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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) 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

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

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

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

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

4) 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

5) Testing the no-hair theorem with GW150914

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

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

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

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

Maurice H.P. M. van Putten, Massimo Della Valle, Amir Levinson

8) 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

9) 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

10) 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

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

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

12) 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

13) 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

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

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

15) Equation-of-state insensitive relations after GW170817

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

16) Looking for ancillary signals around GW150914

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

17) 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

18) A 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

19) A 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

20) 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

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

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

22) 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

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

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

24) First Falcon all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves

Vladimir Dergachev, Maria Alessandra Papa
arxiv:1902.05530 | INSPIRE

25) Sub-threshold Binary Neutron Star Search in Advanced LIGO’s First Observing Run

Ryan Magee, Heather Fong, Sarah Caudill, et al.
arxiv:1901.09884 | INSPIRE

26) Astrophysics with core-collapse supernova gravitational wave signals in the next generation of gravitational wave detectors

Vincent Roma, Jade Powell, Ik Siong Heng, et al.
arxiv:1901.08692 | INSPIRE

27) Search for gravitational lensing signatures in LIGO-Virgo binary black hole events

O.A. Hannuksela, K. Haris, K.K.Y. Ng, et al.
arxiv:1901.02674 | INSPIRE

28) Gravitational Wave Background Sky Maps from Advanced LIGO O1 Data

Arianna I. Renzini, Carlo R. Contaldi
arxiv:1811.12922 | INSPIRE

29) Posterior samples of the parameters of binary black holes from Advanced LIGO, Virgo's second observing run

Soumi De, Christopher M. Biwer, Collin D. Capano, et al.
arxiv:1811.09232 | INSPIRE

30) Template-based Gravitational-Wave Echoes Search Using Bayesian Model Selection

R.K.L. Lo, T.G.F. Li, A.J. Weinstein
arxiv:1811.07431 | INSPIRE

31) Parameter estimation and statistical significance of echoes following black hole signals in the first Advanced LIGO observing run

Alex B. Nielsen, Collin D. Capano, Ofek Birnholtz, et al.
arxiv:1811.04904 | INSPIRE

32) Investigating the noise residuals around the gravitational wave event GW150914

Alex B. Nielsen, Alexander H. Nitz, Collin D. Capano, et al.
arxiv:1811.04071 | INSPIRE

33) BILBY: A user-friendly Bayesian inference library for gravitational-wave astronomy

Gregory Ashton, Moritz Hübner, Paul D. Lasky, et al.
arxiv:1811.02042 | INSPIRE

34) 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, et al.
arxiv:1811.01921 | INSPIRE

35) Stochastic Gravitational-wave Background from Binary Black Holes and Binary Neutron Stars and Implications for LISA

Zu-Cheng Chen, Fan Huang, Qing-Guo Huang
arxiv:1809.10360 | INSPIRE

36) Constraining the parameters of GW150914 and GW170104 with numerical relativity surrogates

Prayush Kumar, Jonathan Blackman, Scott E. Field, et al.
arxiv:1808.08004 | INSPIRE

37) Constraints on non-linear tides due to $p$-$g$ mode coupling from the neutron-star merger GW170817

Steven Reyes, Duncan A. Brown
arxiv:1808.07013 | INSPIRE

38) An Analytic Approximation to the Bayesian Detection Statistic for Continuous Gravitational Waves

John J. Bero, John T. Whelan
arxiv:1808.05453 | INSPIRE

39) Binary Black Hole Mergers from Globular Clusters: the Impact of Globular Cluster Properties

Jongsuk Hong, Enrico Vesperini, Abbas Askar, et al.
arxiv:1808.04514 | INSPIRE

40) PyCBC Inference: A Python-based parameter estimation toolkit for compact binary coalescence signals

C.M. Biwer, Collin D. Capano, Soumi De, et al.
arxiv:1807.10312 | INSPIRE

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

Jose María Ezquiaga, Miguel Zumalacárregui
arxiv:1807.09241 | INSPIRE

42) An independent search of gravitational waves in the first observation run of advanced LIGO using cross-correlation

Javier M. Antelis, Claudia Moreno
arxiv:1807.07660 | INSPIRE

43) Hierarchical Bayesian method for detecting continuous gravitational waves from an ensemble of pulsars

M. Pitkin, C. Messenger, X. Fan
arxiv:1807.06726 | INSPIRE

44) Hierarchical search strategy for the efficient detection of gravitational waves from nonprecessing coalescing compact binaries with aligned-spins

Bhooshan Gadre, Sanjit Mitra, Sanjeev Dhurandhar
arxiv:1807.06803 | INSPIRE

45) Loosely coherent searches for medium scale coherence lengths

Vladimir Dergachev
arxiv:1807.02351 | INSPIRE

46) Tidal Deformabilities and Radii of Neutron Stars from the Observation of GW170817

Soumi De, Daniel Finstad, James M. Lattimer, et al.
arxiv:1804.08583 | INSPIRE

47) Measuring the viewing angle of GW170817 with electromagnetic and gravitational waves

Daniel Finstad, Soumi De, Duncan A. Brown, et al.
arxiv:1804.04179 | INSPIRE

48) Degeneracy of gravitational waveforms in the context of GW150914

James Creswell, Hao Liu, Andrew D. Jackson, et al.
arxiv:1803.02350 | INSPIRE

49) Model Selection for Gravitational-Wave Transient Sources

Jade Powell

50) A blind search for a common signal in gravitational wave detectors

Hao Liu, James Creswell, Sebastian von Hausegger, et al.
arxiv:1802.00340 | INSPIRE

View all publications on INSPIRE HEP

Other Projects

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

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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