Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run
Abbott, Benjamin P.; Abbott, Robert; Abbott, Thomas D.; Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Forsyth, Perry; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; McManus, David; McRae, Terry; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M.; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert; Yap, Min Jet
Cosmic strings are topological defects which can be formed in grand unified theory scale phase transitions in the early universe. They are also predicted to form in the context of string theory. The main mechanism for a network of Nambu-Goto cosmic strings to lose energy is through the production of loops and the subsequent emission of gravitational waves, thus offering an experimental signature for the existence of cosmic strings. Here we report on the analysis conducted to specifically search...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Physical Review D|
|Access Rights:||Open Access|
|01_Abbott_Constraints_on_cosmic_strings_2018.pdf||12.85 MB||Adobe PDF|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.