LIGO Document G1600266-v3

Analyzing Gravitational Wave Data From the LIGO Open Science Center

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Tutorial at the UP-STAT 2016 conference, Friday 22 April 2016.


On September 14, 2015, the Advanced LIGO Detectors in Livingston, LA and Hanford, WA observed a gravitational wave from a binary black hole merger, known as GW150914. Concurrent with the publication of the resulting scientific paper on February 11, 2016, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration released approximately one hour of data from the LIGO detectors around the time of the event. In this tutorial, I will show how to use these data and other resources to replicate analyses such as the matched filter used to establish the detection.

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