LIGO Scientific Collaboration

Open Data Workshop #1

Sunday - Tuesday, March 25 - 27, 2018



Workshop Web Course

Overview

These are materials from the 2018 LSC Open Data Workshop. The web course:
  • includes 5 hours of lecture
  • includes 10-30 hours of data analysis programming excercises
  • is intended for people holding or pursuing a graduate degree in physics, astronomy, or a related field
  • targets learning objectives related to gravitational wave data analysis using LIGO and Virgo

Prerequisites

Introduction to LIGO and Virgo

If you are not familiar with LIGO and Virgo, see:

Introduction to python

If you are not familiar with python, see:

Introduction to the frequency domain

If you are not familiar with working in the frequency domain, see (for example):


Software Setup

See the Software Setup Page


The LIGO Detectors

Lecture by Dave Reitze

Slides




Accessing Data Through LOSC

Lecture by Agata Trovato

Slides

Excercises




Introduction to gwpy

Lecture by Duncan Macleod

Slides

Excercises




LIGO Strain Data and Data Quality

Lecture by Jess McIver

Slides

Excercises




Calibration

Lecture by Alex Urban

Slides


Excercises




CBC Overview

Lecture by Alan Weinstein

Slides

Excercises




CBC Search Pipelines

Lecture by Alex Nitz

Slides


Excercises




Introduction to CBC Parameter Estimation

Lecture by Katerina Chatziioannou

Slides

Excercises




LIGO/Virgo Low-latency Alerts and Skymaps

Lecture by Min-A Cho

Slides

Excercises




Workshop organizing committee

Beverly Berger, Eric Chassande-Mottin, Ben Farr, Jonah Kanner, Shane Larson, Duncan Macleod, Alex Nitz, Peter Saulson, Alan Weinstein

Contact: losc@ligo.org