LIGO Document G1701305-v2

Testing general relativity with gravitational waves

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LIGO-G1701305-v2
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LIGO-G1701305-v1
09 Jul 2017, 11:18
Abstract:
The discovery of the gravitational wave signals GW150914, GW151226 and GW170104 with Advanced LIGO has, for the first time, given us direct empirical access to the genuinely strong-field dynamics of spacetime. I describe the tests of general relativity that were performed with these events, regarding the inspiral-merger-ringdown dynamics of binary black hole coalescences as well as the propagation of gravitational waves over large distances. I also discuss tests that can be performed with louder events and upgrades of the current detectors.
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Amaldi 12 held on 09 Jul 2017 in Hilton Hotel, Pasadena, CA

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