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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) Probing Ensemble Properties of Vortex-avalanche Pulsar Glitches with a Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background Search

Federico De Lillo, Jishnu Suresh, Antoine Depasse, et al.

arxiv:2211.16857 | INSPIRE

2) Gravitational-wave event validation by Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors. Procedures and challenges for the upcoming observing runs

Francesco Di Renzo


3) Black holes and nilmanifolds: quasinormal modes as the fingerprints of extra dimensions?

Anna Chrysostomou, Alan Cornell, Aldo Deandrea, et al.

arxiv:2211.08489 | INSPIRE

4) Deep Learning Detection and Classification of Gravitational Waves from Neutron Star-Black Hole Mergers

Richard Qiu, Plamen Krastev, Kiranjyot Gill, et al.

arxiv:2210.15888 | INSPIRE

5) Factorized Parameter Estimation for Real-Time Gravitational Wave Inference

Tousif Islam, Javier Roulet, Tejaswi Venumadhav

arxiv:2210.16278 | INSPIRE

6) Search for continuous gravitational waves from HESS J1427-608 with a hidden Markov model

Deeksha Beniwal, Patrick Clearwater, Liam Dunn, et al.

arxiv:2210.09592 | INSPIRE

7) Impact of updated Multipole Love and f-Love Universal Relations in context of Binary Neutron Stars

Bikram Keshari Pradhan, Aditya Vijaykumar, Debarati Chatterjee

arxiv:2210.09425 | INSPIRE

8) Expanding RIFT: Improving performance for GW parameter inference

J. Wofford, A. Yelikar, H. Gallagher, et al.

arxiv:2210.07912 | INSPIRE

9) Virgo Detector Characterization and Data Quality: results from the O3 run

F. Acernese, M. Agathos, A. Ain, et al.

arxiv:2210.15633 | INSPIRE

10) Gaussian Processes for Gravitational-wave Astronomy

Gregory Ashton

arxiv:2209.15547 | INSPIRE

11) Fingerprints of High Energy Physics Beyond Colliders

David I. Dunsky


12) CWInPy: A Python package for inference with continuous gravitational-wave signals from pulsars

Matthew Pitkin


13) SCoRe: A New Framework to Study Unmodeled Physics from Gravitational Wave Data

Guillaume Dideron, Suvodip Mukherjee, Luis Lehner

arxiv:2209.14321 | INSPIRE

14) MLGWSC-1: The first Machine Learning Gravitational-Wave Search Mock Data Challenge

Marlin B. Schäfer, Ondřej Zelenka, Alexander H. Nitz, et al.

arxiv:2209.11146 | INSPIRE

15) From inflation to black hole mergers and back again: Gravitational-wave data-driven constraints on inflationary scenarios with a first-principle model of primordial black holes across the QCD epoch

G. Franciolini, I. Musco, P. Pani, et al.

arxiv:2209.05959 | INSPIRE

16) The False Alarms induced by Gaussian Noise in Gravitational Wave Detectors

Gonzalo Morras, Jose Francisco Nuño Siles, Juan Garcia-Bellido, et al.

arxiv:2209.05475 | INSPIRE

17) Statistical validation of the detection of a sub-dominant quasi-normal mode in GW190521

Collin D. Capano, Jahed Abedi, Shilpa Kastha, et al.

arxiv:2209.00640 | INSPIRE

18) Data quality up to the third observing run of Advanced LIGO: Gravity Spy glitch classifications

J. Glanzer, S. Banagiri, S.B. Coughlin, et al.

arxiv:2208.12849 | INSPIRE

19) Accelerating Tests of General Relativity with Gravitational-Wave Signals using Hybrid Sampling

Noah E. Wolfe, Colm Talbot, Jacob Golomb

arxiv:2208.12872 | INSPIRE

20) IceCube search for neutrinos coincident with gravitational wave events from LIGO/Virgo run O3

R. Abbasi, M. Ackermann, J. Adams, et al.

arxiv:2208.09532 | INSPIRE

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. BurkoGeorgia 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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