LIGO Document G1100929-v3

Astronomy in a 4-D Universe Gravitational Waves: What Are They and How Do We Find Them?

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This talk is a topical overview of gravitational waves, their orgins and methods used to detect them. In this talk we also show how gravitational wave can be used to do a new kind of astronomy and that this new type of astronomy is complimentary to existing astronomical efforts. In closing we also talk about one way the public can become involved with gravitational wave search efforts.
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This is the version of the talk that was delivered to the PAS. There are several media files, like polarization mpgs which are embedded in the open office file.

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