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Gravitational Waves: A New Observational WindowThe era of gravitational wave astronomy is rapidly approaching, with a likely start date around the middle of this decade ' Gravitational waves, emitted by accelerated motions of very massive objects, provide detailed information about strong-field gravity and its sources, including black holes and neutron stars, that electromagnetic probes cannot access. In this talk I will discuss the anticipated sources and the status of the extremely sensitive detectors (both ground and space based) that will make gravitational wave detections possible. As ground based detectors are now taking data, I will show some initial science results related to measured upper limits on gravitational wave signals. Finally Z will describe new directions including advanced detectors and joint efforts with other fields of astronomy.
Document ID
20100021376
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Camp, Jordan B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 3, 2010
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
Gravitational Waves: A New Observational Window(Haifa)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.