    Course module   NWINM130  Category   MA (Master)  Language of instruction   English  Offered by   Radboud University; Faculty of Science; Wiskunde, Natuur en Sterrenkunde;  Lecturer(s)     Academic year   2021   Period   KW4  (11/04/2022 to 31/08/2022) 
 Starting block   KW4  
 Course mode   fulltime  
 Remarks     Registration using OSIRIS   Yes  Course open to students from other faculties   Yes  Preregistration   No  Waiting list   No  Placement procedure    
     
 The student will understand the basics of gravitational waves within general relativity, and the analogy with electromagnetic waves
 The student will have an overview of the gravitational wave detections to date
 The student will have a detailed understanding of the theory of how gravitational wave detectors work and their response to an astrophysical signal
 The student will have an overview of astrophysical sources of gravitational wave signals
 The student will understand the basics of Frequentist and Bayesian statistics
 The student will be able to apply these statistical techniques to the problem of gravitational wave detection for both transient and longlived signals
 The student will understand how the detection of a gravitational wave signal is established statistically
 The student will understand how the physical parameters of a gravitational wave event are estimated


Gravitational waves from the merger of black holes and neutron stars are now routinely detected by the LIGO and Virgo detectors. Fundamental predictions of general relativity can now be confronted with these observations, and various astrophysical scenarios of the population of compact objects in our universe can be better understood. This course will explain how these detections are established, and how the signal parameters are estimated. The relevant statistical methods will be covered in reasonable depth. The course will cover the transient signals from merging black holes and neutron stars. In addition, the course will also cover potential future detections of long lived continuous gravitational wave signals from rapidly rotating neutron stars.

 
NWINM108 Gravity and the Cosmos

  


   Instructional modesCourseAttendance Mandatory   Yes 

 TestsResultTest weight   1 
Opportunities   Block KW4, Block KW4 


  
 
 