Contributed Talk - Splinter Relativistic

Friday, 25 September 2020, 12:20   (virtual room J)

Searching for Continuous and Long-Duration Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars

David Keitel
Universitat de les Illes Balears

Individual spinning neutron stars are expected to emit gravitational waves, but at much weaker levels than the spectacular binary coalescences observed so far. No such signals have been detected yet, but they remain one of the primary targets of LIGO-Virgo search efforts. I will give an overview of the computational challenge that searches for persistent "Continuous Waves" pose, how these are addressed in different regimes from targeted searches for known pulsars to blind all-sky surveys, and of observational results from the advanced detector era. I will also cover recent advances in adapting continuous wave analysis methods to long-duration transient signals from newborn or glitching neutron stars.