Jul 5 – 12, 2017
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Astrophysical and cosmological results from compact binary coalescences

Jul 7, 2017, 4:45 PM
Room Martinelli (Palazzo del Casinò)

Room Martinelli

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Cosmology, Dark Energy, Gravitational Waves Cosmology, dark energy, gravitational waves


Dr Vivien Raymond (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics) Vivien Raymond (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)


Gravitational-wave astronomy has made a tremendous stride forward with detections during the first observing run of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The signals have been identified as originating from the merger of black holes, whose parameters it was possible to infer. This discovery has profound implications. Gravitational waves provide information on some of the most energetic astrophysical events, revealing unique insights into the nature of gravity and of our universe. In this talk I will describe how gravitational-wave signals are studied, and discuss the results of this analysis on LIGO's first observations.

Experimental Collaboration LIGO Virgo Collaboration

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