Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo are now observing the gravitational-wave sky with unprecedented sensitivity. To date, there have been over 50 potential gravitational-wave transients observed, and planned detector upgrades are likely to accelerate the pace of discovery in the coming years. This new window on the universe is providing insights on a range of topics, including compact body populations, cosmology, and fundamental physics.
LIGO and Virgo strain data from past observation runs and data snippets around discoveries are made publicly available at
, along with associated software libraries.
The LIGO and Virgo collaborations are hosting an Open Data Workshop to facilitate working with these data products.
This workshop is the third
edition of a series
that began in 2018. It is intended for scientists and students who wish to learn about using gravitational-wave data and software in order to conduct research of their own. The workshop will provide a mixture of lecture style presentations and hands-on programming exercises, using publicly available gravitational-wave data and specialized software tools.