Gravitational waves index

Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time that propagate at the speed of light. For example, when two back holes collide, a strong transient gravitational wave signal is produced.

Gravitational wave detectors are affected by spurious noise that can mask the detection of real astrophysical signals. This is the case of noise produced by different physical phenomena (first item shows an example of this noise). There are also some kind of transient noise that can affect data quality: the scientists of the LIGO and Virgo collaborations named these environmental and instrumental source of noise as glitches (second item shows examples), and invite people to help in the task to classify and characterize it, in order to be able to make the detectors mode sensitive and detect more astrophysical signals.

The data sets that is shown in this section was provided by the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), in the framework of project REINFORCE ((GA 872859) with the support of the EC Research Innovation Action under the H2020 Programme SwafS-2019-1the REINFORCE).

Take a look at the Zooniverse page!

– Gravitational waves Noise

– Glitches

Back to Astrophysic data index

Back to Gallery

Back to home