2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Review on gravitational wave detectors

5 Jul 2014, 13:06
Auditorium 3A ()

Auditorium 3A

Oral presentation Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology


Prof. Alicia Sintes (Universitat de les Illes Balears)


The ground-based world-wide network of gravitational-wave laser interferometers has the ambitious goal of the first direct detection of gravitational waves. Their detection will provide a fundamental, new tool to probe the universe, with information on supernovae, colliding black holes and rotating neutron stars. In this talk I will give an overview of the status of the gravitational wave instruments, review the most significant observational results obtained so far and their impact on our understanding of gravitational wave sources. I will also briefly outline the future steps to further increase the reach of the instruments (such as Einstein Telescope) or space observatories which which together with the second generation of detectors are expected to lead to the opening of a new observational window on the universe in the coming years.

Primary author

Prof. Alicia Sintes (Universitat de les Illes Balears)

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