seminars
 



 
Seminars are on Tuesdays at 4 pm except when noted otherwise, and take place in Caltech's Cahill Auditorium, or as noted. See also the upcoming LIGO seminars.


 Past seminars
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2013-2014
14.06.10 "Cosmology with gravitational-wave detection"
Chiara Caprini
HD video
14.04.29 "The orbits of the Earth and planets and their relation to the celestial reference frame"
William Folkner
HD video
14.03.11 "Gravitational waves and electromagnetic counter parts of binary neutron star mergers"
Masaru Shibata
HD video
14.03.04 "The Thirty Meter Telescope: How California, Canada, China, India and Japan are Working Together to Build a Next Generation Extremely Large Telescope"
Gary Sanders
HD video
14.01.21 "The gravitational-wave discovery space of pulsar-timing arrays"
John Friedman
HD video
13.12.10 "The gravitational-wave discovery space of pulsar-timing arrays"
Curt Cutler
HD video
13.10.08 "Searching for Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays"
Justin Ellis
HD video
2012-2013
13.06.04 "Micropropulsion applications from gravity-wave telescopes to exoplanet observatories and cube-sats"
John Ziemer
HD video
13.03.12 "Gravitational waves and neutrino emissions from compact binary mergers"
Kenta Kiuchi
HD video
13.02.19 "Development of ultra-low loss acoustic resonator from Superfluid Helium-4"
Keith Schwab
HD video
13.02.05 "Challenges in searches for binary black holes and black hole-neutron star systems"
Duncan Brown
HD video
13.01.22 "Supermassive pairs hiding in the cosmos"
Sarah Burke-Spolaor
12.12.11 "Turning on and tuning in the gravitational radiation antennae"
Rana Adhikari
HD video
12.11.27 "Visualizing curved spacetime: what we have learned"
Aaron Zimmerman
HD video
12.11.13 "Gravitational radiation from compact binaries with effective field theory"
Andreas Ross
HD video
12.10.30 "Torsion-bar antenna for low-frequency gravitational-wave detection"
Ayaka Shoda
HD video
2011-2012
12.05.01 "Digitally-enhanced interferometry"
Danielle Wuchenich
HD video
12.04.24 "A quantum-enhanced gravitational-wave detector"
Sheila Dwyer
HD video
12.03.13 "Gravitational and electromagnetic signatures from the tidal disruption of stars"
Roland Haas
HD video
12.02.28 "Ways of seeing black hole-neutron star binaries"
Matt Duez
HD video
11.12.13 "Electromagnetic and gravitational waves together"
Tony Piro
HD video
11.11.29 "Advanced LIGO - What, Why, How, When"
David Reitze
HD video
11.11.15 "Binary Black Hole Simulations with SpEC"
Mark Scheel
HD video
2010-2011
11.05.31 "Exploring macroscoping quantum mechanics in advanced gravitational-wave detectors"
Haixing Miao
HD video
11.05.10 "New ideas in gravitational-wave data analysis: the phase relaxed F-statistic; exact maps of the maximum-likelihood estimator"
Curt Cutler; Michele Vallisneri
HD video: Curt; Michele
11.03.29 "Expanding the network of advanced GW detectors"
Jay Marx
HD video
11.03.08 "Astrometric effects of a stochastic gravitational wave background"
Laura Book
HD video
11.01.04 "Measuring the size of neutron stars using gravitational waves"
Jocelyn Read
HD video
10.11.16 "Transient resonances in extreme mass ratio inspirals"
Tanja Hinderer
HD video
10.11.16 "Newtonian noise or how to get into serious trouble (and out again)"
Jan Harms
HD video
10.10.19 "Gravitational waves from first-order phase transitions"
Chiara Caprini
HD video
2009-2010
08.10.10 "Minimizing diffuse foreground emissions in sky maps"
Tarun Souradeep
HD video
05.25.10 "Transients in the local Universe"
Mansi Kasliwal
HD video
05.11.10 "Cauchy-characteristic waveform extraction from binary black-hole inspiral and merger simulations"
Christian Reisswig
HD video
04.20.10 "An idiosyncratic history of technical developments leading to LIGO"
Stan Whitcomb
HD video      pdf
04.06.10 "Achieving freely falling test masses in LISA and LISA Pathfinder"
Bill Weber
HD video
03.09.10 "Results from the final exposure of CDMS-II"
Zeeshan Ahmed
HD video      pdf
