Gravitational waves: search results, data analysis and parameter estimation
The Amaldi 10 Parallel Session C2 on gravitational wave (GW) search results, data analysis and parameter estimation included three lively sessions of lectures by 13 presenters, and 34 posters. The talks and posters covered a huge range of material, including results and analysis techniques for ground-based GW detectors, targeting anticipated signals from different astrophysical sources: compact binary inspiral, merger and ringdown; GW bursts from intermediate mass binary black hole mergers, cosmic string cusps, core-collapse supernovae, and other unmodeled sources; continuous waves from spinning neutron stars; and a stochastic GW background. There was considerable emphasis on Bayesian techniques for estimating the parameters of coalescing compact binary systems from the gravitational waveforms extracted from the data from the advanced detector network. This included methods to distinguish deviations of the signals from what is expected in the context of General Relativity.
© The Author(s) 2015. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited. Received: 13 December 2013. Accepted: 25 August 2014. Published online: 22 January 2015. This article belongs to the Topical Collection: The First Century of General Relativity: GR 20/Amaldi 10. Guest Editors: Jerzy Lewandowski, Bala Iyer, Sheila Rowan. We wish to thank the organizers of the GR 20/Amaldi 10 conference, and our hosts at the University of Warsaw, for an excellently organized, smoothly run and extremely stimulating meeting. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO600 detector, and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for the construction and operation of the Virgo detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the International Science Linkages program of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, the Conselleria d'Economia Hisenda i Innovació of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the FOCUS Programme of Foundation for Polish Science, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, OTKA of Hungary, the Lyon Institute of Origins (LIO), the National Research Foundation of Korea, Industry Canada and the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, the National Science and Engineering Research Council Canada, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. P. Canizares acknowledges support from a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (PIEF-GA-2011-299190). N. Christensen acknowledges support from NSF grant PHY-1204371. T. Dal Canton acknowledges support from the IMPRS on Gravitational Wave Astronomy. P. Schmidt is a recipient of a DOC-fFORTE-fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and was also partially supported by the STFC. M Hannam acknowledges support from STFC grants ST/H008438/1 and ST/I001085/1". J. Veitch acknowledges support from the research programme of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), which is partially supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). M. Wade would acknowledges support from NSF Grants No. PHY-0970074, No. PHY-1307429, and the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. Philip Graff acknowledges support from the NASA Postdoctoral Program at the Goddard Space Flight Center, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities through a contract with NASA. L. Wen acknowledges support from the Australian Research Council.
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