Addressing the Challenges of the Search for Compact Object Mergers in Advanced LIGO

04/16/2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Kipp Cannon
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The Advanced LIGO gravitational-wave antennas are currently under construction and nearing the milestone of achieving the first stable "lock".  These antennas are expected to be sensitive to much lower frequency gravitational waves than were the first generation of antennas, and this presents significant technical challenges to searches for gravitational waves from neutron star and black hole mergers.  In this talk I will review the challenges these antennas bring and discuss the new analysis techniques being developed to address them and to maximize their scientific potential in a new era of observational gravitational-wave astronomy.

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