Projects with LOSC data

Some examples of projects using LIGO data are shown on this page.

Listing a project here does not imply endorsement by LIGO Laboratory or the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

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Student Ashley Disbrow presents her work
at the 2014 American Astronomical Society
meeting in Washington, DC.

Student Emma Wadley created the installation art,
titled Void (2016), shown above. Her artist statement
includes this description: "I have used black
paper to represent fear through the colour
associated with death, shadows and the deepest
nights ... The addition of light creates an
eerie iridescence and the soundscape aims to
unnerve and intrigue through otherworldly noise
of Gravitational waves and the Mariana Trench."


Pioneer Academics student projects (2017)

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Joalda Morancy | Kriti Verma

Extraction of black hole coalescence waveforms from noisy data

Martin A. Green and J. W. Moffat

Evidence for Small-Strain Burst Sources Proliferating in Enhanced-LIGO Time Series Data

Stanley W. Wong and Baokun Gu
Report on Google Docs

Calculating detection ranges for binary black holes

Bassel Heiba
Code on github

GPU-searches for broadband extended emission in gravitational waves in nearby energetic core-collapse supernovae

Maurice H.P.M. van Putten, Amir Levinson, Filippo Frontera, Cristiano Guidorzi, Lorenzo Amati, Massimo Della Valle

Deep searches for broadband extended gravitational-wave emission bursts by heterogeneous computing

Maurice H.P.M. van Putten

On the time lags of the LIGO signals

James Creswell, Sebastian von Hausegger, Andrew D. Jackson, Hao Liu, Pavel Naselsky


GW150914 Kaggle Projects

Created by Elena Cuoco
GW150914 data in Kaggle

Online Course - LIGO: Detecting Gravitational Waves

Created at Sonoma State University by Lynn Cominsky
SSU LIGO Courses | 2016 Course

Pioneer Academics student projects

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Zhehao Lu | Minqi Fu

Art Installation: Void

Emma Wadley
See photo at right

Possible associated signal with GW150914 in the LIGO data

Hao Liu, Andrew D. Jackson

Echoes from the Abyss: Evidence for Planck-scale structure at black hole horizons

Jahed Abedi, Hannah Dykaar, Niayesh Afshordi

Modified LIGO data analysis notebook

Valentin Baillard
Azure | mybinder | github

Physics From Planet Earth homework problems

Joe Amato and Enrique (Kiko) Galvez
See Gravitational Radiation 2 and Gravitational Radiation 3

Non-Gaussian noise and data analysis of laser interferometric gravitational wave detectors

Takahiro Yamamoto, Ph.D. Thesis
See JGW-P1605355

Understanding the LIGO GW150914 event

P. Naselsky, A. D. Jackson, Hao Liu
See arxiv:1604.06211

Gravitational Wave Detection in the Introductory Lab

Lior M. Burko
Georgia Gwinnett College,
See arxiv:1602.04666


Pioneer Academics student projects

Projects mentored by Eric Myers
Final papers: Jinghong Liang | William Li


Searching for Compact Binaries in LIGO Data

Shannon Wang
Date Completed: September 2014
Report: Paper

Recovering S5 Burst Injections

Alexander Cole
Date Completed: May 2014
Presentation: Paper | Slides

S5 Data Time Dependence of Duty Cycles and Spacetime Detection Volumes

Gary LaMotte
Date Completed: April 2014
Presentation: Slides


Recovering Hardware Injections in LIGO S5 Data

Ashley Disbrow
Date Completed: September 2013
Presentations: Poster | Slides

Papers that cite LOSC


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