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Realizing the promise of gravitational wave astronomy

Project description

Accurate gravitational wave models could shed new light on compact binary systems

The detection of gravitational waves generated by the merger of neutron stars and black holes marked a new era in gravitational astronomy. Detailed analyses of the signal waveforms require accurate models. The EU-funded GWASTRO project plans to develop surrogate models that emulate prohibitively expensive simulations. These models are trained based on simulation datasets and could thus rival the accuracy of the simulations themselves. Accurate models of gravitational wave signals will help computational cosmologists and astronomers probe the physics of compact binary systems and maximise the scientific output of the multi-billion LIGO and Virgo experiments.

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 162 806,40
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00