Research Topics

Research in the division Observational Relativity and Cosmology is focused on the direct observational consequences of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, particularly as it relates to astrophysics and cosmology.

The most important research area of our division is the development and implementation of data analysis algorithms to search for the different expected types of gravitational wave sources. This includes burst, stochastic, continuous wave, and inspiral signals in data from ground-based gravitational wave detectors.

Searches for weak gravitational wave signals are very compute-intensive. In some cases, the lack of computing resources makes the searches substantially less sensitive than would be possible using the same experimental data, but with infinite computing power. For this reason, one of the central activities of the group is to maintain and increase the computing resources available to us. The group operates the ATLAS computing cluster, which is the world's largest and most powerful resource dedicated to gravitational wave searches and data analysis. It also plays a leading role in the Einstein@Home project, which uses computing power donated by the general public to search for gravitational waves and electromagnetic emission from neutron stars.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen
Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen
Director
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Observational Relativity and Cosmology

Jahed Abedi

Bruce Allen

Carsten Aulbert

Oliver Behnke

Stephanie Brown

Collin Capano

Henning Fehrmann

Evan Goetz

Badri Krishnan

Sumit Kumar

Bernd Machenschalk

Lars Nieder

Alex Nielsen

Alex Nitz

Daniel Pook-Kolb

Alexander Post

Gabriele Richardson

Francesco Salemi

Andrey Shoom

Serena Vinciguerra

Julian Westerweck

Dr. Jahed Abedi
Dr. Jahed Abedi
Phone:+49 511 762-17016Fax:+49 511 762-2784

Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen
Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen
Director
Phone:+49 511 762-17148Fax:+49 511 762-17182

Homepage of Bruce Allen

Dr. Carsten Aulbert
Dr. Carsten Aulbert
Phone:+49 511 762-17185Fax:+49 511 762-2784

Oliver Behnke
Oliver Behnke
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Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown
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Dr. Collin Capano
Dr. Collin Capano
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Dr. Henning Fehrmann
Dr. Henning Fehrmann
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Dr. Evan Goetz
Dr. Evan Goetz
LSC Fellow at LIGO Hanford

Dr. Badri Krishnan
Dr. Badri Krishnan
Group leader
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Dr. Sumit Kumar
Dr. Sumit Kumar
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Bernd Machenschalk
Bernd Machenschalk
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Lars Nieder
Lars Nieder
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Dr. Alex Nielsen
Dr. Alex Nielsen
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Dr. Alex Nitz
Dr. Alex Nitz
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Daniel Pook-Kolb
Daniel Pook-Kolb
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Alexander Post
Alexander Post
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Gabriele Richardson
Gabriele Richardson
Secretary
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Dr. Francesco Salemi
Dr. Francesco Salemi
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Dr. Andrey Shoom
Dr. Andrey Shoom

Dr. Serena Vinciguerra
Dr. Serena Vinciguerra
Phone:+49 511 762-3437Fax:+49 511 762-2784

Julian Westerweck
Julian Westerweck
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