CGWAS 2015: Hands-On Exercises

Room Plan for Hands-On Sessions

On this page, we provide information and downloads for the CGWAS hands-on sessions each afternoon. You will need to be set up with the CGWAS virtual machine. You can find information on how to do this on the CGWAS computing page.

Many of the exercises will likely involve some basic numerical computing and plotting with Python. The Caltech Ay190 Computational Astrophysics Notes contain a brief introduction to Python and a discussion of and reference for basic numerical methods.

Monday

Ott:

Intro & Logistics

Carroll

GR Notes GW Notes
Exercises Solutions

Weinstein

Lecture on LIGO and GW Sources
Exercises iPython Notebook

Tuesday

Nissanke

Lecture on Source Populations
Exercises (no solutions available)

Schmidt

Lecture on Binary Source Modeling
Exercises Solutions

Scheel

Lecture on Numerical Relativity
Exercises Solutions
Python Solution Script

O'Connor

Lecture on Core-Collapse Supernovae
Exercises Solutions

Wednesday

Brown

Lecture on Detecting Coalescing Binaries
Exercises Solutions

McIver

Lecture on GW Bursts
Excercises Solutions

Important: One additional piece of software must be installed on the virtual machine for this to work. It's easy. Open a terminal, then type sudo apt-get install lalframe-python and enter cgwas as the password. This should do the trick.

Owen

Lecture on Continuous GW Sources Lecture Supplement
Exercises Solutions

Thursday

Metzger

Lecture on EM Counterparts
Exercises Solutions

Corsi

Lecture on EM Follow Up
Exercises Solutions

Read

Lecture on Binary Neutron Stars
Exercises (ipython notebook)
Exercises (pdf) Solutions (ipython notebook)

Friday

O'Sullivan

Lecture on Neutrinos and Neutrino Oscillations
Exercises Solutions

Vallisneri, Chen, Mingarelli

Lecture on Cosmology with GWs (Vallisneri)
Lecture on GWs and Alternative Theories of Gravity (Chen)
Lecture on Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs) (Mingarelli)
Handson Exercises for Vallisneri, Chen, Mingarelli lectures
ipython notebook for PTA exercise Solutions to Cosmology part Solutions to PTA part

Supplemental Materials

LIGO Noise Curves

CGWAS is supported by the National Science Foundation under CAREER award PHY-1151197, by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, by LIGO Laboratory at Caltech, and by Caltech.