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Educational Resources

This is a collection of various talks, lectures, books, and other resources that you might find helpful in your quest to learn more about gravitational waves.

LIGO Seminars at Caltech

Select group meeting recordings

The Physics of LIGO

Web-based course on Gravitational Wave Science

  • There is a collection of "Useful Resources for new LSC / LAAC Members" in record E1300744
Junior-level course material

Sonoma State's LIGO Courses & Educator's Guide

Videos and Slides of Lectures

Summer Schools in Gravitational Wave Science

Textbooks on General Relativity

(in increasing order of difficulty)

Textbooks on Gravitational Wave Science

Review Articles on Gravitational Wave Science

Organizations and News Letters Relevant to Gravitational Wave Science

Other Gravitational Wave Resources

Condor

Data Quality Shift Training

  • Data quality shift training telecons slides

Data Analysis Tutorials

Other useful talks

This page contains some useful talks/seminar recordings from DAC, GSTLAL,CaJaGWR, DetChar meetings and miscellaneous talks

CaJaGWR meetings

  • CaJaGWR meeting: "Expanding the Network of Advanced GW Detectors" by Jay Marx 3/29/11 zip file (101MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it
  • CaJaGWR meeting: "Expanding the Network of Advanced GW Detectors" by Jay Marx 3/29/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.

DAC meetings

  • DAC meeting: "Virgo data characterization and impact on gravitational wave searches" by Florent Robinet 2/17/12 Audio-only mp3 file (11MB)
  • DAC meeting: "Virgo data characterization and impact on gravitational wave searches" by Florent Robinet 2/17/12 zip file (16MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • DAC meeting: "Virgo data characterization and impact on gravitational wave searches" by Florent Robinet 2/17/12 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DAC meeting: "Virgo data characterization and impact on gravitational wave searches" by Florent Robinet 2/17/12 Slides, PDF, 2MB
  • DAC meeting: "A FIRST SEARCH FOR COINCIDENT GRAVITATIONAL WAVES AND HIGH ENERGY NEUTRINOS USING LIGO, VIRGO AND ANTARES DATA FROM 2007" by Irene Di Palma 2/10/12 Audio-only mp3 file (16MB)
  • DAC meeting: "A FIRST SEARCH FOR COINCIDENT GRAVITATIONAL WAVES AND HIGH ENERGY NEUTRINOS USING LIGO, VIRGO AND ANTARES DATA FROM 2007" by Irene Di Palma 2/10/12 zip file (16MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • DAC meeting: "A FIRST SEARCH FOR COINCIDENT GRAVITATIONAL WAVES AND HIGH ENERGY NEUTRINOS USING LIGO, VIRGO AND ANTARES DATA FROM 2007" by Irene Di Palma 2/10/12 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DAC meeting: "A FIRST SEARCH FOR COINCIDENT GRAVITATIONAL WAVES AND HIGH ENERGY NEUTRINOS USING LIGO, VIRGO AND ANTARES DATA FROM 2007" by Irene Di Palma 2/10/12 Slides, PDF, 1MB
  • DAC meeting: "Gamma-ray pulsar discoveries with Fermi-LAT data using blind search methods originally developed for detecting continuous gravitational waves" by Holger Pletsch (AEI , Hannover) 12/09/11 Audio-only mp3 file (16MB)
  • DAC meeting: "Gamma-ray pulsar discoveries with Fermi-LAT data using blind search methods originally developed for detecting continuous gravitational waves" by Holger Pletsch (AEI , Hannover) 12/09/11 zip file (16MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • DAC meeting: "Gamma-ray pulsar discoveries with Fermi-LAT data using blind search methods originally developed for detecting continuous gravitational waves" by Holger Pletsch (AEI , Hannover) 12/09/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DAC meeting: "Gamma-ray pulsar discoveries with Fermi-LAT data using blind search methods originally developed for detecting continuous gravitational waves" by Holger Pletsch (AEI , Hannover) 12/09/11 Slides, PDF, 17MB
  • DAC meeting: "Towards a generic test of the strong field dynamics of general relativity using compact binary coalescence" by Walter Del Pozzo et al 11/18/11 Audio-only mp3 file (13MB)
  • DAC meeting: "Towards a generic test of the strong field dynamics of general relativity using compact binary coalescence" by Walter Del Pozzo et al 11/18/11 zip file (16MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • DAC meeting: "Towards a generic test of the strong field dynamics of general relativity using compact binary coalescence" by Walter Del Pozzo et al 11/18/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DAC meeting: "Towards a generic test of the strong field dynamics of general relativity using compact binary coalescence" by Walter Del Pozzo et al 11/18/11 Slides, PDF, 10MB
  • DAC meeting: "Measuring a cosmological distance-redshift relationship using only gravitational wave observations of binary neutron star coalescences" by Chris Messenger (Cardiff University), Jocelyn Read (University of Mississippi) 8/12/11 Audio-only mp3 file (12MB)
  • DAC meeting: "Measuring a cosmological distance-redshift relationship using only gravitational wave observations of binary neutron star coalescences" by Chris Messenger (Cardiff University), Jocelyn Read (University of Mississippi) 8/12/11 zip file (20MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • DAC meeting: "Measuring a cosmological distance-redshift relationship using only gravitational wave observations of binary neutron star coalescences" by Chris Messenger (Cardiff University), Jocelyn Read (University of Mississippi) 8/12/11Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DAC meeting: "Measuring a cosmological distance-redshift relationship using only gravitational wave observations of binary neutron star coalescences" by Chris Messenger (Cardiff University), Jocelyn Read (University of Mississippi) 8/12/11 PDF File (6MB)
  • LIGO Seminar (Caltech): "Networks of Detectors" by Bernard Schutz (AEI & Cardiff) 6/17/11 zip file (33MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • LIGO Seminar (Caltech): "Networks of Detectors" by Bernard Schutz (AEI & Cardiff) 6/17/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • LIGO Seminar (Caltech): "Networks of Detectors" by Bernard Schutz (AEI & Cardiff) 6/17/11 PDF File (2 MB)
  • DAC meeting: "Lessons learned from the Big Dog blind injection" 5/13/11 zip file (35MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • DAC meeting: "Lessons learned from the Big Dog blind injection" 5/13/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DAC meeting: "Lessons learned from the Big Dog blind injection" 5/13/11 Agenda and Minutes

