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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."

Scientific Publications

Below are the fifty most recent publications citing GWOSC, as listed by INSPIRE HEP.
For a complete list, please query INSPIRE HEP.

1) Search for Eccentric Binary Neutron Star Mergers in the first and second observing runs of Advanced LIGO

Alexander H. Nitz, Amber Lenon, Duncan A. Brown
arxiv:1912.05464 | INSPIRE

2) Search for strongly lensed counterpart images of binary black hole mergers in the first two LIGO observing runs

Connor McIsaac, David Keitel, Thomas Collett, et al.
arxiv:1912.05389 | INSPIRE

3) Memory Effect or Cosmic String? Classifying Gravitational-Wave Bursts with Bayesian Inference

Atul K. Divakarla, Eric Thrane, Paul D. Lasky, et al.
arxiv:1911.07998 | INSPIRE

4) Binary neutron stars gravitational wave detection based on wavelet packet analysis and convolutional neural networks

Bai-Jiong Lin, Xiang-Ru Li, Wo-Liang Yu

5) Including higher order multipoles in gravitational-wave models for precessing binary black holes

Sebastian Khan, Frank Ohme, Katerina Chatziioannou, et al.
arxiv:1911.06050 | INSPIRE

6) Binary Neutron Stars Gravitational Wave Detection Based on Wavelet Packet Analysis And Convolutional Neural Networks

Baijiong Lin, Xiangru Li, Woliang Yu
arxiv:1910.10525 | INSPIRE

7) Multi-waveform inference of gravitational waves

Gregory Ashton, Sebastian Khan
arxiv:1910.09138 | INSPIRE

8) 2-OGC: Open Gravitational-wave Catalog of binary mergers from analysis of public Advanced LIGO and Virgo data

Alexander H. Nitz, Thomas Dent, Gareth S. Davies, et al.
arxiv:1910.05331 | INSPIRE

9) Unveiling the Spectrum of Inspiralling Binary Black Holes

Soumen Roy, Anand S. Sengupta, K.G. Arun
arxiv:1910.04565 | INSPIRE

10) Gravitational wave signal recognition of O1 data by deep learning

He Wang, Zhoujian Cao, Xiaolin Liu, et al.
arxiv:1909.13442 | INSPIRE

11) Not quite black holes at LIGO

Bob Holdom
arxiv:1909.11801 | INSPIRE

12) Expediting Astrophysical Discovery with Gravitational-Wave Transients Through Massively Parallel Nested Sampling

Rory Smith, Gregory Ashton
arxiv:1909.11873 | INSPIRE

13) Parameter Estimation with a Spinning Multi-Mode Waveform Model: IMRPhenomHM

Chinmay Kalaghatgi, Mark Hannam, Vivien Raymond
arxiv:1909.10010 | INSPIRE

14) The Impact of Peculiar Velocities on the Estimation of the Hubble Constant from Gravitational Wave Standard Sirens

Constantina Nicolaou, Ofer Lahav, Pablo Lemos, et al.
arxiv:1909.09609 | INSPIRE

15) Results from an Extended Falcon All-Sky Survey for Continuous Gravitational Waves

Vladimir Dergachev, Maria Alessandra Papa
arxiv:1909.09619 | INSPIRE

16) Detectability of dynamical tidal effects and the detection of gravitational-wave transients with LIGO

Reed Clasey Essick

17) Machine-learning interpolation of population-synthesis simulations to interpret gravitational-wave observations: a case study

Kaze W.K. Wong, Davide Gerosa
arxiv:1909.06373 | INSPIRE

18) A guide to LIGO-Virgo detector noise and extraction of transient gravitational-wave signals

Benjamin P Abbott, Rich Abbott, Thomas D Abbott, et al.
arxiv:1908.11170 | INSPIRE

19) Detecting Gravitational Waves in Data with Non-Gaussian Noise

Barak Zackay, Tejaswi Venumadhav, Javier Roulet, et al.
arxiv:1908.05644 | INSPIRE

20) Kicking gravitational wave detectors with recoiling black holes

Carlos O. Lousto, James Healy
arxiv:1908.04382 | INSPIRE

21) Searching for ultralight bosons within spin measurements of a population of binary black hole mergers

Ken K.Y. Ng, Otto A. Hannuksela, Salvatore Vitale, et al.
arxiv:1908.02312 | INSPIRE

22) Label switching problem in Bayesian analysis for gravitational wave astronomy

Riccardo Buscicchio, Elinore Roebber, Janna M. Goldstein, et al.
arxiv:1907.11631 | INSPIRE

23) Astrophysical signal consistency test adapted for gravitational-wave transient searches

V. Gayathri, P. Bacon, A. Pai, et al.
arxiv:1907.10851 | INSPIRE

24) SciPy 1.0--Fundamental Algorithms for Scientific Computing in Python

Pauli Virtanen, Ralf Gommers, Travis E. Oliphant, et al.
arxiv:1907.10121 | INSPIRE

25) A time–frequency analysis of gravitational wave signals with non-harmonic analysis

Kenta Yanagisawa, Dongbao Jia, Shigeki Hirobayashi, et al.