03.02.10 "Probing neutron stars with gravitational waves"
Ben Owen
HD video
01.12.10 "Research Developments and Plans for Advanced Virgo"
Raffaele Flaminio
video
12.07.09 "LISA Pathfinder: The Experiment and the Way to LISA"
Stefano Vitale
video      pdf
11.17.09 "GW Detector Calibration"
Peter Kalmus
video      pdf
10.06.09 "Effective Field Theory Methods for Gravitational Binaries"
Chad Galley
video      pdf
2008-2009
07.28.09 "Cosmology with 300,000 Standard Sirens"
Curt Cutler
video      pdf
05.26.09 "Planck: History, Timing, Prospects"
Krzysztof Gorski
video      pdf
05.12.09 "Prospects for Gravitational Wave detection with Forthcoming Pulsar Timing Arrays"
Alberto Sesana
video      pdf
03.13.09 "The Deep Underground Gravity Lab at DUSEL"
Vuk Mandic
video      pdf
02.24.09 "Progress in the LSC/Virgo Search Pipeline for Compact Binary Coalescences"
Drew Keppel
video      pdf
02.10.09 "Simplicity of Binary Black Hole Coalescence and Its Implications for Detection"
Deirdre Shoemaker
video      pdf
01.12.09 "Holographic Geometry, Indeterminancy, and Noise"
Craig Hogan
video      pdf
12.09.08 "Gravitational Waves and Multimessenger Astrophysics"
Szabolcs Marka
video      pdf
11.25.08 "Understanding Core-Collapse Supernovae with the Help of Gravitational Waves"
Christian Ott
pdf
11.11.08 "Gravitational Radiation from Pulsar Glitches: Nuclear Physics with LIGO"
Andrew Melatos
video      pdf
10.28.08 "Exploring Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics with LIGO"
Yanbei Chen
pdf
2007-2008
07.29.08 "The Japanese Space Gravitational-Wave Antenna DECIGO"
Seiji Kawamura
video      pdf
05.27.08 "Detection Confidence in Search of GW Transients"
Erik Katsavounidis
video      pdf
05.06.08 "Prospects for LIGO Detection of Stellar-Mass Black Hole Binary Mergers in Galactic Nuclei"
Vanessa Lauburg
video      pdf
03.04.08 "Dark Matters"
Jonathan Feng
video      pdf
02.26.08 "A Periodic Table for Black Hole Orbits"
Janna Levin
video      pdf
02.05.08 "Massive Black Holes From Early Times to the Present"
Marta Volonteri
video      pdf
01.22.08 "Binary Black Holes: Numerical Simulations and Approximation"
Lawrence Kidder
video       pdf
12.04.07 "Black Hole Binary Mergers and Black Hole Spectroscopy"
Emanuele Berti
video      pdf
11.20.07 "Improving the Bandwidth and Stability of Interferometric GW Detectors with Suspension Point Interferometers"
Yoichi Aso
video      OpenOffice
10.09.07 "Interfacing Analytical and Numerical Relativity in the Modeling of Binary Black Holes"
Alessandra Buonanno
video      pdf
2006-2007
06.05.07 "Spacetime Encodings"
Jeandrew Brink
video      pdf
05.15.07 "Constraining GW with the CMB Radiation"
Elena Pierpaoli
video      pdf
04.17.07 "'Magnetic' Components of Gravitational Waves and Their Effect in the LIGO-VIRGO Response Functions"
Leonid Grishchuk
video      pdf
03.06.07 "Gaussianity of LISA Confusion Background from Extreme-Mass-Ratio Inspirals"
Etienne Racine
video     
02.13.07 "A Bayesian Estimation of Confusion Noise in the LISA Data"
Richard Umstaetter
video      pdf
11.28.06 "Generating Squeezed States of Light for GW Detection"
Kirk McKenzie
video      pdf
11.14.06 "A Revolution in Numerical Simulations of Binary Black Holes"
Mark Scheel
10.31.06 "Status of LIGO's 5th Science Run"
Shourov Chatterji
video     
10.17.06 "Ultracompact Binaries: Orbital Periods Shrter Than This Talk"
Lars Bildsten
video     
10.03.06 "Robust Bayesian Detection of Unmodeled Bursts of GW"
Antony Searle
video      pdf
2005-2006
06.27.06 "Searching for Gravitational Waves with Einstein@Home Project"
Teviet Creighton
video      pdf
06.13.06 "The Evidence for Astrophysical Black Holes"
Jean-Pierre Lasota
video      pdf
04.18.06 "Squeezed States in GW Interferometers"
Nergis Mavalvala
video      pdf
04.04.06 "Hunting Correlation Patterns in the CMB Anisotropy"
Tarun Souradeep
video     
03.14.06 "Gravitational Wave Bursts from Cosmic Strings: Quantitative Analysis and Constraints"
Xavier Siemens
video     
