What do we expect to learn from the detection of continuous gravitational waves?
The direct detection of gravitational waves has opened a new window on the Universe, providing a new tool for astrophysical observation.
The detection of continuous gravitational waves will
- provide glimpses in the invisible vast population of neutron stars that inhabits our Galaxy,
- improve our understanding of stellar evolution and stellar populations, and
- shed light on the internal structure and evolutionary history on these extraordinary and still mysterious objects.