Sep 12 – 16, 2016
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The detection of binary black holes in Advanced LIGO's first scientific run

Sep 15, 2016, 4:30 PM
4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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Oral Contributions Cosmology & Gravitational Waves Cosmology & Gravitational Waves


Dr Edward Porter (The LIGO-Virgo Collaboration)


Advanced LIGO's first scientific run, between September 2015 and January 2016, will be
historically remembered for the first direct detection of gravitational waves from an
astrophysical source. This run also provided the first direct evidence for the existence
of stellar-mass black hole binaries. In this talk, we will present details of the
detected sources, their astrophysical interpretation, and look at predictions for what can be expected in the next science run, later this year.

Primary author

Dr Edward Porter (The LIGO-Virgo Collaboration)

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