Institute of Astronomy

Gravitational Physics Group Publications

To find out more about the research we do, please have a look at our publications.


A list of theses completed by members of the group:

Recent Papers

An (incomplete) list of research recently published by the group:

  • Cole, R H, and Gair, J R; 'Likelihood smoothing using gravitational wave surrogate models'; Phys. Rev. D submitted; 2014; arxiv:1410.0597.
  • Moore, C J, Cole, R H, and Berry, C P L; 'Gravitational wave sensitivity curves'; Class. Quantum Grav. in review; 2014; arxiv:1408.0740.
  • Taylor, S R, Ellis, J, and Gair, J R,; 'Including the pulsar-term in continuous gravitational-wave searches using pulsar timing arrays: a blessing and a curse'; Phys. Rev. D accepted; arxiv:1406.5224
  • Moore, C J, Taylor, S R, and Gair, J R; 'Estimating the sensitivity of pulsar timing arrays'; Class. Quantum Grav. in review; arxiv:1406.5199
  • Gair, J R, Romano, J D, Taylor, S R, and Mingarelli, C M F; 'Mapping gravitational-wave backgrounds using methods from CMB analysis: Application to pulsar timing arrays'; Phys. Rev. D; 90 082001; 2014.
  • Chua, A J K, Canizares, P, and Gair, J R, 2014, 'Electromagnetic signatures of far-field gravitational radiation in the 1+3 approach', Class. Quantum Grav. accepted, arxiv:1406.3750.
  • Canizares, P, Field, S E, Gair, J R, Raymond, V, Smith, R, and Tiglio, M, 2014, 'Accelerated gravitational-wave parameter estimation with reduced order modeling', Phys. Rev. Lett. submitted, arxiv:1404.6284
  • Coughlin, M, Christensen, N, Gair, J R, Kandhasamy, S, and Thrane, E; 'Method for estimation of gravitational-wave transient model parameters in frequency-time maps'; Class. Quantum Grav.; 31 5012; 2014.
  • Huerta, E A, Kumar, P, Gair, J R, and McWilliams, S T; 'Self-forced evolutions of an implicit rotating source: a natural framework to model comparable and intermediate mass-ratio systems from inspiral through ringdown'; Phys. Rev. D; 90 024024; 2014.
  • Berry, C P L and Gair, J R; 'Expectations for extreme-mass-ratio bursts from the Galactic Centre'; Monthly Notices Roy. Astron. Soc.; 435 3521; 2013.
  • Taylor, S R, and Gair, J R; 'Searching for anisotropic gravitational-wave backgrounds using Pulsar Timing Arrays'; Phys. Rev. D; 88 084001; 2013.
  • Bender, P L, Begelman, M C, and Gair, J R; 'Possible LISA follow-on mission scientific objectives'; Class. Quantum Grav.; 30 165017; 2013.
  • Berry, C P L, and Gair, J R; 'Extreme-mass-ratio bursts from extragalactic sources'; Monthly Notices Roy. Astron. Soc.; 433(4) 3572; 2013.
  • Canizares, P, Field, S E, Gair, J R, and Tiglio, M, 'Gravitational wave parameter estimation with compressed likelihood evaluation'; Phys. Rev. D; 87 124005; 2013.
  • Farr, W, Gair, J R, Mandel, I, and Cutler, C J, 'Counting and confusion: Bayesian rate estimation with multiple populations'; Phys. Rev. D in review; 2013; arxiv:1302.5341.
  • Gair, J R, Vallisneri, M, Larson, S L, and Baker, J G, 'Testing General Relativity with Low-Frequency, Space-Based Gravitational Wave Detectors', Living Reviews in Relativity 16, 7; 2013.
  • Lentati, L, Alexander, P, Hobson, M P, Taylor, S R, Balan, S T, Gair, J R and van Haasteren, R; 'A hyper-efficient method for the analysis of pulsar timing data'; Phys. Rev. D; 87 104021; 2013.
  • Taylor, S R, Gair, J R, and Lentati, L; 'Weighing the evidence for a gravitational-wave background In the first international pulsar timing array data challenge'; Phys. Rev. D; 87 044035; 2013.
  • Berry, C P L, and Gair, J R; 'Observing the Galaxy’s massive black hole with gravitational wave bursts'; Monthly Notices Roy. Astron. Soc.; 429 589; 2013.
  • Sathyaprakash, B, Abernathy, M, ..., Gair, J R, et al., 'Scientific objectives of the Einstein Telscope', Class. Quantum Grav. 29, 124013; 2012.
  • Amaro-Seoane, P, ..., Gair, J R, et al., 'eLISA: Astrophysics and cosmology in the gravitational-wave millihertz regime'; GW Notes 6; August 2012.
  • Canizares, P.Gair, J.R. & Sopuerta, C.F.; 'Testing Chern-Simons modified gravity with gravitational-wave detections of extreme-mass-ratio binaries'; Physical Review D86(4):044010(20); August 2012;DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.86.044010arXiv:1205.1253 [gr-qc].
