Gravitational waves: search results, data analysis and parameter estimation: Amaldi 10 Parallel session C2

Pia Astone, Alan Weinstein, Michalis Agathos, Michał Bejger, Nelson Christensen, Thomas Dent, Philip Graff, Sergey Klimenko, Giulio Mazzolo, Atsushi Nishizawa, Florent Robinet, Patricia Schmidt, Rory Smith, John Veitch, Madeline Wade, Sofiane Aoudia, Sukanta Bose, Juan Calderon Bustillo, Priscilla Canizares, Colin CapanoJames Clark, Alberto Colla, Elena Cuoco, Carlos Da Silva Costa, Tito Dal Canton, Edgar Evangelista, Evan Goetz, Anuradha Gupta, Mark Hannam, David Keitel, Benjamin Lackey, Joshua Logue, Satyanarayan Mohapatra, Francesco Piergiovanni, Stephen Privitera, Reinhard Prix, Michael Pürrer, Virginia Re, Roberto Serafinelli, Leslie Wade, Linqing Wen, Karl Wette, John Whelan, C. Palomba, G. Prodi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe First Century of General Relativity
Subtitle of host publicationGR20/Amaldi10
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
ISSN (Print)0001-7701
ISSN (Electronic)1572-9532


  • Compact binary merger
  • Gravitational waves
  • Neutron stars
  • Parameter estimation
  • Stochastic background
  • Tests of general relativity

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