Page tree

The exciting detections of the transients GW170817 and GRB170817A have ushered in a new era of joint gravitational-wave and gamma-ray astrophysics. Persistent sources of gravitational waves must also exist, with weaker but longer-lived and steady gravitational-wave emission. Searches for continuous gravitational waves are difficult --- the signals are weak and the searches are computationally expensive --- and careful planning is necessary to maximize our chances for a detection. I will discuss searches for continuous gravitational waves from isolated neutron stars, as well as from the more exotic phenomena of axion clouds around black holes.

  • No labels