Institute of Astronomy

Gravitational Waves: reviewing the discovery and its implications

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Christopher Moore (IoA)19 February 2016Institute of Astronomy Galaxies Discussion Group


Following the recent announcement of the first detection of gravitational waves I will review the main results of the discovery with a focus on the analysis that leads to the estimates of the binary black hole parameters (including the black hole masses and spins). I will also discuss some of the implications of this discovery for astrophysics more generally.

Useful references:
* "Detection paper", "arXiv:1602.03837":
* "Astrophysical implications paper", "arXiv:1602.03846":


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