Presentation Title

P-37 Preparing for Advanced LIGO

Presenter Status

Department of Physics

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

1-11-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

The Initial LIGO detectors have completed their search for gravitational waves and are currently undergoing major upgrades. While no gravitational waves were measured during the initial era, the instruments were sensitive enough to make significant astronomical discoveries. Once the upgrades are complete, Advanced LIGO will begin taking data in 2015. The eventual factor of 10 improvement in sensitivity will guarantee gravitational wave detections provided that General Relativity and astrophysical models are correct. The Andrews University LIGO group has been developing a gravitational waveform recovery method. We will be working on updating and improving this analysis to ready it for the Advanced LIGO era.

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P-37 Preparing for Advanced LIGO

Buller Hallway

The Initial LIGO detectors have completed their search for gravitational waves and are currently undergoing major upgrades. While no gravitational waves were measured during the initial era, the instruments were sensitive enough to make significant astronomical discoveries. Once the upgrades are complete, Advanced LIGO will begin taking data in 2015. The eventual factor of 10 improvement in sensitivity will guarantee gravitational wave detections provided that General Relativity and astrophysical models are correct. The Andrews University LIGO group has been developing a gravitational waveform recovery method. We will be working on updating and improving this analysis to ready it for the Advanced LIGO era.