A search for intermittent gravitational-wave backgrounds

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A stochastic gravitational-wave background (SGWB) is the superposition of many unresolved and
independent sources. Among these sources are binary black hole mergers (BBH) happening
throughout the Universe. About every 5 to 10 minutes such mergers take place, lasting for only a
few seconds resulting in a “popcorn-like” or intermittent background. We propose a new method
that takes into account the intermittent, “popcorn-like” nature of the BBH background, constituted
by sub-threshold BBH mergers, by searching for bursts of cross-correlated power.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 8 Sep 2022
EventGravitational Wave Orchestra - UCL, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
Duration: 8 Sep 20229 Sep 2022

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PhD defenceGravitational Wave Orchestra
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