  • Taylor, S.R. & Gair, J.R.; 'Cosmology with the lights off: Standard sirens in the Einstein Telescope era'; Physical Review D86(2):023502(23); July 2012; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.86.023502arXiv:1204.6739 [astro-ph.CO].
  • Huerta, E.A.Gair, J.R. & Brown, D.A.; 'Importance of including small body spin effects in the modelling of intermediate mass-ratio inspirals. II. Accurate parameter extraction of strong sources using higher-order spin effects'; Physical Review D85(6):064023(17); March 2012; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.064023arXiv:1111.3243 [gr-qc].
  • Rodriquez, C.L., Mandel, I., & Gair, J.R.; 'Verifying the no-hair property of massive compact objects with intermediate-mass-ratio inspirals in advanced gravitational-wave detectors'; Physical Review D85(6):062002(13); March 2012; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.062002arXiv:1112.1404 [gr-qc].
  • Warburton, N., Akcay, S., Barack, L., Gair, J.R. & Sago, N.; 'Evolution of inspiral orbits around a Schwarzschild black hole'; Physical Review D85(6):061501(R)(5); March 2012;DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.061501arXiv:1111.6908 [gr-qc].
  • Gair, J.R., Yunes, N. & Bender, C.M.; 'Resonances in extreme mass-ratio inspirals: Asymptotic and hyperasymptotic analysis'; Journal of Mathematical Physics53(3):032503(20); March 2012;DOI:10.1063/1.3691226arXiv:1111.3605 [gr-qc].
  • Taylor, S.R.Gair, J.R. & Mandel, I.; 'Cosmology using advanced gravitational-wave detectors alone'; Physical Review D85(2):023535(22); January 2012; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.023535arXiv:1108.5161 [gr-qc].
  • Huerta, E.A., & Gair, J.R.; 'Importance of including small body spin effects in the modelling of extreme and intermediate mass-ratio inspirals'; Physical Review D84(6):064023(21); September 2011;DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.064023arXiv:1105.3567 [gr-qc].
  • Gair, J.R. & Yunes, N.; 'Approximate waveforms for extreme-mass-ratio inspirals in modified gravity spacetimes'; Physical Review D84(6):064016(31); September 2011; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.064016;arXiv:1106.6313 [gr-qc].
  • Babak, S., Gair, J.R., Petiteau, A., & Sesana, A.; 'Fundamental physics and cosmology with LISA'; Classical and Quantum Gravity28(11):114001(15); June 2011; DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/28/11/114001;arXiv:1011.2062 [gr-qc].
  • Berry, C.P.L. & Gair, J.R.; 'Linearized f(R) gravity: Gravitational radiation and Solar System tests'; Physical Review D83(10):104022(19); May 2011; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.104022arXiv:1104.0819 [gr-qc].
  • Gair, J.R., Sesana, A., Berti, E. & Volonteri, M.; 'Constraining properties of the black hole population using LISA'; Classical and Quantum Gravity28(9):094018(10); May 2011; DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/28/9/094018arXiv:1009.6172 [gr-qc].
  • Hilbert, S., Gair, J.R., & King, L.J.; ' Reducing distance errors for standard candles and standard sirens with weak-lensing shear and flexion maps'; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society412(2):1023-1037; April 2011; DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17963.xarXiv:1007.2468 [astro-ph.CO].
  • Gair, J.R., Flanagan, E.E., Drasco, S., Hinderer, T. & Babak, S.; 'Forced motion near black holes'; Physical Review D83(4):044037(27); February 2011; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.044037arXiv:1012.5111 [gr-qc].
  • Sesana, A., Gair, J.R., Berti, E. & Volonteri, M.; 'Reconstructing the massive black hole cosmic history through gravitational waves'; Physical Review D83(4):044036(26); February 2011;DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.044036arXiv:1011.5893 [astro-ph.CO].
  • Huerta, E.A., & Gair, J.R.; 'Intermediate-mass-ratio inspirals in the Einstein Telescope. II. Parameter estimation errors'; Physical Review D83(4):044021(18); February 2011; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.044021;arXiv:1011.0421 [gr-qc].
