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Reproducing GW150914: the first observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger
This is the first direct detection of gravitational waves and the first observation of a binary black hole merger, and these observations demonstrate the existence of binary stellar-mass black hole systems. Expand
FINDCHIRP: an algorithm for detection of gravitational waves from inspiraling compact binaries
Matched-filter searches for gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration use the FINDCHIRP algorithm: an implementation of the optimal filter with Expand
High-accuracy comparison of numerical relativity simulations with post-Newtonian expansions
Numerical simulations of 15 orbits of an equal-mass binary black-hole system are presented. Gravitational waveforms from these simulations, covering more than 30 cycles and ending about 1.5 cyclesExpand
Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light
Nearly a century after Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves, a global network of Earth-based gravitational wave observatories1, 2, 3, 4 is seeking to directly detect thisExpand
The PyCBC search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence
We describe the PyCBC search for gravitational waves from compactobject binary coalescences in advanced gravitational-wave detector data. The search was used in the first Advanced LIGO observing runExpand
Tidal Deformabilities and Radii of Neutron Stars from the Observation of GW170817.
The results are the first measurement of tidal deformability with a physical constraint on the star's equation of state and place the first lower bounds on the deformability and areal radii of neutron stars using gravitational waves. Expand
Cosmic Explorer: The U.S. Contribution to Gravitational-Wave Astronomy beyond LIGO
This white paper describes the research and development needed over the next decade to realize "Cosmic Explorer," the U.S. node of a future third-generation detector network that will be capable ofExpand
Detecting binary neutron star systems with spin in advanced gravitational-wave detectors
The detection of gravitational waves from binary neutron stars is a major goal of the gravitational-wave observatories Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo. Previous searches for binary neutron starsExpand
Effect of eccentricity on searches for gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries in ground-based detectors
Inspiralling compact binaries are expected to circularize before their gravitational-wave signals reach the sensitive frequency band of ground-based detectors. Current searches for gravitationalExpand
Implementing a search for aligned-spin neutron star - black hole systems with advanced ground based gravitational wave detectors
detectors, and an estimate of the rate of background events. We restrict attention to neutron star{black hole (NS-BH) binary systems, and we compare a search using non-spinning templates to one usingExpand