Gravitational wave data analysis

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy


working on the gravitational waves


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/R504750/1 30/09/2017 29/09/2021
1947165 Studentship ST/R504750/1 30/09/2017 30/03/2021 Rachel Gray Gray
Description LSC 
Organisation LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of a new methodology and the gwcosmo Python package for gravitational wave cosmology. Analysis of LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave data. General knowledge of gravitational wave cosmology.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in all aspects of gravitational wave data analysis, including cosmology. Development of the gwcosmo Python package for gravitational wave cosmology.
Impact To be filled in later.
Start Year 2017
Title gwcosmo 
Description A Python package to estimate cosmological parameters using gravitational-wave observations. Currently the package is freely available to use but does not have a licence so cannot be redistributed. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Produced results for these papers, amongst others. "Cosmological Inference using Gravitational Wave Standard Sirens: A Mock Data Analysis" R. Gray et. al. Phys. Rev. D 101, 122001 (2020) "A gravitational-wave measurement of the Hubble constant following the second observing run of Advanced LIGO and Virgo", The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration. 
Description Explorathon 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Institute for Gravitational Research at Glasgow University had a stall at the Explorathon. This was a public event which brought together researchers from many different disciplines, who communicated their research to several hundred members of the public over the course of two days. This generated greater interest and understanding in the research being carried out locally. Many attendees asked where they could find more detailed about our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019