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Cross Correlation and Continuous Waves
  • Speaker: Jared Wofford
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  • Location: CCRG Lounge
  • Type: Lunch Talk

The low-mass X-ray binary Scorpius X-1 is a promising source of continuous gravitational waves (CWs). Its high X-ray luminosity indicates a large rate of accretion, which may power GW emission. Numerous methods have been developed and used to search for CWs, which presents challenges due to unknown signal frequency and uncertainties in orbital parameters. I will describe one method, Cross Correlation, and the efforts to search for Scorpius X-1's CW signal in Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo data.