Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Searches for stochastic gravitational waves in LIGO and VIRGO data

Jul 18, 2009, 11:25 AM
25m
Middle Lecture Hall B (Kraków, Poland)

Middle Lecture Hall B

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
Cosmology and Gravitational Waves I. Cosmology and Gravitational Waves

Speaker

Prof. Andrzej Krolak (Institute of Mathematics Polish Academy of Sciences)

Description

I shall review stochastic sources of gravitational waves and prospects of their detection. A stochastic background of gravitational waves is expected to arise from a superposition of a large number of unresolved gravitational-wave sources of astrophysical and cosmological origin. I shall present the status of the searches for stochastic gravitational wave sources by the LIGO and VIRGO projects. I shall outline the data analysis methods used in these searches and I shall give details of the recent results. I shall discuss implications of these searches for cosmology.

Primary author

Prof. Andrzej Krolak (Institute of Mathematics Polish Academy of Sciences)

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