NPA (Nuclear Particle Astrophysics) Seminar: Edward Daw, The University of Sheffield, “ADMX meets LIGO - Common ground between gravitational wave searches”

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab, 210 Conference Room (WL210) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

Searches for gravitational waves and for dark matter axions both aim to solve the
most urgent problems in modern astrophysics having to do with our limited
understanding of the ‘Dark Universe’ - the physics of objects that don’t emit
electromagnetic radiation. I will compare and the ADMX axion search and the LIGO
gravitational wave detectors, and go on to show that in spite of their differences,
the same techniques in signal processing may be instrumental in solving very
different problems in these two experiments.