Institute of Astronomy

The Dawn of Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Vicky Kalogera28 July 2016Binary Stars Talks

Abstract

The very first observing run of the Advanced LIGO detectors led to the discovery of binary-black-hole inspiral and merger events, and overnight we got launched into the era of gravitational-wave astrophysics. In this talk I will review the key results from the LIGO data search, signal characterization, and measurements of source properties and I will discuss what these observations imply for black-hole astrophysics.

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