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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) 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

2) 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

3) 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

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

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

5) 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

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

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

7) Equation-of-state insensitive relations after GW170817

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

8) Looking for ancillary signals around GW150914

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

9) 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

10) 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

11) 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

12) Potential Gravitational-wave and Gamma-ray Multi-messenger Candidate from Oct. 30, 2015

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

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

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

14) 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

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

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

16) First loosely coherent all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data

Vladimir Dergachev, Maria Alessandra Papa
arxiv:1902.05530 | INSPIRE

17) 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

18) 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

19) 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

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

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

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

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

22) 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

23) Parameter estimation for black hole echo signals and their statistical significance

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

24) 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

25) Bilby: A user-friendly Bayesian inference library for gravitational-wave astronomy

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

26) 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

27) 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

28) Constraining the parameters of GW150914 & GW170104 with numerical relativity surrogates

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

29) 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

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

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

31) 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

32) 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

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

Jose María Ezquiaga, Miguel Zumalacárregui
arxiv:1807.09241 | INSPIRE

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

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

35) Loosely coherent searches for medium scale coherence lengths

Vladimir Dergachev
arxiv:1807.02351 | INSPIRE

36) 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

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

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

38) Degeneracy of gravitational waveforms in the context of GW150914

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

39) Model Selection for Gravitational-Wave Transient Sources

Jade Powell

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

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

41) Modeling ringdown II: non-precessing binary black holes

L.T. London
arxiv:1801.08208 | INSPIRE

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

Julian Westerweck, Alex Nielsen, Ofek Fischer-Birnholtz, et al.
arxiv:1712.09966 | INSPIRE

43) Reanalysis of LIGO black-hole coalescences with alternative prior assumptions

Davide Gerosa, Salvatore Vitale, Carl-Johan Haster, et al.
arxiv:1712.06635 | INSPIRE

44) Gravitational wave echoes through new windows

Randy S. Conklin, Bob Holdom, Jing Ren
arxiv:1712.06517 | INSPIRE

45) Observational tests of the black hole area increase law

Miriam Cabero, Collin D. Capano, Ofek Fischer-Birnholtz, et al.
arxiv:1711.09073 | INSPIRE

46) Extraction of black hole coalescence waveforms from noisy data

Martin A. Green, J.W. Moffat
arxiv:1711.00347 | INSPIRE

47) Inferring the core-collapse supernova explosion mechanism with three-dimensional gravitational-wave simulations

Jade Powell, Marek Szczepanczyk, Ik Siong Heng
arxiv:1709.00955 | INSPIRE

48) Frequency-dependent responses in third generation gravitational-wave detectors

Reed Essick, Salvatore Vitale, Matthew Evans
arxiv:1708.06843 | INSPIRE

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

M. Pitkin, M. Isi, J. Veitch, et al.
arxiv:1705.08978 | INSPIRE

50) Precise LIGO Lensing Rate Predictions for Binary Black Holes

Ken K.Y. Ng, Kaze W.K. Wong, Tom Broadhurst, et al.
arxiv:1703.06319 | 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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