  • Huerta, E.A., & Gair, J.R.; 'Intermediate-mass-ratio inspirals in the Einstein Telescope. I. Signal-to-noise ratio calculations'; Physical Review D83(4):044020(23); February 2011;DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.044020arXiv:1009.1985 [gr-qc].
  • Gair, J.R., Mandel, I., Miller, M.C. & Volonteri, M.; 'Exploring intermediate and massive black-hole binaries with the Einstein Telescope'; General Relativity and Gravitation43(2):485-518; February 2011;DOI:10.1007/s10714-010-1104-3arXiv:0907.5450 [astro-ph.CO].
  • Berry, C.P.L. & Gair, J.R.; 'Gravitational wave energy spectrum of a parabolic encounter'; Physical Review D82(10):107501(4); November 2010; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.82.107501arXiv:1010.3865 [gr-qc].
  • van Wassenhove, S., Volonteri, M., Walker, M.G. & Gair, J.R.; 'Massive black holes lurking in Milky Way satellites'; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society408(2):1139-1146; October 2010;DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17189.xarXiv:1001.5451 [astro-ph.CO].
  • Gair, J.R., Tang, C. & Volonteri, M.; 'LISA extreme-mass-ratio inspiral events as probes of the black hole mass function'; Physical Review D81(10):104014(19); May 2010; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.81.104014;arXiv:1004.1921 [astro-ph.GA].
  • Feroz, F., Gair, J.R.Graff, P., Hobson, M.P. & Lasenby, A.; 'Classifying LISA gravitational wave burst signals using Bayesian evidence'; Classical and Quantum Gravity27(7):075010(22); May 2010;DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/27/7/075010arXiv:0911.0288 [gr-qc].
  • Gair, J.R. & Porter, E. K.; 'Cosmic swarms: a search for supermassive black holes in the LISA data stream with a hybrid evolutionary algorithm'; Classical and Quantum Gravity26(22):225004(21); November 2009; DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/26/22/225004arXiv:0903.3733 [gr-qc].
  • Feroz, F., Gair, J.R., Hobson, M.P. & Porter, E. K.; 'Use of the MULTINEST algorithm for gravitational wave data analysis'; Classical and Quantum Gravity26(21):215003(17); November 2009;DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/26/21/215003arXiv:0904.1544 [gr-qc].
  • Gair, J.R., Mandel, I., Sesana, A. & Vecchio, A.; 'Probing seed black holes using future gravitational-wave detectors'; Classical and Quantum Gravity26(20):204009(13); October 2009; DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/26/20/204009arXiv:0907.3292 [gr-qc].
  • Dolan, S.R. & Gair, J.R.; 'The massive Dirac field on a rotating black hole spacetime: angular solutions'; Classical and Quantum Gravity26(17):175020(26); September 2009; DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/26/17/175020arXiv:0905.2974 [gr-qc].
  • Babak, S., Gair, J.R. & Porter, E.K.; 'An algorithm for the detection of extreme mass ratio inspirals in LISA data'; Classical and Quantum Gravity26(13):135004(19); July 2009; DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/26/13/135004arXiv:0902.4133 [gr-qc].
  • Sesano, A., Gair, J.R., Mandel, I. & Vecchio, A.; 'Observing Gravitational Waves from the First Generation of Black Holes'; The Astrophysical Journal Letters698(2): L129-L132; June 2009; DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/698/2/L129arXiv:0903.4177 [astro-ph.CO].
  • Mandel, I. & Gair, J.R.; 'Can we detect intermediate mass ratio inspirals?'; Classical and Quantum Gravity26(9):094036(12); May 2009; DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/26/9/094036arXiv:0811.0138 [gr-qc].
  • Gair, J.R.; 'Probing black holes at low redshift using LISA EMRI observation'; Classical and Quantum Gravity26(9):094034(12); May 2009; DOI:10.1088/0264-9381/26/9/094034arXiv:0811.0188 [gr-qc].
  • Huerta, E.A. & Gair, J.R.; 'Influence of conservative corrections on parameter estimation for extreme-mass-ratio inspirals'; Physical Review D79(8):084021(22); April 2009; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.79.084021;arXiv:0812.4208 [gr-qc].
  • Gair, J.R.; 'The black hole symphony: probing new physics using gravitational waves'; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A336(1884):4365-4379; December 2008; DOI:10.1098/rsta.2008.0170.
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