[W55] Isabel Cordero-Carrión: Recent Detections of Gravitational Waves

Wednesday 13 December 2017. 15:00 GMT

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Recent Detections of Gravitational Waves

Speaker
Isabel Cordero-Carrión
Universitat de València, Spain

Host
Joel Jones-Pérez

Abstract
After introducing the existence of Gravitational Waves in General Relativity and some of the most promising sources, I will discuss the recent detections of Gravitational Waves during the last observation run of the LIGO and Virgo interferometers and the most important conclusions we can derive from them.

References
GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral
Numerical Relativity: Solving Einstein’s Equations on the Computer

Slides

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