03.07.06 "Tuning LIGO to Listen to Gravitational Waves"
Rana Adhikari
video     
02.28.06 "BBO and the Neutron-Star-Binary Subtraction Problem"
Curt Cutler
video      pdf
02.20.06 "Searching for Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Binaries in Data From the LIGO Detectors: Challenges and Prospects"
Eirini Messaritaki
video      pdf
01.03.06 "Compensating Thermal Lensing in Initial LIGO"
Stefan Ballmer
video     
12.20.05 "Searches for Periodic Gravitational Waves"
Rejean Dupuis
video      pdf
11.15.05 "Can We Detect the Inflationary Gravity Wave Background with CMB?"
Andrew Lange
video     
10.11.05 "Experimental Design Tradeoffs for the LISA Mission"
Peter Bender
pdf
08.10.05 "Bayesian Methods Applied to LISA Source Identification"
Graham Woan
video      pdf
2004-2005
05.17.05 "Source Modeling, Detection and Science of GW Emitted by Precessing Compact Binaries"
Alessandra Buonanno
video      pdf
05.13.05 "GW Detection Using Radio Pulsar Timing"
Frederick Jenet
video     
03.08.05 "Quantum Nondemolition GW Detectors: The Future of LIGO"
Yanbei Chen
video      pdf
02.22.05 "LISA Pathfinder and ST7"
William Folkner
video     
01.25.05 "Status of VIRGO"
Paolo La Penna
video      pdf
12.07.04 "Sensitivity Improvements in the LIGO Interferometers"
Rana Adhikari
video      pdf
11.16.04 "LIGO-TAMA Joint Search for GW Bursts"
Patrick Sutton
video      pdf
2003-2004
06.01.04 "A Synthetic LISA, with Science and Engineering Applications"
Michele Vallisneri
video      pdf
05.18.04 "GW from Binaries with Spin-Orbit Precession"
Benjamin Owen
video      pdf
04.13.04 1. Probing Extra Dimensions Using a Superconducting Gravity Gradiometer
2. GW Experiments on the Moon
Ho Jung Paik
video     
03.26.04 "Adolescent Years of Experimental Physics"
Vladimir Braginsky
video      pdf
03.09.04 "The Most Relativistic Double Pulsar: Implications for GW Detection and Neutron Star Formation"
Vicky Kalogera
video      pdf
03.02.04 "Multidimensional Supernova Simulations"
Adam Burrows
video      pdf
01.29.04 "Interferometry for LISA: New Concepts and Experimental Progress"
Daniel Shaddock
video      pdf
01.13.04 "LIGO's Continuing Search for GW"
Patrick Brady
video      pdf
01.06.04 "The Stochastic GW Background: Prospects for Search and Detection"
Peter Fritschel
video
12.02.03 "Search for GW Signatures of Violent Cosmic Events"
Szabolcs Marka
video
11.18.03 "Data Analysis for LISA Capture Sources"
Curt Cutler
video
2002-2003
10.07.03 "Time-Delay Interferometry for LISA: The Next Generation"
Massimo Tinto
video       pdf
06.10.03 "TAMA300: Current Status and Joint Observation with LIGO"
Koji Arai
video       pdf [28 MB]
05.06.03 "Search for Stochastic GW Background with LIGO S1 Data"
Albert Lazzarini
video       pdf
04.22.03 "Search for GW Bursts in LIGO S1 Data"
Alan Weinstein
video       pdf
04.15.03 "First LIGO/GEO Upper Limits on Pulsar Gravitational Emissions"
Teviet Creighton
video       pdf
03.11.03 "First LIGO Search for Binary Inspirals"
Peter Shawhan
pdf with embedded audio       audio only       video       slideshow
03.04.03 "LIGO II and LIGO III: The View from Moscow"
Vladimir Braginsky
pdf       video       slideshow
02.11.03 "Direct Measurement of Mirror Thermal Noise"
Kenji Numata
pdf       video      
02.04.03 "Studying Galactic Compact Binaries with LISA"
Gijs Nelemans
pdf       video       slideshow
01.28.03 "Progress in Atomic Clocks and Tests of Fundamental Laws"
Lute Maleki
pdf       video
01.14.03 "Tidal Excitation of White Dwarf Oscillations"
Roger Blandford
pdf       video
12.03.02 "The Cassini Gravitational Experiment"
John Armstrong
video
11.05.02 "CMB Polarisation and Future Polarimeters"
James Bock
video
10.18.02 "Galileo Galilei: The Space Mission and the Prototype"
Anna Nobili
video
10.08.02 "Long-Term Evolution of Massive Black Hole Binaries"
Milos Milosavljevic
video
2001-2002
05.24.02 "The Late Inspiral of Binary Black Holes: The Epoch When Post-Newtonian Expansion Becomes Suspect. How Do We Detect Gravitational Waveforms?"
