19-20 December 2018
Centre for Particle Theory, Durham
Europe/London timezone

Anisotropies in the stochastic gravitational-wave background

19 Dec 2018, 15:55
20m
CM101 (Department of Mathematical Sciences)

CM101

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Speaker

Alex Jenkins (King's College London)

Description

In the new era of gravitational-wave astronomy, one of the most exciting targets for future observations is the stochastic gravitational-wave background (SGWB). While we have yet to detect the SGWB, we expect that by studying the angular power spectrum of its anisotropies, we may learn about the large-scale structure of the Universe (analogous to studies of the CMB). With this in mind, we develop detailed models of the SGWB anisotropies from two important sources of gravitational waves: unresolved compact binary coalescences, and cosmic strings.

Primary author

Alex Jenkins (King's College London)

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