General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 387–407

Current status of gravitational wave observations

  • Stephen Fairhurst
  • Gianluca M. Guidi
  • Patrice Hello
  • John T. Whelan
  • Graham Woan
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.


Gravitational waves 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Fairhurst
    • 1
  • Gianluca M. Guidi
    • 2
  • Patrice Hello
    • 3
  • John T. Whelan
    • 4
  • Graham Woan
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Matematica, Fisica e InformaticaUniversità di Urbino, INFN FirenzeUrbinoItaly
  3. 3.LAL, Universite Paris-Sud, IN2P3/CNRSOrsayFrance
  4. 4.Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and School of Mathematical SciencesRochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterUSA
  5. 5.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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