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The Current State of Gravitational Wave Searches with LIGO/Virgo

By Matias Zaldarriaga and Barak Zackay Published 2019

A research team at IAS has recently announced the discovery of six new binary black hole mergers. The team applied a unique set of signal processing techniques to data made publicly available by the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration (the same group responsible for the first direct observation of gravitational waves in 2016), bringing external analysis to existing data to effectively double the number of results.

In an April 24, 2019 lecture, two members of the team—Matias Zaldarriaga, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, and Barak Zackay, Peter Svennilson Member in the School—described these results for an audience at IAS.

Watch the full lecture in the window above, or visit the IAS YouTube channel

Read more about the results here.