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Gravitational Waves: Volume 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Michele Maggiore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198570899
eISBN:
9780191817182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570899.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A comprehensive and detailed account of the physics of gravitational waves and their role in astrophysics and cosmology. The part on astrophysical sources of gravitational waves includes chapters on ... More


Gravitational-Wave Detection

Harry Collins

in Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A brief history of gravitational wave detection


Black Holes Observed?

Harry Collins

in Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Could this signal if it is real, be said to be the first ever direct observation of a black hole?


Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Harry Collins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Based in the sociology of scientific knowledge the book describes, in real time, two potential discoveries of gravitational waves, known as the Equinox Event and Big Dog. These were made by the LIGO ... More


Introduction: Big Dog Barks

Harry Collins

in Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A strong signal is seen by the laser intereferometer gravitational wave detectors. It is strong LIGO and Virgo’s data is compatible. The signal seems to come from the direction of Canis Major so is ... More


Resistance to Discovery

Harry Collins

in Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Why it is so hard to discover a gravitational wave because of the history failures. No-one wants to make the same mistake again


Evidential Culture and Time

Harry Collins

in Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How assessment of the Big Dog signal can be analysed in terms of evidential culture and how it is affected by past, present and future


The Equinox Event: The Middle Period

Harry Collins

in Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The argument about the Equinox Event unfolds


GWs from compact binaries. Observations

Michele Maggiore

in Gravitational Waves: Volume 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198570899
eISBN:
9780191817182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570899.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A discussion of the first direct detections of GWs from coalescing binaries at advanced LIGO. Discoveries of GW150914 and GW151226. Evaluation of the statistical significance. Astrophysical and ... More


Arcadia: Opening the Envelope

Harry Collins

in Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What was Big Dog?


Little Dogs

Harry Collins

in Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog: Scientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226052298
eISBN:
9780226052328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

More analysis of the imponderables associated with separating signal from noise in gravitational wave detection


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