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Particle Physics Seminar : Turning wiggles into science: How we classify and understand gravitational-wave signals

Particle Physics Seminar : Turning wiggles into science: How we classify and understand gravitational-wave signals

  • Date 04 Nov 2020
  • Time 3.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Category Seminar

Gregory Ashton (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Gravitational-wave detectors now observing an unprecedented number of black holes and neutron stars collisions. These collisions provide an excellent opportunity to test the dynamic strong-field regime of gravity, understand the behaviour of nuclear matter in a hard-to-reach corner of the QCD phase diagram, and measure the Cosmological properties of our Universe. In this talk, I'll give a brief overview of the science enabled by gravitational-wave astronomy, before giving a deep-dive on how we measure and classify the signals.

 

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