Maddie Stover's research talk is entitled: "Calibration Uncertainty of Advanced LIGO and its Effect on Astrophysical Results."
Abstract: Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime that the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration works to detect. Calibrating the data from these detectors is essential for the identification of gravitational-wave signals in the data. Once the data is calibrated, it needs to be searched for gravitational-wave signals. There is both statistical and systematic uncertainty introduced into LIGO’s data during the calibration process. My project will focus on the impact of calibration uncertainty on the spacetime volume sensitivity statistic of a gravitational-wave search for compact binary systems.
All talks begin promptly at 12:10 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.
This talk is part of the Physics Colloquium Series.
Friday, September 13 at 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Hayes Hall, Room 211/213
201 North College Road, Gambier, OH 43022
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