Ideas tagged with gravitational wave

Inferring the existence of gravitons from the gravitational wave spectrum

If gravitational waves exist, we might observe them with LIGO sometime in the next decade. Just as the existence of quantized energy (photons) was inferred by the distribution of the blackbody spectrum, the existence of gravitons can be inferred from the spectrum of gravitational waves. It is th...

By Matthew Bellis

A Novel Approach to Potentially Improve SNR in Gravitational Wave Detection

Gravitational wave detection aims to measure extremely weak vibration signals that are deeply drowned in noise. Therefore, improving Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) is crucial for such detection systems including laser interferometer gravitational wave observatory-LIGO. In order to detect the vib...