Studying new gravitational-wave data from LIGO

Adviser: Ely Kovetz

advertised on Wed, 25 Mar 2020

Project description

The third run of the gravitational-wave observatory LIGO is about to end, with over 50 black-hole merger events detected to date. We will analyze the new data, focusing on the mass and spin of the detected events, and compare it with different theoretical models. 

The work will involve understanding of models of black-hole binary formation models that lead to differnet predictions for the characteristics of the merger events, simple programming in python ans basic analysis of LIGO data.