Session: Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors and Advanced LIGO Technology (February 24, 2010)  

Title: Astrophysical Sources for Ground-Based Gravitational Wave Detectors

  Speaker: Cole Miller      

The era of gravitational wave detections is near, and with it the excitement of a new window into many astrophysical phenomena. I will review the anticipated sources, with an emphasis on compact binaries. I will discuss the specific information we will obtain at low frequencies and at high frequencies. I will particularly discuss the substantial improvement in the reach, sensitivity, localization, and duty cycle of the gravitational wave network that would be enabled with AIGO.

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