GSTLAL group meetings

  • GSTLAL meeting: "GStreamer tutorial" by Kipp Cannon (CITA) 9/12/11 Audio-only mp3 file (35MB) , avi file (207MB) , mov file (220MB), best for Mac Users . Recommended player - VLC.
  • GSTLAL meeting: "GStreamer tutorial" by Kipp Cannon (CITA) 9/12/11 zip file (232MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • GSTLAL meeting: "GStreamer tutorial" by Kipp Cannon (CITA) 9/12/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • GSTLAL meeting: "GStreamer tutorial" by Kipp Cannon (CITA) 9/12/11 [14]

DetChar Group meetings

  • DetChar meeting: "Interferometer Sensing and Control for the Dual-Recycled Michelson Interferometer" by Keiko Kokeyama (LSU) 11/18/13 Gzipped EVO recording (41 MB).
  • DetChar meeting: "Overview of Advanced LIGO Suspensions" by Brett Shapiro (MIT) 8/25/11 Audio-only mp3 file (15MB) . Recommended player - VLC.
  • DetChar meeting: "Overview of Advanced LIGO Suspensions" by Brett Shapiro (MIT) 8/25/11 zip file (27MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • DetChar meeting: "Overview of Advanced LIGO Suspensions" by Brett Shapiro (MIT) 8/25/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DetChar meeting: "Overview of Advanced LIGO Suspensions" by Brett Shapiro (MIT) 8/25/11 PDF File (7MB)
  • DetChar meeting: "Cosmic Rays at LHO" by Ray Frey (University of Oregon) 6/23/11 Audio-only mp3 file (15MB)
  • DetChar meeting: "Cosmic Rays at LHO" by Ray Frey (University of Oregon) 6/23/11 zip file (106MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it.
  • DetChar meeting: "Cosmic Rays at LHO" by Ray Frey (University of Oregon) 6/23/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DetChar meeting: "Cosmic Rays at LHO" by Ray Frey (University of Oregon) 6/23/11 PDF File (0.3 MB)
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO Active Seismic Isolation" by Jeff Kissel (MIT) 4/7/11 zip file (55MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO Active Seismic Isolation" by Jeff Kissel (MIT) 4/7/11 Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO Active Seismic Isolation" by Jeff Kissel (MIT) 4/7/11 - Slides from DCC (32MB)
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO pre-stabilized laser system (PSL)" by Benno Willke 2/24/11 (non-edited version) - zip file (55MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO pre-stabilized laser system (PSL)" by Benno Willke 2/24/11 (non-edited version) - Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO pre-stabilized laser system (PSL)" by Benno Willke 2/24/11 - Slides from DCC
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO Data Acquisition" by Keith Thorne 2/17/11 (non-edited version) - zip file (150MB) , best if you want to download it on your local machine and use EVOPLayer to see it
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO Data Acquisition" by Keith Thorne 2/17/11 (non-edited version) - Streaming using EVOPlayer Click here if you want to see it immediately, using EVOPlayer. Could be a bit worse in terms of quality - feed will be streamed out of www.ligo.caltech.edu and you should have good network all the way to get a good quality video.
  • DetChar meeting: "aLIGO Data Acquisition" by Keith Thorne 2/17/11 - Slides from DCC

Miscellaneous Recordings

Hint:For EVO/SeeVogh recordings, use SeeVogh Recording player, click on Menu, and open the .evo or .zip file you download from this page.

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