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- Astrophysics Seminar
- Gravitational Waves as Astronomical Messengers
- Alessandra Buonanno
- Lidow, 620
- Parent Event:
- The New Era of Gravitational Wave Physics and Astrophysics
In this talk I will review the main astrophysical results obtained during the first LIGO observing run for searches of gravitational waves from compact-object binaries composed of black holes and/or neutron stars, pulsars, supernovae, and for the stochastic gravitational-wave background of astrophysical and cosmological origin. I will also discuss the discovery potential of gravtitational-wave experiments in the short and long term, as Advanced LIGO and Virgo reach design sensitivity in a few years, and new facilities are built on the ground and in space in the next 10-15 years.