Gravitational-wave astronomy: observational results and their impact

  title={Gravitational-wave astronomy: observational results and their impact},
  author={Peter Shawhan},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  • P. Shawhan
  • Published 4 February 2010
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
The successful construction and operation of highly sensitive gravitational-wave detectors is an achievement to be proud of, but the detection of actual signals is still around the corner. Even so, null results from recent searches have told us some interesting things about the objects that live in our universe, so it can be argued that the era of gravitational-wave astronomy has already begun. In this paper I review several of these results and discuss what we have learned from them. I then… Expand

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