General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 387–407

Current status of gravitational wave observations


    • Department of Physics and AstronomyCardiff University
  • Gianluca M. Guidi
    • Dipartimento di Matematica, Fisica e InformaticaUniversità di Urbino, INFN Firenze
  • Patrice Hello
    • LAL, Universite Paris-Sud, IN2P3/CNRS
  • John T. Whelan
    • Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and School of Mathematical SciencesRochester Institute of Technology
  • Graham Woan
    • Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Glasgow
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10714-010-1009-1

Cite this article as:
Fairhurst, S., Guidi, G.M., Hello, P. et al. Gen Relativ Gravit (2011) 43: 387. doi:10.1007/s10714-010-1009-1


The first generation of gravitational wave interferometric detectors have taken data at, or close to, their design sensitivity. This data has been searched for a broad range of gravitational wave signatures. An overview of gravitational wave search methods and results are presented. Searches for gravitational waves from unmodelled burst sources, compact binary coalescences, continuous wave sources and stochastic backgrounds are discussed.


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