26) Noise spectral estimation methods and their impact on gravitational wave measurement of compact binary mergers

Katerina Chatziioannou, Carl-Johan Haster, Tyson B. Littenberg, et al.
arxiv:1907.06540 | INSPIRE

27) Custom Execution Environments with Containers in Pegasus-enabled Scientific Workflows

Karan Vahi, Mats Rynge, George Papadimitriou, et al.
arxiv:1905.08204 | INSPIRE

28) Searching for Dark Photon Dark Matter in LIGO O1 Data

Huai-Ke Guo, Keith Riles, Feng-Wei Yang, et al.
arxiv:1905.04316 | INSPIRE

29) All-Sky Search for Short Gravitational-Wave Bursts in the Second Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo Run

B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, et al.
arxiv:1905.03457 | INSPIRE

30) Testing the no-hair theorem with GW150914

Maximiliano Isi, Matthew Giesler, Will M. Farr, et al.
arxiv:1905.00869 | INSPIRE

31) Gravitational-Wave Asteroseismology with Fundamental Modes from Compact Binary Inspirals

Geraint Pratten, Patricia Schmidt, Tanja Hinderer
arxiv:1905.00817 | INSPIRE

32) Multi-messenger Extended Emission from the Compact Remnant in GW170817

Maurice H.P. M. van Putten, Massimo Della Valle, Amir Levinson
arxiv:1910.12730 | INSPIRE

33) Convolutional neural networks: a magic bullet for gravitational-wave detection?

Timothy D. Gebhard, Niki Kilbertus, Ian Harry, et al.
arxiv:1904.08693 | INSPIRE

34) New Binary Black Hole Mergers in the Second Observing Run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo

Tejaswi Venumadhav, Barak Zackay, Javier Roulet, et al.
arxiv:1904.07214 | INSPIRE

35) Targeted Sub-threshold Search for Strongly-lensed Gravitational-wave Events

Alvin K.Y. Li, Rico K.L. Lo, Surabhi Sachdev, et al.
arxiv:1904.06020 | INSPIRE

36) Constraining extra gravitational wave polarizations with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA and upper bounds from GW170817

Yuki Hagihara, Naoya Era, Daisuke Iikawa, et al.
arxiv:1904.02300 | INSPIRE

37) Distinguishing Primordial Black Holes from Astrophysical Black Holes by Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer

Zu-Cheng Chen, Qing-Guo Huang
arxiv:1904.02396 | INSPIRE

38) Template Bank for Compact Binary Coalescence Searches in Gravitational Wave Data: A General Geometric Placement Algorithm

Javier Roulet, Liang Dai, Tejaswi Venumadhav, et al.
arxiv:1904.01683 | INSPIRE

39) Results from an Einstein@Home search for continuous gravitational waves from Cassiopeia A, Vela Jr. and G347.3

Jing Ming, Maria Alessandra Papa, Avneet Singh, et al.
arxiv:1903.09119 | INSPIRE

40) On the properties of the massive binary black hole merger GW170729

Katerina Chatziioannou, Roberto Cotesta, Sudarshan Ghonge, et al.
arxiv:1903.06742 | INSPIRE

41) Equation-of-state insensitive relations after GW170817

Zack Carson, Katerina Chatziioannou, Carl-Johan Haster, et al.
arxiv:1903.03909 | INSPIRE

42) Looking for ancillary signals around GW150914

Rahul Maroju, Sristi Ram Dyuthi, Anumandla Sukrutha, et al.
arxiv:1903.02823 | INSPIRE

43) Loosely coherent search in LIGO O1 data for continuous gravitational waves from Terzan 5 and the galactic center

Vladimir Dergachev, Maria Alessandra Papa, Benjamin Steltner, et al.
arxiv:1903.02389 | INSPIRE

44) Highly spinning and aligned binary black hole merger in the Advanced LIGO first observing run

Barak Zackay, Tejaswi Venumadhav, Liang Dai, et al.
arxiv:1902.10331 | INSPIRE

45) New search pipeline for compact binary mergers: Results for binary black holes in the first observing run of Advanced LIGO

Tejaswi Venumadhav, Barak Zackay, Javier Roulet, et al.
arxiv:1902.10341 | INSPIRE

46) Potential Gravitational-wave and Gamma-ray Multi-messenger Candidate from 2015 October 30

Alexander H. Nitz, Alex B. Nielsen, Collin D. Capano
arxiv:1902.09496 | INSPIRE

47) Gravitational waves from compact dark matter objects in the solar system

C.J. Horowitz, M.A. Papa, S. Reddy
arxiv:1902.08273 | INSPIRE

48) Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars at Two Harmonics in 2015-2017 LIGO Data

B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, et al.
arxiv:1902.08507 | INSPIRE

49) Observational Black Hole Spectroscopy: A time-domain multimode analysis of GW150914

Gregorio Carullo, Walter Del Pozzo, John Veitch
arxiv:1902.07527 | INSPIRE

View all publications on INSPIRE HEP

Other Projects

Pioneer Academics student projects (2019)

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Langqing Yi | Erim Esref HAKKI | Jiawei Qiu

Effect of Low Frequency Noise in Detection of Gravitational Waves

Baisakhi Mitra
Report on github

Gravitational Wave Events (iPhone App)

Peter Kramer
Available from Apple

Pioneer Academics student projects (2018)

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

Pioneer Academics student projects (2017)

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

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

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

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

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

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