Alex B. Nielsen, Alex H. Nitz

Impact of Bayesian prior on the characterization of binary black hole coalescences

Salvatore Vitale, Davide Gerosa, Carl-Johan Haster, Katerina Chatziioannou, Aaron Zimmerman

Pioneer Academics student projects (2017)

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Joalda Morancy | Kriti Verma

Precise LIGO Lensing Rate Predictions for Binary Black Holes

Ken K. Y. Ng, Kaze W. K. Wong, Tjonnie G. F. Li, Tom Broadhurst

A nested sampling code for targeted searches for continuous gravitational waves from pulsars

Matthew Pitkin, Maximiliano Isi, John Veitch, Graham Woan

Extraction of black hole coalescence waveforms from noisy data

Martin A. Green and J. W. Moffat

Evidence for Small-Strain Burst Sources Proliferating in Enhanced-LIGO Time Series Data

Stanley W. Wong and Baokun Gu
Report on Google Docs

Calculating detection ranges for binary black holes

Bassel Heiba
Code on github

GPU-searches for broadband extended emission in gravitational waves in nearby energetic core-collapse supernovae

Maurice H.P.M. van Putten, Amir Levinson, Filippo Frontera, Cristiano Guidorzi, Lorenzo Amati, Massimo Della Valle

Deep searches for broadband extended gravitational-wave emission bursts by heterogeneous computing

Maurice H.P.M. van Putten

On the time lags of the LIGO signals

James Creswell, Sebastian von Hausegger, Andrew D. Jackson, Hao Liu, Pavel Naselsky

Echoes from the Abyss: The Holiday Edition!

Jahed Abedi, Hannah Dykaar, Niayesh Afshordi


Comments on: "Echoes from the abyss: Evidence for Planck-scale structure at black hole horizons"

Gregory Ashton, Ofek Birnholtz, Miriam Cabero, Collin Capano, Thomas Dent, Badri Krishnan, Grant David Meadors, Alex B. Nielsen, Alex Nitz, Julian Westerweck

Searches for continuous gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 and XTE J1751-305 in LIGO's sixth science run

Grant David Meadors, Evan Goetz, Keith Riles, Teviet Creighton, Florent Robinet

GW150914 Kaggle Projects

Created by Elena Cuoco
GW150914 data in Kaggle

Online Course - LIGO: Detecting Gravitational Waves

Created at Sonoma State University by Lynn Cominsky
SSU LIGO Courses | 2016 Course

Pioneer Academics student projects

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Zhehao Lu | Minqi Fu

Art Installation: Void

Emma Wadley
See photo at right

Possible associated signal with GW150914 in the LIGO data

Hao Liu, Andrew D. Jackson

Echoes from the Abyss: Evidence for Planck-scale structure at black hole horizons

Jahed Abedi, Hannah Dykaar, Niayesh Afshordi

Modified LIGO data analysis notebook

Valentin Baillard
Azure | mybinder | github

Physics From Planet Earth homework problems

Joe Amato and Enrique (Kiko) Galvez
See Gravitational Radiation 2 and Gravitational Radiation 3

Non-Gaussian noise and data analysis of laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors

Takahiro Yamamoto, Ph.D. Thesis
See JGW-P1605355

Understanding the LIGO GW150914 event

P. Naselsky, A. D. Jackson, Hao Liu
See arxiv:1604.06211

Gravitational Wave Detection in the Introductory Lab

Lior M. Burko
Georgia Gwinnett College,
See arxiv:1602.04666


Pioneer Academics student projects

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Jinghong Liang | William Li


Searching for Compact Binaries in LIGO Data

Shannon Wang
Date Completed: September 2014
Report: Paper

Recovering S5 Burst Injections

Alexander Cole
Date Completed: May 2014
Presentation: Paper | Slides

S5 Data Time Dependence of Duty Cycles and Spacetime Detection Volumes

Gary LaMotte
Date Completed: April 2014
Presentation: Slides


Recovering Hardware Injections in LIGO S5 Data

Ashley Disbrow
Date Completed: September 2013
Presentations: Poster | Slides

Papers that cite GWOSC


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