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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) GW190521: A dynamical capture of two black holes

Rossella Gamba, Matteo Breschi, Gregorio Carullo, et al.
arxiv:2106.05575 | INSPIRE

2) A method for detecting continuous gravitational wave signals from an ensemble of known pulsars

M. Buono, R. De Rosa, L. D'Onofrio, et al.

3) Who Ordered That? Unequal-Mass Binary Black Hole Mergers Have Larger Effective Spins

Thomas A. Callister, Carl-Johan Haster, Ken K.Y. Ng, et al.
arxiv:2106.00521 | INSPIRE

4) Detection of LIGO-Virgo binary black holes in the pair-instability mass gap

Brendan O'Brien, Marek Szczepanczyk, V. Gayathri, et al.
arxiv:2106.00605 | INSPIRE

5) An optimized PyCBC search for gravitational waves from intermediate-mass black hole mergers

Koustav Chandra, V. Villa-Ortega, T. Dent, et al.
arxiv:2106.00193 | INSPIRE

6) Application of a hierarchical MCMC follow-up to Advanced LIGO continuous gravitational-wave candidates

Rodrigo Tenorio, David Keitel, Alicia M. Sintes
arxiv:2105.13860 | INSPIRE

7) First Constraints on Light Axions from the Binary Neutron Star Gravitational Wave Event GW170817

Jun Zhang, Zhenwei Lyu, Junwu Huang, et al.
arxiv:2105.13963 | INSPIRE

8) Characterizing the observation bias in gravitational-wave detections and finding structured population properties

Doğa Veske, Imre Bartos, Zsuzsa Márka, et al.
arxiv:2105.13983 | INSPIRE

9) On the Distribution of Effective Spins and Masses of Binary Black Holes from the LIGO and Virgo O1-O3a Observing Runs

Javier Roulet, Horng Sheng Chia, Seth Olsen, et al.
arxiv:2105.10580 | INSPIRE

10) Identification and removal of non-Gaussian noise transients for gravitational wave searches

Benjamin Steltner, Maria Alessandra Papa, Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein
arxiv:2105.09933 | INSPIRE

11) 3-OGC: Catalog of gravitational waves from compact-binary mergers

Alexander H. Nitz, Collin D. Capano, Sumit Kumar, et al.
arxiv:2105.09151 | INSPIRE

12) A detailed analysis of GW190521 with phenomenological waveform models

Héctor Estellés, Sascha Husa, Marta Colleoni, et al.
arxiv:2105.06360 | INSPIRE

13) Search for lensing signatures in the gravitational-wave observations from the first half of LIGO-Virgo's third observing run

R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, S. Abraham, et al.
arxiv:2105.06384 | INSPIRE

14) Observing intermediate-mass black holes and the upper--stellar-mass gap with LIGO and Virgo

Ajit Kumar Mehta, Alessandra Buonanno, Jonathan Gair, et al.
arxiv:2105.06366 | INSPIRE

15) New twists in compact binary waveform modelling: a fast time domain model for precession

Héctor Estellés, Marta Colleoni, Cecilio García-Quirós, et al.
arxiv:2105.05872 | INSPIRE

16) Adding harmonics to the interpretation of the black hole mergers of GWTC-1

Maite Mateu-Lucena, Sascha Husa, Marta Colleoni, et al.
arxiv:2105.05960 | INSPIRE

17) Optimization of model independent gravitational wave search using machine learning

Tanmaya Mishra, Brendan O'Brien, V. Gayathri, et al.
arxiv:2105.04739 | INSPIRE

18) Optimized localization for gravitational-waves from merging binaries

Zhi-Qiang You, Gregory Ashton, Xing-Jiang Zhu, et al.
arxiv:2105.04263 | INSPIRE

19) Search for Long-duration Gravitational-wave Signals Associated with Magnetar Giant Flares

Adrian Macquet, Marie-Anne Bizouard, Eric Burns, et al.
arxiv:2105.02086 | INSPIRE

20) A morphology-independent test of the mixed polarization content of gravitational wave signals from compact binary coalescences

Katerina Chatziioannou, Maximiliano Isi, Carl-Johan Haster, et al.
arxiv:2105.01521 | INSPIRE

View all publications on INSPIRE HEP

Other Projects

Pioneer Academics student projects (2020)

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Vinh Nguyen | Pranjal Gehlot | Harry Yu | Xuanming (Rudy) Zhang | Yash Kothari

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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