Alessandra Buonanno
05.17.02 "Quantum Noise in Advanced LIGO Interferometers"
Yanbei Chen
05.07.02 "The Status and Prospects for Resonant GW Detectors"
William Hamilton
video
04.19.02 "The Current Status of the TAMA300 Interferometric GW Detector"
Seiji Kawamura
video
04.05.O2 "Time-Delay Interferometry for LISA"
Massimo Tinto
video
03.15.02 "LIGO Data Analysis for the Recent E7 and Coming S1 Run: Status and Plans"
Albert Lazzarini
video
03.08.02 "Gravitational Wave Research at Moscow University: Past, Present, and Future"
Vladimir Braginsky, Farid Khalili
video
03.01.02 "TAMA's Gravitational Wave Search"
Nobuyuki Kanda
video
02.15.02 "Shannon's Theorem, Olbers' Paradox, and the Confusion Limit in Gravitational Wave Astronomy"
Sterl Phinney
video
01.18.02 "Numerical Relativity: Promises, Status, Challenges, and Prospects"
Luis Lehner
animations
video
12.14.01 "Interferometers for LISA and Its Precursor"
Robert Spero
10.19.01 "Disturbance reduction system - A proposed space demonstration of drag-free technology"
William Folkner, Robert Spero, Andreas Kuhnert
video
10.05.01 "Gravitational Radiation From the Electroweak Phase Transition"
Arthur Kosowsky
video
2000-2001
06.08.01 "The Capture of Compact Objects by Massive Black Holes, and Its Implications for LISA"
Sterl Phinney
video
05.25.01 "The VIRGO Gravitational Wave Project: Status and Plans"
Benoit Mours
05.11.01 "Gravitational Waves from Stellar Core Collapse"
Chris Fryer
04.27.01 "The LIGO End-to-End Model and Its Application to LIGO I"
Hiro Yamamoto, Matt Evans
03.02.01 "Gravitational-wave searches via pulsar timing"
Donald C. Backer
02.16.01 "The LIGO-I gravitational wave detectors"
Stan Whitcomb
02.02.01 "Resonant-mass (bar) detectors for gravitational waves"
Eugenio Coccia
01.19.01 "Gravitational wave bursts from cosmic strings"
Alexander Vilenkin
01.05.01 "Noise in LIGO interferometers: Thermorefractive noise, laser frequency fluctuations of nonlinear origin, electrostatic actuator noise, and others"
Vladimir B. Braginsky, Valery P. Mitrofanov
12.01.00 "R-Mode oscillations in spinning neutron stars: Are their gravitational waves detectable by LIGO?"
Lee Lindblom
11.17.00 "LISA: A space observatory for low-frequency gravitational waves"
E. Sterl Phinney, William M. Folkner
11.03.00 "Low-frequency gravitational wave searches using spacecraft Doppler tracking"
John W. Armstrong
10.13.00 "Quantum noise and quantum nondemolition in gravitational-wave interferometers"
Kip S. Thorne
09.29.00 "Searching for extremely low-frequency gravitational waves by their influence on the cosmic microwave background"
Marc Kamionkowski, Andrew Lange





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