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CSCAMM Day 2010

Generating binary black hole collisions templates for gravitational wave detectors

Manuel Tiglio

University of Maryland


Due to the small signal to noise ratio, earth-based gravitational wave detectors --which are already operating at design sensitivity-- require banks of templates for detection as well as source estimation. I will discuss the computational and algorithmic challenges associated with generating such templates for binary black hole collisions, which involves solving parametrized hyperbolic partial differential equations using supercomputers.