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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


LIGO/Virgo Listens to Neutron Stars

John W. Moffat

in The Shadow of the Black Hole

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190650728
eISBN:
9780197517383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650728.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

On August 8, 2017, LIGO/Virgo detected the merging of two neutron stars 130 million light years away. Just 1.7 seconds later, the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope received an optical signal—a short ... More


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


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


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


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