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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 most recent publications citing GWOSC, based on a query to INSPIRE.

1) Gravitational-wave astronomy with a physical calibration model

Ethan Payne, Colm Talbot, Paul D. Lasky, et al.
arxiv:2009.10193 | INSPIRE

2) Waveform systematics in the gravitational-wave inference of tidal parameters and equation of state from binary neutron star signals

Rossella Gamba, Matteo Breschi, Sebastiano Bernuzzi, et al.
arxiv:2009.08467 | INSPIRE

3) Inferring the gravitational wave memory for binary coalescence events

Neev Khera, Badri Krishnan, Abhay Ashtekar, et al.
arxiv:2009.06351 | INSPIRE

4) Search for the stochastic gravitational-wave background induced by primordial curvature perturbations in LIGO's second observing run

Shasvath J. Kapadia, Kanhaiya Lal Pandey, Teruaki Suyama, et al.
arxiv:2009.05514 | INSPIRE

5) Charged Black Hole Mergers: Emissions, Orbital Evolution, Gravitational Waveform and Observer Bias

Øyvind Christiansen

6) Discovery of a Gamma-ray Black Widow Pulsar by GPU-accelerated Einstein@Home

L. Nieder, C.J. Clark, D. Kandel, et al.
arxiv:2009.01513 | INSPIRE

7) Dynamically Formed Black Hole Binaries: In-Cluster Versus Ejected Mergers

Oliver Anagnostou, Michele Trenti, Andrew Melatos
arxiv:2009.00178 | INSPIRE

8) Pearson cross-correlation in the first four black hole binary mergers

Paolo Marcoccia, Felicia Fredriksson, Alex B. Nielsen, et al.
arxiv:2008.12663 | INSPIRE

9) Binary Black Hole Mergers from LIGO/Virgo O1 and O2: Population Inference Combining Confident and Marginal Events

Javier Roulet, Tejaswi Venumadhav, Barak Zackay, et al.
arxiv:2008.07014 | INSPIRE

10) A scalable random forest regressor for combining neutron-star equation of state measurements: A case study with GW170817 and GW190425

Francisco Hernandez Vivanco, Rory Smith, Eric Thrane, et al.
arxiv:2008.05627 | INSPIRE

11) Conservative Tidal Effects in Compact Binary Systems to Next-to-Leading Post-Minkowskian Order

Gregor Kälin, Zhengwen Liu, Rafael A. Porto
arxiv:2008.06047 | INSPIRE

12) Assessing gravitational-wave binary black hole candidates with Bayesian odds

Geraint Pratten, Alberto Vecchio
arxiv:2008.00509 | INSPIRE

13) Gravitational-wave constraints on the equatorial ellipticity of millisecond pulsars

R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, S. Abraham, et al.
arxiv:2007.14251 | INSPIRE

14) Search for Lensed Gravitational Waves Including Morse Phase Information: An Intriguing Candidate in O2

Liang Dai, Barak Zackay, Tejaswi Venumadhav, et al.
arxiv:2007.12709 | INSPIRE

15) Gravitational-wave signal-to-noise interpolation via neural networks

Kaze W.K. Wong, Ken K.Y. Ng, Emanuele Berti
arxiv:2007.10350 | INSPIRE

16) A new spin on LIGO-Virgo binary black holes

Sylvia Biscoveanu, Maximiliano Isi, Salvatore Vitale, et al.
arxiv:2007.09156 | INSPIRE

17) Rapid Parameter Estimation of Gravitational Waves from Binary Neutron Star Coalescence using Focused Reduced Order Quadrature

Soichiro Morisaki, Vivien Raymond
arxiv:2007.09108 | INSPIRE

18) Search for continuous gravitational waves from Fomalhaut b in the second Advanced LIGO observing run with a hidden Markov model

Dana Jones, Ling Sun
arxiv:2007.08732 | INSPIRE

19) Missing in Action: New Physics and the Black Hole Mass Gap

Djuna Croon, Samuel D. McDermott, Jeremy Sakstein
arxiv:2007.07889 | 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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