Source Simulation and Gravitational Wave Data Analysis

Center for Gravitational Wave Physics
Penn State University
28-30 October, 2002

    Organizers:
  • Lee Samuel Finn (Penn State Center for Gravitational Wave Physics)
  • Scott Hughes (Institute for Theoretical Physics)
  • Pablo Laguna (Penn State Center for Gravitational Wave Physics)
  • Fred Rasio (Northwestern University)
  • B. S. Sathyaprakash (Cardiff University)
  • S. A. Teukolsky (Cornell University)


Focus sessions are small, intense, expert meetings on a well-defined set of scientific questions. The emphasis is on discussion, understanding and future planning.

Topic:
This focus session's goal was the interplay between source simulations gravitational wave data analysis: how the results of source simulations can be used to design data analyses that extract more information, or information more efficiently, from gravitational wave detector data. The program dealt with the concrete, as opposed to the abstract: on developing analyses that make use of calculations relating to specific characteristics of specific sources.

Program and Proceedings:

The meeting program, with links to presentations as PDF files, follows.

Monday 28 October
9:00

Welcome and Introduction           

Lee Samuel Finn

Session 1

Data Analysis

Chair: Pablo Laguna

9:15

Data Analysis in the Real World

Lee Samuel Finn

10:00

Discussion

10:30

Break

11:00

Linguistics of LISA Sources

Scott Hughes

11:45

Discussion

12:30

Lunch

Session 2

Neutron Star Physics

Chair: Nils Andersson

2:00

Probing the Equation of State of Neutron Stars with LIGO

Fred Rasio

2:30

Discussion

3:00

The Frequencies and Timescales Associated with Gravitational Wave Radiation from Compact Stars

Joel Tohline

3:30

Discussion

4:00

Break

4:30

Gravitational Waves from the Tidal Disruption of of Neutron Stars in Binaries

Michele Vallisneri

5:00

Discussion

Tuesday 29 October
Session 3 Black Hole Coalescence Chair: B. S. Sathyaprakash
9:00

An Overview of 3D Black Hole Simulations

Pablo Laguna

9:30

Discussion

10:00

Break

10:30

Bothrodesy: The Promise and Challenges of Extreme Mass Inspirals

Teviet Creighton

11:00

Discussion

11:30

Gamma Ray Bursts and Gravitational Waves

Shiho Kobayashi        

12:00

Discussion

 

12:30

Lunch

 

Session 4

Supernovae and Related Phenomena

Chair: Fred Rasio

2:00

Predicting the Gravitational Wave Signatures of Core Collapse Supernovae: The Road Ahead

Tony Mezzacappa

2:30

Discussion

3:00

Gravitational Waves from Supernova Core Collapse: What Could the Signal Tell Us

Harald Dimmelmeier

3:30

Discussion

4:00

Break

Wednesday 30 October
Session 5

LISA and the Low Frequency Band 

Chair: Sam Finn

9:00

Low Frequency Gravitational Waves from the Galactic Halo

Shane Larson

9:30

Discussion

10:00

Break

10:30

Gravitational Wave Observations of Galactic Populations of Compact Binaries

Matthew Benacquista

11:00

Discussion

11:30

Binary Black Hole Coalescence in Galaxy Mergers

Steinn Sigurdsson

12:00              

Discussion

12:30              

Conclusion

1:00                            

Meeting Adjourns