Searching for binary black holes with LIGO

09/10/2010 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Chad Hanna
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One of the most promising ways to discover binary black hole systems in the nearby universe is via gravitational wave emission.  LIGO, the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory has been operating near its design sensitivity, or better, since 2005.  During this time it was sensitive to binary black hole mergers at distances up to several hundred Mpc.  I'll present the status of LIGO and Virgo Scientific Collaborations' search for binary black hole systems during 2005-2007.

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