Virtual Talk: Detecting gravitational waves from core-collapse supernovae

Jade Powell
Swinburne University of Technology

The Advanced LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors have made the first detections of gravitational waves from binary neutron stars and black holes. Current ground based gravitational wave detectors are currently offline to improve their sensitivity for their next observing runs. As the detectors become more sensitive they may begin to detect gravitational waves from other astrophysical sources. One of those potential sources is a nearby core-collapse supernova. Supernovae are a perfect multi-messenger source as they can be detected electromagnetically and in gravitational waves and neutrinos. However, detecting their gravitational wave emission can be challenging due to the stochastic nature of supernovae. In this talk, I will show the results of hydrodynamical simulations for the prediction of gravitational waves from core-collapse supernovae, and I discuss how we may detect them in the upcoming gravitational wave detectors observing runs.

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