# Gravitational wave astronomy

@article{Schutz1999GravitationalWA, title={Gravitational wave astronomy}, author={Bernard F. Schutz}, journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity}, year={1999}, volume={16} }

The first decade of the new millennium should see the first direct detections of gravitational waves. This will be a milestone or fundamental physics and it will open the new observational science of gravitational wave astronomy. But gravitational waves already play an important role in the modeling of astrophysical systems. I review here the present state of gravitational radiation theory in relativity and astrophysics, and I then look at the development of detector sensitivity over the next…

## 153 Citations

Gravitational Wave Astronomy

- PhysicsAstronomers' Universe
- 2021

The theory of General Relativity predicts that objects moving in a gravitational field should emit gravitational waves. This is analogous to the emission of electromagnetic waves by moving charged…

The gravitational wave symphony of the Universe

- Physics
- 2000

The new millennium will see the upcoming of several ground-based interferometric gravitational wave antennas. Within the next decade a space-based antenna may also begin to observe the distant…

The Search for Gravitational Waves — Status and Perspectives

- Physics
- 2004

The existence of gravitational radiation is a prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Gravitational waves are perturbations in the curvature of spacetime caused by accelerated masses.…

Characterization of enhanced interferometric gravitational-wave detectors and studies of numeric simulations for compact-binary coalescences

- Physics
- 2011

Gravitational waves are a consequence of the general theory of relativity. Direct detection of such waves will provide a wealth of information about physics, astronomy, and cosmology. A worldwide…

Progress Toward a Space-Based Gravitational Wave Observatory

- PhysicsProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
- 2015

Abstract The discovery of binary pulsar PSR 1913+16 by Hulse & Taylor in 1974 established the existence of gravitational waves, for which the 1983 Nobel Prize was awarded. However, the measurement of…

Gravitational wave radiometry: Mapping a stochastic gravitational wave background

- Physics
- 2008

The problem of the detection and mapping of a stochastic gravitational wave background (SGWB), either cosmological or astrophysical, bears a strong semblance to the analysis of the cosmic microwave…

Bayesian analysis of burst gravitational waves from galactic neutron stars

- Physics
- 2010

This thesis summarises my work in relation to data analysis for gravitational wave detection. Most of the personal contribution relates to the assessment of the detectability of potential burst-type…

Gravitational waves from instabilities in relativistic stars

- Physics
- 2002

This paper provides an overview of stellar instabilities as sources of gravitational waves. The aim is to put recent work on secular and dynamical instabilities in compact stars in context, and to…

Gravitational Wave Detection by Interferometry (Ground and Space)

- PhysicsLiving reviews in relativity
- 2011

The main theme of this review is a discussion of the mechanical and optical principles used in the various long baseline systems in operation around the world — LIGO, Virgo, TAMA300 and LCGT, and GEO600 — and in LISA, a proposed space-borne interferometer.

REVIEWS OF TOPICAL PROBLEMS: Gravitational wave astronomy: in anticipation of first sources to be detected

- Physics
- 2000

The first generation of long-baseline laser interferometric detectors of gravitational waves will start collecting data in 2001 – 2003. We carefully analyse their planned performance and compare it…

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