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Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Julien Sylvestre


Postdoctoral Scholar
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

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Thu. September 11, 2003     2:30 PM     STIRLING B

Abstract
 
I will review the physics and the technology behind the observation of gravitational radiation using ground-based antennae (such as the LIGO interferometers) and space-based detectors (such as LISA). I will then discuss the radically new knowledge that gravitational wave observations are expected to generate for various astronomical systems. I will focus on the challenging data analysis tasks involved in the detection of the weak signals emitted by these systems, and will illustrate my presentation with results from the first LIGO Science Run.

Refreshments will be available after the talk.

Dr. Sylvestre is a candidate for the Astrophysics
position in the Physics department.

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