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Searching for gravitational waves from compact binaries

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  • Full or part time
    Dr J Veitch
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round

Project Description

A PhD project with Dr Veitch would focus on the analysis of forthcoming Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo data to detect and characterise gravitational waves from binary neutron star and black holes systems. The second generation of gravitational wave detectors (due to come online in 2015) will have unprecedented sensitivity to gravitational waves, with an order of magnitude greater range than previous instruments. This leads us to expect the first direct detections in coming years. This project would focus on developing new techniques to further improve the sensitivity of search pipelines and improving the astrophysical impact of gravitational wave observatories.

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Funding Notes

This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. The funding is only available to UK citizens or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more.

How good is research at University of Birmingham in Physics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 39.00

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